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Timbrens and X-Springs

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by hoagie, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. hoagie

    hoagie Member
    Messages: 64

    I see everyone and their brother have timbrens now a days, so here is a question for Ford owners w/ timbrens.

    I have a newer f350 and a brand new f250, both w/ x springs... w/ the plow on and raised it will only sag about an inch, if that.

    I have NEVER bottomed out the suspension, and actually like the ride quality w/ the plow on better... more caddy-like, smooth, less harsh.

    What can I expect timbrens to do? I'm sure w/ a weaker or older suspension they will help, but I am only getting an inch or so of sag if any... should I spend the $$ and grab 2 sets? Will I notice a difference?

    They arent the cheapest mods, and I guess I'm trying to justify a pair for both trucks if they will help any.
  2. Heron Cove PM

    Heron Cove PM Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    They will tighten up the front end with out making a stiffer ride.

    Before I had and inch or so of drop when raising the plow. Now with X springs and Timbrens I only get 1/4 of an inch drop. I like this a lot.
  3. rmartin

    rmartin Member
    from mass
    Messages: 68

    i added an extra leaf on the front of my 02 f350. i than added a set of timbrens. the timbrens are designed for stock springs and therefore dont help. the truck sits too high now. the timbrens dont even touch the axle at all. kind of wasted the $$$$ but ill keep them on as an extra benefit
  4. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,107

    Here is a picture of my truck with Timbrens raised and lowered. The ride is considerable bumpier without the plow on, but the pro's of having them definitely out way the cons of not. I guess since it only took me 25 minutes to install them I can take them off in the summer.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2005
  5. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,107

    Lowered, not much difference at all:D
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2005

    FLASHMAN Member
    Messages: 78

    what are "x-springs"? is that something specific to Ford?
  7. SnowLane

    SnowLane Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    If you already have the "X" springs, adding timbrens is like flushing money down the toilet, it is not necessary.
  8. hoagie

    hoagie Member
    Messages: 64

    That's kinda what I've been thinking...

    Eyesell... NICE TRUCK! Gotta love the xlt sport package, oooh black leather!!

    truck 005.jpg
  9. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,107

    yeah, its awesome, the sunroof is the best. i put a couple of tv's in a couple of dvd players, i don't have much else to do..
  10. Big Nate's Plowing

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

    I myself wouldnt bother with them and x-springs, the droop will be neglegable and it will still drop an ½ to 1" because that is the space between the axle and timbrens on the f-350 kits

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    Last edited: Dec 12, 2003
  11. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    Yes they are a Ford spring. There are several different springs available for the F250, F350 and Excursion.

    Code T: rated at 4,400 pounds

    Code U: rated at 4,800 pounds

    Code V: rated at 5,200 pounds

    Code W: rated at 5,600 pounds @ground - usually available only on F-450/F-550

    Code X: rated at 6,000 pounds available from the factory on pickups with the snowplow prep pkg, and on F-450/F-550.
  12. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 46

    I asked my dealer , and got the deer in the headlights look about x springs . Does anybody have the Ford part # on the x springs ?

    I got Timbrens on my 99 f350 7.3 4x4 power stroke with a Blizzard 810 . The Timbrens barely touched on the driver side , and I had 5/8 Inch clearance on the passenger side . I think this truck has a weak spring on the drivers side .I still drag the plowmount on incline drive way crossings . The Timbrens helped, did ya'll have to do any rear modifications ?
    Thanks Kerry
  13. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    X-codes springs FORD # 2C3Z-5310-AF
  14. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 46

    Thanks Crumm , how much did they cost you ?
  15. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    They are going to cost you $220-$280 a set depending on your dealer. If they hit you with a $300 price tell them you need a better price. I have heard of people getting them for $208 a set.
  16. griffithtlc

    griffithtlc Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    If you already have the X springs, the timbrens will not do much good, except when stacking the snow. When you stack, you put the weight of the snow, and the plow on the front, not to mention you are stopping, so you have the inertia of the back coming to the front. But if you aren't a very aggressive stacker, I wouldn't bother. The timbrens will do you no good if they aren't touching.

    WHITE=GREEN Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    i replaced my v code springs with x springs on my 03' f-350 6.0 diesel crew cab and it now carries my blizzard 810 OK. not great just OK. i think im going to get a set of timbrens for the front to help out the springs a bit. i got alot more weight in the front than you gasser guys. the part # crumm gave is exactly what i ordered and is right. i got the dumb dealer look too when i said x springs. i previously had a 97' reg cab gasser f-350 with timbrens on the rear to help out with hauling the v-box and they were great.
  18. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    I know this is and old thread, but i was quoted 195.23 per x spring. I looked at the parts lady and told her that was way to much. Anyone around southwest Michigan know of a dealer that is cheaper?? :D :D
  19. Big Nate's Plowing

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

    Kistler Ford in toledo has the x code springs for $234 and change per SET
  20. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
    Messages: 451