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Old 10-16-2012, 05:09 AM   #1
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You guys that have run them or are running them, how stiff/harsh did it make the truck ride when you had them under load?



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Lloyd, I had them on my old Dodge 3500 SRW and they improved the ride for us with the trailer hooked up. Empty they did not affect the ride at all because they do not touch the axle.Before I added the Timbrens the ride was muchrougher with the trailer in tow. I guess it would depend on the truck and load.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:16 AM   #3
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You just put them on the rear, right?



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Yes sir. It was about a 15 minute install.
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I would check out air bags.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:08 PM   #7
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Lloyd,

I tried Timbrens and didn't like them. They are apparently great if your truck is empty or fully loaded. But with a partial load the ride characteristics were very erratic as the suspension transitioned from no contact to full contact of the Timbrens. So I switched to air bags for the rear and am happy with them. Downside is the extra task of having to adjust air pressure, but upside is having a consistent ride characteristic at any load and air pressure combo regardless of amount of suspension travel.
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I've got air bags on the present TV. I was trying to save a couple bucks plus maybe have something with an easier install.



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I wouldn't do timbrins if you carry light 200 to 300 lbs in the box. I have a friend who bought them and ended up with air bags like me.
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I've got air bags on the present TV. I was trying to save a couple bucks plus maybe have something with an easier install.



Lloyd,

My air bags were just slightly higher than the Timbrens, but then I didn't get a fancy on-board compressor either. Installation time and effort was about the same also, same time under the truck getting the overloads in place, just extra time running the air lines which was ez.
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