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Old 01-09-2011, 09:40 AM   #11
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If and when I do it I want a full air suspension... but that cost $$$$$$$$ at home no one I can find knows how to do it... guess I will have to drive in to LA for a day and visit with some of the custom shops there...
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:50 AM   #12
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If and when I do it I want a full air suspension... but that cost $$$$$$$$ at home no one I can find knows how to do it... guess I will have to drive in to LA for a day and visit with some of the custom shops there...
If wondering, one can install Timbren SES units themselves. re: http://www.timbren.com/ses-kits.htm For their suspsension improvement system, there's NO drilling. Simply remove the factory "hard rubber" bump stops and replace with over sized rubber blocks. On a leaf spring system (like my previous Tow Vehicle), a simple 5/8" wrench allowed me to complete their install under 20 minutes.

For picture of Timbrens SES units on a Tow Vehicle (which was leaf spring system), see below picture.



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Old 01-10-2011, 12:01 AM   #13
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Thanks Spike, I was considering air bags because our hitch weight will be around 1100# on our new trailer and I plan on hauling our Rhino in the truck bed. My one ton single rear wheel truck will need a little help. I had not seen a pic of a trimbrin and I like what I see.
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:36 PM   #14
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My truck could use Timbrens. These newer half tons ride great but are prone to squat bad when loaded because of the softer springs to accommodate that car like ride. The older half tons rode more like a truck but had more springs in the leaf pack to carry weight.

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Old 01-19-2011, 09:16 AM   #15
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I ordered a set of Timbrens from E-trailer and installed them, easy install. Have since carried a load of firewood and the Timbrens did the job, reducing squat and supporting the load nicely. The ride unloaded is unaffected as the Timbrens clear the axle by about an inch with no weight in the truck.


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Old 01-20-2011, 01:33 PM   #16
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I installed Timbrens SES units on my previous Tow Vehicle and installed Timbrens SES on my new vehicle. And, will be installing Timbrens SES in our future replacement vehicle as well. Timbren SES units are like air bags without pressurized air inside them. Simply install them and leave them. And best part of all, no air leaks to worry about. And, they are 1/2 of cost of Air Bags. For more details, surf: http://www.timbren.com/ses-kits.htm

For picture of Timbrens installed in our current vehilce, see below picture.



Hope this helps in your research....
Do you mind me asking how much they cost? I have a Ford Excursion, and see that they sell them, but can't find costs anywhere.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:59 PM   #17
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Here ya go, From Etrailer where I got mine :


http://www.etrailer.com/susp-2004_Ford_Excursion.htm



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Awesome - thanks for the help. If I'm just trying to correct some sag while towing, I just need the rear - right?
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I only installed the rear Timbrens for the same reason. You`ll still get some squat as the weight comes on because the Timbrens clear the axle by about an inch unloaded, but not as much. And the ride feels more solid when loaded now. Maybe one of the guys that installed the front ones can chime in on the benefits of those.

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I installed an Air Lift Ride control system which I can inflate as necessary.
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