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Will Timbrens help with this?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by TTA89, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. TTA89

    TTA89 Member
    Messages: 36

    I have a 2006 Chevy 2500HD Ext Cab with a Duramax and a Fisher 8ft SS X-Blade. I'm running stock size 245 tires and my front end is stock height with the torsion bars at the factory settings.

    I have 780lbs of Sand between the rear wheels and the Tailgate and I don't really have any issues with the height of the front of the truck.

    My problem is that it takes extra time for the plow to go all the way down and to come up because the truck sags down a bit when the weight of the plow comes up.

    I don't understand what turning the torsion bars up would do in this case? Once the plow is up it clears everything I need it too.

    I drove my friends F350 with the same plow and when his hits the ground its down, where as mine hits the ground you still have to hold the down button and wait an extra second because the front of the truck is coming up.

    So will installing a set of Timbren's help with this? A lot of people say to crank up the torsion bars but I don't see how that will affect the weight of plow moving the truck up and down?
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    Your friends F350 takes longer to hit the ground because it has farther to fall. This is allowing the plow to go into float mode on the way down. I am assuming yours is hitting the ground so fast that you have not made it to float mode yet and that is why the truck seems to come up at the final second. Turning your torsion bars up and installing timbrens will make your truck higher which will take the plow longer to hit the ground. You could also turn your drop speed down which will take your plow longer to get to the ground.

    Mine is the same way on my 2004 Chev.
  3. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 429

    Just try cranking the bars up 3-4 turns, what will it cost? nada..I cranked mine up only 3 turns and it helped alot..took 5 min to do...just try it