Timbren Silent Ride and Disc Brake Kit Recommendation for Lippert 7k Axles

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I have a 2017 Open Range 3X388RKS with 7k Lippert axles with drum brakes and am looking to improve the braking as well as making the lubrication easier. Im not wanting to do the Morryde IS due to the expense as Ive heard it costs between $6-7k. Is the 7k Timbren axle less setup with disc brakes and the necessary hardware and components a good substitute for the Morryde IS? Thanks.

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The Timbren Silent Ride 7k system part # TSR7000T05 would be a great solution that doesn't quite break the bank like the MorRyde would.

Then for a disc brake kit you'd want the part # K2HR712D which is a 7k kit that will fit your Lippert 7k axles well. You will also need the bearings part # 25580 and # 14125A for each hub and then seals too as part # RG06-070. This is a Dacromet coated setup which will fight corrosion well.

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Jameson C

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Thanks for your reply. Not sure that I told ya that I want an ez lube setup. Don't know if I have it now or not, but am assuming that I don't. Can you let me know what's available for ez lube?

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What you'd want instead is the part # THRCM13378DACEK which is also a 7k disc brake kit but it is designed for grease applications and comes with Bearing Buddies which make greasing the hubs a bit easier.

If the current caps on your hub have a black rubber center section then you do have EZ lube hubs but if not then you do not and the Bearing Buddy route would be the only option.

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Jameson C

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I appreciate all the help youve given so far. Next question is will this setup be proportional, or will I need to get a proportional brake controller for my 2016 Ram 2500? Thanks again for your help.

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You'll need to have an electric over hydraulic actuator installed on your trailer to create the hydraulic pressure to activate your trailer brakes, and then you'd need a brake controller to control the amount of braking gets done.

For the actuator setup the best solution is the # CAR-HBA16-2 which comes with everything you'd need to install on your trailer including brake lines.

For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer brakes. This will be the last brake controller you buy. It can easily be transferred to future vehicles as well.

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