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Timbren Vehicle Suspension for the 2012 Ram Pickup by Dodge

Timbren Vehicle Suspension

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Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System - 2012 Ram Pickup by Dodge

Hollow rubber springs sit above the axle, helping to stabilize and level the Dodge Ram Pickup and providing a more comfortable ride by absorbing road shock and improving roll stability. Easy to install and use.

Features:

  • Improves suspension, handling and safety
  • Provides additional support as needed, so you always get a smooth, comfortable ride
    • Allows the leaf spring ample movement and cushions light loads
      • Rides just as smoothly when you're not hauling a load
    • Becomes more rigid as more weight is added
      • Increases stability - gives you great performance when you are hauling heavy loads
      • Reduces Dodge Ram Pickup sag
  • Works independently - side to side
    • Helps to compensate for off-center loads
    • Reduces body roll when you have to swerve or execute a sharp turn
  • Acts as shock absorber, taking the brunt of bumps and rough roads
    • Extends the life of your Dodge Ram Pickup's suspension


Specs:

  • Includes 2 Aeon hollow rubber springs, Dodge Ram Pickup-specific brackets and hardware for simple installation
    • Replaces axle bump stops on frame
    • No drilling required
  • Capacity: 6,000 lbs
    • Do not exceed your Dodge Ram Pickup's weight-carrying capacity
  • Designed to work with a suspension system that is in good working order
  • Limited lifetime warranty - satisfaction guaranteed


An example of sag on a truck's rear axle under a heavy load. The Timbren Suspension Enhancement System levels the Dodge Ram Pickup.

Whether you're hauling heavy loads in the cargo area or by pulling a trailer, you will often see the rear of the Dodge Ram Pickup sag while the front end rises. In these cases, the rear axle is handling not only the weight of the cargo, but more of the Dodge Ram Pickup's weight, as well. Because less weight is on the front axle, the front tires are making less contact with the road. Overall Dodge Ram Pickup handling - traction, steering, and braking - is negatively affected. But the resistance from Timbren's Suspension Enhancement System works with your factory suspension to keep the Dodge Ram Pickup level and improve your driving experience.

Diagram of the Timbren spring installed

The Timbren system has a Dodge Ram Pickup-specific bracket that will be bolted onto each frame rail above the rear axle. Hollow rubber springs are bolted to the bottom of the bracket and hang down to where the bottom of the spring sits, one inch above the axle. The inch of clearance allows the existing factory suspension to operate normally under light loads and standard terrain, ensuring the smooth, comfortable ride that you are used to.

Animation of a standard Timbren rubber spring

Timbren Suspension Enhancement Systems are designed to work progressively. When the hollow rubber springs are compressed, the convoluted design causes them to quickly collapse along the folds. Once the folds are compacted, the stacked barrel shape increases resistance, stiffening the suspension and keeping the Dodge Ram Pickup level.

Timbren suspension system works to prevent body roll

Each hollow rubber spring works independently to support the driver's or passenger's side of the Dodge Ram Pickup. This is helpful when you swerve or make sharp turns. Each spring is activated when it is needed, so body roll is greatly reduced. The independent action also works well when you are hauling off-center loads.

An example of a trailers swaying

Because the Dodge Ram Pickup handles better with the springs, less turbulence will be passed along to the trailer, and this helps to keep the trailer in line. Your driving comfort is further enhanced if the trailer does begin to sway (from a gust of wind or a passing semi) because the movement from the trailer is not transferred to the Dodge Ram Pickup. This also works to make the sway subside more quickly.

An empty truck on a bumpy road without Timbren

Another great feature of the rubber construction is that the springs absorb most of the road shock, creating a smoother, more stable ride overall. Wear and tear on the factory suspension is also lessened because the rubber springs work to prevent bottoming out on rough roads.

Compared to the competition:

Timbren's suspension enhancement systems are much easier to install than air springs - there are no air hoses to run, no compressors or gauges to hook up, and no manual adjustments to make. The rubber construction makes Timbren's springs more elastic than similar products constructed of micro-cellular urethane. And more elasticity allows for a more comfortable ride because the rubber has more travel.



DR1500DQ - Rear Suspension Enhancement System with Aeon Hollow Rubber Springs by Timbren



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Customer Reviews

Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System - TDR1500DQ

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.7 out of 5 stars   (287 Customer Reviews)

Hollow rubber springs sit above the axle, helping to stabilize and level the vehicle and providing a more comfortable ride by absorbing road shock and improving roll stability. Easy to install and use.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron L.05/10/2013


Hello Patrick....I have attached the Timbren product to my 2012 Dodge Ram and am very impressed with the product. E-Trailer answered my question that I needed to know if the Timbren product would take the squat out of my truck when I hook up my 5th wheel rv. The proof is in the attached pictures I took to share with you and potential customers. Your customer service & product knowledge is outstanding and that is why I am a faithful customer. As far as the installation of the product, I could not find an easier thing to do....It's harder to change a light bulb! Of course your installation video was very informative which made things a lot easier. 79715





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Helped make my decision a no brainer....thanks for the pics they sealed the deal.

comment by: James T - 06/14/2013


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Fantastic....The truck drives like a dream! If and when I hit any potholes or bumps, of course you still feel them, but the control is there with no fish tailing. As far as pulling my 5th wheel, it feels like everything is one unit and floats right along!

Ron L - 05/10/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jerry H07/03/2013


These are the second set of Timbren SES I have purchased, the first being for a 2006 Nissan Titan and these for a 2013 Dodge Ram. Both were purchased in order to pull a fifth wheel camper and minimize the "squatting " issue. I am very pleased with the result. Installation on the Dodge was literally a 5 minute breeze as there are no nuts and bolts to remove. Just popped out the old ones and pushed these into place. Lowering the fifth wheel onto the bed secured them into place. The ride is impacted slightly when not pulling the camper, but as these install so easily, I will be able to put the OEM parts back into place with ease when not towing to soften the ride. I highly recommend for anyone pulling heavy loads. 87257





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Patrick, Im still using the suspensions with and without towing. They work just as they are designed to. Very happy with them.

Jerry H - 07/10/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Justin09/10/2013


They work as advertised and significantly help my truck from squatting when pulling my camper and fourwheeler together. When I talked with Timbren directly they stated these are the 8600 lb model. They don't actually make a 6000 lb model for my 2013 quad cab. After installation on my stock pickup the springs were almost two inches away from the axle. I talked with timbren and they helped me get the spacer I needed free of charge. Overall both companies have been great to work with and the product works as advertised. I haven't noticed any change in ride quality when unloaded unless I hit a big bump pretty hard than it is a little bit more stiff, nothing I would care enough to complain about though. 99307






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Merv09/10/2013


Intall was very easy, took about 20 minutes with a floor jack, jack stands and a medium size screw driver to get old ones out. Have not hooked up trailer yet so can't say how well it keeps truck from sagging. I also have the airlift 1000 which were not heavy duty enough to handle my camper by themselves, failed twice. They do help lift back end slightly and firm the ride when empty. Combination should cover all my needs. 99257





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Hello Merv. How much weight are you hauling? I haul two sleds and an aluminum deck on my truck. About 1500 pounds and found the bags to be not enough. How you recommend these for me? Thanks

comment by: Eric - 06/14/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eric06/23/2014


I looked at several options to help the ride height on my truck while pulling a trailer. I decided on Timbren for the sheer fact that installation was a breeze, literally 5 minutes. I t took me longer to run the jack up and down. Also the fact that there is no maintenance with this product and ride is not affected when empty, made the decision even easier. I checked ride height with the trailer hooked up before & after installation. Ride height increased 2 inches and was much smoother driving. Product also arrived quicker than expected. Thank you. 137194






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chuck B.09/06/2012


I purchased these Timbrens to help with the "squat" in my 2010 RAM 1500 when I put my slide in truck camper in the back. It was hard to believe the claims of how easy the installation was, but I was amazed at how easy it was to install them. Total time including getting floor jack out was about 30 minutes. They seem really well made and once installed they allow my RAM to ride on an even keel (and with a nice ride) with the truck camper in the back without effecting the unladen ride a bit! 54065






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike in Tampa05/12/2014


Have a horse trailer that was a bit heavy in the tongue weight. Soft factory coil springs in the rear let my back end sink down 5 inches. I simply popped these in to the bumpstop cups, and had an instant second set of helper springs. I did notice I needed about 1 more inch of rise- I called Timbren, who immediately sent out the 1 inch spacers to get my truck under load perfectly set-up. eTrailer and Timbren are great to work with A+++ 130155






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kirk N.02/27/2012


Fast shipping and great customer service! Install time was 12 minutes on a 2011 Ram 1500 crew cab. Started with drivers side, jacked the truck using frame, placed suspension in place, placed two 2x4 slabs under Timbren, let jack down, placed jack under axle and jacked the axle to seat the Suspension. Did the same on passenger side. Simple and no maintenance like air bags. 32666






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Btjones09/20/2014


I first read a number of reviews with regard to the TDR1500DQ and saw a video on its installation. I was impressed and thought it would help with the "squat" in my Ram 1500 after I installed a fifth wheel trailer. And it did just what it said it would. I am very impressed with it and would recommend it to anyone with a Ram 1500. Thanks Brian T. Jones Hardenburgh, NY 152244






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ryan H01/24/2014


Brought these for my 2011 Ram 1500. Took me 15 minutes total to install and noticed an instant difference. Have not yet had a chance to try them with heavy load but already impressed with them. They do cause a very slight jar when there is a light load on truck, but not enough to make it annoying. I have a feeling that I will be extremely happy with these. 114670






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Loren05/07/2013


Installed these in 15 minutes, I was surprised how easy they were to install. Hook my trailer up before I installed to see how low the bed would sit, did not like the look of it. After I installed the these susupension springs it made a big difference to my truck. Happy I bought them. 79234






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris06/12/2013


These are great. It literally took me 5 minutes to remove the stock ones and replace them with these. Makes my 2013 Ram ride much better when pulling my travel trailer. I only think they are a quite high priced for what is basically a piece of hard rubber. But, they do the job well. 84358






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Duckrjs06/22/2014


Took only 15 minutes to install. Truck drives a lot better now when hauling heavy loads. Showed a coworker and he is very pleased with how the Timbren's keep his Ram truck from sagging when pulling his camper trailer. 136989






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Vince W08/22/2013


Have not really been able to test out the product yet, as for installation it was fast and easy to do. I am confident that the product will live up to its ability as described. Thank you for the speedy shipping. 96429






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff D.08/14/2013


Customer service was excellent. Received my product on time. Very easy installation of product. Just installed today will write follow up on actual use in a few days. 95050






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg J03/07/2014


Installed in about 15 minutes,very easy.I pick up my new truck camper next week so I do not know how it works yet,but looks like it will work like its suppose too 119840






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don04/15/2014


Great experience, price leader, free shipping and great instructions. I had my new Timbren supports installed in 30 minutes. Thank you, Don 125269






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike VS05/26/2014


Installed easily; definitely helps support the rear end of the truck when towing the trailer. It does give a bouncier ride than I was expecting. 132387






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: norman06/17/2013


Have not tried them yet but very easy install slight bump in the back when bouncing but other than that seem like theyll work great 85018






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rex S.02/18/2014


It took longer to move the floor jack under the truck then to install them. Maybe 10 minutes total. Thanks Rex 116809






