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2000 chevy / t-bars / timbrens

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Mudchevy, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Mudchevy

    Mudchevy Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    I have a 2000 1/2 ton ext cab short box 5.3 with an 8' western untramount and I replaced the t-bars with 3/4 tons and this did help with the bouncing but I still have a quite of bit of sag in the front even after I cranked the bars all the way up. I also have about 500lbs of counter weight in the bed. Does anyone have other suggestions? Looks like I'm going to need trimbrens. Were can I buy them cheap?
    :drinkup:
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    3/4 ton is somewhat of a moot point of identification, what were the actual T-bars you used? A short wheelbase truck needs more T-bar than a comparable truck.
     
  3. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Yes, this is true- plus, there are several different "grades" of "3/4 ton" torsion bars- what lbs rating are the ones you got?
     
  4. Mudchevy

    Mudchevy Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    I got the 8600 lbs bars.
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Making an assumption here but by the sounds of it your "8600 lb" description you may be confusing GVWR's with T-bar ratings, which are two different things. What is the letter code or p/n on the T-bars you purchased?
     
  6. Brookside

    Brookside Member
    Messages: 55

    Hard to go wrong with the Timbrens. They're not that expensive, and simple to install. Check online for a good price.
     
  7. Mudchevy

    Mudchevy Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    The letter code I have is GK. From what I have read on plowsite, it does look like Timbrens are the way to go.
     
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    GK's should be plenty enough for the job. How much drop do you get when you lift the plow?
     
  9. Puddlejumper

    Puddlejumper Member
    Messages: 74

    Your call but I have never used them and I do not have a noticable drop on my 1/2 ton truck. It is all about weight. I do not even crank up my torsion bars and it sits pretty level. Where are you at in Minnesota?
     
  10. Mudchevy

    Mudchevy Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    I have about 3" of drop. I did get these from a salvage yard but I did not see the truck it came out of so who knows what's up with them; the bars are straight and went in fine. Puddlejumper, I'm from Brainerd, were are you from?
     
  11. Puddlejumper

    Puddlejumper Member
    Messages: 74


    Princeton. I buy plow parts from a guy up in your neck of the woods. Bring the truck on down and I will tweak her for you if you want. Then if you still want timbs I can help you throw them in.
     
  12. Mudchevy

    Mudchevy Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Who is the guy up here? Is it Meyers Midwest or Shipmans?
     
  13. Puddlejumper

    Puddlejumper Member
    Messages: 74


    Ed over at Meyer Midwest. Seemed like a good guy.