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Muscle LSE vs. Timbren

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by RB, Dec 12, 2000.

  1. RB

    RB Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    I've been pricing these products. the Muscle LSE is about $80 vs the Timbren about $170. These seem to be a similar product that will product similar results.

    Who has either product and any opinion or favor for either product?

    Thanx.
     
  2. landscaper3

    landscaper3 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    We just ordered the Muscle brand threw Napa saving over $100 over the other. We run 1Ton trucks with sanders with around 5000lbs of weight with sand. The guy that helps has the same truck with the Muscle ones and loves em.
     
  3. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    I was just going to ask the very same question. I'm having a problem with my truck bouncing down too far after coming off of a curb or a speed bump. Gettin a little worried about breaking my plow mount or snapping the bolts off of the angle rams. I'm thinking these will help. Napa has the Muscle LSE???

    -Tim
     
  4. landscaper3

    landscaper3 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    Yes Napa has these in there Napa shock book around $89.00
     
  5. matthew Urban

    matthew Urban Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Does anyone know of another source?
    All I got at the local napa was a sea of dumdfounded faces
    thanks
    matt.

    Buy the way 2-6"and sleet tonight....finally
     
  6. Finecut

    Finecut Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Matthew Urban,

    I got the exact same results, when requesting pricing on LSE Muscle supports from NAPA. I called 1-800-879-0540 which is a tech support number (for Monroe - Tenneco) and asked them for a part# for the application I was interested in, they gave me the part# and I called NAPA and they immediately knew what I wanted. I somehow fail to realize why this product hasn't been promoted better...their (Monroe's) marketing leaves something to be desired. But product works great and I can't compare them to Timbrens as I have never owned Timbrens. I get a discount and paid 71.40 for mine, Part# 441 for F-250 Ford.

    [Edited by Finecut on 12-14-2000 at 04:30 AM]
     
  7. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    What are they? Shocks? Air Shocks? Spring Shocks? I never heard of them.
     
  8. Finecut

    Finecut Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Thomas,

    Best way I can think to describe them... is a heavy rubber spring (about 3" high)with two coils, that fits between the frame and axle. A bracket bolts to the frame and LSE supports bolt to the bracket. I forgot to mention that they are hollow. They help carry heavy loads and prevent spring damage and give your vehichle better handling capabilities loaded, yet don't affect the ride in a negative manner without heavy loads. I think both Timbrens and LSE Supports are giving a lifetime guarantee on their product.
     
  9. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    we just put timbrens on a chevy silverado 1500. they definately jacked the front end up more so it wont dip with the plow on. i would definately reccomend them.
     
  10. dfor

    dfor PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 57

    Hey guys, are they easy to install? Any drilling required or are they attached with u-bolts? I have never seen a pair up close.
     
  11. matthew Urban

    matthew Urban Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    How would anyone compare a set of air bags to the Lse's and the timbren's?
    I haven't decided which way to go yet as i haven't found a local supplier for the monroes.
    thanks,
    matt
     
  12. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    The timbrens monroes, are much easier to install, and even easier to maintain. You unblot the factory rubber stop, and replace with the load booster. About 1/2 hr per side.
    Dino
     
  13. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    Okay... I'm sold.

    For the record, Matt Urban, I have Air Lift air bags on the rear of my truck, and they work great. I mounted them forward of the rear axle so they help a lot more with leverage (taking the weight off of the front of the truck.)

    -Tim
     
  14. PlowingUpward

    PlowingUpward Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I recently Installed a set of Timbrens on the front of my 2001 f250 and they work great, high quality product, easy install and a better ride quality with and without my 800# plow attached!!! I would be curious to try the Monroe and do a side by side comparison:)

    Click this link for a nice writeup on the Timbren SES instillation process. http://mysnowplowreview.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2010
  15. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Wow a 10 year old thread, you dug deep for this one. Welcome to plowsite.
     
  16. PlowingUpward

    PlowingUpward Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Lol, you have a point. Still a very relevant topic with some good info however.