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Timbren's

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by truszip, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. truszip

    truszip Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I was looking at my truck with the plow on it today, it's a F350 PSD and with the plow up it could use a set of timbren's up front. Anyway; while I'm looking at what would be involved in replacing the existing rubber stops for timbren's I wondered why you couldn't just extend the existing rubbers up to the axle, basically making your own timbren's. Be easy enough - get a block of steel the width and lenght that would be needed, drill some holes, buy some hardened bolts and nuts and your done. I can't see why it wouldn't work, the weight would only be on the rubbers when the plow was up. Any thoughts?? Thanks.
     
  2. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    if you did that you would have not suspension travel. It would make your truck ride alot worse.
     
  3. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 420

    The timbrens are like springs as well, the way they are designed. I also don't think the factory bumpstops would hold up near as long.
     
  4. DJL

    DJL Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    I'm no mechanic, but I think the timbrens have some play when you hit that hard bump at 40-50 MPH. Imagine having a hard object on your axle and having no play while your plow is bouncing up and down. Something has to give and I wouldn't want to find out what it was.

    For me the $169 I spent on them is well worth the time and money it took for me to install them. Just my opinion.
     
  5. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Talk to Big Nate, he'll hook you up with a set of timbrens.:waving: