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Timbrens vs Ride Rite Air springs

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by FFMedic, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. FFMedic

    FFMedic Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I'm new to this site and figure I can get some good info from all of your experience.

    I have a 2003 F250 6.0LPSD Auto SC Short bed 4x4 that I will be adding a plow to in the near future and have heard good things about both Timbrens and the Ride Rite air spring system. My front springs are "v" springs rated at 5200#. Putting cost aside which would be a better investment. This is my daily driver so I'm leaning towards the air system (inflate with plow & deflate the other 9 months). I will be plowing mostly driveways and small parking lots. Am I overlooking anything between these two upgrades?

    Any and all help is appreciated!
     
  2. mjmstaff

    mjmstaff Member
    Messages: 88

    If you want info than you came to the right place. I am new as well and I read just about everything I can on this sit. A couple of week ago someone suggested Timbrens for my truck. Best thing I ever did. I really don't know much about the Air Spring but you will get a reply soon from someone that know more than me. Buy the way. Welcome to the site.
     
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    im surprise you would need anything i have 03 f350 crew cab short box with a 8ft western pro plow i use 1000lbs of ballast no front end sag and yes i have psd in there
     
  4. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    used Timbrens on my 03 250/V-10, rides alittle bumpier with plow off, but the things took me about 25 minutes to install, I figured when I put my summer time custom wheels and tires back on I might just put the stock bump stops back on. You may want to consider this.

    Best of luck to you, and welcome to the site !! :)
     
  5. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    You should not need any thing on your truck. Stock should handle it. I run a blizzard 810 and only turn up torsion bars 5 turns.