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ok..i have the 3-leaf packs on my 08' 4x4...and i dont wanna get the TSB done really...but i wanna put some 5100's on the fron at .85" setting...and i dont wanna have to worry about the rear being lower when i have any weight on it...do the timbreins make it not sag or just not sag any more once the springs are touching them? and i wondered about the supersprings too..which would work better for me...thanks
 

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Why wouldn't you get the TSB done if it's free.. You're wanting to spend money? Or are you concerned about the amount of lift that the TSB gives the rear?
 

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The timbrens are going to come into play when the bed sags a certain amount. They're about 2 inches taller (or is it 3 inches?) than the stock overload stops. With a tonneau and 2 60-pound sandbags in the back, mine barely touches the timbrens when parked. If you're getting 5100s on the front, though, I would go get the TSB done.
 

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I have the Timbrens. I would have preferred the TSB, but as far as I know it still does not apply to single-cab trucks. :-/

That said, the Timbrens don't do much of anything until you have about 200 lbs of weight in the bed. Then they make contact, and provide a lot more resistance, and are much stiffer than the leaf springs. The ride is more abrupt with a lot less suspension travel, so it's a bit more harsh.
 

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I have the ss and not only do they aid with weight or trailer they also lift the truck. I had the tsb plus 1.5 blocks and the ss set at the max level and I had like 3.5 inches of lift. I thought it was to racked so I switched out the blocks to 1" and set the ss at the lower level now for me it is perfect.
 

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I gotta throw my vote in for the Timbrens...they basically work like an extra long progressive bump stop, and they work very well...truck only sags about a couple inches with our boat attached...usually it would be about at the bump stops...

and for $200ish bucks its nice on the wallet
 

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well see i kinda dont want the stiffer ride that goes along with the TSB that most people say...and on some trucks it seems to set the rear up quite a bit! and some u cant tell...so who knows what mine would do! if it would just lift the rear like 1/2 inch then that would be ok...but i dont want it to ride stiffer...so i dont know what to do
 

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I have the Timbrens. I have yet to use them with very heavy load but after the research I have done, they should work wonders. Currently the rear of my truck is about 1-1.5" taller and the gap between the timbrens and the frame is about 2" so my truck should basically be a little lower in the back with large load. I went with timbrens because I wanted to keep my stock spring rate for offroading purposes. Anyways, here are a couple pics of them compressed with my old suspension set up, they do limit up travel a little, but I have the shock extenders so they basically help prevent the shock from bottoming out.





 
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