The best helper springs for trucks: Timbren SES
Unstable loads don’t just make for an uncomfortable ride. Difficult handling, rear squat, and corner sway create dangerous driving conditions for you, your passengers, other drivers, your vehicle, and your equipment. What are the best helper springs that will fix the problem of instability?
The best helper springs are easy to install, require zero maintenance, deliver better ride quality while stabilizing and leveling the load... all at the same time! Can you guess which one can do it all? Timbren SES kits, made with Aeon® rubber springs, can solve your towing and hauling problems. Discover the difference Timbren truck helper springs will make for your work truck.
Why Timbren SES?
Timbren SES truck springs were first developed for the North American market in 1968. Timbren’s founder, Arnold Heron, wanted to develop alternatives to older, more conventional truck suspensions. The sale of SES kits has expanded since then to include well over 400 kits for everything from small pickups to big rigs like Peterbilt.
Timbren SES helper springs, aka Aeon® hollow rubber springs, are at the heart of every Timbren SES product. They are the alternative to metal and air. Why? Because Aeon® springs are stronger than steel and more reliable than air. (More on that later.)
Aeon® springs come in various sizes and shapes: single, double, and even triple convolutions, some round, some square. A set of Aeon® springs provide extra weight capacity for your suspension, starting at 1,000 lbs up to 50,000 lbs. Every SES kit is a combination of carefully selected Aeon® springs and components that can be installed on virtually every truck, van and SUV that rolls off the assembly line.
What's so special about Timbren SES?
In order to understand why Timbren SES are so special compared to the competition, you need to understand two innate characteristics of an Aeon® hollow rubber spring - used in every Timbren SES product:
1. Progressive Spring Rate
Unlike metal springs that have a linear spring rate, Aeon® rubber springs have a progressive spring rate, a rate that increases as more weight is added to the truck. Need a better explanation?
Alright, let’s talk about a linear spring rate: A linear spring rate means that the spring rate is the same as the spring compresses all the way down until it can’t compress any more. In other words, a 300 lbs per inch linear rated spring will compress 1 inch when 300 lbs is applied An additional 300 lbs applied to the spring will make it compress another inch - and so on.
A spring that has a progressive spring rate (or variable spring rate) constantly increases its spring rate. In other words, if it takes 300 lbs to compress the spring 1” it could take 3 times the load to make it compress an additional 1 inch - and so on.
Timbren SES helper springs offer a progressive spring rate. Here are some of the benefits that you will enjoy using Timbren SES upgrades for towing:
Unlike metal springs that need shocks to absorb the energy created when they compress, Aeon® rubber springs are self-damping, able to absorb the kinetic energy by themselves.
These two characteristics offer some unique advantages:
- Their progressive spring rate means they automatically adjust to the load, preventing sag and squat
- Increased stability - reduced roll and sway
- Smoothest ride even with the heaviest loads
- Maximum safety
Maximum control while towing
Isn’t it about time you put a set of Timbren SES on your truck?If you haven’t tried a set of Timbren helper springs, you’re missing out. Here’s why...
The heart of all Timbren SES products is the patented Aeon® hollow rubber spring. You’ll find a pair of them in every SES kit you buy. Aeon® springs are special because they’re “stronger than steel, more reliable than air.” In other words, Timbren’s Aeon® rubber springs will neither rust nor will they leak.
If you haven’t installed a set of Timbren’s truck helper springs, here’s what you’re missing out on:
- Maximum stability even under the heaviest loads
- Truck remains level at all times
- Smooths out road shock
- A soft, comfortable ride empty or loaded
- Easy DIY installation
- Zero maintenance
- Lifetime warranty
- 100-day money back guarantee
There are over 450 Timbren SES products designed to fit virtually every truck, van, and SUV that rolls off the assembly line. If you are in the snow removal business, there are SES kits for both front and rear. Front-end kits prevent the front end from squatting when the plow is in the air. Rear-end kits prevent sagging which improves steering and braking.
There are also kits designed specifically for severe-service applications: Truck campers, 5th wheel trailers, car haulers, wreckers, and aerial trucks. Timbren’s severe-service upgrades eliminate dangerous roll and sway.
To find out the latest developments in suspensions for trailers and shock helper springs, visit Timbren.com