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  • Best Way to Prevent Sagging Suspension When Towing a Trailer
  • For sag from towing a trailer the best recommendation I can make is actually a weight distribution system. Suspension enhancement will help level your truck while towing. But the advantage to a weight distribution system is that it levels the vehicle by distributing the tongue weight of the trailer up to the front axle of the vehicle as well. This will help greatly with handling and braking, especially in an emergency situation. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is...
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  • What would I Need to Upgrade from 3,500 lbs Tandem Axles to 5,000 lbs Tandem Axles
  • We carry the Timbren Axle-Less System rated at 5,200 lbs part # ASR5200S01. The axle-less system mounts to your trailer frame and takes the place of your old axle and springs.# ASR5200S01 is a straight spindle design. Timbren also offers these axles with a 4 inch drop spindle part # ASR5200S04. The Timbren Axle-Less can be mount tandem to repalce your tandem axles. There is no need to install leaf springs, because the Timbren axles have built-in spring system on each axle. However,...
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  • Replacement Axle Recommendation For Small Popup Camper
  • The axles we offer are available in 3 lengths. They are 60 inch, 72 inch, and 89 inches hub-face to hub-face, but I may have a solution for you. We do offer axle-less systems that are either bolted or welded to the trailer frame. This would replace the axle and suspension system you currently have on your camper. If you are looking for a system that has a 3,500 lb weight capacity, I recommend part # A35RS545. This is a straight spindle and has a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern. For a system...
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  • Adding Trailer Brakes to a Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System
  • Yes, it is possible to add brakes Timren Axel-Less Trailer Suspension System. The Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System - 4" Lift Spindle w/Flange - Off-Road Tires - 2.2K, # ASR1THDS03, that you were looking at has the brake flange mounted, so it is ready to add brake assembly and hubs to. I'd recommend getting the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs # AKEBRK-35-SA . You would then pair these with the Trailer Hub...
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  • How to Decrease Sag on 2016 Ram 1500 When Towing
  • A Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System is a great way to reduce sag on your 2016 Ram 1500. They're easy to install without any drilling by replacing the factory bump stop. If your Ram is a Regular Cab, you will need # TDR1500DS. If you have the Crew or Quad cab, then you'll need # TDR1500DQ. I've included an installation video on a 2014 Ram which is a very similar process to yours. The best way to reduce sag is with a weight distribution system. A weight distribution system...
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  • Recommended Trailer Axle Kit for Fabricating Off-Road Utility Trailer
  • If you are building your own firewood hauling trailer you might want to consider one of our Timbren axle-less suspension kits. These are available with idler hubs and some also have lifted spindles that can give you better ground clearance (for use in the woods when gathering your firewood). We do have standard beam axle kits too but the Timbrens can be the ideal way to go for fabricators that want an effective but simple installation of their trailer suspension. The linked page will...
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  • Comparing Timbren Axle-Less Suspension for Standard Tires and Wide Tire Applications
  • The Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System - Spindle w/Brake Flange - Regular Tires - 2,000 lbs # ASR2000S02 is a suspension system integrated into a spindle that can use a 2 inch square bar to created an axle of whatever length needed. The Timbren Heavy-Duty Axle-Less Trailer Suspension - Straight Spindle - Wide Tires - 2,000 lbs # ASR2KHDS02 is basically the same system with a wider base prior to the brake flange and spindle to account for a wider tire. It will give you 8-1/2 inches...
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2007 Ford F-150
  • The maximum towing capacity of your 2007 Ford F-150 will vary depending on cab, wheel size, drive type, engine size, and rear axle ratio. Therefore, the only true way to tell what your trucks towing capacity is would be to find both the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) and the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). These figures can be located on the information tag inside the drivers door jamb. If you subtract the GVW from the GCWR, that will give you the maximum gross trailer weight (GTW) you...
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  • What Stops Porpoising on Tow Vehicle that is Using Weight Distribution with Trailer
  • Most of the time when a tow setup is porpoising with a weight distribution system all you have to do is add a bit more spring bar tension to minimize the porpoising. With an Equalizer system you would need to angle the spring bars down further to add the additional tension. Suspension enhancement like the Timbren part # TGMRCK15S would help but you should be able to solve the problem with the WD system.
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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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  • Measurements for Timbren Silent Ride 14K Suspension System
  • This particular model of the Silent Ride suspension, # TSR14KT01, is rated for 14,000 pounds and has a 3 inch round axle seat. I have included a picture that shows all of the important measurements for this unit for you as well. Current pricing is available on the product page.