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gary S05/11/2012


Timely delivery 40143






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan S.07/30/2013

Review from a similar Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System


The order and shipping process was flawless -- the Timbrens arrived exactly when E-trailer said they would. An hour after they got here, I had them completely installed. As of this date (7/30/13), the posted instructions (and the ones that came with the Timbrens) are not quite correct for a new Tacoma, as I verified with a Timbren tech. (These are Tacoma-specific issues -- they may not apply to other trucks.) Do not jack the truck up. I ran the back tires up onto blocks (to give myself more room underneath) and set the parking brake. I put a jack stand under the differential -- probably not needed. I crawled under and did one side at a time -- loosen the u-bolts, remove the old bump stop, stick in the new Timbren, and tighten. Not technically demanding at all. My crawler dolly was very helpful. Some tips: use a 9/16 socket with an extension to put the nut onto the bolt inside the Timbren rubber spring and then tighten the bolt with an Allen wrench. When loosening the Tacoma's u-bolts, use a 3/4 socket. Depending on the clearance between the leaf springs and the frame, you may need to remove one side of the u-bolt assembly to install the Timbren because the angle of the baseplate is greater than the angle of the OEM bump stop. I was told that the u-bolt nuts on a Tacoma should be re-tightened with a torque wrench to about 70 foot/pounds. I found it a little tiring to lay on my back and torque the nuts, but then again I am verging on elderly. A young person in decent shape should have no trouble. I don't know yet if the Timbrens will help my saggy rear end when I am towing a trailer, but others have said that this will be very helpful. This is my second major purchase from E-trailer -- I am impressed with their selection, service, and pricing. 92404






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Harold B.05/21/2013

Review from a similar Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System


This Timbren SES kit is quite complete and seems like a great way to help the old springs in my '95 Dakota. My research shows the theory is correct anyway. I just finished the install and will have to give it a real test in a few days. I didn't even have to raise my truck as recommended in the instructions and was able to do it all laying in my driveway on my back. The install took much longer on the first unit as I could not get them to properly tighten up to the frame. Not being able to see directly what the issue was, it took me a little while to discover the Grade 5 bolts supplied were about 5/16" too long for my application. Fortunately I have a lathe and was able to machine them down rather than going to a big box store to buy replacement hardware, most likely of suspect quality. Someone else may not be so fortunate. The unthreaded shank portion of the stock bolts still needed two washers to be able to adequately tighten them through the frame and beefy plates on the SES. Once I got all of the bolts shortened and determined the correct amount of additional spacer washers needed (2), they went right together. I spent over an hour on the first side, but the second side was done in 15 minutes, as I expected. Perhaps my situation was unusual and I was accidentally supplied the wrong hardware. If the 1-1/2" long bolts are standard for this kit, the Dakota frames are too thin (about 1/8" or so) to to use this long of a bolt. A 1" bolt would be more appropriate for this application. 81456






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rick S.08/20/2012

Review from a similar Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System


2010 Nissan Frontier with Timbren suspension components. Trailer is a Jayco X17Z with close to 450lbs of tongue weight. Pictures are a before and after view of the rear suspension droop. 52393





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Since the Timbren install we have towed the camper on back roads with stop and go traffic as well as on the highway at 65 mph. The Pro4X does ride level and handles the added weight well. I wish I had a longer wheel base and a tandem axle trailer as on occasion we develop a slight up and down oscillation until the suspension settles down. It is noticeable when driving over long bridges. This is mainly due to the truck setup and not the Timbrens. We had this problem before the install and the Timbrens are making a difference.I have also hauled an estimated 780 lbs of hardwood flooring in the bed at 65mph and the truck handled it with no problem. It remained level and stable.

comment by: Rick S - 01/29/2013


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You might be able to adjust the tongue weight of the trailer and get that oscillation to settle. You want your tongue weight to be about 10-15% of the trailer total weight. Also if the trailer does not ride level, looking into getting a different drop length ball mount that will get the trailer level or even slightly nose down.

Patrick B - 2/8/2013




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Carlos07/16/2014

Review from a similar Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System


Put a set on my Dodge and now I have them on my Nissan. 141728






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom W01/03/2013

Review from a similar Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System


I read the recommendation to another buyer and decided to try this product on my 2012 Ford F250 Superduty. I needed help for my 25' goose neck trailer. EASY to install. Worked perfectly with 15K of hay + 6K of trailer weight. The rear of the truck barely set down on the factory overload springs. Empty ride does not seem to be affected as the Timbren pads do not contact the overload stops. Thanks for a perfect solution without great cost and installation hassle! 62416





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Still going strong even pulling a 38 foot fifth wheel toy hauler.

Tom W - 07/20/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave G09/12/2013

Review from a similar Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System


I was pleasantly surprised to find the installation procedure to be even simpler than the instructions sent with the "Timbrens". So easy even a cave man could do it. Same with the mirror extensions, very simple to install. I can't provide useful feedback (or a meaningful rating) regarding how well these products work. I haven't had a chance to use either the timbren system or the mirrors. My first trip with the trailer will be late September. I'll let you know when I get back....thanks. Dave G 99667





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Unfortunately, I ended up returning the timbrens and replaced them with the Firestone Air Shocks. The Timbrens worked fine when hauling the trailer. However, without a load on the truck, the timbrens prevented the shock absorbers from engaging when needed and the resulting ride was very uncomfortable. The air shocks are the way to go if you only need the extra suspension on occasion. Thanks. dg

Dave G - 09/12/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Racer Bruce07/08/2012

