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Old 07-27-2011, 07:37 PM   #1
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timbren vs. airbags

i was looking for some advice about wether to go with timbren bumpstops or a airbag kit. due to a growing family I traded my duramax for a gmc yukon xl and I pull a 27' jayflight bunkhouse. I need some leveling help and if anyone has some goods or bads with either I would appriciate any help. thanks...
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:56 PM   #2
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I have been reading about both the timbrins and air bags. I have decided to go with air bags because they are adjustable.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:06 PM   #3
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I've got airbags on my truck and Timbrens on the wife's 4Runner. I prefer the airbags because they are adjustable.

I put the Timbrens on my wife's 4Runner because the only trailer that car ever pulls is the boat, which always weighs the same. I am always hauling different things with the truck though, whether it is different trailers, or just a lot of stuff in the bed. I can pump up the bags and level the truck out no matter what I'm doing. I have an AirLift setup with the wireless controller, which is a neat deal.

For the Yukon, I would go with air bags as well so that you can adjust depending on the situation. If it's just you in the truck pulling the trailer, you won't need as much pressure. If you have your family and some of their friends in the truck for a week long trip, you can pump them up to account for the extra weight in the vehicle.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:22 AM   #4
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I bought Air Lift bags for both of my Crown Victorias, not for towing, but, because that they are a sedan that was manufactured around their ride. Hauling luggage or anything in their trunks causes the ride level to be affected.
Bump stops are last resort on your suspension system, they don't increase capacity, only keeping it from over stressing the springs.
You could use an add a leaf, it may create a more harsh ride.
I'd bag it, adjustable ride when you need it. DO NOT try air shocks!
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I have Timbrens on my truck. Rough ride when towing my trailer. I wish I had bought air bags instead of timbrens.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:16 AM   #6
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i was looking for some advice about wether to go with timbren bumpstops or a airbag kit. due to a growing family I traded my duramax for a gmc yukon xl and I pull a 27' jayflight bunkhouse. I need some leveling help and if anyone has some goods or bads with either I would appriciate any help. thanks...
Have Firestone airbags on my F250 Super Duty. Goggle Firestone air bags and see if they make a pair for your vehicle. I got the kind that fit inside the leaf springs and on the back axel. All bolt on, no drilling, air adjustable with the old fashion air pump. Adjustable so you don't have rough ride when you are not hauling something.
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:52 PM   #7
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Two links to consider:


Timbrens- https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...light=timbrens

Airbags:- https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...light=timbrens
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One of my snowbird projects for this winter will be airbags on the truck.. I have looked at many options and feel that for me airbags will work best...
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Firestone air bags go on Thursday. They will fit next to the spring pack so the overload springs will still be there. That way if a bag leaks or a line fails the truck will still sit up. Fall is comming and we will be ready.
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