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Timbrens or leveling kit?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Jay146992, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Jay146992

    Jay146992 Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 9

    I have a 2005 Chevy Silverado K3500 CC duramax diesel. I am getting a new western MVP 8.5 V plow installed this week and I want to make sure my suspension is ready. I am going to install a new set of bilstein HD shocks and maybe timbrens or a leveling kit. Would you recommend timbrens or a leveling kit for my truck?

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    If the torsion bars haven't been touched yet, give them 4 turns and you should be fine. You could do the Timbrens but a leveling kit isn't needed

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

  4. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Timbrens will support and transfer the weight to the frame, Leveling kit will still let the suspension absorb the weight. I like Timbrens and wouldn't plow with out them again on IFS vehicles. You can get a little height from the torsion bars (if it has them) to level it off with out the plow on and still put on the Timbrens to support the weight of the plow. Thats what I did with my Tahoe
  5. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    I'd never hang a plow on a truck without the timbrens period. They save your frame. I'd try what Nichols' said. Turn the t-bars and stick some timbrens in to save the frame when you bottom out.
  6. campkd6

    campkd6 Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    Have pretty much the same set up as you. Turn up the bars and add the Timbrens they are worth the $