2019 Ram 1500 Pickup with Multifunction Tailgate

Holy Tailgate parties, Batman!  Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  Or maybe a 5th door for a pickup? Hey, what do you think? Is it multifunctional or dysfunctional? Certainly, it seems like just another marketing gimmick! Earlier today, Ram unveiled its new 1500 pickup truck with its “Barn Door” tailgate at the Chicago Auto […]

The Birth of Silent Ride

You’ve heard the saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” right?  If that’s true, then the birth of the Silent Ride was inevitable. Why Silent Ride? For the longest time, a gap existed between the affordable trailer suspensions like leaf and torsion axle, and the more-expensive air ride. However, if air ride wasn’t an option […]

Timbren’s Top 10 Answers to FAQ

I’M EXPERIENCING A ROUGH RIDE WHEN MY VEHICLE IS UNLOADED.  CAN THIS BE FIXED? If the vehicle rides rough empty, the rubber spring most-likely touches the axle. The recommended gap between rubber spring and axle is ½” – 1 ½” empty.  Measure the gap if you’re not sure. In either case, the fix is fairly […]

Timbren SES: Don’t Make This Mistake

There seems to be one of two extremes that some of our customers navigate toward when choosing a Timbren SES kit: Not enough capacity Too much capacity Timbren SES extreme mistake #1 In an effort to save a few bucks, some people buy the SES kit with less capacity. They’ve done their research, and deduced […]

What Makes an Axle-Less HD Suspension HD?

A regular-duty Axle-Less suspension is fine for highway driving… But when your adventure/getaway involves something out of the ordinary, you’re going to need something a little more heavy-duty, like the beefed-up Axle-Less HDseries. The heavier design of the HD series enables your trailer to endure the abuse of the world’s harshest trails. So, what makes the Axle-Less […]

In Search of the Perfect Bump Stop

There are basically four different kinds of bump stops on the market. Factory bump stops Every vehicle comes with bump stops installed at the factory. Bump stops should always be incorporated in a suspension design to stop metal-to-metal contact of components, prevent leaf springs from flexing too far, and protect shocks from damage. But factory […]

Anatomy of an Aeon® Spring – Part 2

Aeon® spring: Single Convoluted Aeon® hollow rubber springs come in many shapes and sizes. Some are round, some are rectangular and some are wedge-shaped. Round Aeon® springs come single convoluted, double convoluted and triple convoluted. As the image above suggests, we’re going to talk about round, single-convoluted, hollow rubber springs. Single Convoluted:  Just because they’re […]

Timbren SES: No Tools Required

Since day one, Timbren SES kits have been simple and easy to install. Some of them are so easy, it’s ridiculous!  Here’s an example of what I mean: JRJK The JRJK quickly and easily replaces the bump stop on the 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler. In order to remove the bump stop, you simply pry it […]