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Muscle LSE vs. Timbren

Discussion in '<a href=http://www.plowsite.com target=_blank ?>Sn' started by RB, Dec 12, 2000.

  1. RB

    RB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 306

    I've been pricing these products. the Muscle LSE is about $80 vs the Timbren about $170. These seem to be a similar product that will product similar results.

    Who has either product and any opinion or favor for either product?

  2. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    We just ordered the Muscle brand threw Napa saving over $100 over the other. We run 1Ton trucks with sanders with around 5000lbs of weight with sand. The guy that helps has the same truck with the Muscle ones and loves em.
  3. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 691

    I was just going to ask the very same question. I'm having a problem with my truck bouncing down too far after coming off of a curb or a speed bump. Gettin a little worried about breaking my plow mount or snapping the bolts off of the angle rams. I'm thinking these will help. Napa has the Muscle LSE???

  4. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    Yes Napa has these in there Napa shock book around $89.00
  5. matthew Urban

    matthew Urban LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    Does anyone know of another source?
    All I got at the local napa was a sea of dumdfounded faces

    Buy the way 2-6"and sleet tonight....finally
  6. Finecut

    Finecut LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 177

    Matthew Urban,

    I got the exact same results, when requesting pricing on LSE Muscle supports from NAPA. I called 1-800-879-0540 which is a tech support number (for Monroe - Tenneco) and asked them for a part# for the application I was interested in, they gave me the part# and I called NAPA and they immediately knew what I wanted. I somehow fail to realize why this product hasn't been promoted better...their (Monroe's) marketing leaves something to be desired. But product works great and I can't compare them to Timbrens as I have never owned Timbrens. I get a discount and paid 71.40 for mine, Part# 441 for F-250 Ford.

    [Edited by Finecut on 12-14-2000 at 04:30 AM]
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    What are they? Shocks? Air Shocks? Spring Shocks? I never heard of them.

  8. Finecut

    Finecut LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 177


    Best way I can think to describe them... is a heavy rubber spring (about 3" high)with two coils, that fits between the frame and axle. A bracket bolts to the frame and LSE supports bolt to the bracket. I forgot to mention that they are hollow. They help carry heavy loads and prevent spring damage and give your vehichle better handling capabilities loaded, yet don't affect the ride in a negative manner without heavy loads. I think both Timbrens and LSE Supports are giving a lifetime guarantee on their product.
  9. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    we just put timbrens on a chevy silverado 1500. they definately jacked the front end up more so it wont dip with the plow on. i would definately reccomend them.
  10. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 821

    Hey guys, are they easy to install? Any drilling required or are they attached with u-bolts? I have never seen a pair up close.

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