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Leveling kit or Timbrens???

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by mightymow, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. mightymow

    mightymow Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    hi i am new to the forum and i am putting a snowdogg md75 on my 2007 ram 1500 for this winter and i was wonder if i should just put a leveling kit on the front for 100 bucks or go with the timbren kit for 200????
  2. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

    Timbrens hands down.
  3. mightymow

    mightymow Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    are they basically just rubber bump stops???
  4. snowtech

    snowtech Member
    Messages: 66

    mightymow, i just had them installed on one of my trucks. just looking at them yes, they appear to just be "rubber bump stops" my understanding (and being that i am not a mechanic i may be wrong) is that they are to help if the truck bottoms out to cushion the impact and hopefully prevent cracked frame or other outcomes of hard metal on metal contact. just another option (if on a chevy or other independent front suspension) is to crank up your torsion bars. that might get you over an inch of lift
  5. snowtech

    snowtech Member
    Messages: 66

    oops i dont think the torsion bars ar an option on the dodge (but again im not a mechanic) sorry
  6. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    check your PM box
  7. veggin psd

    veggin psd Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    I have timbrens and a leveling kit on my F350.
    The Timbrens have an hourglass shape, and work well. The more load you put on them the harder they work for you.....
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The Timbrens will essentially increase your spring rate, reducing the amount of sag as you lift the plow.

    A leveling kit just starts the sagging at a higher point.
  9. equip guy

    equip guy Member
    Messages: 38

    Timbrens all the way, I have them on all my trucks, doesn't effect your ride comfort when plow off, and saves your front end from dipping when there is a load. Takes 20 min per side, basic hand tools, heck you some times don;t have to remove the tire. Very basic set up, but effective