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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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  • Comparing Timbren Helper Springs for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • Timbren helper springs # TGMRCK25D and # TGMRTT35D have different designs. The springs for kit # TGMRCK25D are double-convoluted. For optimal balance between softness and toughness, fabricators choose the double-convoluted rubber spring. Taller than the single donuts, these springs are engineered to deliver superior ride quality and significant load capacity. The springs in kit # TGMRTT35D are single-convoluted. When space is limited or extra stability is required, fabricators and engineers...
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  • Recommendation Of 7000-lbs Axles To Replace 5200-lbs Axles On Fifth Wheel
  • Unfortunately the standard axles in our selection available have a maximum capacity of 3500-lbs. I do have a Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension Item # TASR7KS01 option which would also replace your suspension. Timbren systems provide smooth, quiet, and safe rides without the need of an axle. Timbren systems also give you an independent suspension for better handling. It also has a 7000-lbs weight capacity. You would also need new trailer hub-and-drum assembly like Item # AKHD-865-7-2-EZ-K....
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  • Can a 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Tow a 16,500 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The GVWR of a vehicle is set in stone. There is nothing you can do to increase the capacity short of replacing the axle, suspension, and other load bearing and drive train components. What suspension enhancement like # TGMRCK25S does is help support the load and keep the rear end from sagging. Since you have a 3/4 ton truck, you are going to be able to tow just about anything. Consult the vehicle owners manual for the towing capacities of the truck. The gross COMBINED vehicle weight...
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  • Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Compatible with 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • First of all, thank you for your service. Unfortunately at this time we don't offer a military discount, but we do have free shipping most of the time on orders like this one. To confirm your fit, we have two sets of jounce springs available from Timbren that are confirmed to fit your 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty. The Timbren Suspension Enhancement System - Rear Axle # TFRTT350J with a weight rating of 8,000 lbs and the # TFR350SDJ rated for 8,600 lbs. These springs will have a slightly...
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  • Methods of Improving Sway Control on 31 Foot Rockwood Camper towed Behind Ford F-150
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System you mentioned, # TFR1502D is primarily designed to suspend the load of cargo stored in the bed of your truck, and will not have much if any effect on trailer sway. First and foremost, if the trailer has insufficient tongue weight, it will be more susceptible to sway. The tongue weight of the trailer should be at least 10 percent of the weight of the trailer. If it is less, try moving some of the gear stowed in the trailer forward of the...
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement Options for a 2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT
  • I may have a solution that will work for you, however, we do not offer replacement air shocks for your 2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT at this time. We do offer coil spring air bag inserts like the AirLift 1000 Air Helper Springs, # AL60769. These air bags fit in the rear coil springs and can be manually inflated for additional support. Another option would be a bump stop replacement like the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TGMRG25C, that you referenced. These are rubber springs...
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  • Availability of Independent Suspension Trailer Axle Kit for Off-Road Trailer with 6 Lug Hub
  • Sounds like you may be looking for an axle kit like the Timbren Axle-Less part # ASR35HDS02. This is a 3,500 lb axle setup that has a 4 inch lift built into it and is spaced out for off-road tires. For an idler hub that fits it with a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern we have the part # AKIHUB-655-6-K.
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  • Axle, Hubs and Electric Brakes for Converting Old Military Trailer
  • We offer beam axles rated for 3500-lbs as well as axle-less suspension systems from Timbren such as their # ASR3500S05. The advantages of these Timbren systems include a lower trailer deck height and increased ground clearance. The bolt or weld right to your trailer's frame On this kit you can install hub/drums # AKHD-655-35-EZ-K which have the 6-on-5-1/2 bolt pattern and with them use self-adjusting electric drum brakes # AKEBRK-35L-SA (left) and # AKEBRK-35R-SA (right). Use 10-gauge...
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  • Timbren Axle-Less Suspension System Recommendation for an Offroad Trailer Towed by a Jeep
  • Yes, as long as you install the Timbren Axle-Less suspension system properly on your trailer it would work great for your setup. I think the system that would be the best for you would be the part # A12WS545 as it is designed for wider offroad tires like what I am assuming you will be putting on your trailer.
