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Apr
9
2020

In Search of the Perfect Bump Stop

As an experienced off-roader, you’re probably aware of the need to have quality bump stops installed on your vehicle. The trail can be challenging. Distressing. It can turn your fun...

Mar
30
2020

How to Install a Timbren SES Kit in 7 Easy Steps

Is your truck sagging under load? This can interfere with its overall performance. In other words, if your vehicle doesn’t sit level, there are a number of problems you will encounter:...

Feb
25
2020

How to Return your Purchase

Sometimes you need to return something. You may have changed your mind. Or you bought the wrong part number by mistake. Whatever the reason, we want you to have a positive experience. Please...

Feb
18
2020

Top 10 FAQ: Why do you charge so much for rubber springs?

“WHY DO YOU CHARGE SO MUCH FOR JUST A COUPLE PIECES OF RUBBER?” During my time spent in customer service, this question came up every so often. The first time I heard it, I...

Feb
11
2020

Super- Easy! D.I.Y. Suspension Protection

Okay, maybe you’re not a do-it-yourself, gear-head kind of person. When something highly technical - like a suspension - needs fixing, you reach for the phone to get help. