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2000 Chevy- Trimbrens or heavier leaf springs?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by djlunchbox, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. djlunchbox

    djlunchbox Member
    Messages: 50

    Our 2000 Chevy 3500 is busting a serious sag when we load our V box half way with sand. We need to stiffen up that rear suspension some how. What would you guys recommend, if you had to choose one or another. Heavier duty springs / helper springs, air bags, or timbrens? Just looking for real world experiences before I go spending money on something.
  2. Schnabel Plowin

    Schnabel Plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    Air bags are the best to help the springs, but none of them can help if your axle can't hold it.
  3. djlunchbox

    djlunchbox Member
    Messages: 50

    the axle should be able to hold it. Its a 3500. Should be a 14 bolt under there. I think the springs are getting tired though.

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    I had a Dodge that I sprung the springs on from to much weight. What I did on my 04 Chevy to prevent that again was added 2 springs to the leafs and Timbrens together. I will be putting air bags in when I get a chance and take out the Timbrens.

    So if it were me I would do the leaf springs and air bags together.
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Air bags...

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    Just slap some timbrens on it. No need to make it complicated.