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Old 04-28-2011, 01:09 AM
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I have the Timbrens on my truck and I swear that you would snap your axle in two before you squat your truck ever again (I have had 3000lbs in bed and pulling a trailer at the same time). That said I have had no complaints or problems in the 5+ years that they have been on my truck.
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I had air bags on my 05 Titan and even with them at the minimum of 3 psi, the ride was terrible compared to stock. I installed the Timbren SES about 2 weeks ago on my Ram and haven't noticed a difference in the stock ride...still smooth as silk. And NO maintainance or air lines to worry about!!! I'll let ya know how it does towing a 30' travel trailer next week.
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Well, I towed a 30' travel trailer about 70 miles, in somewhat hilly country...between Grapeland and Mexia TX. The dry weight was about 5500 lbs, two axles. The quick connect factory ITBC worked great--I call it quick connect because from start to finish was 8 minutes !!! The truck did great, with the exception of a few of the "larger" hills.
The big question: Would I regularly tow something this size/weight? No, but for the occaisional job, it did just fine. The tranny temp never went over 180 degrees F and the outside temp was about 90-95 degrees.
As far as the suspension, when we lowered the trailer onto the hitch (weight distributing), the truck squated to a level stance...the Timbren SES worked just as advertised.
Overall, I'm very happy with the truck and it's towing capability, and along with the Timbren SES, I truely feel it will handle anything I throw its way, as long as I use some common sense, which is JUST AS important as a GVWR recommendation.
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Rinnels69, if I may ask what gears do you have 3.55 or 3.92?
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Rinnels69, if I may ask what gears do you have 3.55 or 3.92?
3.55's...............(had to add this to get it to post).
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Rinnels69, I appreciate all the info. Thanks!
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I had added the airlift 1000 helpers to the rear springs. what a huge diffrence when pulling my travel trailer. no more sag, 100% level, and much more stable. I got them from autoanything .com...less than $80 bucks. I ran the lines to a T fitting, then 1 valve stem out of the back of the truck (Just to the right of the license plate). I just drilled a hole in the plastic, and ran it out of the back. They were easy to install, and work great. There is no need for a compressor. They are a great product, you wont be disappointed. A must for heavy towing.
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Did the air bags affect the ride quality empty at all?
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If you have the minimum 5psi in them you won't know they are even there. I keep mine around 15psi and I like the ride even better than stock (but I almost always have something in the bed and passengers in the cab).
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Good to hear. I have a couple hundred pounds in the tool box in the bed, and then at least 2 passengers, so I shouldn't have any issues.
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