Universal applications: Most popular ‘one-size-fits-all’ for front axles

This post is a continuation of last week’s article on Universal Kits Universal kits work on one-ton pickups with straight-axle suspensions. An L-shaped bracket side-mounts to the frame, positioning the Aeon® rubber spring between the U-bolts. *If the truck has a channel frame, be sure to weld extra support where the L-shaped frame bracket bolts […]

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

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 […]

Drop Down Suspension: A moving experience

Ever wondered how a portable toilet or concession stand got to its destination? Maybe not… but I think you might be interested in this unusual drop down trailer suspension. Timbren Industries got involved when one of their customers called up with an odd request. The trailer they proposed – designed to transport several toilets – […]

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 […]

Get it Right the First Time! (How to measure your Big Rig)

Sometimes it can be tricky choosing which Timbren SES kit will fit your big rig. However, if you know how to measure properly between frame and axle, it will remove all of the guess-work. How to measure your big rig for the front axle When the vehicle is unloaded, measure from frame to leaf spring. […]

Get it Right the First Time! (How to measure your pickup)

Every truck, van and SUV that rolls off the assembly line each year has a specific measurement between frame and axle, and a bump stop configuration that’s unique to each make and model. As a result, Timbren measures every new model that enters the marketplace, making sure there’s a front and rear kit to fit […]

How to increase towing safety in 30 minutes – part 6

It’s hard to resist the call of the open road, especially when you have a chance to connect a camping trailer and escape for a weekend, or haul your boat to a favorite fishing spot. But before you hitch any trailer to your truck or SUV, make sure you consider today’s safety tip. STAY WITHIN […]