Review from a similar Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System


I ordered these on July 4th (Wed) and received them on Friday. As always I got very fast shipping from etrailer.com. I installed these today on my 2009 Sierra 1500. I pull a 20ft enclosed trailer all around the mid-west and up and down the East cost. I've continually been adding things to the trailer so lately the rear of the truck has started to sag a bit when towing. This product seemed like a reasonable way to help remove the sag. I measured the truck in a couple of places near the back with the trailer hooked up prior to installation. After installation the sag was reduced by an inch to inch and a half which is what I was looking for. The truck is now very level with trailer attached. Installation was very easy as the mounting point is easy to get to. I did one side at a time by jacking up that side and removing the tire/wheel. I probably could have done it without removing the wheel, but this just made it that much easier. Remove one 10mm bolt on the original bump stop and then bolt on the new part. Tighten and you're done (well, I had to put the wheel back on, etc.) I did the whole thing in about 40 minutes. I haven't pulled the trailer yet with these installed, but I've already gotten the primary result out of the purchase which is to remove the sag in the truck when the trailer is attached. 47122






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill J.09/12/2012

Review from a similar Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System


While these seemed a bit pricey for just "rubber bumpers", these "rubber bumpers" did deliver as a great suspension enhancement and were well worth the money. They installed very easily (just like the video) on my Dodge Grand Caravan. (The only thing I did different was to remove the lower bolt on the shock since it was much easier to get to than the top bolt.) They also performed excellent. With no load or a light load the van drives and feels normal (i.e. no adverse effects) and with a medium-large pop-up trailer the back end of the van sagged very little and it drove very stable. It sagged much less and drove more stable than the OEM parts with lesser loads! My experience is based on driving 3800 miles pulling a pop-up and the family to Yellowstone. Great product, service, and shipping speed from etrailer. 54505





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hi, when removing the old bump stops, the basically just pulled off, leaving some foamy glue behind on the mounting plate... put the mounting plate has no bolts or fasteners to remove it, so I cant get anything on there, and my old bump stop is wrecked... Can you help me understand how to install these rubber springs?I have a 2000 dodge grand caravan

comment by: Donovan - 08/13/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gerry A07/22/2013

Review from a similar Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System


Installed this on my family's 2010 Town & Country. I was considering installing load-leveling shocks, but opted for these instead. I rather the weight of a trailer/cargo carrier be on the axle then the shock supports. Installation was simple and straightforward. Like others, I opted to disconnect the shock at the bottom mount than the top. It took me about 30 minutes per side, excluding tire removal and jacking up the vehicle. Suggestion... use a hydrolic jack to lift the axle a bit if you have a tough time getting the bolt connecting the shock to the mount. Do the same to reinsert the bolt when reassembling. The jury is still out on performance, however, I'm sure it will do fine based on other reviews. I attached some before and after pics. 90865






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Focuspuller08/11/2011

Review from a similar Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System


Overpriced.... A little slow in time to ship out from etrailer. The product does work as stated. Our 2008 Chrysler Town and Country with 20,000 miles blew both rear self adjusting shocks. We do not carry heavy loads or more than 3 people. Luckily we were still under warranty, otherwise it would have cost $300.00 per shock (parts only). In researching the shocks for the van I came across several articles on the Timbren Suspension Enhancement System. They look like what I needed to keep the shocks from going again. The price seemed high for two small rubber cylinders....but with the money back guarantee I gave it a shot. I installed them yesterday, the video was a little help, but not enough detail on how to remove and tighten the upper bolt on the shock absorber. The ride and handling of the van has improved greatly. No lean on turns and bumps are smooth....no roll side to side. I recommend these for anyone with this van, even if you don't carry heavy loads, the ride improvement alone is worth the install, (easy for a novice to do). I would have given excellent if it weren't for the high cost. 21592






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave O.05/05/2013

Review from a similar Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System


I received this order quickly. I installed them without any problems and they do offer additional support as shown in etrailer's website. Seems like a good product so far. 79045





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The product has worked as described on the website. They have been excellent as a suspension enhancement. My Durango used to squat 3 and one half inches before installation of the Timbren support. Now when hooking up my boat my Durango goes down 2 inches and stops. I have great support and better control of my vehicle especially when fully loaded on a family vacation. Great product.

Dave O - 05/05/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sean Z11/06/2010

Review from a similar Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System


Best available for Kia I wish I would have known about this product sooner. I have a Kia Sedona and there are only 2 suspension aids available. I previously had the Firestone airbags and don't recommend. The bags and compression fittings leak and installations complicated. This was the only other option so I gave it a try. Very glad I did. They do exactly what they say they do. The Sedona doesn't dip nearly as much when I put the trailer on. In fact I had to go to my lower rise hitch so it would sit flat. Ride is solid, but not jarring. I don't really know about the reliability as I've only had them about a week, but it's a very simple concept so I can't imagine problems. They are basically oversized flexible bump stops and have no moving pieces. They seem expensive for what they are, BUT installation is MUCH cheaper than the airbags. It cost me just a bit over a hundred bucks to have them installed at a local service chain (Tuffy). They also are very discrete so your warranty likely won't be called into question. 3579






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Louis N.08/28/2013

Review from a similar Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System


I ordered the Timbren Suspension Enhancement Kit on Monday and received it on Wednesday with the standard shipping. (Free on orders over $150.00). This is the third order from etrailer.com and every order has been expedited quickly and received before date quoted. All my orders have been correct and good quality. I installed the Aeon Rubber springs on my 2013 F-250 4x4 Diesel in about 20 minutes just like the video showed. With my truck bed loaded with supplies and bumper hitch trailer hooked up, my truck bed is just a hair below level; before it squatted a couple of inches. The road test will be tomorrow. 97375






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: TomS10/04/2013

Review from a similar Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System


Easy to install. Once placed the order I sprayed the nuts in the old ones with rust bister. When the new one arrived the old one can off with no problem and the new ones went on just as easy. Delivery was on time as promised. I have not hooked up the travel trailer yet but am positive these will correct my sag problem. Install time approx. 40 minutes. 102598





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After a year the product is still working great. I have had no problems with the product and it does the job that I wanted it to do. Great product.

