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Timbrens - useless in MY application

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by beverlylawncare, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. beverlylawncare

    beverlylawncare Member
    Messages: 78

    Hey guys, just a note to those who already cranked their torsion bars. I already leveled my 96 K-1500 up a year or two ago. Just replaced upper ball joints, steering stabilizer, etc. etc. Buddy of mine told me to get the Timbrens, they'd help a lot. Put them on, with my 7.5 Western plow raised, still have close to an inch under the bottom of the Timbrens. Looks like I'll be re-adjusting torsion bars and getting ANOTHER alignment.
  2. sbrennan007

    sbrennan007 Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    Get some larger washers (same size as Timbren's) and a longer bolt. I have done this on a couple of trucks that were a little higher than stock.

    Has worked great for years, and no need for another alingment. Cost is less than a couple of dollars.
  3. Cobol Dude

    Cobol Dude Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Hi BeverlyLawnCare;

    Just curiuous how many miles you got out of your truck before having to replace the ball joints etc.? Also why would yuo still need the timbrens if you have that much space? Sorry for the new guy questions.

    Last edited: Nov 29, 2003
  4. beverlylawncare

    beverlylawncare Member
    Messages: 78

    sbrennan, thanks for the tip, I may try that. I actually have the truck up for sale. If I decide to add the washers, should I have the timbrens touching w/o the plow on, or leave a slight gap?

    Cobol Dude, I bought the truck with 99,000 miles on it. It had not been used for plowing before then, but the ball joints were shot when I got the truck I'm sure. I kept hearing a popping sound when I would brake, which was when the weight was shifting to the front end. I had a good mechanic do the work, cost $500, but also had new steering stabilizer and etc. done.