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Old 11-15-2013, 08:58 AM   #31
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BIG trucks have had (Air Ride) bags for years. Seems like they haul Big loads and such! Youroo!!
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:03 AM   #32
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How about an answer to this? What do you do if you still have a sag in the loaded condition?
I would do what kenny does .....
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:04 AM   #33
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I was one click away on the keyboard in ordering Timbrens but bought airbags instead...best decision I made.

With airbags, I can adjust the ride I'm wanting to the load at the moment which is a huge plus compared to no adjustment with the hollow rubber thingys.

In the end...it's about how much input/control you are wanting when settling the load...I'm picky, so the airbag route worked better for me
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How about an answer to this? What do you do if you still have a sag in the loaded condition?

Hypothetical question.
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I think it is a individual choice but to answer OC's question.

If you still have sag in a loaded condition then you have other issues.

Either you have other suspension problems (which need to be addressed) or you are severely overloaded. If it's not the first issue then you need a bigger truck.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:23 AM   #36
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I would do what kenny does .....
Gotcha! Understand completely. Good one for an Iowegian this early in the morning.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:25 AM   #37
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I think it is a individual choice but to answer OC's question.

If you still have sag in a loaded condition then you have other issues.

Either you have other suspension problems (which need to be addressed) or you are severely overloaded. If it's not the first issue then you need a bigger truck.
So, it that not the basic issue with both the air bags and the Timbrens?
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So, it that not the basic issue with both the air bags and the Timbrens?

Not entirely. I would think the basic issue is more related to stability ( roll and sway) than just squatting. Certainly, either option can address squat, but the more rigidity of the timbrens can better control the stability. If they were equal in their performance ( which they may very well be) Timbrens are a much more simpler install and forget option and did I say less than 1/2 the price.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:40 AM   #39
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Hypothetical question.
I guess let me ask a different question - has there ever been a case where you, or other Timbren users, wishes you would have had adjustability in your setup? Road conditions, camper upgrade, helping a friend move, etc.
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So, it that not the basic issue with both the air bags and the Timbrens?
I thought more of the airbags or timbren to help stiffen the suspension, not to correct a suspension issue. I still say that you should not have a sag with either system in use. The one real advantage that I see to the airbags is a side to side adjustment for an imbalanced load if the bags are lined independently. I am not sure but the timbrens may still help with that situation as well since they are a stiff rubber. My other concern with the timbrens would be a possible jarring affect since they are stiff.
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