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installing front Timbrens help

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by builtupbowtie, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. builtupbowtie

    builtupbowtie Junior Member
    from Oh
    Messages: 20

    well I finally decided to try these timbrens that everyone reccomends and I'm having trouble getting them on. These are going on my 09 2500 hd silverado. i jacked up the front of the truck, took the front tire off and removed the yellow factory bump stop no problem. there has got to be a trick to these things. I cant get it stuffed in while trying to hold the washer, wedge, line it up and tighten everything. it's pretty tight between the mount and the lower control arm. I do have the torsion bars turned up, do i need to lower them back down before installing these? I appreciate any help guys
  2. gd8boltman

    gd8boltman Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    Pull the bolt from the lower shock

    mount, and let the control arm come slowly down on a jack and you should be good.
  3. chitown sparky

    chitown sparky Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    I had the same problem on my 07 what I did was took a small screwdriver to line everything up it took a long time like 2 hours to do both the hardest part for me was the wedge washer hope this helps
  4. Q101ATFD

    Q101ATFD Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    It just takes practice, and patience - you'll get it. Adjusting your torsion bars back won't do anything to help - the suspension is at max travel when it's on the jack.
  5. buddymanzpop

    buddymanzpop Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    gd8boltman got it right, pull the lower shock bolt out and use some soapy water or even WD-40 (it'll wash out fast) and they should slip right in. I put them in every fall and remove them every spring. I like the stock ride better in the non plowing season.
  6. m297

    m297 Member
    Messages: 93

    Take the bottom bolt out of the shock, install the timbren and reinstall shock