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  • Best Timbren Suspension Enhancement System for a 2017 Ford F-250 with Truck Bed Camper
  • I spoke to my contact at Timbren and they stated that the Timbren Suspension Enhancement System part # TFRTT350J is actually designed for service trucks or in your case trucks with a truck bed camper. Therefore, this will be the perfect kit for your 2017 Ford F-250. I also informed them that you currently have 8" of space between your frame and axle plate to which they stated that would give you a distance of 1-1/4" between the bottom of the spring and top of the contact point on your...
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  • 2015 Ford F-150 Sags at the Back When Coupled to Trailer with 550 Pounds Tongue Weight
  • Sag at the rear of a vehicle such as your 2015 Ford F-150 can happen from 1 of 2 ways. First, weight in the actual truck bed can cause sag. Second, the tongue weight from a coupled trailer can cause sag. The ways to deal with the sag are different. When sag is caused by a trailer the recommended solution is weight distribution, not helper springs. Weight distribution will more evenly distribution the force of the tongue weight to all of the axles on the tow vehicle and trailer so it...
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  • Removing Factory Suspension Bump Stops on 2011 Chevy Silverado to Install Timbren Rubber Springs
  • The bump stops are compression fit into the cups on the truck frame, therefore they aren't designed to come out easily. I have spoken with one of my contacts at Timbren, who tells me that the bump stop can be removed with a pair of channel lock-type pliers. Grasp the bump stop with the pliers and pull down on it while twisting back and forth. In case you do not have them handy, I have provided a link to the install instructions.
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  • Wheel Lug Nut Torque Recommendations for 1/2-Inch Stud and 12-Inch Aluminum Wheel
  • Torque specs for wheel lug nuts vary depending on several factors like stud size, wheel size and wheel material. The linked image provides a listing of commonly recommended torque values. The studs on your hubs # A35RS545E are 1/2-inch diameter and since your wheels # AM31215 are aluminum, you'll use a torque range of 75-85-ft-lbs. We offer torque wrenches like # ALL944001 if you need one.
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  • Will the Timbren Silent Ride Suspension System Work with I-Beam Trailer Frames
  • The Timbren Silent Ride Suspension System will not bolt directly onto an i-beam trailer frame. However, as you mentioned, you can absolutely weld a solid plate to the inside of the i-beam frame where the frame brackets sit which will allow the system to work for you. I called Timbren and was able to confirm this. I highly recommend you have a quality and experienced welder perform this task. If you have 2-3/8" diameter trailer axles then you will want to use part # TSR7000T04 but if you...
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  • What Is The Tow Capacity Of A 2001 Chevrolet Suburban
  • The 2001 Chevrolet Suburban has a towing capacity ranging from 5,900 to 8,800 lbs depending on equipped features. You should consult your owner's manual for the exact specification. As long as the mobile home trailer does not exceed your max tow rating, yes you can safely tow the 32' trailer. Depending on how frequently you will be towing the mobile home, I recommend the use of either suspension enhancements or a weight distribution system. If you will be frequently towing this trailer,...
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  • What Type of Tires to Use on Home-Built Off-Road Trailer
  • The term regular tires when used in the context of Timbren axle-less suspension systems like # A20RS545 distinguishes this kit from one that can be used with off-road trailer wheels/tires, such as kit # ASR1THDS03. Do please note that for a fabricated trailer you will want to use only trailer wheels and special trailer tires. Passenger vehicle wheels and tires are built differently and are not suitable for use on a trailer. Trailer wheels usually have different offset (the distance they...
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  • Replacing 3500-lb Axles with 5200-lb Axles on Enclosed Cargo Trailer
  • You can change out the 3500-lb axles on your enclosed trailer with higher-capacity 5200-lb axles but this will not necessarily increase the weight capacity of the trailer. The trailer manufacturer should be consulted (giving them your trailer's VIN) to allow them to determine if the other components in it, such as its frame, have the capacity to allow you to benefit from increasing the axle rating. Also, it will likely be necessary to change your hubs to ones that are higher rated to...
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  • Which Timbren Suspension Kit for 2017 Ford F-250
  • There are 2 Timbren helper spring kits for the 2017 Ford F-250. First we have # TFR250SDJ which has an 8,600 pound capacity and fits 2- and 4-wheel drive models. And second we have # TFRTT350J which is rated for 8,000 pounds and also fits 2- and 4-wheel drive models. The higher weight capacity and the fact it's not as popular as the lower rated kit is why there is a price difference. I prefer to recommend the lower capacity kit as it will give you a smoother unloaded ride quality.
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