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anything other than timbren?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by nelson4047, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. nelson4047

    nelson4047 Member
    Messages: 32

    i just got a 03 gmc sierra 1500 & put on a 7.5' western pro ultra i need to know if there is aftermarket parts (other than the cashy timbrens) to keep the front end up a little better. i cranked the torsion bars up some, one side was already cranked alomost all the way, i hear you can throw the alignment off cranking too far. has anybody tried air shocks in the front? any ideas would be great thanks jeff
  2. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    There is a guy selling monroe muscle load supports on ebay real cheap, they are the same as Timbrens. I would zero the torsion bars and crank them about 5 turns. Being uneven, and or having one all the way tight really scares me.
  3. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Most times from the factory they are not even. Best bet is have a qualified alignment guy set the ride height were you like it. Then have it aligned. Even one turn will knock it out of alignment and now that you've messed with them you'll need to have it set, or face tire wear, pulling, ect....
  4. kakygp

    kakygp Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 19

    Get the air-over firestone bilstein combo.
  5. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    If he thinks Timbrens are "cashy" like he said in the original post, then I doubt he'd buy the air over shocks. I'd love some myself, but I'm poor.
  6. mnic

    mnic Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    check out ebay suspension for chevy there are some new keys for torsion bar adjustment supposedly lifts it 3 inches?
  7. infineon954

    infineon954 Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    For $150 Timbrens that hold an 8 footer with almost no bounce. I'm not complaining.
  8. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    I have to agree , I just got my Timbrens the other day... havent had a chance to get them in the truck yet. Not much in the box for a buck and a half,just a couple of rubber "cans"(about 2/3 the size of a beer can), a couple steel wedges and the bolts.

    My 97 GM one ton only drops an inch when I lift my Boss 8.2 V. Still going to install them tho. I think all the different "helpers" I checked on were pretty pricey.
  9. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Hockey pucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!