timbren, ride-rite, or extra leafs for suspension?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by peeklandscaping, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 857

    I added many leaf springs to my 99 250 diesel. 1 on ach front to help with the weight of the plow. 3 in the rear to help level the 24 foot trailer. They're great but my truck is just for work. Without a trailer it rides stiff.....but they don't require any maintenance or filling with air.
     
  2. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,770

    I added rear spring to our 2500 HD Chevy. Pulls a 32 ft gooseneck. Made a world of difference. Cheap route to. I installed them and works great. I have had timbers on before but hated the ride and stiffness. Never used air b/f
     
  3. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    I have airlift bags in my 2500HD they work great and can be adjusted for different loads
     
  4. trailbuilder

    trailbuilder LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    I just had Timbrens put on my 2002 F350 dually which has a Henderson ss dump bed on it. It weighs in at 9500 empty. I will let you know how I like them. It has been a great firewood hauler but it sagged to the helpers with 2000 pounds in it.
     
  5. peeklandscaping

    peeklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 306

    how those timbrens working for you?
    I looked into the prices; I can get 2 timbrens, installed, for around $200, whereas a ride-rite system is quite a bit more, and that's uninstalled. So, with the price in mind, but also wanting something good, I really don't know yet! Anyone else want to weigh in here? Timbrens versus Ride-rite? Kinda don't like the extra spring idea, as you could feel the bounce when driving light.
     
  6. trailbuilder

    trailbuilder LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    I am OK with the Timbrens, I am hauling a bit larger loads and not squatting the truck. I am also not breaking leaf springs. I could add the hockey pucks that they come with for a even stiffer load. I do like the simplicity of the Timbrens...no air lines, compressor etc.
     

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