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F150: Upgrade Torsion Bars or Timbrens?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by jhenegh, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. jhenegh

    jhenegh Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 39

    Looking to see what others have done when they hang a plow on their F150. I've got a 1999 with a Sno-way 26D and I cant decide which route to go. Getting the heavier duty 7700 torsion bars or installing Timbrens.

    Torsion bars are $185 shipped (from Tasca Ford) and Timbrens are a little over $200. I know the torsion bars will be harder to install, if not impossible on a truck this old and with 12 winters of rust underneath it. Still free of body rust and I wash it religiously, but the underside is still turning red.

    The bumpstops on the front of the frame are getting rusty was well (Ford made them the shape of a cup, with a 1/4 drain hole:gunsfiring:, which plugs...?:dizzy:) so I might run into some issues bolting the Timbrens on?

    I'm leaning towards the torsion bars because of the "factory" fit, but I'd like your input too.

  2. Rick547

    Rick547 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 537

    I've been running stock on my 1999 Ford F150 short bed for 4 years with a Snoway 26. I'm been thinking of going the Timbren route.
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,398

    As someone that has done both, I would say Timbrens. Torsion bars are kinda a pain to install. If you don't have a lift, even harder. Pay the extra and timbren all day long. If you didn't, crank up the torsion bars as well