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 difference is how they are used.
Timbren’s customer service department discovered that some of their off-road enthusiasts were looking for a solution. They wanted an alternative to the harsh response of the original bump stops installed at the factory.
In an effort to help, the Timbren staff partnered together with their off-road customers. Together they designed a bump stop kit that allows for proper deflection of the suspension while, at the same time, provides a damping response (a softer landing) when the suspension bottoms out.
So, here’s the thing…
If you are looking for a helper spring that provides more spring capacity* order an SES kit.
If you are looking for an alternative bump stop that will deliver a softer landing and, ultimately, better ride control, order an AORB kit.
Ordering the appropriate kit will ensure the best performance on your vehicle.
* Increased capacity means increased spring rate – GVW remains the same.