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Timbren

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Cond Enterprise, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Cond Enterprise

    Cond Enterprise Member
    Messages: 81

    Anybody using the front Timbren on there trucks with plow package? I have plow prep on this truck and she seems to sag a little with the plow.....my other Super Duty's were leaf spring frontends and I just put in an extra leavf and they never sagged. If anyone is using them, do you like them and what part number did you get?

    Thanks;)
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,956

    What year trk you talking about ?
     
  3. Cond Enterprise

    Cond Enterprise Member
    Messages: 81

    My 2012 Truck, the other trucks are leaf spring front ends.:nod:
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,956

    Ok. What's a new set of h.d. coils going for?
     
  5. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    I use them and like them.

    Do a search they have been talked about a lot on here.
     
  6. trevier

    trevier Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    I used them on my 96 f250, it helped, but made it ride worse. So I took them off in the spring and put them on in the fall.
     
  7. SPSkyo8530

    SPSkyo8530 Member
    Messages: 31

    A must have. I run them on all our trucks. Stops the constant bottoming out when plowing. Buyers makes a generic version that is cheaper and works well also.
     
  8. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    i used to use them on my older fords(88-96) and hated them. as you were always still overloaded and they transfered the road vibrations more. Now i only use airbag and love them alot more.
     
  9. Cond Enterprise

    Cond Enterprise Member
    Messages: 81

    I had them on my 99 F250 and thought they rode fine, when I bought my 04 PSD I just had a local spring shop add a leaf to the front. This new truck has coils and they are the 6k plow package ones. Just seems like she sags when I'm stacking snow or its kinda heavy. I found multiple posts using search on here but none that were related to my current year truck:sleeping:
     
  10. broke down

    broke down Junior Member
    from se wi
    Messages: 29

    I have a 12 that I put timbrens on front and rear. I have the plow prep also which is 5600 lb rating on the gas motor trucks I think the 6000 were in the diesels. I run a 9'-6" western v plow and it only sags an inch when the plow is raised. I does seem to help when stacking although I don't try to stack snow to the moon. I also came from an earlier year Ford with leafs and an extra in the front and I will agree it takes some getting used to. The coils are definitely softer front end.
     
  11. snowbuster1

    snowbuster1 Member
    Messages: 81

    I run the airlift 1000 on my 05. I love them. It don't change my ride from when plow is on or off.
     
  12. 04hd

    04hd Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 170

    Not running a ford but have them on my chevy in the front and love them. 8.5 mvp with wings and it drops maybe an inch. Much worse before I had them, very simple to install I am getting rear ones as well.
     
  13. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Put them on my 05' F-150 and made a world of difference.

    The only time the ride quality changed is when I put load range E tread wright tires on the truck. Otherwise with the stock recommended tires, the ride change was minimal.

    .........
     
  14. Fannin76

    Fannin76 Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    Do you have a link where I can purchase a set?
     
  15. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,956

    Internet search
     
  16. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    i just put a set of the heavy duty ones on our 06 f150 because my mason is using it now. that truck will take 30 bags of cement now which is rite around 3000 lbs.
     
  17. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Which is way overloaded. I'd refuse to drive it personally but that's pretty impressive for a 150.
     
  18. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    yeah it is overloaded but it doesnt sag nearly as much with the timbrens on.
     
  19. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    2002 F-350 ---- was gonna add Timbrens, but also upgrade to new X-Springs and new shocks all the way around...figured give it a whole new start. Thought a lot easier than the airbags...??
     
  20. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    Gonna do it to my 96 1500 too (Timbrens and new coils/shocks)...last year BOTH hubs and one spindle snapped! I was the same as many others on here saying that the 1500/150 can take it, and it did for a long time, but maybe if I would have done that up front, it would shave prolonged the inevitable, but for 4 years of hard plowing in NYC, that was pretty good...when it went thought - it went!!! hahaha