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Timbren Vehicle Suspension for the 2012 Ram Pickup by Dodge

Timbren Vehicle Suspension

(35 reviews)

Code:   TDR1500DQ



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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.


  • 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


  • 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: 8,600 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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Video Transcript for Timbren Vehicle Suspension TDR1500DQ Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number TDR1500DQ. This is the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System. It's going to improve suspension, handling and safety. It's also going to provide additional support as needed so you'll always get a nice, smooth, comfortable ride. It's going to allow the leaf spring plenty of movement and it's going to cushion light loads. It will ride just as smoothly when you're not hauling a load so you don't have to worry about that. It's actually going to become more rigid as more weight is added so it's going to increase stability which is going to give you better performance when you're hauling heavy loads.

It's also going to reduce vehicle sag. These are designed to work independently, side-to-side, so it's going to help compensate for off-center loads and it's going to help reduce body roll when you have to swerve or execute a sharp turn. They also act as shock absorbers taking a lot of the force of bumps and rough roads. It's also going to help extend the life of your vehicle suspension system. It's going to include two hollow rubber springs. These are going to come pre-assembled and ready for installation.

They are going to be vehicle specific so to see if they're going to fit your particular year, make and model you can refer to the vehicle list at the bottom of the product page. They are designed to replace your axle bump stops on the frame. No drilling is required for installation. They're going to offer a capacity of 6000 pounds but you need to be careful not to exceed your vehicle's weight carrying capacity. They are designed to work with a suspension system that's in good working order. You can see here that it already had that top part installed so like I said all you have to do is remove the other bump stops that are already on your vehicle, insert these and get them nice and seated and installed correctly and you'll be set to go.

So pre-assembled, ready for install, right out of the box. Each one is going to give us an overall height of right at 5 1/2 inches. That's going to do it for our review of part number TDR1500DQ. This is the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System. .

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Customer Reviews

Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System - TDR1500DQ

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (35 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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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


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

comment by: James T - 06/14/2013


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


thanks Ron. Great information and you helped me with my decision.

comment by: Mike L - 12/28/2014


Very good illustration and explanation. I have a 5th wheel and am experiencing the squat problem. Question: Is the installation strictly a friction fit or do I have to install a bolt with nut?

comment by: John T - 05/09/2015



For John T. They are a friction fit, installed mine in less than 15 min. Slight harder ride when unloaded, but they work perfectly for carrying the load of the trailer. Highly recommend.

comment by: Tony O - 05/27/2015


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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


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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by: Nick06/01/2015

Product arrived a day early!!...install took 15 minutes. Worked as advertised, stiffened up the rear end of my truck and made the ride while pulling 8000lbs of travel trailer much smoother. Worth every penny!! 199349


I have a T.T. 8,300 max. loaded rating, am usually 8,000 like you with 825 lbs tongue weight, have Sherline tongue scales. Went from 1998 Ram 2500 HD suspension 60 leaf springs. 312/15 got 2015 Ram 1500 with coil springs. Truck is loaded to capacity. When hook up trailer got really serious sguat to it. I tow at 60 to 65 max. Stay at 60mph for better fuel economy with V-6 Ecodiesel. Have only towed 767 miles avg. 18 mph. Nick did you by chance take measurements before and after on your truck squat. I use Reese weight distribution set up. I am still tweaking my W.D. set up, new truck sit about 1.25 to 1.5 lower than old Ram 2500. By the way what are you towing with ?

comment by: Ken W - 06/19/2015



I did not write down any measurements before or after spring install sorry. I have a WD hitch as well by EZ load I pull with a 2013 Ram 1500, 5.7 L Hemi. Sorry I couldnt be more help, I took measurements when installing the springs but I didnt write them down and its been a few weeks so I dont remember. My recollection is that they took about 0.5 inch of squat out, and the ride was MUCH smoother.

comment by: - 06/23/2015


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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


I do like the product. I use them when I am towing my 5th wheel camper. So far we have taken it to KY twice and TX once from our NY home. Thank you again.I do like the product. I use them when I am towing my 5th wheel camper. So far we have taken it to KY twice and TX once from our NY home. Thank you again.

Btjones - 09/28/2015


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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


Still happy with our supports. There is definitely a noticeable improvement while towing our camp trailer. Would definitely buy again. - Mike Van Scoy

Mike V - 05/28/2015


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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


Very pleased.

Duckrjs - 06/28/2015


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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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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


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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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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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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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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by: John05/15/2015

Besides the prompt shipment of the Timbrens the product was excellent. First time I've found an installation that easy, just as described on your website(less than 30 minutes to deinstall the OEMs and put on the new ones).. Looking forward to my upcoming 800 mile trip pulling my 9000# 5th wheel. It'll be put to the test. The Timbrens are much heavier and longer so should reduce the squat and stabilize and improve the tow. 193280

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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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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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by: Jeremy Novak04/30/2015

Fast shipping and very easy install jacking up was longest part of install second item purchased with etrailer and will definitely purchase anything I need through them excellent service oh ya the bump stops work great put 2600 # in 2014 ram and ya it still sagged but not nearly as bad about the same a wheeler in back before timbrens 189120

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by: Sam F.05/31/2015

Have not tested it out yet, but the installation took about 15 minutes by myself, looking forward to trying them out with my 28ft enclosed trailer. You will need a block of wood under them when you let the jack down to seat them in the cups fully there is no way you can snap them in by hand, the video had that great suggestion 199076

