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Old 07-12-2012, 01:00 PM   #91
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:53 PM   #92
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I vote for the Timbrens. Keeps the truck level under load and maintenance free. No compressors. Just install and forget. No noticeable difference in ride when not connected to 5er.
Hitched 5W with Timbrens installed. Much better. Instead of the (gasp!!!!) 4 inch sag I got without them, the truck is down 2 inches on the back. Acceptable?
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:47 PM   #93
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Hitched 5W with Timbrens installed. Much better. Instead of the (gasp!!!!) 4 inch sag I got without them, the truck is down 2 inches on the back. Acceptable?
Air bags will give you the full 4" back.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:58 PM   #94
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Air bags will give you the full 4" back.
Don't like the maintenance of it so if I can get away with the timbrens it would be better.
2 inch sag too much? I measured from top of rearwell to bottom of wheel before and after. Is that the correct procedure?
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[QUOTE=boubou;221847]Don't like the maintenance of it so if I can get away with the timbrens it would be better...QUOTE]

Don't know what maintenance there is, have had this set on 3 trucks in 17 yrs and have never done anything but push a button to add air or another button to release air, but, to each his own.
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Live in Canada, some winters are harsher than others. Was told that snow and ice can be hard on the air lines... We'll see...
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Live in Canada, some winters are harsher than others. Was told that snow and ice can be hard on the air lines... We'll see...
Only if the installer leaves them hanging and the ice/snow hangs on them. Mine are anchored so that can't happen. I raised hell with the installer and he did as I told him. (I was the installer)
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Don't like the maintenance of it so if I can get away with the timbrens it would be better...QUOTE]

Don't know what maintenance there is, have had this set on 3 trucks in 17 yrs and have never done anything but push a button to add air or another button to release air, but, to each his own.

I read some where on this forum about pin holes. Lines getting kinked and so on. Sounds like maintenance to me. And to have to keep pushing buttons to change air pressure. That's almost as arduous a task as changing TV channels with a remote. Sounds too much like work for me. I like it more simple.
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I read some where on this forum about pin holes. Lines getting kinked and so on. Sounds like maintenance to me. And to have to keep pushing buttons to change air pressure. That's almost as arduous a task as changing TV channels with a remote. Sounds too much like work for me. I like it more simple.
Do you have DW work the remote for you?
Who decides what channel or is that too arduous also.
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Hitched 5W with Timbrens installed. Much better. Instead of the (gasp!!!!) 4 inch sag I got without them, the truck is down 2 inches on the back. Acceptable?
Measured wrong. Before timbrens, 3.5 inch sag and with timbrens, 1.5 inches
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