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  • Recommended Trailer Suspension Upgrade On 2016 StarCraft 24 RLS
  • For a suspension upgrade on your 1216 StarCraft 24 RLS, I recommend the Timbren Silent Ride Suspension for Tandem Axle Trailers w/ 2-1/2" Round Axles - 7,000 lbs # TSR7000T06. This system replaces leaf spring suspension to provide a stable ride distributing weight evenly between both axles. Rubber springs absorb road shock. This installation requires a 2 inch by 4 inch hollow steel crossmember with 3/16 inch thickness that is not included. If you have 3 inch axles, you will want #...
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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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  • How Much Space is Needed Between Fenders and Tires with Timbrem Axle-Less Suspension Installed
  • We generally recommend that you have 4 inches between the tops of the tires and the underside of the fender to allow for travel of the suspension. It could require more or less space but it is more likely to require less than more. Four inches is pretty far and the deflection on # ASR2000S02 is 2-5/8 inches so it should be just about perfect depending on the tire size.
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  • 3,500 lb Timbren Setup Recommendation for Off-Road Wheels and Tires
  • For a wheel and tire that big your best option would be the Timbren kit part # ASR35HDS02 which is set up for wider tires and also has a 4 inch lift built into it. This is the same 3,500 lb capacity though. That being said we can only safely recommend using trailer rated wheels and tires wit this kit. For just a hub without a drum you would want the part # AKIHUB-655-6-K.
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  • Axle, Hubs, Brakes, Wheels & Tires for Trailer with 7K Mobile Home Axle
  • Axles and hubs made for mobile homes are intended to be used once for transport of the home and are not intended for ongoing use on a trailer. But we do have 7K-rated axle-less suspension systems, hubs, brakes, wheels and tires. Note that we do not ship 7K beam axles due to their weight. For a 7K-rated suspension kit we offer the Timbren # TASR7KS01G that includes 2 bolt-on (or weld-on) suspension assemblies with built-in 5-bolt brake flanges. These can be used with hubs # 8-219-50UC3-EZ...
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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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  • 8 Lug Hub Drum Recommendation for Use with Timbren Axle-Less System part # ASR35HDS02
  • Yes, for electric brake hubs with an 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern that will fit the spindles of the Timbren Axle-Less System part # ASR35HDS02 that you referenced you would want the # 8-219-50UC3-EZ.
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  • How Much Travel Distance Is Recommended for Fender Clearance with Timbren Axle-less Suspension?
  • You can absolutely use Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System on a custom trailer application, however the instructions state that the axle-less systems are not recommended for triple applications. With whatever system you end up using, you will want to leave a minimum of 4-7/8 inches of clearance above the tires for the suspension travel. If you end up using these axles, I recommend the Trailer Hub/Drum Assembly - 5,200-lb to 7,000-lb E-Z Lube Axles - 12" - 8 on 6-1/2 - Galvanized,...
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  • Hub And Drum And Tire/Wheel Options For Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System # TASR7KS01
  • The trailer hub-and-drum assembly I recommend for the Timbren system part # TASR7KS01 is part # 42866UC3-EZ. This hub and drum comes with the bearings, races, grease seal and EZ-Lube cap with a plug and has an 8 on 6-1/2 bolt pattern. The Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System, part # TASR7KS01 will fit any width trailer frame and can be bolted or welded for installation, can be used for single or tandem axle trailers. The EZ Lube spindles make it easy to add grease to the bearings...
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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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  • 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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  • Wheel/Tire, Hub and Drum, and Brake Assembly Recommendation for Timbren Axle Less Kit TASR5200S03
  • For a brake drum to fit the Timbren kit part # TASR5200S03 that you referenced you would want the part # 8-201-5UC3-EZ. Then for a matching assemblies you would need # AKEBRK-7R-SA and # AKEBRK-7L-SA for either side. The part # AC225R6SM would be a great fitting wheel and tire combo that has a 2,540-lb max load at 65 psi for each wheel/tire.
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  • Timbren 5,200 Axle-less Trailer Suspension System with 4 Inch Lift
  • Yes, we do carry the Timbren Axle-Less System with the 4 inch Lift. It's the same as our part # TASR5200S03. It will include the brake flange.
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  • Timbren Axle-Less Suspension System Compatibility With Office Trailer Or Modular Trailer
  • Yes, the Timbren Axle-Less Suspension system can be used on office trailers or modular trailers. There are large capacity models like the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System - 4" Lift Spindle w/ Brake Flange - 5,200 lbs # TASR5200S03 or the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System - Spindle w/ Brake Flange - Regular Tires - 7K # TASR7KS01. These axles are to be mounted to a crossmember or use a 2 inch by 3 inch steel tube to run between them in the allocated spot. They...
