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Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Review

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Review of the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System

Improve your ride quality on your pickup truck with your heavy loads with the Timbren rear suspension enhancement kit. This is gonna replace your factory jounce stops. And as you can see, we have a lot less of a gap here, so it's gonna engage a lot quicker. So notice how we have a gap. So our ride quality's not going to decrease whenever we're not loading anything in the bed of our truck. These are made of a high density rubber.

So they're gonna have a little bit of flex on 'em, and they're gonna have a capacity of 7,000 pounds. One thing I like about the suspension enhancement when it's just the jounce stop, it's not gonna 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 gonna 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 that 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 'em in there and if the axle hits it, it's gonna help, and if it doesn't, it's not. We're gonna show you how to install the Aftermarket jounce bumpers, but first, like any good experiment, we need a control. So let's see exactly what our stock ride height's gonna be. We're gonna start in the back. We're gonna measure from the ground up to the wheel well, right here, and that is 40 inches with nothing loaded, with our factory suspension.

And then going up front, I'm gonna do the same exact method. Down to the ground, up to the wheel well. I'd say it's about 37 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 gonna have. We have 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 the stock jounce stops. So about 37 inches in the back, but in the front it's still at 37 inches. So we're not really squatting like that. But just in the back. So now what we're gonna do is we're gonna take it on our test course just to see how the factory setup 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 jounce stops doing anything. So what we're gonna do now is we're gonna 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 gonna 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 I'm jacking it up from the hitch and then I'm gonna have some jack stands here to bring all the way up to the top, just in case the jack fails. So you always wanna have the proper safety measures in place. So that's what we're gonna do. The idea here is that we're gonna get this 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 this suspension is at full travel. It's just gonna give us a lot more room to put the new stuff in. All you have to do is just manhandle this out: just like that. And then notice how it's kind of gross. You might wanna clean it out a little bit. All the dust and grit that's in there. It's not gonna be the best for sliding something in there. I just have some silicone. You need some soapy water. This is just gonna help it fall into place. And also I'm gonna put it on this piece right here. Rub it in a little bit just to make sure it's nice and slippery. So it goes in there a little bit easier. It shouldn't give us a whole lot of trouble. All we're gonna do is go like that. Maybe twist it a little bit, make sure it's seated in there. So it is pretty easy to do. And that is done. To ensure that they're seated properly in the cup, what you wanna 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 completely, but I mean that's a lot of weight that is on those. So they're definitely in if they weren't in there before. All right, now that we jacked it back up you can grab the box of wood and we're done with that. Lower down, nice and slow, nice and slow. And then we can take 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 38 and a half inches, which before it was 37. So about an inch and a half improvement there. And I noticed 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. That's what we're looking for. And in the front 37 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 gonna be doing as much, and that's pretty much where it's gonna 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 gonna protect the other suspension components and make them last a little longer. So now we're gonna go on the test course. You'll see it in the GoPro footage, but I felt a lot more response to 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. 10 minutes and you increased 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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