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Old 11-27-2010, 08:11 PM   #1
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Tundra suspension enhancement

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New to the forum. I am ordering a Rockwood 8280WS and will be adding suspension enhancement to my 2010 Tundra. I was wondering about the difference between Tembren rubber springs and the Firestone Airbags. It looks like the Temren is the simplest to install and if you are not loaded they give you the original ride. I would appreciate it if anyone has any experience they could share on the pros and cons of the two options. Thanks.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:16 AM   #2
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First welcome to the forum, I am sure you will enjoy the new trailer.

Air bags will also give you the original ride as you deflate them when they are not required. You only air them up to level out your truck. I hope you are only looking at these as a way to level your truck when hauling and not as a bandaid to getting a truck rated for the proper payload as none of these increase your payload or towing capacity because and I am just guessing your hitch weight will be up around 1300 loaded and your truck probably has a payload of around 1500 to 1600lbs if it is a crew cab so taking that into account you would only have 2 or 3 hundred pounds for people baggage and fuel in the truck. Again I am only guessing as you did not mention what configuration your truck is.
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:07 PM   #3
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There are literally hundreds of posts over this subject. IMHO Timbrens are only a larger version of the original factory bump stops. Many claim that they are a rubber(urethane) spring. What ever they are, they offer some additional support after the vehicles springs sag a certain amount. The problem is that there are lots of comments of how much rougher the ride is when unloaded. Due to the soft original springs compressing and slamming into the Timbrens. Personal research led me to air bags. They took me all of two hours to install. If I had read the instructions better the lob would have been about an hour.
Be aware that either will not add one pound to your vehicles GVWR or GCWR so they should be used only to adjust your vehicles level when towing.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:37 PM   #4
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Thanks for the response guys. I know that these don't do anything to increase GVWR but sounds like the airbags are the best option for leveling and keeping the same ride when not loaded. I also appreciate the concern for overloading the Tundra.

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Old 05-24-2015, 06:20 PM   #5
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2015 4x4 5.7 tundra pulls great has all the tow package.
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:33 PM   #6
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I have the firestone airbags on my Tundra, they are awesome at leveling out the load. Installing "D's" or "E" rated tires on the Tundra will also be a +, the stock "P" tires are too soft and would be near max on there load rating. If you are still in the ordering stage I would press for "D" rated tires for your 8280, I think they come with "C" rated tires that are real junk. Work the dealer for Maxxis 8008's "D's" or Good Year Marathons "D's". Read the forums, lots of info. Good luck
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:15 PM   #8
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Nice setup!
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Another option is Roadmaster Active Suspension. Tightens the backend up nicely, and easy to install.


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