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Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System

Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System

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17,200-lb Capacity. These hollow rubber springs sit above the rear axle to help stabilize and level your vehicle. They also provide a more comfortable ride by absorbing road shock and improving roll stability. Easy to install and use. Great Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Timbren. Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System part number TRED001 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Timbren Vehicle Suspension - TRED001

  • Jounce-Style Springs
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • Timbren
  • Extra Heavy Duty

17,200-lb Capacity. These hollow rubber springs sit above the rear axle to help stabilize and level your vehicle. They also provide 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 have a smooth, comfortable ride
    • Allows the leaf spring ample movement while cushioning light loads
    • Becomes more rigid as more weight is added
      • Increases stability - providing great performance while hauling heavy loads
      • Reduces vehicle sag
  • Works independently - side-to-side
    • Helps compensate for off-center loads
    • Reduces body roll when swerving and turning corners
  • Acts as shock absorbers, taking the brunt of bumps and rough roads
    • Extends the life of your vehicle's suspension
  • Includes 4 hollow rubber springs, vehicle-specific brackets and hardware
    • Replaces axle bump stops
    • Drilling required for installation


Specs:

  • Capacity: 17,200 lbs
    • Do not exceed the vehicle's weight-carrying capacity
  • Quantity: 4
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Satisfaction guarantee


Reduced rear axle sag with Timbren suspension enhancement

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


Diagram of the Timbren spring installed

The Timbren system comes with custom-fit brackets that are bolted onto each frame rail above your rear axle. Hollow rubber springs are bolted to the bottom of the bracket and hang down to where the bottom of the leaf spring sits, 1" 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.


Action 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 your vehicle level.


Timbren suspension system works to prevent body roll

Each hollow rubber spring works independently to support the driver's-side or passenger's-side of your vehicle. 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.


Trailer swaying as it is towed behind a truck

Because your vehicle 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 your vehicle. This also works to make the sway subside more quickly.


An empty truck on a bumpy road without Timbren SES

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.


Timbren Suspension Enhancement 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 microcellular urethane. And more elasticity allows for a more comfortable ride because the rubber has more travel.



RED001 - Rear Suspension Enhancement System with Aeon Hollow Rubber Springs by Timbren

Installation Details TRED001 Installation instructions

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Video of Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System

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Video Transcript for Review of Timbren Vehicle Suspension - Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement - TRED001

Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna take a look at this Timbren rear suspension enhancement system. Now, this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2007 to 2008 Sterling SC7000 or SC8000 trucks that have the TUFTRAC rear axle. And it also fits the 2016 and newer Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks.

And on a custom fit part like this, I do like to recommend for you to go to our website, use the fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle, and it'll show if this will work for your application. Now, this kit here will help improve suspension, the handling and safety on your vehicle. It will provide additional support as needed, so you always have a nice, smooth, comfortable ride. And it'll allow the leaf spring ample movement while cushioning any light loads. And it does not affect the empty ride of the vehicle.

What's nice about these springs is they do become more rigid as more weight is added. It increases the stability, provides great performance while hauling heavy loads, and it'll even help reduce vehicle sag. These will work independently side to side, help compensate for any off center loads, and it'll reduce body roll when swerving and turning corners. They do act as shock absorbers, taking the brunt of any bumps and rough roads. They do extend the life of your vehicle's suspension.

Now, this kit will include everything I laid out here on the table. It includes these four Aeon hollow rubber springs, the four vehicle mounting brackets, all the hardware you need for installation, and even a set of instructions that'll describe how these install. Now, these do install directly onto the frame. They do replace your axle bump stops on the frame. And drilling is required for installation.

Capacity on this kit is 17,200 pounds. Now, Timbren springs will not increase your vehicle's weight carrying capacity. So, you still wanna make sure not to exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight limit. And again, these are designed to work with a suspension system that is in good working order. But that should do it for the review on this Timbren rear suspension enhancement system..


Customer Reviews

Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System - TRED001

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (4784 Customer Reviews)

17,200-lb Capacity. These hollow rubber springs sit above the rear axle to help stabilize and level your vehicle. They also provide a more comfortable ride by absorbing road shock and improving roll stability. Easy to install and use.

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Timbren SES is an excellent upgrade for our 2020 Nexus Wraith motorhome. I definetly reduces sway and smoothes out the ride significantly. I also gained a little over 2" in ride height, more of reuced sag than a suspension lift. Highy recommend this upgrade.




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


The hardest part was the de-installation of the factory bump stop. Installation of the Timbren’s was simple and easy.

