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Timbrens

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Gare, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Gare

    Gare Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    have a 2003 2500hd ext. cab with snow plow package.. just purchased an 8.5' western mvp plow for it. with the plow on, the front end drops dramatically. Ordered timbrens and plan on about 1,000 ballast. My questions are:

    are Timbrens fairly easy to install, anyone have pics?

    and, given the Timbrens and the ballast, should this be all I have to do?

    Gare
     
  2. Snow Commandor

    Snow Commandor Senior Member
    from 07666
    Messages: 439

    Not sure what u mean by ballast? U should be fine with the Timbrens. They're easy to install as long as u have a lift to put the truck up in the air. If not, I would let the local shop do it for u. It only took me 30 minutes to install mine.
     
  3. Gare

    Gare Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks for the reply, by ballast, I mean weight in the rear of the truck, about 1,000 lbs?
     
  4. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    That'll work :salute:
     
  5. Snown13

    Snown13 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I have sumo springs (similar to timbrens) in the front and timbrens in the back. I installed both using a good floor jack. They are really simple to install. Ballast is always a good choice as it evens the truck weight out and improves traction. I personally would have timbrens in the back too when using ballast weight.
     
  6. Gare

    Gare Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Great! Thanks to all for the advice. I just got the Timbrens delivered today. Might install them tonight when I get home. Wish it would snow now, lol.
     
  7. Snow Commandor

    Snow Commandor Senior Member
    from 07666
    Messages: 439

    Now we know who to blame if it doesn't snow!