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Timbren Vehicle Suspension for the 2012 Ram Pickup by Dodge

Timbren Vehicle Suspension

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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.

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



Video of Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System


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Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Installation - 2009 Dodge Ram

Video Transcript for Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Installation - 2009 Dodge Ram

Today on this 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, we're going to install part number TDR1500DQ from Timbren. First thing we need to do is go ahead and raise the vehicle up and then we'll go ahead and remove the factory bump stops. Alright, now we've got the old ones removed, we'll now go ahead and install the new Timbrens. We'll go ahead and spray some soapy water on it. And now our Timbren has already come pre-assembled in a package, so all we got to do is install it on the vehicle. We're going to fit up into the cup right here. So what we'll do, we'll start it, put in place with little piece of timber between two and lower the truck onto it so it pushes the Timbren part up into the cup.

Ok, we're using a piece of 2 by 4. Depending on how hard this is to install, you may have to use two blocks and have the weight pushed up in there, and then go ahead and pick it back up so you can take up the block. Make sure its fully seated, of course. You may have to do this a couple of times. We still got a little bit of a gap, so we're going to use one more piece of wood to help push it into place.

Ok, now, it's fully seated. Its even all the way around and we're finished. All you got to do now is repeat same process on the passenger's side. And with that, that will finish it for our install part number TDR1500DQ from Timbren on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500.


Customer Reviews

Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System - TDR1500DQ

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.6 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron L.05/10/2013

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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 - 6/14/2013


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kirk N.02/27/2012

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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: Ryan H01/24/2014

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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: Justin09/10/2013

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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

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Vince W08/22/2013

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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: Jerry H07/03/2013

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris06/12/2013

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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: Loren05/07/2013

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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: Chuck B.09/06/2012

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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: Gary S05/11/2012

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Timely delivery 40143



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don04/15/2014

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Great experience, price leader, free shipping and great instructions. I had my new Timbren supports installed in 30 minutes. Thank you, Don125269



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg J03/07/2014

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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 too119840



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rex S.02/18/2014

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It took longer to move the floor jack under the truck then to install them. Maybe 10 minutes total. Thanks Rex116809



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff D.08/14/2013

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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: norman06/17/2013

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Have not tried them yet but very easy install slight bump in the back when bouncing but other than that seem like theyll work great85018



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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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  • 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 for
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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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  • 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 adjustin
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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. This sys
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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 you
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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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  • 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 provided
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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 cab mode
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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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  • 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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  • 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 for
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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 vehicle,
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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 system is
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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 the inst
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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. T
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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 nature of
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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 not be el
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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 is 10 to
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