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Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Installation - 2022 Ram 1500 Classic

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How to Install the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System on a 2022 Ram 1500 Classic

Today we're upgrading the suspension on our 2022, Ram 1500 Classic. With the. Timbren, rear Suspension Enhancement kit. This is going to replace your factory jounce stop. And it's going to be a little bit bigger. So, as you can see we have a little bit of a gap.

We don't have anything in the bed. So, it's going to activate a lot sooner. These are going to work independently from each other. One on one side, one on the other. So, for some of those off-centered loads.

It's going to be able to snap back to center. Pretty quickly. Really, really improving the drive quality. The capacity of these are going to be about six-thousand pounds. And it's just high density rubber.

Which, is going to compress a little bit but definitely help your suspension snap back to center. This is also going to help with body roll. Whenever you're turning. So it doesn't feel like you're going to flip. And it's also just going to prolong the longevity of your other suspension components.

So your spring isn't going to be working as hard. One thing I like about the suspension enhancement when it's just the jounce stop. It's not going to be activated right now with nothing in the truck. We still had a little bit of a gap. So, you're not going to make your ride quality worse without hauling stuff. So, another thing that people come to all the time at Etrailer, is airbags. So, comparing them to the airbags. If you have airbags on. One, it's going to be a lot longer of an install. There's a lot more maintenance involved. And also, you're gonna have a worse ride quality when you're not hauling. I think airbags are mainly for the heavier loads. When you're doing it a lot. There's a lot more involved with airbags. But there's a lot more you can do. So, you can truly level out your truck with the load on there, if you have airbags. I think that's pretty cool. But with these, you don't really have any adjustments. You put them in there and if the axle hits it, it's going to help. And if it doesn't, it's not. We're going to show you how to install the aftermarket jounce bumpers. But, first. Like any good experiment, we need to control. So let's see exactly what our stock, ride height's going to be. We're going to start in the back. We're going to measure from the ground up to the wheel well, right here. And that is forty inches, with nothing loaded. With our factory suspension. And then going up front. I'm going to do the same exact measurement. Down to the ground, up to the wheel well. I'd say that's about thirty-seven inches. My buddy, Dave, is loading up the water tank. This is what we like to use, to simulate the amount of load that you're going to have. There's a decent amount of water in it. It is about a thousand pounds. So watch that level of the bed when he drops that down. Oh, yeah. This is really loading up this truck. We saw about three inches of sag happening with this stock jounce stops. So about thirty-seven inches in the back. But in the front, it's still at thirty-seven inches. So, we're not really squatting like that. Just in the back. So, now what we're going to do. Is we're going to take it on our test course. Just to see how the factory set up really works. In a real life situation. Well, that was fun. I felt, when we we're going on our test course. The suspension is definitely traveling but it's never really stopping. It was a lot of up and down and up and down. I didn't really feel the factory bounce stops doing anything. So what we're going to do now. Is we're going to go in the shop. Upgrade and then do it all again. Before you do anything, chalk the front wheels. 'Cause once we jack up the back. It's going to wanna roll. So, chalk up the front wheels. And then I like to jack up the back from the hitch. But you want to take some safety measures. So, jacking it up from the hitch and then I'm going to have some jack stands, here. To bring all the way up to the top. Just in case the jack fails. So, you always want to have the proper safety measures in place. So, that's what we're going to do. The idea here, is that we're going to get the suspension to completely sag. That's why I'm not jacking it up from the axle. 'Cause we need that axle to be as low as possible. But we do. Want to get it to right where these tires are lifted off the ground. Just so we know for sure. That the suspension is at full travel. It's just going to give us a lot more room. To put the new stuff in. So, all you need to do with this. Is you just need to manhandle this thing out. It just pops out, just like this. Now, we can take a little bit of soapy water. I'm using some silicone spray. Something slippery. And clean this out a little bit. Then, we can just push these up. Into place. Like that. Once you think they're in there. Rotate it a little bit. To make sure it's fully seated. To ensure that they're seated properly in the cup. What you want to do is take a little block of wood, or something like we have. Put it underneath there. And you can slowly lower this down. Just to make sure that they're seated in there. You don't have to lower it completely. But, that's a lot of weight that is on those. So, they are definitely in. If they weren't in there before. Alright, now that we jacked it back up. You can grab the blocks of wood. And we're done with that. Lower it down. Nice and slow. Nice and slow. And then we can talk our chalks out. And I'll see you on the test course. Same amount of weight. Different components underneath for the suspension. We are doing a lot better. It's about thirty-eight and a half inches. Which, before it was thirty-seven. So, about an inch and a half improvement there. And I notice that the. Upgrade that we put on there. It's already hitting the axle. So, it's going to be a lot more stiff and that's good. It's what we're looking for. In the front, thirty-seven, like before. I've done this setup on a lot of different trucks and it always improves the ride quality. So, now instead of sagging down. A lot, about three inches. We're halfway there. So, our stock springs aren't going to be doing as much. And that's pretty much where it's going to stop. 'Cause when we hit some of those bumps. It exceeded that three inches. But now, since the jounce stops are on the axle. The inch and a half is pretty much as much as it's going to travel. It's going to protect the other suspension components and make them last a little longer. So now, we're going to go on the test course. You'll see it in the Go-Pro footage, but. I felt a lot more response from my suspension. One, instead of going all the way down, coming back up and then leveling out. It goes down and then it just comes right back up. Really didn't feel a whole lot of difference from just riding with nothing in the bed. So, that's what I was looking for. Something a little bit more snappy. When I'm turning and also just going over those bumps. Ten minutes and you increase the ride quality whenever you're hauling with your Ram truck. And again, this was a 2022, Ram 1500 Classic. And we just installed the Timbren Suspension Enhancement Kit..

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