Introducing Timbren SES for Toyota Hilux and Mitsubishi Triton
What are helper springs?
An upgrade for a truck suspension could mean a number of things such as:
- A complete modification (mod) of the shocks, struts, sleeves, springs, mounts, and the truck’s ability to raise or lower the body of the truck.
- The addition of off-road bump stops to help soften and stabilize the ride.
- The addition of helper springs to increase spring capacity.
Whether you have a truck that goes off-road and needs off-road bump stops or your truck requires helper springs to assist with towing and hauling, Timbren Industries has a quality product to meet your individual needs.
Today, we’re going to focus on helper springs that assist with towing and hauling by *increasing spring capacity. One of the products that we recommend are Timbren SES suspension upgrades.
Why would the Toyota Hilux need helper springs?
Here’s what you should know about mid-sized pickups: the Toyota Hilux isn’t designed to carry heavy loads, even though you may expect it to.
Okay. So why is that?
The trucks of today are designed to ride like a Cadillac. They’re designed to look sexy, offering all the bells and whistles of a luxury car. And that includes the nice, soft, Cadillac ride!
But when you soften the ride of a truck, it comes at a price: reduced carrying capacity.
If you load 2,000 lbs onto the bed of your Toyota Hilux, you haven’t necessarily overloaded it. But if you back away from the truck about 10 feet and look at it from the side, you will notice that the back is sagging. And this will only get worse as you continue to load it up day after day, year after year.
Here’s the thing: your truck should remain level even when loaded. Sag and squat is a recipe for disaster, especially when you’re towing a trailer.
If you’re driving around in your Toyota Hilux every day without a load, you won’t need helper springs. But if you’re loading it up to the gills or towing a trailer causing the rear of the truck to sag, you will definitely need to increase its spring *capacity. One of the products that we recommend are Timbren SES suspension upgrades.
*Note: Increasing your truck’s spring capacity does not increase the GVWR set by the manufacturer. In other words, you must stay within the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating – the maximum weight a vehicle is designed to carry – which includes the net weight of the vehicle with accessories, plus the weight of passengers, fuel, and cargo.)
How do you install a set of TORHLX for your Toyota Hilux?
If you are a DIYer, you will be pleased to know that virtually every Timbren SES kit is easy to install. Here are the 7 steps to install part # TORHLX for the Toyota Hilux:
Step 1 Block front tires to ensure that the vehicle does not move during installation.
Step 2 Use a jack to lift the vehicle allowing the axle to hang freely and remove tire.
Step 3 Loosen U-bolts and remove factory bump stops.
Step 4 Bolt rubber spring to metal bracket until snug.
Step 5 Position metal bracket onto leaf spring above axle.
Step 6 Retighten & retorque factory U-bolts around Timbren bracket.
Step 7 Replace tire.
That’s all there is to it! When you’re done, repeat steps 1-7 on the opposite side of the vehicle and lower the truck.
Why is Timbren SES the best solution for your Toyota Hilux?
Timbren SES kits are designed to keep your tow vehicle level at all times, loaded or unloaded. In fact, they’re progressive spring rate keeps everything level even under the heaviest loads.
Here are some more benefits you will enjoy after you’ve installed an SES kit on to your Toyota Hilux:
- Increased Stability
The progressive spring rate keeps the vehicle level – side to side and front to back.
- Reduced roll and sway
Less body roll and back-end sway means better handling when turning corners.
- Cushioned road shocks
The rubber springs smooth out rough roads, improving ride quality.
- Easy installation
With the proper tools, almost anyone can install a Timbren SES kit.
- Improved steering
When the vehicle is level, the front tires maintain a better grip on the road.
- Zero Maintenance
Hollow rubber springs do not require any special ongoing upkeep.
- Two best warranties
Every Timbren SES kit comes with a No B.S. Lifetime Warranty and a 100-Day Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.
How does part # TORHLX stack up against the competition?
Because of the many components, airbag assists are the least reliable. Why is that?
Airbags are filled with air. Unless they’re high-quality, they will eventually leak. If they decide to burst on a road trip, it could compromise your brakes, reduce control of your vehicle and lead to an accident.
If you’re the type to ‘set it and forget it’, you should think twice about using them on your vehicle. An airbag system is expensive and needs plenty of TLC. Regular checkups are imperative in order to protect your investment.
The most reliable helper springs are Aeon® hollow rubber springs. In fact, Timbren SES suspension upgrades are absolutely bulletproof. How so? Timbren SES upgrades are bulletproof for 2 reasons:
- Timbren SES suspension upgrades require zero maintenance. Even though they kinda look like airbags at first glance, they do not rely on compressed air to do the heavy lifting. In other words, they don’t leak.
- Timbren SES suspension upgrades have a progressive spring rate, a unique characteristic that also provides for strength and zero maintenance.
These 2 advantages - progressive spring rate and zero maintenance - means that Timbren SES upgrades are bulletproof, making them completely reliable while towing a trailer. For this reason, they come with a No B.S. Lifetime Warranty and a 100-Day Money Back Guarantee.
For more information on Timbren SES suspension upgrades visit Timbren.com