TomS - 10/04/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Stan C.06/09/2012

Review from a similar Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System


ETrailer, as usual, delivered promptly at a very fair price. The installation video made it possible for me to do the job. As usual, Dodge's design made the job a bit more difficult than expected. The shock absorber takes an 18mm socket and most socket sets skip that size. My 3/4" socket was just a bit to big to do the job without damaging the bolt head. Watch out for the brake lines that run next to the nut on the back side of the shock absorber bolt. lt took two of us to spring the axle down far enough to get the coil spring out. Alone, I could swing the axle down or move the coiled spring, but not both. I had to use a screwdriver to lever the OEM spring bumper out of it's mounting but the Timbren unit slipped into the mounting socket smoothly and with two of us, the spring went back in place easily. It took us double the expected time to do the job but we did it without a lift or the nice air tools a pro would have used. Now the test will be to haul a loaded trailer. 43491






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim W10/07/2014

Review from a similar Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System


Bought these as a way of reducing the 3" sag I get when dropping the 3000lb 5th wheel hitch in the back of my 2012 Ram 3500 SRW 2WD Fairly simple job to fit. I am a tall skinny guy so did not need to jack up the truck. Bump stops came off easy. The slots in the Timbren brackets could do with being 1/4" longer, I had the brackets as far forward as they would go and the Timbrens are only just central over the axle. The bolts at the rear of the bracket (the open sloted end) are tricky to get at (need a closed or open ended wrench) and if you have a 5th wheel hitch mounted to the frame close by (like I did) then you have even less room. Tip: Put the rear mounting bolts in first and slide the Timbren bracket in, that way you only have to cinch the bolt up. Did not need the spacer and have about 3/4" clearance unloaded and do not notice any change in the ride unloaded. Have not yet hooked up the trailer so can't yet comment on how much the sag is reduced. 155106






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Timothy03/27/2013

Review from a similar Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System


Great product, ordered these for my F-150 and was upgraded to express shipping. Received product in 4 days and took me a total of 20 minutes to install on both sides. Truck does not squat at all when it comes in contact with the springs now. Still have the smooth ride when not towing, towed my trailer with 4800lbs with no problem. Thanks for a great product. 72885





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Still working the same as new. Towed 6500 lbs. and truck set normal. Still a great product. Thanks again!

- 04/12/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brad04/16/2013

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Here are some pics. I installed the timbren could in about 20 minutes and put them to work the very next day pulling my LE3505 Weekend Warrior Fifth wheel. My 2012 F250 power strike was sagging horribly before purchasing these coils. The coils make the truck perform like a one ton & rides wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity to not have to install Air Bags!! 76339






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul Y12/12/2013

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this is a super product. This is my 2nd set of Timbren "overload springs". my first set was on my 2002 trailblazer and this set is on my 2010 Ford F150. In both cases, it has kept my vehicle perfectly level (I measured) when I loaded up with lumber, cement, sand, or any other heavy cargo. it works just as advertised. this time I loaded it up with 500 pounds of water softener salt to give me some traction through the winter. It works a lot better than Sam because I can use it up throughout the year. 10 years ago, the installation on my trailblazer was a little difficult. This time on my F150, it was a piece of cake. However, I tried for an hour to install one without removing the wheels and couldn't do it. So I got out the floor jack and jack stands (yes, I'm a little lazy at 67), pulled the 2 back wheels, and it took 20 minutes total, including pulling the wheels and putting them back on. great product and good service from etrailer.com. 109970






- TGMRCK15S

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ronald02/22/2013

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Super Fast shipping. Ordered on Monday( a holiday) and reviewed Tuesday afternoon. Very easy install. Thank you. 67446






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: DaveInReno12/17/2013

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Having purchased a cargo trailer, I thought it might be wise to beef-up the rear suspension on my 2000 Tacoma. I found the Timbrens on etrailer, and it sounded like they might work well, so I purchased a set and installed them. According to the instructions, there should be about a 1/2" gap between the top of the springs, and contact with the bottom of the Timbren - unless you have a CAP on the truck! The gap pretty much evaporated because of the fiberglass Leer cap. So, I'm getting contact a lot of the time. Result is, my ride has become stiffer than I'm used to, but not so much that it bothers me. Like my wife said, " It's a truck! Hello!!" (OK, I'm satisfied with the product.) 110248





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Keep in mind that the gap Timbren refers will diminish as the springs wear. Since the truck is a 2000, it probably has some miles on it and if it has hauled heavy loads in the bed or has pulled a trailer, then the leaf springs may just be worn.

Patrick B - 12/18/2013

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom H.09/15/2012

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Tough to decide, Timbrens or air suspension. I opted for Timbens in part because of price, but also no maintenance, while knowing there might be a trade-off in fine tuning the ride. I installed the Timbrens on an '09 Silverado C1500 crewcab, pulling a '13 Springdale 247FWRLLS. Last measured pin weight was 1,120 lbs. Install time was 14 minutes, clock started after purchasing and cutting a piece of 4x4 to help jack up the frame, allowing access to the space. Before Timbrens, 2" drop in bed height after hitching 5th wheel. After Timbren install, 1" drop. Ride unhitched is mostly unchanged, the bigger bumps transmit a more firm feel as the Timbrens connect though. When hitched to the 5th wheel, overall smoother, more confident ride. I'm happy with the purchase. Thank you eTrailer.com for the fast and dependable service you are known for! Tom Round Rock, TX 54799






