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helper springs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by pudge151, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Dec 3, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    pudge151

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    i have been looking at something to help my back end when it is loaded. i got the tsb leafs and it helps but she still sags a little and tends to bottom out.

    i have looked at Timbrens, but those seem better for someone who does a lot of off raoding. i do not

    air bags are nice because they are adjustable. i could fill them with more air when i off road, carry a load or head onto the beach with a bed full of beer and shit

    how about good old fashioned helper springs? i probably only need 500lb helpers. do you need to have a loaded bed for them o work or will it affect the factory ride making it too stiff for everyday driving? i guess for $50 or so i could put them on when i need them. which is only 3-4 times a year http://cdn-prod.suspensionconnection.com/images/items/ez550_helper_springs.jpg
     
  2. Dec 3, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    check autozone or something They usually have some thing cheap for like 20 bucks that will work just fine.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    do they give a harsh ride when its not loaded ? i want it to stay like it is now but be able to load a few hundred lbs back there without bottoming out
     
  4. Dec 3, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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  5. Dec 3, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    Those look like they'd be putting stress on your leafs where they're not intended to take it. I wouldn't off road with something like that and I'm not sure what it would do for the longevity of the leaf pack. Timbrens are for load assistance, they're a taller bump stop that helps support the load once you start to compress them. They are not for off-road purposes only. They're supposed to be set up so the top of the timbren is 1" below the frame when unloaded. When you start to load the truck down, the timbrens act as a helper and prevent the back end from sagging. Aig bags are a nice option but will not allow the rear end to articulate, you run the risk of tearing one of the bags if you do serious off roading. Plus they're on there 100% of the time but you only pump them up when you need them. Otherwise you'll be close to a factory ride.
     
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