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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Axle-Less Suspension And Surge Brakes With Parking Brakes
  • The Timbren axle-less system I recommend is part # TASR5200S03. This system has a 4-inch lift spindle and includes the brake flange. The hub and drum assembly you can use is part # 8-201-5UC3-EZ. This is a 6 on 5-1/2 hub and it has the E-Z Lube feature that makes it easy to keep the bearings lubed. This system includes the bearings, races, seal, lug nuts and grease cap. The brakes I recommend are part # T4203000 for the right hand and part # T4203100-000 for the left hand. These...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 # 42655UC1-EZ.
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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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  • 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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  • Recommended Idler Hubs for Timbren Axle-Less Suspension System and 5 on 4-1/2 Inch Bolt Pattern
  • The Timbren Heavy-Duty Axle-Less Trailer Suspension - 4" Lift Spindle - Wide Tires - 2,000 lbs # ASR2KHDS03 is a great choice and the idler hubs you would want to fit are the Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 3,500-lb E-Z Lube Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 # 84545UC1-EZ. These will be compatible with 16 inch wheels. Most Jeeps have 5 on 5 inch bolt pattern, so you may want the Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # 84550UC1-EZ. I recommend checking the bolt pattern as it is outlined at the bottom...
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How To Convert A Torsion Axle To An Axle-Less Or Straight Axle System
  • I do have a few options available for you however, we currently do not sell torsion axles. You have two options to consider for your trailer, the Timbren axle-less suspension and the Dexter straight axles. As you have a gross trailer weight (GTW) of 3,000 lbs. I recommend using a 3,500 lb setup. The Timbren System will provide you with a much easier method for converting from torsion springs in addition to containing fewer components. I recommend the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension...
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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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  • Will Suspension Helper Springs or Weight Distribution Stop Sag on a 2014 Ram 1500 4x2 Quad Cab
  • As long as your 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 does not have the air suspension then you can use the Timbren springs, # TDR1500DQ, and they can help with the squat when connected to the trailer. But suspension enhancement is not the best solution for sag caused by a trailer because the springs can actually act like a fulcrum and cause too little tongue weight and a poor ride with the trailer. The best solution for rear end sag caused by a trailer is to use weight distribution. You choose weight...
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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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  • 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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  • 5 on 5 inch Hub Recommend for Timbren Heavy-Duty Axle-Less Trailer Suspension # ASR2KHDS03
  • Yes, we do carry an idler hub and and a hub and drum assembly with a 5 on 5 inch bolt pattern that will work on the Timbren Heavy-Duty Axle-Less Trailer Suspension # ASR2KHDS03. For an idler hub you would want the part # 84550BX and for a hub and drum you would want the part # 84556UC3.
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  • Recommended Suspension to Replace 5,200 lb Axles
  • Before potentially upgrading, you'll need to use your trailer's VIN and contact the manufacturer to ensure it can handle the extra capacity you're looking to add. If so, you can upgrade by using the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System # TASR7KS01 which has a capacity of 7,000 lbs and will replace your traditional axle. These suspension units can be bolted or welded to your trailer, though if you do not have a crossmember above the area you are going to install the Timbren, you might...
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  • Recommendation for Replacing Torsion Axle on Ez Loader Boat Trailer
  • The closest replacement options we have available to the drop center torsion axle currently installed on your EZ Loader Boat Trailer is going to be an Axle-Less System from Timbren. The Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System # A35RS545E might be a good solution. This system has a 3,500 pound capacity and includes electric brake hubs that feature a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern. They are designed to fit any frame width and will provide a smooth, quiet, safe ride that can completely...
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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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  • Timbren Suspension Enhancement System Warranty and Return Policy
  • The Timbren Suspension Enhancement System - Rear Axle # TFRTT1504E is a confirmed fit for 2015 -2018 Ford F-150 models. It has a lifetime warranty against defects in material and workmanship and is limited to the replacement of the failed part. I've attached the installation details that give you more details. Timbren products are well made and extremely durable. They are easy to install and require no maintenance. Our return policy is attached for your viewing as well.
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement System for a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Carrying a Truck Bed Camper
  • When looking into rear suspension enhancement systems, one factor that you will want to consider is the type of load that you want to support. If your load will be a consistent size and weight, such as a pickup camper or trailer, then the Timbren springs are an excellent option. If you frequently haul loads that vary in size and weight, then the air bag suspension systems would be more ideal because they can adjust to different load sizes. If you primarily need the suspension enhancement...
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  • Recommended Rear Suspension System For 2013 Toyota 4Runner For Towing And Off-Road Use
  • If you are planning on off-road travel with your 4Runner, I recommend the Timbren Active Off-Road Bumpstops, part # TABSTORSEQ. These are designed to cushion the ride of your truck and absorb the shock when bottoming out when you are off-road as you said or when there is a load on the rear of your truck. When you install the Timbrens, the instructions state you want between 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches of clearance between the rubber spring and the contact point on your truck. This means you...
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  • Suspension Enhancement or Weight Distribution for 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Towing 21 ft Camper
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System you mention is primarily meant to suspend weight carried in the cargo area of the vehicle itself, but it would not necessarily be the best choice to act against the sag caused when the trailer is hitched to the vehicle. While the tongue weight does compress the rear suspension of the vehicle, it also unloads the front suspension which will reduce braking and steering performance. As you can see from the video I have linked you to, the Timbren...
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