My truck is 2008 F250 V10 Crew Cab 4x4 with factory overload springs. I have a B&W fifth wheel & gooseneck hitch installed. I did notice the difference in towing my 34’ fifth wheel trailer. The ride and handling was improved. I would recommend them.




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


About a 1/2 inch difference in gap at the bump stop perch but still within parameters. Truck sits perfect with trailer attached. Haven’t towed yet. After towing if they perform like they should will upgrade to a 5 star. Easy to install, definitely needed 2x4 and jack. 2011 Silverado ext cab with 30 ft Genisis 5th wheel.




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


Haven’t had it on long, but so far so good. 1999 F350 dually. Bolted up nicely. Total job took 10 minutes. Have hauled two gooseneck loads of hay and truck drives SO much better. Nice and level. Money well spent so far.




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


I installed Timbren on front and rear of Georgetown motorhome. The install was easy and the improvement in overall handling was noticeable. No more bottoming out on bad roads, and a reduction in sway or lean in and out of turns. Worth the money, especially in conjunction with my other bolt on upgrades. Safety steer, Rear sway bar, and Rear trac bar




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


The Timbren rear suspension enhancement system helped with the truck swaying side to side when the slide in camper is on the truck.
The photos show right and left rear with Timbren’s installed (2 photos), with slide in camper on the truck (2 photos) and when the camper was removed (2photos).




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


I have used Timberns on 2 other vehicles, a Toyota 4Runner and an S10 Blazer with out complaint.

I transport RVs as a contractor for an RV transport company. My truck is 2021 Ram 3500 crew cab, 6.7 diesel.

Because the weight of the units is different with each unit I haul I wanted an easy, no maintenance solution to maintain as level a ride as possible. I haul both bumper pull and 5th wheel units. In addition to the weight of the unit I'm hauling I can carry 110 gallons of fuel with both the factory fuel tank and my auxiliary tank. Additionally, there is the weight of my Curt 25K 5th wheel hitch, Curt 14K equalizer hitch and bars, and approximately 300 pounds in tools.

I don't have to worry about airbags not inflating. The suspension settles about an inch before making contact with the Timberns. Squat while loaded is negligible. The ride empty is the same as it was before installation. The ride loaded is smooth and controlled even when hitting large bumps at highway speeds.

Installation was simple and straightforward. It took me about a half hour.




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


Went on fairly easy, jacked the rear of truck up pulled out old bump stops,soapy water on new ones positioned them and with the help of two short pieces of 2×4s under each side lowered the truck, they slid right in place. Very easy. Won't be hooking up to 5th wheel for a couple of months, looking forward on how they work on truck squat. Might follow up then and give another star.


Comments
1 year later, they work as advertised, kept rear of truck at a more level stance, also a very smooth ride with very little bounce over rough highways. I would highly recommend.
Paul - 01/14/2023


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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


Great product, it works perfect on my truck. Sometimes I tow up to 30k lbs including my trailer and my truck stays level. No more high beam flashing in my eyes from drivers going in the opposite direction on the road.




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


They definitely support and did lift my 2014 toyota tundra up about 1.5 inches.
This application with my weight has trunk riding on the cushions all the time.
That has teavel and bounce issues that do make some driving situations interesting.
I may go ahead and replace with airbags but for now support things well!




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


I used this on my Isuzu tow truck. The blocks in and of themselves are fine, they support the weight. Here's the problem: They are pre-loaded, meaning that they always touch between the frame and the rear axle. As you load the vehicle this puts more pressure on the frame in this 5" area where the blocks are. The springs have not yet taken as much weight as they normally would. Now, all this upward pinpoint pressure bends the frame. This is what happened to me on my rollback tow truck. After many hours and now double plating the frame all is well again, but a tremendous amount of work. Yes, the blocks are fine, but the result of installing this product resulted in a bent frame. The vehicle was not overloaded and was within the GVWR.


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I have reached out to the manufacturer who will be reaching out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/20/2022


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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


Makes my truck feel better while towing a 5th wheel camper, especially over expansion joints of the expressway.




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


Very simple to remove and install. I took all of 15 minutes without even removing the wheels




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


I think I will be very happy with the ride when I tow our fifth wheel, it definitely needed the extra support especially on rough roads.I chose not to use the spacers because I like the softer ride when the truck is unloaded.




