Timbren install and WDH adjustment update
Awhile back, I was trying to decide which rear end enhancement for my 2102 F-250 I wanted to go with. Well, I decided on the Timbrens. I really didn't want to mess with the air bags and the cost with the on board compressor was a little more than I wanted to spend. $750 vs. $168. The Timbrens took about an hour and a half to install with the biggest chunk of time involved was removing the factory bumpstops. No tires off, and no raising the truck. They bolted right to the original bumpstop holes and I have about a 1in. clearance from the stop. We took a road trip down to Louisville and felt nothing even though I-65 is not a very good road. Of course, the F-250 is a relatively stiff ride anyway. Yesterday, I went over to my camper [in storage] to hook it up with the new Timbrens installed. Here's the measurements.
Truck unhitched front wheel well=21in.,both sides
Truck hitched but without spring bars engaged=22in.
Truck hitched with spring bars engaged=21 1/4in.
Trailer front, frame to ground=20.5in.
The WDH adjustment was somewhat minor. I kept my present hitch head angle, but found that where previously I was using 2 chains links, now I'm down to one [last one], and it's easier to snap up the spring bars. I know these measurements are crude, but according to this, I have returned 75% to the front axle vs. Fords 50%. I'm very pleased with this as it is much better than previous. Up to this point, I recommend the Timbrens. I can't wait to tow this to the CAT scale and check this out. Unfortunately another snowstorm looming here in southern Indiana for tomorrow. Will it ever stop. Terry