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Old 05-03-2012, 10:22 PM
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I have the Timbrens and love them. As I'm at stock height, the addition of a trailer levels my truck perfectly........so I ordered the TLC system.

I want to level my truck with Bilsteins, but don't want the front higher when I pull a trailer (which is very often), so I am replacing my Timbrens with the TLC system so I can level my truck and keep it that way when I add the trailer.
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[Note to self, google before asking dumb questions.] This really looks like the way to go. The more expensive way to go but definitely the most complete.

For those of you using a system of some kind, is your truck leveled and does it stay reasonably leveled?

Thanks for the feedback so far!
First and foremost, Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Josh and I have ALOT (I do mean alot) of experience towing and hauling heavy loads. Having been in the army, and on 3 combat tours, for the better part of a decade now, I have seen and driven just about everything there is to drive, from tanks, to Route Clearance Vehicles, to pickup trucks. Some are VERY heavy, and some are bone stock trucks guys like you and me drive everyday.
You have already noticed your coil springs will collapse under the weight of a heavy trailer, and while that does not pose a problem to your truck immediately, it can, over time. Towing a load as heavy as this with the 4th gen Ram requires some additional help, due to the smooth riding coil spring Multi-Link rear suspension. Coils were put in the ram because they ride smoother, but they are your worst enemy when towing/hauling heavy. Thats where the good folks at Total Load Control Suspensions come in. They will not only hook you up with great customer service, but Ramforumz members even get discounted pricing on their kits. Right now they are having a spring sale, and the shipping is always free to the continental US and Canada. This system is designed and patented specifically for 2009+ Ram 1500's. It will work in conjuction with your coil springs to improve load handling, reduce wear and tear on your coil springs, and even helps with unladen ride comfort and stability.

Shoot TLC John, or myself a message, and we can get you on your way to comfortable and safe towing. Happy Travels!
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I just ordered my Firestone Ride Rites and they come tomorrow, everyone I spoke to said the Timbrens are great, but get air bags. I should have done this years ago, but we just bought a 6,500 lb travel trailer that really sags the springs in back. I will let ya know how they work. I am hoping to put my 850 Polaris in the bed and tow the trailer this weekend...
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First and foremost, Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Josh and I have ALOT (I do mean alot) of experience towing and hauling heavy loads. Having been in the army, and on 3 combat tours, for the better part of a decade now, I have seen and driven just about everything there is to drive, from tanks, to Route Clearance Vehicles, to pickup trucks. Some are VERY heavy, and some are bone stock trucks guys like you and me drive everyday.
You have already noticed your coil springs will collapse under the weight of a heavy trailer, and while that does not pose a problem to your truck immediately, it can, over time. Towing a load as heavy as this with the 4th gen Ram requires some additional help, due to the smooth riding coil spring Multi-Link rear suspension. Coils were put in the ram because they ride smoother, but they are your worst enemy when towing/hauling heavy. Thats where the good folks at Total Load Control Suspensions come in. They will not only hook you up with great customer service, but Ramforumz members even get discounted pricing on their kits. Right now they are having a spring sale, and the shipping is always free to the continental US and Canada. This system is designed and patented specifically for 2009+ Ram 1500's. It will work in conjuction with your coil springs to improve load handling, reduce wear and tear on your coil springs, and even helps with unladen ride comfort and stability.

Shoot TLC John, or myself a message, and we can get you on your way to comfortable and safe towing. Happy Travels!
Thanks for your input Josh. Would love to find out what kind of specials are currently available. I'll PM you.
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I have the Timbrens and they work great. Very simple design with nothing to tear up. They do the job!!!
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I have the timbrens and they do work quite well. With the Timbrens you have to sag the rear of the truck until they touch the axle though. My question is has any tried the TufTruck performance replacement springs? Pretty inexpensive for an increase in payload without the sag. http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index....1c2c56028ecdea
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I don't know about the springs, but I have the airlift 1000, I have been hauling my harley ultra (900+lbs), with a lift (350lbs), 2 passengers and assorted clothes and food, the truck doesn't sag at all with it pumped up to 30, they won't help the load rating, but I don't think just springs will either...
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