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Rear Timbrens on a 04 2500hd

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Drottlawn, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    I was wondering if I put timbrens on the rear of my truck, will there be a gap between the timbren and axle when it is empty. I know some vehicles it practically sits on it empty and was trying to figure out if it does on this truck. I don't want that, but need something to hold my salt load. Any help? Thanks

    PS also do you know about my other fords?
  2. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    2007 2500 has a little room, might depend on how worn out they are. The timbrens are 5" though
  3. Mr. Jon

    Mr. Jon Senior Member
    from Jersey
    Messages: 136

    I have about 1/2"-3/4" gap under my rear timbrens when the bed is empty. That's how they're supposed to be. They come with a spacer that goes between the frame & the timbren, and if you have no gap after installation, you can remove the spacer to achieve a gap.
  4. Mr. Jon

    Mr. Jon Senior Member
    from Jersey
    Messages: 136

    But if I was to do it over again, I would get sumo springs, I think they ride nicer when empty.
  5. sd_truck_tech

    sd_truck_tech Inactive
    Messages: 14

    Hey Drottlawn,

    There should be about a 1/2" gap when you do not have the spreader on there. And Mr. Jon is spot on about the spacers that come in the kit but you probably won't need to remove them unless your springs are sagging already which would make that 1/2" gap a little smaller.

    You can check out the instructions and a little bit about 2500hd timbren here.

    We do these things all the time so let me know if you have any other questions.
  6. Q101ATFD

    Q101ATFD Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    I would gladly NOT pay the $400 MORE that SumoSprings cost than even the already expensive Timbrens.
  7. Mr. Jon

    Mr. Jon Senior Member
    from Jersey
    Messages: 136

    Rear Timbren kit $230 (truckspring.com)
    Rear SumoSpring kit $475 (Equipment Specialists)
    $235 more
    I only have experience with the Timbrens and when empty I do get a jolt when going over a bump. $235 would be worth it for a nicer ride, IMO.