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Timbrens

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 042500hd, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. 042500hd

    042500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    Let me preface this post by saying I have no mental deficiencies at all and while I'm not a mechanic I know my way around my tool box and turn wrench when I need to. It just took me almost 1.5hrs. to install Timbrens on my 07' 2500HD Classic. Passenger side took about 3 minutes. For the life of me I could not get the drivers side bolt to thread in. The Timbrens were about 30 seconds from getting a flying lesson. :gunsfiring:

    On the plus side my truck used to squat about 1.5" with my Boss 8'2" VXT. Now with the Timbrens it moves about 1/2". If you're thinking of getting them they really do make a difference. I'll post later about ride quality. Also I only paid $160 for them locally.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2008
  2. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    I had something similar happen, but the other way around. the drivers side was a breeze, but had a bear of a time getting the pass side on. beer & tools with leverage always make things work out for me. :D Youre right though, they make a huge difference and are well worth the money & little bit of frustration.
     
  3. vincent

    vincent Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    Do you have the name of the place where you bought them?
     
  4. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,035

    Do they make them for the rear of the vehicle too. Check out one of my rides.......beast of a truck. Ext Cab with 8' Bed. I don't use it for those tight drives thats for sure. Anyway, the rear of the vehicle "Squats" a little. The first owner jacked the front end up with the torsion bars and something else. I forget what the dealer told me.

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  5. Q101ATFD

    Q101ATFD Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    Yes, they make Timbrens for the rear end. However, they're not intended to give any lift. The instruction manual says to leave a 1" gap between the bottom of the Timbren and the strike plate on the axle tube. It's right, because I was curious to see how it would perform with the 1" spacer and the Timbren 1/4" from the axle - talk about a rough ride.

    I have them on both ends of my 2500HD and the back end doesn't squat much more than 1" with a skid of salt and the spreader on board.

    Had to re-thread one of the bolts for the front end Timbrens because it wouldn't go in - glad to know I'm not the only one who had that problem.
     
  6. 042500hd

    042500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    Bought them from General Welding in Elma,NY.
     
  7. sabres07

    sabres07 Senior Member
    from buffalo
    Messages: 110

    I don't live too far from Elma...how much were they?
     
  8. 042500hd

    042500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    $160 for the fronts.