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Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Morrissey snow removal, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    what should i do to beaf up rear in a f350 timbrens? springs? air bags? good and bad thanks
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    What year and what are you putting in it?
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Timbrens are the best when you consider the, cost, service, and usability
     
  4. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    I agree more details are needed.
     
  5. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    got 2 2003 f350s the dump is fine for the sander but the 2 pickups have 1.7 yard curtis sanders in them i used to have the springs built up but took them out cause it had a shity ride unloaded like the air bags but what are the pros and cons and the timbrens the trucks seen to sag alot before they start to work thanks for the help guys
     
  6. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    A friend of mine added a second over load leaf so once they touch then it gets stiff. Unloaded it ride is stock. Personally I don't like timbrens.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2008
  7. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    so air bags or extra leaf
     
  8. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    I agree....I won't be putting timbrens on my truck because I don't want to the harsh ride that everyone talks about when the truck is unloaded.

    Easiest fix.....go to the junk yard and fine yourself a set of F-450 or F-550 springs and put them in.
     
  9. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    I don't care for air bags either, similar reasons as for the timbrens. They both focus the added stress to one small area on the frame which can lead to the frame cracking. the over load springs will spread it out over a wider area. BTW look at the door jamb sticker and post what your spring code is.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2008
  10. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    add a leaf and Timberns
     
  11. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    i got a brand new set of 450 rear springs will they just bolt up
     
  12. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    Sure will....I think you just solved you're problem
     
  13. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    one more quick question when i build up the helpers in my 1 ton dump i should put the springs under the 2 that are there and cut them in a pattern stagering back right thanks guys