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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Video of Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System
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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. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (34 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rubbers installed as your instructions said. 15 min. install time. Have not loaded truck yet. Will keep you informed. verry 170189
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Great experience, price leader, free shipping and great instructions. I had my new Timbren supports installed in 30 minutes. Thank you, Don 125269
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
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
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
by: John J05/14/2015
Delivered fast great fit product performed as expected 193165
Product arrived quick 200646
by: Gary S05/11/2012
Timely delivery 40143
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