Great for trucks with plows, these hollow rubber springs sit above the axle, helping to stabilize and level the truck while providing a more comfortable ride by absorbing road shock and improving roll stability. Easy to install and use.
Just as when a truck bed is loaded, the front of the Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty will sag when under the burden of heavy equipment such as a snow plow. In this case, the front axle is handling not only the weight of the equipment, but more of the Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty's weight as well. Overall Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty handling - traction, steering, and braking - is negatively affected. The resistance from Timbren's Suspension Enhancement System works with the Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty's factory suspension to keep the Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty level and improve your driving performance.
The Timbren system has a Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty-specific bracket that will be bolted onto each frame rail above the front axle. Hollow rubber springs are bolted to the bottom of the bracket, hanging down so that the bottom of the spring is touches the axle. Because the spring is already making contact, it is working at once to cushion and support the Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty's existing suspension.
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 provides increased resistance, stiffening the suspension and keeping the Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty level.
Each hollow rubber spring works independently to support the driver's or passenger's side of the Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty. 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 hauling off-center loads.
Timbren's Suspension Enhancement System will raise the front of the end of the Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty when heavy equipment, such as a plow, is attached. Headlight beams will be pointed in the right direction and tire wear will be reduced. If the plow is off center or has an extension, the hollow rubber springs will automatically compensate for this as well.
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 as 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 - no air hoses are needed to be run, no compressors or gauges to hook up, and no manual adjustments necessary. The rubber construction causes Timbren's springs to be more elastic than similar products constructed of micro-cellular urethane. More elasticity allows for a more comfortable ride because the rubber has more travel.
Average Customer Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (3 Customer Reviews)
by: Jim Hewett04/01/2011
I installed these springs on the front a 2002 Ford Excursion with a 7.3L diesel. The kit has excellent fit & finish. It was very simple, and straightforward to install as well. If you can put a nut on a bolt, and change a tire you can do this. The hardest part was the bolts on the drivers side due to the tight area between frame, suspension, and axle parts. The passenger side was very easy. These replace the factory bumpstops between the framerail, and axle. They have stopped the heavy engine from bottoming out the suspension when hitting severe bumps, and do so without making the ride anymore harsh than before. I definately recommend this product. 10906
by: Andy W.03/23/2011
Installed even easier than I thought. On my '04 F250(Front), they were a direct swap for the factory bump stops and easily accessible. I installed them to help with a Western V-plow I installed. Don't even notice a drop when the plow is picked up. The Timbrens look to be a very simple and cost-effective way to manage extra weight on your truck.10207
by: Guy L12/02/2010
Noticeable improvement I bought a 2001 Excursion 4X4 with 168000 miles. Of course it had expected wear/tear. The ride had a noticeable sway in turns and the suspension was too loose for my liking. I replaced the shocks and still saw little improvement. I then intstalled this Timbren SES and noticed an immediate difference. The sway is gone and the suspension is much better. It is a little stiffer of a ride, but very acceptable. I bought a 4X4 so that's what I expected anyway. Installation was simple and I didn't even have to remove the tires or shocks to install. Took less than 3 hours to install front and rear sets. I am pleased with the system so far.3765
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