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Old 02-24-2019, 06:50 PM
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Timbrens and Sumo Springs are pretty much the same thing, just different manufacturers. They help stabilize the truck when loaded, and when empty (provided you don't use the 1" spacer like I did DOH!) they make no contact and have no effect on the ride when empty. I have 1500# ones, and they do help stiffen the rear when cornering, and take some of the bounce out when towing as well. Can't go wrong with them.

If you do put the spacer in with stock suspension, it contacts the axle and you can feel every single crack in the road.
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Timbrens and Sumo Springs are pretty much the same thing, just different manufacturers. They help stabilize the truck when loaded, and when empty (provided you don't use the 1" spacer like I did DOH!) they make no contact and have no effect on the ride when empty. I have 1500# ones, and they do help stiffen the rear when cornering, and take some of the bounce out when towing as well. Can't go wrong with them.

If you do put the spacer in with stock suspension, it contacts the axle and you can feel every single crack in the road.
I did the same and after the test drive, I changed it. No thanks! With the inch gap, i still get some bumps that I hit but I'm changing shocks this week so I'm hoping it gets better
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I just added some supersprings (ssa28) last week and they have helped tremendously. Very easy to install and really help when pulling my travel trailer which runs about 7k lbs. The springs have 2 sitting, I’ve got mine on the least preload and don’t even notice them but they did raise the rear about 3/4”. The rise wasn’t a big deal for me, as I had just put 2.5” spacers on the front end of the truck.
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I was debating between the timbrens and airbags. I purchased a set of loadmaster 5000 bags for my truck. I tow a horse trailer and camper in the summer on the weekends. I usually have the box of truck rounded with wood or other junk for the campground so I decide I would go with bags as I had no experience with either or prior to this. Very simple install and will pick up a cheap compressor to air up if I need to adjust. Good luck with your decision as either seem to be a great idea I just wanted the option to adjust ride height if I only have a lot of weight in box itself.
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Hello all, yes, from what I have researched...Timbrems and Sumos are the same thing, but different manufacturers. I know nothing about airbags, would love to hear more- pros and cons.
From what I have read, it is all about the payload rating from Ford...thoughts?
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Hello all, yes, from what I have researched...Timbrems and Sumos are the same thing, but different manufacturers. I know nothing about airbags, would love to hear more- pros and cons.
From what I have read, it is all about the payload rating from Ford...thoughts?
If you donít like the sag, buy a higher class truck. Most of those on here with high payload ratings still run some type of suspension enhancement.
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I added Timbrens for pulling a 21' bass boat. Before the rear end felt mushy and would sway with the boat back there, the Timbrens took care of it. Plus I went to 40 psi in the crappy factory Hankooks. They will be replaced this year on my 2016.
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