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Timbrens vs Truckstar

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by ohio snowdog, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. ohio snowdog

    ohio snowdog Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Planning to equip my 2004 chevy 2500hd with a new v plow this year and was planning on running timbrens in the front. Today doing some searching on the web I saw Truckstar is selling bumpers that look equivelent to the timbrens for half the price. Just wondered if anyone has used these yet and how they compared to the timbrens
  2. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,107

    I have them on a 05 and 09 chev 2500hd. The one set is 3yrs old and still look/work good.
  3. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Link to truckstar? I looked and didn't find them
  4. buttaluv

    buttaluv Member
    Messages: 83

    i had trouble too, type in Truckstar Suspension kits, and they should come up for you....but I couldn't find, if you could get them for a pre 2000 truck, I would like to get some for my 99 gmc, and I believe they would be different..
  5. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,107

    Northern tools website. Search truckstar and you will find. I just ordered a set for a truck I picked up.
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    the Timbrens are a better product, though the truckstars do work.
  7. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    I agree.

    The Truckstars are the same as the ones from Buyers. I have a set of the Buyers ones in one of my Chevys... Nothing wrong with them, but Timbrens are lifetime warranty. I've had a couple sets of Timbrens fail after 7 or 8 years of hard plowing use, and they warrantied them with absolutely no questions asked. Something to consider in my opinion.
  8. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    Same here. I call them up and send a couple of pics and new ones in a week or so.
  9. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    I run Airrides Air cells on my 06' 3500.About $40 to $50 less than Timbrens and they've been trouble free and still are completely intact after 4 years of my heavy Boss 9-2 Vplow and app. 80K miles.They also have a no mileage lifetime guarantee.I also run their air springs in the rear,also great.

    Air Cell™ is a low cost, maintenance-free microcellular urethane spring designed to reduce vehicle squat and enhance ride comfort. AirCell™’s closed-cell urethane foam provides a cushion of air that protects vehicles with heavy loads from rough bumps and squat. Air Cell is more durable than rubber suspension load support and also provides a more comfortable ride by eliminating the harsh jarring sometimes experienced with rubber bumpers when driving on rough roads. Economically priced and completely maintenance-free, AirCell™ suspension boosters give you a comfortable, safe ride. No inflation required; just install it and forget it!


    Easy to install bolt-on brackets (no air lines or fittings)
    Customized rear and front end kits
    Rugged, long-lasting
  10. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,107

    You can buy 2 truckstars for the price of 1 timbren. Should offset any warranty issues. I would also say people keeping plow trucks for 5 plus yrs is less comon today. Not the case for me but is the trend with the majority.