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Old 03-27-2018, 09:02 AM   #1
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Anyone running Timbrens?

We have a 8529IKBS on order that has a 1600 pound hitch weight (empty). Been wondering if some Timbrens might be a good idea for our 2018 Ram 2500. Anyone running these? Thoughts?
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:07 AM   #2
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I have run them for the last 4 years. They are effortless and do not change the ride when you are not towing.
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:23 AM   #3
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How do you like the way it handles when the truck is 'on' the Timbrens (trailer on the truck)?
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:46 AM   #4
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The ride improved while towing. It took any sag out of the set up. We have pulled this combo around 15K miles since the timbren were installed. I do like the set up.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:10 AM   #5
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I also have Timbrens on my 2012 Ram 2500. My trailer tongue weight is 1500 and they help a lot with porpoising when on rough roads. Very easy to install and unlikely to ever fail.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:50 AM   #6
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I also have Timbrens on my 2012 Ram 2500. My trailer tongue weight is 1500 and they help a lot with porpoising when on rough roads. Very easy to install and unlikely to ever fail.


I’ve made one trip since installing. I notice the same, mainly on Interstates where the rough transitions exist between bridges and roadways. We had a 2” hitch prior to going to 2 1/2” that showed signs of excessive movement where the paint actually came off the hitch near the receiver. I expect the 2 1/2” hitch with Timbrens will prevent the same stress on the hitch due to porpoising.
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:15 PM   #7
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We have them on a 2005 F150, towing a 5er. They are great at preventing sag and keeping a level ride. They can be a little rough if you don’t set the spacing up correct to begin with.
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Old 03-27-2018, 03:49 PM   #8
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We have a 8529IKBS.
I towed it with my F-150 for a year knowing we were getting a F-250.
I had Timbrens on the F-150 and it did fine.
I don't have them on the 250 as it doesn't touch the overload springs when hitched.
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Old 03-27-2018, 03:53 PM   #9
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I've had them on my truck for 4 years now and it also improves on eliminating tt sway. Love them. Later RJD
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:03 PM   #10
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I also have them on my F-250. They took some of the sag out of my truck when towing my fifth wheel. They really soften the ride when hitting a bit bump in the road. I love them.
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:03 PM   #11
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We run them on our 17 Ram Copperhead. Made a huge difference helping level the rig. When loaded and riding on the timbrens the ride is noticeably firmer - youll feel it going over bumps. Unloaded they have no effect on the ride. I’d buy them again for towing in a heartbeat.

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Old 03-28-2018, 07:59 PM   #12
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Had mine for about 10 years. Lifetime warranty and work great, no maintenance. It is the only way I would go. I put them on for a slide in camper but really love them for any load. 2003 2500hd duramax.
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:43 PM   #13
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I am upgrading my rig from a bumper pull TT to a 5er.
I have a 2016 F250 CC Lariat 6.2L 3.73. I was considering purchasing an air ride system.
Are Timberens just as good?
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:24 AM   #14
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I am upgrading my rig from a bumper pull TT to a 5er.
I have a 2016 F250 CC Lariat 6.2L 3.73. I was considering purchasing an air ride system.
Are Timberens just as good?
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Depends on the pin weight of your trailer. My pin weight is right under 2k pounds dry weight. I went with the timbrens over the airbags with my f-250 bc of the price and simplicity of them. My truck still sags a little in the rear but not near as bad as before and my truck has the camper package. Much more comfortable ride towing. I love how they are passive too when not towing.
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My truck drops about 3 inches with my fiver. I have been thinking about the Timbrens instead of airbags. This thread makes me lean towards them even more.
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:13 AM   #16
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I have added air bags to several trucks over the years with what I would call 'limited' results. That is why I'm considering the Timbrens this go round. Seems they might give me more of what I'm after without the 'hassle' of the bags.
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:26 AM   #17
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I tow a 2504s with a2014 1/2 Silverado. I do not use a WDH of any kind. I put on 8600 pound timbrens and the ride was too harsh when loaded. Called support and they sent me 5400 pound models. I tried to pay or at least send back the ones that I had. They said “no way” and just sent the new ones. Put them on. Perfect! The truck rides EXACTLY the same with or without the trailer. Jay
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Old 03-29-2018, 12:06 PM   #18
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I have them on my F150. I had a lot of sag and bad bouncing before the install. Now I have no issues and the ride is level now. The wdh would only recover so much before I was putting too much weight on the front wheels. I went with them over airbags because of easy install and slightly lower cost.

The only time I feel them on the daily drive is when hitting a speed bump. There is bit more of a kick depending on how fast you hit them.😁

The drive with the trailer is better I think. I feel more bumps but much easier to control at bridge transitions.
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Old 03-29-2018, 12:21 PM   #19
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My truck drops about 3 inches with my fiver....
I had the same issue. Installed Timbrens a couple thousand miles ago and the sag is gone. So is the porposing. My pin weight is nearb3k lbs. Should have done it long ago.

I chose the passive Timbrens over airbags for two reasons:

1-Efficiency: I needed a tool to do a job not another thing to constantly setup/change on my rig.

2-Reliability. Several posters noted issues w/airbag failures. I have noticed one of the major airbag brands now includes an internal jounce bumper to prevent frame damage in the event the bag fails. I don't want to have to deal with that while on the road. I need the tool to do it's job and Timbrens does that for me.
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2015 Chevy 2500 HD Diesel and these are the ones that came up for me https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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