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Newbie Question - Timbrens?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by DOD, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. DOD

    DOD Junior Member
    Messages: 17


    New to this site and looking for info on putting a plow on a 2001 1500 Z71. I see references to "Timbrens". What are they? etc. It looks like they assist in carrying the extra weight but I would like more info.
  2. Gadget

    Gadget Junior Member
    Messages: 29

  3. NYplowboy

    NYplowboy Member
    Messages: 35

    I have a 2000 GMC Z71 1500 ext cab, with a Fisher RD MM2. I had Timbrens installed with the plow, they dont let the front end drop or sag, and it DOES NOT affect the ride or handling with the plow off. those of us that plow with half tons need all the help we can get!. this last storm we had in NY was a chance for me to see how the whole set up worked. Its performance was outstanding!
    Good luck.
  4. easthavenplower

    easthavenplower Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    you can do it yourself its simple they take the place of your bump stops.takes 15 min per side just pry out the bump stops and put in the timbrens and yes it affects the ride a little just a little stiffer thats all.i have a chevy 1500 reg cab year 2000 meyers plow in fact look under the post in snow plowing discussion ne boys plowing post pics here...thats me and my red chevy
  5. ghostrunner

    ghostrunner Member
    from PA
    Messages: 50


    I even put the little rubber 156 dollar donuts on the front end of my 3500. The timbrens replace the stock rubber "stops" that are mounted in the front suspension.
    I got mine at www.offroadwharehouse.com
  6. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    the pic shows a timbren, I have them available for $149.95 with free shipping until the first

  7. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    and this is how they are mounted, it is basically a hollow bumpstop that has some play in it

    gmccast timbren.jpg
  8. computerguy

    computerguy Member
    Messages: 88

    My 2c

    I have a 99 F150 Snoway MT 7.5. I added the Timbrens when I installed the plow. Definitely worth the investment. :p With the plow up it barely sags. I wanted to comment though, when I take the plow off it definitely has a stiffer ride. i called the dealer I bought it from and he said I could have just tweaked the torsion bars up a bit. Anyone else try the torsion bar route? now if we can only get some snow:drinkup:
  9. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 419

    Here is some on my 87 F-250