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


2022 Ram 3500, 30 minute install time, great product. Hooked up camper without sway bars and only squat 3/4 inch, where before 4 to 5 inches. Recieved product in 3 days with etrailer staff sending me numerous emails. Great job to etrailer staff. Thanks




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


After a year on the road, and a few thousand miles of towing our 5th wheel, the Timbren bump-stops work great. Had air bags that required tinkering and always needed to adjust the pressures. No adjustments needed with Timbren.
Pros: Easy to install, no adjustments, adds stability while towing heavy loads.

Cons: Unloaded, makes driving over seriously large bumps a bit rough with only about an inch or so of factory suspension travel.




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


I’d seen similar products rated in the 4,000 lb ratings but I went with these. I’m not a mechanic but I removed the factory bump stops and installed both these in 30 minutes or less. I used my rolling jack and lifted from the drop hitch and easily removed the old ones and soapy water and 1/4 twist and these were on. Placed a block of wood in the space between these coils and lowered the jacks then pressed it with my tractor to confirm full engagement. I carry a lot of tools on a 2020 Chevy 2500 I do feel a bit of butt bounce on large bumps but other than that I’m very pleased.




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


The timbrens actually did what they were suppose to do. However, once I starter driving out west I notice the timbrens were riding on the axle which cause the speedometer to jump around depending on the road. I would recommend them if you are hauling or towing a camper or RV. I was going to contact etrailer about maybe removing a spacer for one set however the other set came as one unit. The bottom line is the Timbrens does stabilize your load for safe travels. I will be contacting etrailer soon to assist in correcting the problem...Road trip from Idaho,Colorado,Wyoming,and Utah were beautiful... Thank you etrailer




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


I haven’t hooked up to the fifth wheel yet or else it might be a 5 star. Based on the 15 minute installation time and the price compared to air bags this appears to be a logical way to go. I will update this as I hook up and put a load on it.




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


I have the timbren enhancement system on my 2020 canyon. I haul a trailer with Ranger that I pull about 250 miles to hunting camp. It tows great!




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


Installed these with only one issue, which was on the driver side rear axle. The axle had a ABS sensor cable bracket on the axle that need to be readjusted and trimmed down. The BumpStock was hitting this bracket on one edge. So actually, it's not and exact fit. But this issue is really a FORD placement issue of that cable. So just be aware that some extra work may be needed to install them. Passenger rear side install perfectly. Next is the drive to see how much better the coach drives, heard great reviews on that




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


They may be a great product but they did not work on my 22 f350. Even with the spacers provided they would not make contact with the trucks axle even with a heavy slide in camper. If I am going to keep them I’ll have to make welding modifications to extend the bracket so it will work on my truck model pictures with and without the camper loaded.



I would like to update my review to say that Timbren came through and made my application work by sending me the right parts so my truck doesn’t squat and it handles my truck camper much better. Timbren has great customer service


Comments
I see what youre saying here. From the photos, it looks like you have everything set up the way it should be. 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.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 12/29/2022


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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


Worked great on our 2019 Honda Odyssey Elite to the East coast.Fully loaded with 4 people and a car top carrier,the Timbrens kept the van stable and level.
Sold the 2019 but took the Timbren system out and put them in our new 2022 Elite. Very easy to install, highly recommend.




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


I will say they are perfect for towing but when your not towing cause they are so close to the bottom it feels stiffer when not towing! They should make long enough so that it touches besides that these are perfect




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Review from a similar Timbren Aeon Spring System in Vehicle Suspension


Too early to give a ride review but I received the TFFF53B fronts and the TFRF53A rears for my 2019 Fleetwood Southwind 35K while at a campground this week. Easy enough to change out while there. It is about.a 2 hour job to change out all 4. The front right took me the longest and you have to reuse the existing bolt. A washer should be provided because the hole in the bracket is almost as large as the bolt head. I will be placing a large flat washer there. The rears took less time to change.. I used the first and third slots in the mounting brackets and they actually put the unit more over the center of the axle than the original bump stops. Same was true in the front. No clearance issue or interference with my trac bar.


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Have had these on my RV for over a year nowhere and I am completely satisfied. The fact that these always maintain contact with the axles greatly reduce body roll on turns and uneven roads.
Patrick - 11/07/2022

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    I have another option for you, but the # TIRCV515 you were looking at is only confirmed to fit select International Trucks CV Series trucks and will not fit your MV series truck. Instead for your 2020 International Trucks MV Series you will need the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TRED001 as long as your truck does not have air suspension, which I confirmed with my contact at Timbren. If your truck has air suspension then there is not a suspension enhancement option available.
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