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by: Voss Lawn Care11/14/2014

This product works great we carry some weight on our trailers during the fall and spring and before this product we had some major sag issues on our 2012 dodge ram 1500 this took the sag to nothing there is no longer a sag and truck drives great thankyou so much would recomend to everyone 161046

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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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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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by: JT01/16/2015

Rubbers installed as your instructions said. 15 min. install time. Have not loaded truck yet. Will keep you informed. verry 170189

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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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by: Chris Smith06/21/2015

Very easy installation, love the leveling aspect this product offers. Very glad I purchased and will make towing and hauling heavier loads eaiser and safer. Would definitely recommend this product. 206095

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by: Russ Tice07/25/2015

Exactly what my RAM 1500 4WD needed for a ball mount trailer I recently purchased. With a 750 pound heavy hitch weight, my truck bed sits MUCH better with your product installed. Thank You! 214352

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by: dale h.05/25/2015

great service. could not believe how easy it was to order.unbelievable fast shipping. will certainly recommend your product to all of my towing customers . very impressed thank you. dale. 196702

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by: Ken H.12/16/2014

I put the Timbren rear suspension on a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4. They were very easy to install. Now i can haul heavier loads and the truck rides level and handles great. 165586

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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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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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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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by: DDB01/24/2015

Good price, kept the work truck from swaying as much with top heavy loads. Easy install. No complaints so far, installed about 5 months ago. 171149

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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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by: Tom09/30/2015

Arrived promptly. Installed easily. Seems like it will work for the purpose it was designed. What more can I say? 228590

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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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by: John J05/14/2015

Delivered fast great fit product performed as expected 193165

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by: John06/04/2015

Product arrived quick 200646

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by: Gary S05/11/2012

Timely delivery 40143


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rear Axle Suspension Kit Recommendation for 2013 Ram 1500 Quad Cab with Coil Springs
  • The Timbren rear axle jounce spring kit you referenced, part # TDR1500DQ, is a fit for your 2013 Ram 1500 Quad Cab. This rear axle kit fits both 2WD and 4WD models. There are several types of rear axle kits available for your Ram 1500. These include rubber jounce springs like the Timbrens, air bag kits from AirLift and Firestone, and coil springs such as the SuperSprings Sumo urethane coil helper springs. The link provided will take you to our page showing all of these products. The...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Reducing Rear End Squat when Towing Trailer with 2014 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 2x4
  • Normally weight distribution is the best option when squat is caused by a coupled trailer. But since the manufacturer of the trailer specifically said not to use it the next best option would be suspension enhancement for your 2014 Ram 1500. I do recommend the Timbren springs # TDR1500DQ because they do work well. They may allow the suspension to travel some before they engage but the squat should be reduced if not eliminated. I have included a link to a video showing installation of...
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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 Recommendation for a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab Short Bed
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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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  • Will Suspension Helper Springs or Weight Distribution Stop Sag on a 2014 Ram 1500 4x2 Quad Cab
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  • Will Timbren Suspension Enhancement Reduce Sag and Trailer Sway on a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn
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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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  • Troubleshooting Soft and Unstable Rear End on 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Towing 27 ft Trailer
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  • Suspension Enhancement for a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 with Coil Spring Rear Suspension
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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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  • Will Timbren Suspension Enhancement Reduce Sag on a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500
  • I spoke with my contact at Timbren and she said your pickup will have to sink one inch in the rear before the Rear Suspension Enhancement System, part # TDR1500DQ, engages. However, if you are looking for something that will take out the sag at the rear end of the pickup when connected to a travel trailer then the best option is weight distribution. But if it is a 5th wheel trailer you will be towing then suspension enhancement would be the way to go. Since the tongue weight is about...
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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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  • Timbren Recommendation for 2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn
  • The Timbren Suspension system part # TDR1500DQ would be the correct kit for your 2014 Ram 1500. The part # TDRTT1500 is for service vehicles only so it would not be the correct system for you. There is a note on the fitguide page that says this, but it's pretty easy to miss so I understand the confusion.
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2013 Ram 1500 for Use With Weight Distribution
  • To remove a Timbren system from your 2013 Ram 1500 would be pretty easy as the install is pretty straightforward, but I think I have a better solution for you that won't require you to install or remove anything for towing or carrying heavy cargo in the bed of your 2013 Ram. An air suspension system would be a better solution. This way when you need suspension enhancement all you would need to do is inflate the bags, and then when you want to tow with a weight distribution system you...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Differences Between Timbren Suspension Enhancement Systems for 2011 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4x4
  • If you are looking for something that will take out the squat at the rear end of the truck when connected to a travel trailer then the best option is weight distribution. But if it is a 5th wheel trailer you will be towing then suspension enhancement would be the way to go. The difference between Timbren systems # TDR1500DQ and # TDRTT1500 subtle. Basically, the one you will want is # TDR1500DQ rated for 6K. The other kit, # TDRTT1500, is designed for service vehicles only like utility...
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  • Timbren Suspension Enhancement for a 2012 Ram 1500 Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • First, it may not be the bags that are leaking. You can use the old soapy water truck on the bags and air lines, valves, and so on to locate the leak. The most common cause of leaks in air bag systems is an air line that was not cut straight using a tube cutter such as # AL10530. If you want to switch to a Timbren system I recommend # TDR1500DQ. They will fit 2 and 4 wheel drive models of the 2012 Ram 1500, crew and quad cabs. Or for regular cab models use # TDR1500DS. These springs...
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