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  • Hub and Drum, Brakes, and Tire and Wheel Combos for Timbren 7K Axle-Less Suspension
  • Since your trailer weighs 4,800 pounds dry, when loaded it will weigh more. But if its final weight when loaded and ready to tow is far enough from the 7,000 pound capacity of the Timbren Axle-Less system # TASR7KS01 it could have a stiff ride. Other than that there isn't a reason why it could not be used. The recommended hub and drum assembly for this system is # 42866UC3-EZ. And for trailer brakes I recommend # 23-106 for the right and # 23-105 for the left. I have included a couple...
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  • Timbren Axle-Less, Hub, Brake Assembly and Wheel/Tire Recommendation for 14k Boat Trailer
  • I would go with a tandem axle setup on your trailer as the tires will scrub less with a tandem vs. a triple. Tire scrub is when you are making a tight turn and tires on the back axle end up skidding across the pavement. The Axleless System part # TASR7KS01 has a 7k rating and would work well as long as you are sure the weight of your trailer does not exceed 14k. For hubs you would want the part # 42866UC3-EZ which have a 7k capacity and a 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern. For brake assemblies...
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  • Will the Kodiak Electric Brake Kit Fit on the Timberen Axle-Less Systems
  • The Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR79 will fit on the Timbren Axle-Less Suspension System # TASR7KS01 as both are rated for the same weight capacity of 7,000 lbs. and have the same bearing inner diameters. The bearings and grease seal are not included with the Kodiak Disk Brake Kit, you will need to buy these separately. Bearings: Inner: # 25580 Outer: # 02420 Seal: # RG06-070 I recommend the Timbren Axle System as each unit operates independently and fits any trailer frame...
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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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  • Distance from the Spindle to Trailer Frame when Installing a Timbren Axle-Less System a # A35RD545E
  • For the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System Drop Axle # A35RD545E the distance from the center of the spindle to the bottom of the trailer frame will be right at 4 inches. The Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System w Electric Brake Hubs Straight Axle # A35RS545E would be 1/4 of an inch.
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  • Off Road Axle Recommendation for Trailer for 8 on 6-1/2 inch Bolt Pattern Hub
  • The Timbren Heavy-Duty Axle-Less Trailer Suspension # ASR35HDS02 will be perfect for you. It's got a 4 inch lift built into it and is set up for wider tires so it's ideal for off-road applications. And then for a hub with the 8 lug pattern that you need you would want the part # 42865-KIT that you referenced.
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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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  • Timbren Axle-Less Suspension for a Deck Over Enclosed Trailer
  • As long as there is the proper space on the trailer frame, you can install a Timbren Axle-Less suspension system such as # A35RD545E. I have included a picture that shows the relevant mounting dimensions and bolt pattern so you can determine if it is going to work with your trailer design.
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  • Installation Of Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System On 2016 Ford F-150
  • There should be clearance when using the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TFR1504E without load in the truck on your 2016 Ford F-150. I recommend removing the spacer. The empty ride of your vehicle is not to be effected by the system meaning that the axle shouldn't engage the spring unless there is an applied load. The only reason I recommend removing the spacer is because having the springs engaged all the time will increase the rigidity of your unloaded ride. When used...
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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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  • Timbren Axle-Less 3500-lb Suspension System for Off-Road Teardrop Trailer
  • We offer two Timbren axle-less systems rated for 3500-lbs, part # A35RD545E which has spindles with a 4-inch drop, and part # A35RS545E which would be better for your application since it will not reduce your ground clearance. For off-road use you do not want to use a kit that has drop spindles; this type is better for a ramped trailer where you want a low deck height. Kit # A35RS545E includes the frame-mount suspension assemblies, E-Z Lube spindles with 4- bolt brake flanges, hub/drums,...
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  • Timbren vs. Firestone Ride Rite
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TFR1504D is designed to engage when a load is put upon your 2013 Ford F-150. The picture shows the basic fundamentals of how the Timbrens work so you can see that when your truck is not loaded, the Timbrens are at full size and when a load is put upon your truck the Timbrens compress. My technical contact at Ride-Rite confirmed that the psi should be set between 5 and 10 which should not alter your ride or raise your truck when not loaded....
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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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  • Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System Recommendation for a 1977 13 ft Scamp Trailer
  • Converting a torsion axle trailer to a trailer with a Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System has been done before and most people who have done this really prefer the smoother ride and increased ground clearance. Timbren Axle-Less trailer suspension system is a great alternative to torsion axles. While both systems allow either side of the trailer's suspension to operate independently, only Axle-Less suspensions are actually separate units. Torsion axles still require a bar that...
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-250 6.7L Diesel
  • We have many rear suspension enhancement options for your 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty, but to determine which kit will work best, we will want to take a look at the frame brackets for your fifth wheel hitch. On Ford Super Duty trucks, there is a hole in the frame rail just above the rear axle (see photo). If that hole is exposed, then I recommend installing the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2535. Firestone is an industry leader in the air bag market and this kit was designed...
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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 Assembly - 7" - Left Hand - 2,000 lbs, # AKEBRK-2L and the Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - 7" - Right Hand - 2,000 lbs, # AKEBRK-2R. You...
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