Install your own Timbrens?

NoStockBikes!!

Senior Member
Location
Minnesota
The little .pdf they have at the timbren website makes it look pretty straight forward. Do any of you guys install your own, and if not: why not? I need to add them to my truck, and I'm trying to figure out if it'd be worth the hassle to save some money and do it myself. I'm reasonably mechanically inclined, but don't want to get myself into a corner, cuz my plow truck is also my sole means of transportation. (This time of year, anyhow)
 

cat320

2000 Club Member
Location
stoneham,ma
I have them on my '97 chevy on front and back.They could not be easier.All you do is unbolt the stock bump stops and install these but to make it easier i would jack it up and pull the tire .The only thing you need to worrie about is if there are any brake lines or cables that are in the way or shock bolts.Other than that very simple.
 

Earthscapes

Senior Member
Location
WNY
NSB are you installing them on the front or rear of your truck ?? just wondering cause i have the same truck except (8.1 w/ allison)
 
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NoStockBikes!!

Senior Member
Location
Minnesota
Front... I figure the rear doesn't need any help, I mean it's rated for what, 3700 lb payload or something? My primary concern is taking care of the front. Just gotta get around to getting them ordered. Been reading, and almost tempted to see if I can get the Monroe Muscle version local and cheap so I can do it today while I've got time. $10 says I end up ordering the Timbrens, though. :D
 

cat320

2000 Club Member
Location
stoneham,ma
I have them front and back and i tell you they do work great i had a load of versa lock block for a small wall it filled the back of my bed and the truck still road leavel did not go down an inch.Plus i have them in the front for the plow and they keep it from saging.
 

Earthscapes

Senior Member
Location
WNY
Thanks..... i was thinking of installing them too,,,,but i was lazy and just cranked up the torsion bars 4 turns. My plow is pretty heavy (9'3" Sno-way Lobo) and the truck drops about 1 1/2" when i put the plow on. Let me know how they work out
 

JohnnyU

2000 Club Member
I looked at the .pdf, and my truck. IT looks like the snubbers would come out right where my shock is, what kind of clearance is there bewteen the shock and the bracket? And has anyone ever tried to extend their factory bump stops downward 1"? I was thinking of just using some square tube steel and trying that, thanks!
 

Firesource

Junior Member
Location
Buffalo, NY
Timbrens vs. Tortion bar adj.

Looking for some direction for my '03 Silverado 2500HD (Ext. Cab / 6L v8 / short box).

I'm having the Boss 8'2" V-Plow installed in then next couple days. The dealer says they have a standard practice of cranking up the tortion bars 5 turns for installation of this plow on this truck.

What do you all think of this? What is the better option, doing this - or using the Timbrens on the front?

This is my 1st plow, and this is my only means of transportation. I plan to drive w/o the plow the majority of the time --- and to only hook it up as needed (but in Buffalo, that could be from this weekend --- until mid March!).

Thanks!
 

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