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Karl G.01/07/2013

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I ordered a pair of rear axle Timbrens for my new Ram 2500 as I plan to buy a 5th wheel and tour the US in my retirement. To me, the Timbrens are preferable to adding air bags or beefing up my leaf springs or shocks since they only "work" when you are loaded allowing you to keep your normal unloaded ride quality when not towing. e trailer's price, service and follow-up was great and I had the Timbrens installed and ready to roll 30 minutes after delivery. 62568






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe D.11/11/2013

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I purchased this kit to keep my 2013 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Short Bed from bottoming out when it has a load in the bed. It really did the trick as well as improved the stability with or without a load. The only down side is that the suspension is much more stiff without a load in the bed. It took some getting used to, but after having them on for a couple months, it doesn't bother me. 106946






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Stefan S04/29/2012

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This product is an absolute must have if you plan on towing anything other than a lawn and garden trailer. I recently moved from DC to Tampa, FL by way of a two week stopover in MS. I towed my 5x10 trailer loaded down with 2 dirt bikes, 1 CRF50, misc other stuff as well as a van load of kids, dogs, and some other belongings. This product completely eliminated all swag and there wasn't one hint of trailer sway. Most importantly, the ride was fantastic with no bouncing or any other ridiculous behavior. These things even smoothed out that section of 59 that runs from north GA down into MS. I know they are pricey but please do yourself a favor and buy this product for yourself, especially if you're going to be towing with family in the van. Their saftey could dempend on it. 38780






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken R06/21/2014

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This was very easy to install. It does require removing the wheel to install them but that is the most difficult part of the install so it's a 1 banana job. As far as function they work as advertised. I used these to tow a 5500 lb trailer. Also had a Thule box on top of the Sequoia and 4 passengers. There was a little sag (rear lower than the front) while towing but not bad maybe an inch or less. Going over bumps felt controlled with no harshness. I have used air bags on other vehicles. Although they allow more control of the ride height I don't like having to spend several hundred for an in cab controller or fiddling with adjusting the air frequently. These are a good compromise for me and did a fine job. 136899






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kevin R.07/09/2012

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I put these on a Z71 1/2 ton truck. I found a gooseneck horse trailer with living qaurters 33' long total and when the dealer hooked it to my in bed hitch the truck dropped about six inches told too much trailer for my truck they suggested air bags never heard of timbren I installed the timbrens went back to dealer this time test pulled you would think its a 3/4 ton truck now only 3" sag bought trailer pulled it home thanks timbren! great product saved me from bying a different truck dealer thinks it will start selling these! 47330





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Thanks for the info Kevin. I just purchased a 3 horse slant gooseneck and my Ford F150 squats a bit. Think these will solve my issue. Thanks for helping me make up my mind!!

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe L06/08/2012

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I put these on a 2004 Suburban K1500 because I use it to pull a JD 990 on a 16' trailer. I also use it to pull a 23' boat. The originals were still on the truck and had definitely exceeded their life expectancy and the rear end was obviously sagging. I replaced the P series tires with LT E rated at the same time and there is a substantial improvement in the stance and handling when a trailer is attached. I recommend these to anyone towing anything with a tongue weight of >500 lbs. Be sure you don't exceed your hitches rating! A tip for the install: put liquid soap (I used laundry detergent) around the collar and it will slide right in when you lower it down on the 2x4. 43401






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bryan Hanselman04/30/2013

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Etrailer expedited the package early due to returning customer. Parts delivered in double packaged boxes. Installed in 1/2 hour after fighting the old rusty bolts. Have not had a chance to load test yet. Will give another follow-up review after truck and trailer are loaded. 78488




