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Timbren ?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Robhollar, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    OK here it is, I bought and received a set of Timbrens today. After looking it over i decided it wasn't going to be to bad so i fig id go out tonight and install them. It took a few Min's but i managed to pull the stock bump steer out allot quicker them i thought it would come out. And you know what they say when everything is going well: After checking numerous times that i had everything rite I was able to install them without jacking up the truck. Without the plow raised i had about an inch or so of air space between the Timbren. Now after i raised the plow i still had about 1/4 inch of air space. Is this rite? I was picturing in my mind that the lower A arm would be sitting on the Timbren at the install. I never installed these before so I'm not so sure what this is supposed to look like...Rob
     
  2. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    That sounds about right. Sometimes they touch. Sometimes they don't. A lot of it depends on how tired your main springs are.
     
  3. Bossplower

    Bossplower Member
    Messages: 89

    That sounds about right, but the real benefit is when you hit a bump or pot hole. That is when you will notice a big difference.

    Steve
     
  4. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    if it is on a ford then it is normal, if it is on a chevy it should contact the a-arm all the time, should be no gap whatsoever

    gmccast timbren.jpg
     
  5. Patriot

    Patriot Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I suspect your torsion bars are cranked all the way if you have a GM. If so, that could be right.
     
  6. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    I have them on my 250 and they touch all the time. They are not compressed when the plow is off but they are touching.
     
  7. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Its on a k1500 chevy and i actually cranked them down last weekend. But i did buy it used so i dont know what somebady has done to them before i got it....Rob
     
  8. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Well i went out and backed down the torsion bars just a hair more so now that they are just touching the Timbrens. What a differance in the ride, Thnx again guys....Rob