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How to measure for timbrens...

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 04f350powerv-xt, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. 04f350powerv-xt

    04f350powerv-xt Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    How do I tell if my truck has the plow prep, I know that i have to measure from the top of the spring to the bottom of the frame but my frame does not run straight through the length of my truck. It kinda comes up in the middle of the wheel well, so do i measure from where the frame is still straight or from where the frame is at it's highest point (which is directly under the u-bolt that holds the springs.) If i measure from where the u-bolt is then do i measure from on top of the u-bolt or beside it on top of the spring.... This is for my front axle on 04 ford f350 diesel, also i looked at the sticker in the door it says my springs are xy but I don't know if that means anything. Called my ford dealer and timbren dealer both said they couldn't say for sure. Ford could not even tell me if my truck had the plow prep...stupid. Thanks.
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    you don't;) just tell them the make, model year and your all set.;)
  3. 042500hd

    042500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    You don't need to measure for Timbrens you simply order a set for your vehicle. Are you trying to do something else?
  4. 04f350powerv-xt

    04f350powerv-xt Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    I'm trying to order a set of timbrens online and it asks me if the truck has plow prep or not. If it does then the have different timbrens, i'm guessing they are a little longer?
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The first letter in your "XY" code is your FRONT spring code. And "X" is the designation for the 6000 lbs plow prep springs.
  6. adksnowo

    adksnowo Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    6000 lb. front axle gross weight=plow prep.
    5200 lb. front axle gross weight=ain't plow prep