TIMBREN SES vs AORB: Do You Know the Difference?

The phones at Timbren are ringing lately with people wanting to know the difference between Timbren SES (Suspension Enhancement System) and AORB (Active Off Road Bumpstops). At first glance, the two products look very similar. They both come with Aeon® rubber springs which replace the existing bump stops. But that’s where the similarities end. The main […]

Timbren’s Top 10 Answers to FAQ

CAN I HAUL MORE WEIGHT ON MY TRUCK IF I INSTALL A TIMBREN SES KIT? A helper spring is designed to allow you to carry more weight with your vehicle. But there’s always a limit to how many elephants your vehicle can carry. The average Timbren SES kit will increase the spring rate of a half-tonne […]

One thing that always brings success – Part 4

If you’ve been following along for the past 3 weeks, you’ll know that last week we discussed Timbren’s commitment to quality. And that’s great. But in order for Timbren to continue on successfully for the next 50 years, they’ll need to stay committed to innovative Ideas. New ideas Since the beginning, Timbren has worked with […]

10 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A HELPER SPRING – Part 4

Last week we examined the more popular helper springs and drew some comparisons regarding quietness, ride quality and stability. This week we’ll continue with a comparison of Add a leaf, Air ride and Timbren SES. Here are four more things to consider when choosing a helper spring. Reliable We’re going to measure reliability by asking […]

10 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A HELPER SPRING – Part 3

Last week we focused on 3 popular helper springs, and drew some comparisons regarding simple design, ease of installation and cost. This week we’ll continue our comparison of Add a leaf, Air ride and Timbren SES. Here are three more things to keep in mind when choosing a helper spring… Quiet If you own a […]

10 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A HELPER SPRING – Part 2

Last week we posted part 1 of a four-part series: 10 things to look for in a helper spring. Over the next few weeks, we’ll suggest 10 things to look for in a helper spring, comparing 3 popular products:  Add a leaf, Air ride and Timbren SES. Simple If you plan to do-it-yourself, you’re going […]

10 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A HELPER SPRING – Part 1

Remember the days when a truck was a truck? It worked like a truck. It rode like a truck. You could throw a load of firewood on the back of a pickup knowing that the vehicle would stay level and remain stable. Not so today. Even though they’re advertised as “tough” and “durable,” today’s late […]

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 […]

Timbren’s Top 10 Answers to FAQ

SOMETIMES I PUT A LOT OF WEIGHT IN THE BACK OF MY PICKUP.  SHOULD I GET THE “SEVERE SERVICE” KIT OR JUST THE REGULAR ONE? In order to answer the above question, let’s talk about “severe service” kits for a moment. Let’s be honest. The Customer Service Team at Timbren gets calls from customers all […]

Axle-Less: Blueprint for a better suspension

“Necessity is the mother of invention” –  Plato The Problem The story of the Axle-Less trailer suspension began 7 years ago. The US military had a problem. Trailers that were used to pick up the injured on the battlefield had limited use. The medics needed a trailer that could go where an off-road vehicle could […]