10 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A HELPER SPRING – Part 4

Last week we examined the more popular helper springs and drew some comparisons regarding quietness, ride quality and stability. This week we’ll continue with a comparison of Add a leaf, Air ride and Timbren SES. Here are four more things to consider when choosing a helper spring. Reliable We’re going to measure reliability by asking […]

10 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A HELPER SPRING – Part 3

Last week we focused on 3 popular helper springs, and drew some comparisons regarding simple design, ease of installation and cost. This week we’ll continue our comparison of Add a leaf, Air ride and Timbren SES. Here are three more things to keep in mind when choosing a helper spring… Quiet If you own a […]

10 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A HELPER SPRING – Part 2

Last week we posted part 1 of a four-part series: 10 things to look for in a helper spring. Over the next few weeks, we’ll suggest 10 things to look for in a helper spring, comparing 3 popular products:  Add a leaf, Air ride and Timbren SES. Simple If you plan to do-it-yourself, you’re going […]

10 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A HELPER SPRING – Part 1

Remember the days when a truck was a truck? It worked like a truck. It rode like a truck. You could throw a load of firewood on the back of a pickup knowing that the vehicle would stay level and remain stable. Not so today. Even though they’re advertised as “tough” and “durable,” today’s late […]

Rubber Lining: What you didn’t know about Timbren Industries

Does Timbren Industries lead the field in rubber spring technology? We think so. Fifty years’ experience in rubber moulding has earned them admiration and respect in the industry. However, you probably didn’t know this: About ten years ago, Timbren bought McWade Rubber in Oshawa. Soon after, they began manufacturing rubber-lined products. Interested in learning about rubber […]

Timbren’s Top 10 Answers to FAQ

SOMETIMES I PUT A LOT OF WEIGHT IN THE BACK OF MY PICKUP.  SHOULD I GET THE “SEVERE SERVICE” KIT OR JUST THE REGULAR ONE? In order to answer the above question, let’s talk about “severe service” kits for a moment. Let’s be honest. The Customer Service Team at Timbren gets calls from customers all […]

Axle-Less: Blueprint for a better suspension

“Necessity is the mother of invention” –  Plato The Problem The story of the Axle-Less trailer suspension began 7 years ago. The US military had a problem. Trailers that were used to pick up the injured on the battlefield had limited use. The medics needed a trailer that could go where an off-road vehicle could […]

Preparing for an overland adventure: The absolute essentials

Preparing for an overland adventure? If it’s your first time heading into the bush – a few hundred yards or a few hundred miles –  there are certain essentials you must remember… 1.  Choose the appropriate 4WD vehicle Many of today’s 4x4s are not designed for true off-road activities. For serious off-road adventures, you need […]

One thing that always brings success – Part 3

We’ve been talking about Timbren Industries’ 50-year history, and stressed the reason for its longevity. It’s called Commitment. Last month, we looked at Timbren’s commitment to a better product.  Commitment demonstrates their leadership in the development of rubber spring technology. This week we’re focusing on Timbren’s commitment to… Better Service As the company grew, Timbren Industries eventually […]

Timbren’s Top 10 Answers to FAQ

THE CAPACITY RATING OF THE SES KIT SEEMS AWFULLY HIGH. I AM SURE THAT I DON’T NEED THAT MUCH CAPACITY FOR MY VEHICLE.  WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND? The other question you seem to be asking is ‘Will this ruin the ride?” In order to answer that question, you need to understand something about Aeon® hollow […]