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Helper Springs

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by alamarc, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. alamarc

    alamarc Member
    Messages: 67

  2. alamarc

    alamarc Member
    Messages: 67

    Anybody have any ideas?
     
  3. LDA

    LDA Member
    Messages: 38

    Timbrens are always a good choice, do a search you will find lots of information
     
  4. douglasl330

    douglasl330 Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    what are you putting them on and what are you trying to do? If it's a 1/2 ton go with what LDA suggested! Many posts on this subject:redbounce
     
  5. alamarc

    alamarc Member
    Messages: 67

    Like it says above its a 99 tacoma

    I considered teimbrens but they only help with sag. Im looking to reduce axle wrap too.
     
  6. douglasl330

    douglasl330 Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    Hey why don't you ask Maine snomans--Same truck he's installing timbrens--see what made him go this way! I'm bad missed that 99 tundra on first post:rolleyes:
     
  7. alamarc

    alamarc Member
    Messages: 67

    lol no problem
     
  8. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    The full time helpers are a great way to go if you are hauling heavy loads often, but for the money and performance, Timbrens are hard to beat.
     
  9. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Timbrens only help you not sag as much with a load as they are just bigger bumpstops. To increase spring load go with the full timer helpers.

    If your truck can handle what you plan on doing then go with timbrens. If you want to add more weight and not worry about a spring breaking under the stress go with the helpers. Timbrens will not help your load ability helper springs will.
     
  10. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    my father in law added the helpers to an old Ranger long bed that he hauls firewood with .....it added about 50% more weight capacity..... worked great!!!

    Derek
     
  11. alamarc

    alamarc Member
    Messages: 67

    Yeah i thought about timbrens but that will only help with sag. I also want to reduce axle wrap and adding on to the springs will help. I think thats what im going to do.