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Will timbren's act as a lift

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Snowplowkid, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Snowplowkid

    Snowplowkid Member
    Messages: 76

    Will timbrens act as a lift. I have a 07 1500 silverado 2wd. I was just wondering. I want to install them to help with the sag in the front anyways. Thanks
     
  2. caddytruck89

    caddytruck89 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    No it won't. You need a spacer lift.
     
  3. BigLou80

    BigLou80 Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    why is the front end of a 2wd sagging ?
     
  4. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    ...sag?...you mean the factory stance of the 2wd where the nose is lower than the rear? Timbrens wouldn't help.

    http://www.readylift.com/c-122-new-kit-silverado-1500-2007-2010-2wd-4wd-6-lug-225.aspx

    Curious, do you tow with the truck?
     
  5. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    timbrens will lift the front on half tons. Not much, but I could tell when sitting in it the front was higher.
     
  6. Snowplowkid

    Snowplowkid Member
    Messages: 76

    Its just the natural weight of the front end just like most newer trucks. Right now I have 500lbs in the bed and it sits just about right and wondered how I could keep it that way after I take it out for the spring/summer. A 2in lift is about as much as I would want if I went that route but I'm looking to spend no more than $400 max.
     
  7. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    torsion bar front end? just crank them up or get new keys
     
  8. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I would lower the rear to match the front. Should also be cheaper to lower the rear than raise the front.
     
  9. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    If his truck is NBS its coil over...

    Its really not the weight that gives the truck the rake, its the way GM designs them. I believe that GM once said that the rake is a weight-bearing assistance rake. So, when you place a load in the bed, or a trailer on the hitch, the truck then levels out.

    Also, within the link I provided above, that company offers a rear block to give the rake back when paired with the front leveling kit.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2010
  10. cycles13

    cycles13 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Use the Truxx system.
     
  11. lowazztruck

    lowazztruck Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    you can lower the rear to match perfect. pep boys sells drop shackels for like 30 bucks they are easy to install. and if its still to high you can remove 1 leaf in the rear springs
     
  12. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    It shouldn't, there should be NO difference in the suspension height without any additional weight on the front end as they are installed to only make contact with the stop when additional weight is applied, i.e. plow.
     
  13. 911tech

    911tech Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    You can just buy a leveling kit online. They have front coil spacers and rear blocks. That would give you about 1.5-2 inches of lift. You will also keep the factory ride. I would always advise on going a little higher than lower. Just google Chevy leveling kit and your sure to find hundreds of places that sell them. They are usally only 150.00-250.00.