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Old 04-03-2014, 04:35 PM   #1
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Air Bag Alternatives

Does anyone have any experience with using either Timbren SES springs or Sumo Super springs instead of air bags? I've checked out their websites and they seem to do a good job. They get good reviews on their web sites as you would expect and I've read some good things about them on the Ford Truck forums. I'm just wondering if anybody here has any real world experience with either of them.
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:41 PM   #2
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They do provide assistance, the big advantage to air bags is YOU control the amount of assistance. With the others you have no control on how much assistance without major changes to the device mounts.
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I am installing the Timbren's on my 2007 2500HD Chev. will know soon how they perform. I'm staying away from air bags because you are going to have air leaks for sure.
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I am installing the Timbren's on my 2007 2500HD Chev. will know soon how they perform. I'm staying away from air bags because you are going to have air leaks for sure.
Really?

And you know this how!
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I have SuperSprings on my '01 F250. They were easy to install and they work great for my setup. Cheaper than air bags also. If they cause additional bounce I have not noticed it. Like OldCoot says though, they are not adjustable unless you do some minor wrenching. That is not an issue for me as I set them up for the weight of my 5er and just leave them set. The SuperSprings appealed to me simply because they were a "install it and forget it" option. I simply didn't want to worry about airing up or down air bags and I definitely didn't want another gauge/monitor in the cab of my truck. I also didn't need the adjustability.
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:11 PM   #6
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I had a set on my last truck 2011 Silverado Hd2500 and they worked great I should have taken them off when I traded it in on the HD3500.
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:22 PM   #7
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I am installing the Timbren's on my 2007 2500HD Chev. will know soon how they perform. I'm staying away from air bags because you are going to have air leaks for sure.
That's funny, I've had the same set of AirLifts with the same lines for 14 yrs on 2 different trucks and they don't leak.
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I've had Air Lift bags on my '04 Jeep GC for 5 years - no leaks. Just ordered a pair for my '12 Nissan Armada. Looking forward to installing them.
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There is another post with this exact same topic going on. I had them on my previous truck...they helped keep truck level and when I wasn't hooked up then it just reverts back to its stock ride...only thing is if you have decent weight on the load...you may be bottomed out on the timbrens at all times that you are hooked up...and they aren't that cheap....not alot more to go airbags....but timbrens are maintenance free.
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There is another post with this exact same topic going on. I had them on my previous truck...they helped keep truck level and when I wasn't hooked up then it just reverts back to its stock ride...only thing is if you have decent weight on the load...you may be bottomed out on the timbrens at all times that you are hooked up...and they aren't that cheap....not alot more to go airbags....but timbrens are maintenance free.
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I don't how much more maintenance free my air bags can be. Haven't done anything to them in 14 years other than switch from one truck to the other and push a button to air them up to what I WANT, not some predetermined setting that I can't change.
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