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Timbren, Airlift, Buyers?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by avc8130, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. avc8130

    avc8130 Member
    Messages: 43

    I am picking up a Fisher 8'6" Xblade SS tomorrow for my 2006 2500HD. I am thinking I will need some type of help for the front end. Anyone have experience with the Timbren wannabe's?
    ac
     
  2. StormRanger

    StormRanger Member
    from NorEast
    Messages: 72

    I like timbrens.
     
  3. A&LSiteService

    A&LSiteService Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    Air Lift makes a very high quality product. Give Corey a call I'm sure he can help you out. 1-800-248-0892 ext 227 or www.airliftcompany.com I hope this helps!
     
  4. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Timbrens are Good ...

    Less $$$ .
     
  5. purpleranger519

    purpleranger519 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 536

    I purchased a set of the Timbren look a likes from Buyers last year. They aren't bad at all. I've got a pair of Timbrens on the exact same truck as well and I think the Timbrens might be a tad bit stiffer with the plow raised, but its not noticeable unless your really looking at the trucks side by side.
     
  6. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    I have the Air lifts on the front of my 06'Dmax 3500 with a 9-2 er Boss V plow.Exactly what I was looking for and cheaper priced than Timbrens.
     
  7. priwi

    priwi Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I run the timbren's on my trucks, simple effective and nothing to fail. Plus they don't effect the ride of the truck in the off season.
     
  8. avc8130

    avc8130 Member
    Messages: 43

    I am having trouble justifying the prices:

    Timbrens: $200
    Airlift: ???
    Buyers: $100

    The Airlift seem to use a different design with closed cell foam and air as opposed to solid rubber. This seems "better" in my head for ride quality. Is it?

    I haven't been able to find conclusive that any one is better than another so I think I will grab the Buyers.
    ac
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2010
  9. unclefinnigan

    unclefinnigan Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a 2500hd 2007 and I just put timbrens in after I had an Arctic vee heavy duty blade installed up front (800 lbs) front end sits still. I run a back blade too (340 lbs)
     
  10. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    I can see the air lift on the Dmax you got a big hunk of iron under the hood..

    But for a gasser Timbrens should be ok.. I have them with 750-800 lb .plow plus turned up about 2-2-1/2 realigned (counter weight when plowing )stays that way all year..Nice and level..

    Air lift cheaper than Timbrens ??? You must of stole them..
    Tims under $200..Air $250-300...or more + install time...

    Just my opinion...
     
  11. avc8130

    avc8130 Member
    Messages: 43

    I don't think anyone is referring to air suspension systems. When I speak or Airlift I am referring to their static load system that is similar to Timbrens but uses closed cell foam instead of rubber.
    Ac
     
  12. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Do you have any info on them ??? Web site ???
    Stand corrected..
    Thanks !!
     
  13. avc8130

    avc8130 Member
    Messages: 43

  14. avc8130

    avc8130 Member
    Messages: 43

    I threw caution to the wind and ordered up the Airlift through Amazon. I had a $10 gift certificate and for ~$125 shipped I figured it was worth a shot.
    ac
     
  15. tac48

    tac48 Member
    Messages: 41

    I put Timbrens on couple of weeks ago. They seem to work great. The front end seems tighter and I gained 3/4 inch of clearance. They did seem like alot of money for what they are. I am curious as to how well those air lift ones work out. Let us know how they work and maybe I'll try those next time.
     
  16. ACCONSTRUCTION

    ACCONSTRUCTION Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I would look into the Sumo Springs version of Timbrens. They are made of a cellular foam that acts exactly like a air bag. They helped my 06 2500hd big time and actually made my truck feel better in the front end. They eliminated sway and wandering completely. I carry a 800 plus pound Blizzard speed wing with no clearance issues. I had questions about the product, called and actually talked directly to Mike the owner & developer of the product. Talk about customer service they are awesome.
     
  17. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Can you tell me the difference between the two ????
    Why one is better than the other???
    How is the ride with the Airlift system ??
    They look offaly tall....

    I have the Timbrens and did notice a change in the ride (a little stiffer)...
    Shocks don't seem to do their job as well with them on ..
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010