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Old 11-14-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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Timbren or Firestone

Trying to decide between Timbren hollow rubber springs or Firestone air bags. What do you guys think? Pros cons.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:10 PM   #2
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I prefer airbags which you control how much pressure you need. Timbrens have not adjustment from what I hear.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:16 PM   #3
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Timbrens, I used to work in a suspension shop and believe me your fixing more air leaks and issues with air bags than anything else.
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Timbrens, I used to work in a suspension shop and believe me your fixing more air leaks and issues with air bags than anything else.
Is it the bags or the quick connect fitting's use now days?

I ask because I have been looking at the Firestone system for my Ford.
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Air bags as well.

I've had bags on my suburban since 2005 with no leaks.

I live in the midwest where salt is an issue as well.

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Is it the bags or the quick connect fitting's use now days?

I ask because I have been looking at the Firestone system for my Ford.
Mostly yes.

But easily converted to nut and ferule.
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I am using the same airbags, lines and compressor I bought for my 2000 Silverado and the same set is now on my 05 Silverado and I have yet to have a single leak, so that's about 160,000 miles in 13 yrs trouble free.
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I used Timbrens on my other truck. Installed and forgot. (1/2 the price btw)

May go that route again but I do like the option of the adjustment factor with air bags.
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Mostly yes.

But easily converted to nut and ferule.
I Figured as much.

*sigh*

More out lay to replace "high tech" wonder gadgets......

Thanks 1100turbo for the info.


I think this puts me on plan 'D'.........
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:33 PM   #10
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I Figured as much. *sigh* More out lay to replace "high tech" wonder gadgets...... Thanks 1100turbo for the info. I think this puts me on plan 'D'.........
Mine still have the quick connects with "o" rings and finger tightened nuts.

When I remove the load, I let the air bags down to 5# which the compressor maintains automatically which puts it back to the normal ride.
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