Universal applications: Does ‘one-size-fits-all’ really work?

UR350 Timbren SES Suspension Upgrade kit
Universal Kits

Before Timbren started to design SES kits, Timbren sold a kind of one-size-fits-all product. Eventually, these early designs became known as “universal kits.”

Universal kits were designed to fit light-duty pickups, vans and SUVs. A much bigger selection existed for medium and heavy-duty trucks. All kits required drilling, while some needed both drilling and welding.

Custom-designed kits don’t always fit certain vehicles. There are a number of reasons why such kits don’t exist:

  1. Age of the vehicle
  2. Size of the vehicle
  3. Original bump stops have been removed
  4. Vehicle has been customized

Furthermore, pre-measuring will determine a good fit. Check out the following tips on how to measure your vehicle:

Light Duty Pickup Trucks (front and rear)
  1. Make sure the vehicle is sitting level and unloaded
  2. Measure between frame and leaf spring (between U-bolts)
  3. There needs to be at least 5” of space between frame and leaf spring
Medium & Heavy-Duty Trucks (front)
  1. Make sure the vehicle is sitting level and unloaded
  2. Determine where on the leaf spring you want the Aeon® spring to be positioned
  3. Measure at that location the distance between frame and leaf spring
Medium & Heavy-Duty Trucks (rear)
  1. Make sure the vehicle is sitting level and unloaded
  2. Measure between frame and axle pad
  3. Be sure there is sufficient space to mount bracket to frame

If you can’t find a pre-designed kit for your vehicle on Timbren.com web site, don’t despair. There’s probably a universal kit that will work. Call or email your request to sales@timbren.com