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cpaulsen

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Posted: 03/16/19 04:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IdaD wrote:

I have Timbrens on my truck and prefer them to bags. No change in the unloaded ride but it firms things up nicely when fully loaded, and they're simple and require no maintenance or adjustments.


Same here...…...my last 2 trucks I put Timbrens on and they work great!


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Posted: 03/16/19 07:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

cpaulsen wrote:

IdaD wrote:

I have Timbrens on my truck and prefer them to bags. No change in the unloaded ride but it firms things up nicely when fully loaded, and they're simple and require no maintenance or adjustments.


Same here...…...my last 2 trucks I put Timbrens on and they work great!


Can the rear height be adjusted to maintain level with varying pin/ hitch weights?


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Posted: 03/16/19 08:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Can the rear height be adjusted to maintain level with varying pin/ hitch weights?

No, they are just like rubber bounce stops only hollow and taller.
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rhagfo wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

I have Firestone air bags with two skinny leaf springs each side. My rear axle weight is only 9,750#

Are they Firestone or Ram air bags?? The one option I wish the 2016 had!


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Posted: 03/16/19 09:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

rhagfo wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

I have Firestone air bags with two skinny leaf springs each side. My rear axle weight is only 9,750#

Are they Firestone or Ram air bags?? The one option I wish the 2016 had!


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Thanks, that won’t solve my issues. When I put 4K+ pounds on the gooseneck ball or my 5th wheel plate....I need to level the truck!

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

rhagfo wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

I have Firestone air bags with two skinny leaf springs each side. My rear axle weight is only 9,750#

Are they Firestone or Ram air bags?? The one option I wish the 2016 had!


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That is the one option I wish our 2016 had. I am sure it makes the empty ride smooth.


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Some RAM friends rode to dinner with us and they both commented on how good the ride was. To be fair they run 65 rear but only use their truck for towing. I run 35 empty, I am sure the two thin springs and air bags do make for a better ride.

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Thank you for your help. I went with Firestone airbags and they work great!! Very solid set-up in many respects.

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