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Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by lowrider, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. lowrider

    lowrider Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Just had a Boss 8' installed on my '05 Dodge 2500 Quad CTD LB. Was told timbrens would help the front end. I would like to know how they effect the ride and handling of truck with plow on and off the truck.Had plow installed at Trailer King in Poughkeepsie for $ 3898.00 and I think they did a fantastic job.Waited for it and had it back in under 3 hrs. and was able to watch the install. Great Place. Great Service:) :) :) :)
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    With the plow off you will only notice them if you hit a big bump. Other wise you woun't even know their there.

    With the plow on you will notice that the truck does not wiggle around or bounce excessively.
  3. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Put them on!! I have them on my 3500 and wouldn't be caught without them.
  4. lowrider

    lowrider Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    One other question are they easy to install or should I have them installed?
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    It's very easy to do it your self.

    A trick to install the front ones.

    Raise the front off of the ground useing a hydrlic floor jack, so the front axel is hanging from the springs.
    You will want to do this for the little extra room for the install anyway.
    pry the old ones out with a screwdriver, they will pop right out.

    Next is what I did to pop the timbrens in place.
    Hold them in place with a 2 by 4, resting it on the perch
    (where the stop will hit on the axle) do this for both sides.
    Now release the floor jack, lowering the truck quickly.
    This will pop them right in.
    (otherwise you will have to get in there and pry them in.)
    ( some say this is the hardest part)
    (if you are having trouble try a little soap on where they mount)
    Jack the truck back up and remove the 2by4.

    The rear ones are held in with 2 bolts,
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2006