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Buyers version of Timrens?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by mkwl, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Does anyone have the Buyers version of timbrens on their trucks? They're about 1/2 the cost of timbrens and look identical- is there any difference anyone else sees? I'd probably get them for my truck, as I can see spending $99, but not $199 for some rubber springs.

    Thoughts/opinions?
     
  2. plowman_25

    plowman_25 Member
    Messages: 71

    i just ordered a set for my truck this morning. i i'll let you knw how they work this weekend....

    also if you do a search there are a couple threads that have some good info in them
     
  3. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I just put a set on my friend's 2500HD yesterday. Took them out of the box and they looked identical to my timbren brand ones I have. Same washer, shim, bolts, etc. I dont see any reason why you shouldnt get a set of them. One thing I will say is take the lower shock bolt out before you jack the truck up to install them. Will make your life 100x easier!!
     
  4. Mike_13

    Mike_13 Member
    Messages: 50

    I put them on my 05 2500HD about a month and a half ago when i first got the truck. When i picked them up the guy was telling me that Timbren's patent ran out so now they are identical items with a different name and price. I have not had any problems with them on my truck as of now. Install is quite simple.
     
  5. fordmstng66

    fordmstng66 Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    I will be putting mine on tomorrow, can't beat the $99 price tag.
     
  6. WRIGHTWAY

    WRIGHTWAY Senior Member
    Messages: 104

  7. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Okay- I think I might grab a set then once I'm home for Christmas break and do the install before I get too far into plowing for the winter.

    One thing though- will I need to have an alignment done if I install these?
     
  8. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    No alignment needed. If you crank the t-bars, then yes.
     
  9. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Gotcha- my t-bars were cranked when I had the front end re-built 2 years ago- and an alignment was done.

    I think I might go for a set of these- seem just like timbrens for 1/2 the cost
     
  10. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Awesome! I need a set for my dmax and really didn't want to spend the money on the timbrens! I wonder if the timbren price will come down to compensate for the new buyers product, I don't really see how it couldn't if they want any chance of being competitive with the product they created...unless it is indeed somehow different. I still find it hard to spend $100 on two little pieces of rubber and basic hardware, cost of doing business I guess :)
     
  11. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I paid 140 for my timbrens last year. Didnt know about the buyers ones then, lol. Best investment in my truck that I have ever made, besides all the performance goodies, lol:)
     
  12. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Of course performance stuff beats out functionality in our eyes lol. I have timbrens on my 97' and they have been fantastic....just can't get over that they are $140 rubber!!! lol you'll be happy with them Matt!
     
  13. SkiJohnnyB

    SkiJohnnyB Member
    Messages: 54

    Bummer....just put mine on tonight. Could've saved $100....that's some beer money anyway :drinkup:
     
  14. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Does anyone know what the warranty is on the buyers?
     
  15. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    Do they make them for dodge trucks.
     
  16. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Northern tool is selling them too...
     
  17. fordmstng66

    fordmstng66 Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    You bought them in time, Eshelmans wants 250 for them now, the reason for ordering them from Northern tool, plus i got a 10 dollar coupon for more goodies.
     
  18. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    not quite identical but close



    Only Chevys right now.
     
  19. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    Just an FYI on these.... My buddy bought and installed these on his 01 3500. He has a 9' MM2 on his truck and it used to sag between 1 and 1.5 inches when the plow was raised.... We installed these on his truck and the truck BARELY moves when lifting the plow now. Seems the same as Timbrens. Just my .02
     
  20. speedydog5

    speedydog5 Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 19

    where can you buy them???