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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Towing a Gooseneck Trailer
  • For occasional towing with your 2011 Dodge Ram 1500, I would go with the Timbren suspension enhancement system. If you do not have a Quad Cab, use # TDR1500DS. If you do have a Quad Cab, use # TDR1500DQ (instructions linked for reference). The Firestone systems are good when you carrying varying sized loads and have to adjust the ride accordingly. But for occasional towing of the same trailer, the Timbren system would be the way to go.
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  • How Tall is Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TDR1500DQ
  • I went into our warehouse and pulled a Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, part # TDR1500DQ, to measure it and found that it is 5-1/2 inches tall. Check out the video to see this measurement in action. To compensate for the additional 1.5 inches of lift that you plan on adding to the rear of your vehicle you will need to also purchase and install a Timbren 1 inch Spacer For Raised Frame Vehicles, part # A25723-90AH00. I attached an FAQ article on Timbren suspension enhancements...
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  • Difference of Timbren Rear Suspension System # TDRTT1500 and # TDR1500DQ on 2011 Dodge Ram Crew Cab
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, part # TDRTT1500, and part # TDR1500DQ, will fit your 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4WD. The # TDRTT1500, system is rated at 7,000-lb capacity and considered a severe service application. It was designed for tow truck, dump truck, and trucks that will use a slide-in camper, and have a weight in the bed a majority of the time. The # TDR1500DQ, system has a 6,000-lb capacity and is designed for somebody that might haul or tow on the weekends....
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  • Timbren Suspension Enhancement for a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with Rear Coil Springs
  • If your 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 is a crew or quad cab then you can use the Timbren springs # TDR1500DQ. The coil springs at the back are not an issue. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation of this system. As you can see the truck in the video also has rear coil springs. I have also included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • How Does the Timbren Vehicle Suspension, # TDR1500DQ, Install on a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500
  • The Timbren Vehicle Suspension, # TDR1500DQ, actually snap into place just like the old bump stops. They are pressed into the cup like you see in the video, linked for reference. I have also included a link to the instructions. The video uses a 2009 Dodge Ram as an example. That truck is actually a co-workers truck and he stated that the Timbren springs are still present and functioning fine on his truck.
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  • Will Timbren Suspension Enhancement Reduce Sag and Trailer Sway on a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn
  • Timbren suspension enhancement can help with rear end sag and trailer sway issues. However, with a trailer this heavy it would be more beneficial to use a weight distribution system with sway control. Since 8,388 pounds is the dry weight of your trailer, that puts the tongue weight range at 838 to 1,200 pounds (10 to 15 percent of gross trailer weight) and heavier once loaded and ready to tow. I recommend going with a system rated for 800 to 1,500 pounds tongue weight like # RP66157....
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab Short Bed
  • Basically, the truck is only rated for a certain amount and adding suspension enhancement will not increase the towing capacity or payload. Adding suspension enhancement will just help with ride quality, leveling the vehicle when under load, and it will help protect the suspension. Suspension enhancement is still a good idea for the reasons I have listed above. Since you will be towing a 5th wheel trailer which is a load that does not shift and has a constant weight more or less, I would...
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  • Using a Timbren Suspension Enhancement System to Level a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Towing a 5th Wheel
  • Using a Timbren system like # TDR1500DQ would be my exact recommendation for this application. The Timbren system is going to do exactly what you need it to. It will take out that squat you are getting. It will also help with body roll and stability and increase the longevity of your suspension. I have included a link to the installation instructions, a video, and an FAQ on Timbren systems. Air systems are great if you are carrying a lot of different load shapes and sizes but one problem...
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  • Troubleshooting Soft and Unstable Rear End on 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Towing 27 ft Trailer
  • If the rear end of your 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 feels soft and unstable when towing your trailer with the Equalizer weight distribution system, then it sounds like you might have the spring bars too tight. If the weight distribution system is too tight, then more weight will be distributed to the front vehicle axle and the trailer axles essentially trying to lift the rear end of your truck. The spring bars should be level with the trailer frame or angled slightly downward. Over or under...
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  • Will Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement Kit # TDR1500DQ Fit on a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab
  • Yes, the # TDR1500DQ rear suspension enhancement kit is a good fit for your 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 with a Crew Cab. This kit should increase your stability, especially when towing, and will extend the life of your existing vehicle suspension. You can view the installation instructions for the # TDR1500DQ kit at the link below.
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  • Are Any Rear-Axle Suspension Kits Compatible with Equalizer 4-Point Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Generally we do not recommend using both a weight distribution/sway control hitch and a rear-axle suspension kit at the same time. When such products are mixed they can tend to fight each other and the result can be erratic and unpredictable performance. I suggest your first step be a precise measurement of your trailer fully-loaded tongue weight with your typical cargo, supplies and equipment loaded, water and propane tanks filled just as when you are on the road. If your Equalizer...
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement System for a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Carrying a Truck Bed Camper
  • When looking into rear suspension enhancement systems, one factor that you will want to consider is the type of load that you want to support. If your load will be a consistent size and weight, such as a pickup camper or trailer, then the Timbren springs are an excellent option. If you frequently haul loads that vary in size and weight, then the air bag suspension systems would be more ideal because they can adjust to different load sizes. If you primarily need the suspension enhancement...
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  • Will Timbren Suspension Enhancement System Fit a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with Coil Springs
  • The pictures in the instructions and throughout the product page for Timbren springs # TDRTT1500 are generic and not meant to convey the actual vehicle the springs fit on. They will fit your 2013 Dodge Ram if it is a 1500 crew cab with coil springs. However, these springs are meant for service vehicles like dump trucks, fire trucks, and so on. If you do not have a service vehicle use # TDR1500DQ. I have linked a video showing a typical installation on a truck that does have the coil spring...
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  • Will Suspension Helper Springs or Weight Distribution Stop Sag on a 2014 Ram 1500 4x2 Quad Cab
  • As long as your 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 does not have the air suspension then you can use the Timbren springs, # TDR1500DQ, and they can help with the squat when connected to the trailer. But suspension enhancement is not the best solution for sag caused by a trailer because the springs can actually act like a fulcrum and cause too little tongue weight and a poor ride with the trailer. The best solution for rear end sag caused by a trailer is to use weight distribution. You choose weight...
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  • Suspension Enhancement to Create A Stiffer Ride On 2012 Dodge Ram 1500
  • The Timbren Vehicle Suspension, part # TDR1500DQ, is not designed to give your 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 a stiffer ride when unloaded. The manufacturer has designed this system so that it has a gap when installed between the Timbren springs and the axle which allows the truck suspension to work in a normal fashion. When the truck is loaded the Timbren system engages the suspension and will provide a more rigid ride. I recommend a system like the SuperSprings Vehicle Suspension, part # CSS-1168R....
