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Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Diesel_brad, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    Has anyone used a set of front timbrens to offset the added weight of a plow? I am looking at a set for my 04 ranger. I modded a unimount to fit and a lil concerned about the added weight
  2. LB1234

    LB1234 Member
    Messages: 91

    in all three of my previous GM trucks I utilized timbrens and they helped greatly. I highly recommend them. Best part, they were simple to install. Take one bolt on and bolt the timbren in...as simple as it gets. what will also help a lot is good ballast in the rear of the truck. I built my own salt box out of an old pallet (basically added sides and a lid) for my bagged salt and sand and place about 1-1.2k pounds in the rear of the pickup and that helps immensely (well, on the GMs it did). My new F350 diesel doesn't seem to need timbrens, it doesn't bottom out nearly as bad as my GMs did
  3. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    thanks. the GM s use a torsion bar just like my rangers does so this is an apple to apple comparison just macintoch to grannys:D
  4. Justin_ws6

    Justin_ws6 Junior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 3

    i bought a plow for my 2009 f150 a couple months ago and put timbrens on it 2 weeks ago, i plowed with it monday night and was very happy with the plow and the timbrens, they hold the weight very well. only thing i could tell is they do affect the ride a little bit when the plow is off the truck. but i would definitly recommend timbrens for your truck
  5. Diesel_brad

    Diesel_brad Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    thanks. Now i just need to try and find a cheap set. They are $195:realmad:
  6. dyllan78

    dyllan78 Member
    Messages: 45

    timbrens are awsome!