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  • Suspension Enhancement for a 2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 with Leveling Kit Already Installed
  • If the rear coil springs on your 2012 Ram 1500 crew cab 4x4 are still stock then I recommend the SumoSprings, # CSS-1168R. These will fit in the spaces of the rear coil springs and will help to keep the truck level while towing. The leveling kit that you have on the truck will most likely affect the fit and/or function of any other suspension enhancement system so the SumoSprings are the way to go. And they are safe and cost-friendly just like what you are looking for.
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  • Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System for a 2012 Ram 2WD Regular Cab
  • If your 2012 Ram is a 1500 model, I recommend the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement, # TDR1500DS. These springs have a 6,000 lb weight capacity and can be installed on trucks with or without overload springs and you do not need to install spacers. The weight capacity of these springs is more than enough to support your veterinary box in your bed. These springs work well with consistent loads. The Timbren springs, # TDR1500DQ, that you referenced were designed for the crew and quad...
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  • Recommendation For Reducing Sag On 2012 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Towing 4000 LB Trailer
  • If the weight of the trailer you are towing is more than 50 percent of the weight of your towing vehicle a weight distribution system is recommended. I found that your 2012 Dodge Ram Quad Cab weighs approximately 6000 to 6200 lbs, and since you said the trailer weighs 4000 lbs, a weight distribution system would work well for you. The Timbren Suspension System, would help level and stabilize your Dodge Ram but when you are towing a trailer that is causing the sag, the problem would...
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  • Is it Safe to Use Timbren Suspension Kit on a 2004 Dodge Ram 4x4 when Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Using the Timbren rear suspension enhancement system on your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 would definitely be safe and would be a good idea to help the suspension of your truck perform better and last longer. The Timbren springs will also help keep the back of your truck from sagging as much which will help with stopping and tire wear. For your specific truck the correct Timbren kit is # TDR2500CA. The kit you referenced is for newer Dodge trucks and is not designed for the 2004 model. I...
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  • Timbren Suspension Enhancement System For 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab With 4-Wheel Drive
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, part # TDR1500DQ, you referenced is a fit for your 2013 Dodge Ram Quad Cab With 4-wheel drive. These install easily, replacing the factory bump stops on your truck and are designed to work with a suspension system that is in good working order. These do not increase the load carrying capacity of your truck. I have attached a link to a video that shows this system being installed.
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  • Suspension Enhancement for 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with Mobile Darkroom in Bed
  • The Timbren # TDR1500DQ rear suspension enhancement spring system you mention would be ideal for the mobile darkroom on your 2013 Ram. The weight of the darkroom is well within the capacity of the Timbren springs. Timbrens work especially well at minimizing body roll, which will be important given the height of the darkroom. The Timbren springs simply replace the factory suspension bump stops, which are simply a compression fit. The installation will only take a few minutes. You can see...
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  • Suspension Enhancement or Weight Distribution to Fix Sag on a 2012 Dodge Ram
  • When vehicle sag is caused by a trailer then the best solution is to use weight distribution. Suspension enhancement is better for loads that are in the truck or 5th wheel/gooseneck trailers. For weight distribution you will want to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Typically tongue weight...
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  • Suspension Enhancement to Reduce Suspension Sag
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement system you referenced, part # TDR1500DQ might be a good choice for you, depending on what is causing the suspension to sag in the first place. If the suspension is sagging because of cargo carried in the truck bed or cargo area, the Timbrens would be an excellent choice. When the truck bed or cargo area is unloaded, they are typically sitting a bit above the axle and have no effect on the vehicle ride until its loaded. Once load is added to the...
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  • Suspension Enhancement for a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 with Coil Spring Rear Suspension
  • Firestone air bag suspension kit # F2299 does not fit the 1500 series of the 2011 Dodge Ram but there are other options that will fit. You can use Air Lift system # AL60818. These springs actually fit inside of the coil springs and are rated for 1,000 pounds. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. Firestone has a similar product, # F4190, also rated for 1,000 pounds. I have linked the instructions and a video showing a typical installation for you. If...
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  • Will Timbren Suspension Enhancement Springs Fit a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with Air Ride Suspension
  • You will need to look at your rear suspension and determine if the area where the Timbren springs # TDR1500DQ install is clear and matches the pictures on the product page and the video I have linked. Basically, these springs install in place of the factory jounce bumper right next to a coil spring (as seen in the video). That is the area that needs to be clear to install the Timbren springs.
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  • Can Timbren Springs be Installed on a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 with a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • I included a link to the suspension enhancement that fits the 2001 Dodge Ram but # TDR1500DQ is not a fit. The equivalent that will fit is # TDR1525H4. This kit has brackets that install to the bottom of the frame rails directly above the axle. Take a look at the instructions I have linked to see where it installs. Compare this to where the brackets for your 5th wheel hitch install to determine if there will be interference.
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendations for a 2009 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Dually and Gooseneck Hitch
  • The installation kits for gooseneck and 5th wheel trailer hitches often times will occupy the same space needed by suspension enhancement and so there can be interference issues. What you want to look for is a suspension enhancement kit that does not install in the same places as your hitch. I recommend the Timbren springs, # TDR1500DQ for a 1500 series 2009 Dodge Ram because they fit in place of the factory bump stops. They will help prevent squat and improve ride quality. Best of all...
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  • Should Weight Distribution Be Used With Suspension Enhancement System On 2014 Dodge Ram 1500
  • If your truck is sagging due to your trailer then I would suggest the Pro Series Trunnion Style Weight Distribution, part # 49587. This system works with tongue weight from 600 to 1,200 lbs and 12,000 gross towing weight. This system should provide a more even ride for the trailer and the vehicle. Tongue weight is typically 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. So for a 7,000 pound trailer that would be 700 to 1,050 pounds. Suspension enhancement like part # TDR1500DQ, will...
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  • Recommended Air Suspension for 2011 Chevy Silverado With One Inch Lift
  • The air bag system you need will depend on if your truck is a 1500 or a 2500/3500 model. For a 1500 model, you'd need the Firestone # F2430 or part # F2528 for 2500/3500. The type of lift used on your truck will determine if a spacer is needed. If you have a body lift, you won't need a spacer. However, if a suspension lift was used, you'll need the # F2536 spacer kit. I have confirmed this with my Firestone rep. I've linked you to a video showing the # F2528 kit being installed on a...
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  • Suspension Enhancement or Weight Distribution for a 2012 Dodge Ram Towing a Trailer with Sag
  • Suspension enhancements like the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TDR1500DQ are designed for vehicles carrying a lot of cargo in the bed of their trucks. For a trailer situation they are not recommended because they actually act as a fulcrum point and unload the front axle. The best solution for your setup would be a weight distribution system. These systems actually take the tongue weight and redistribute it to the front axle to get rid of sag, and improve braking and handling. The...
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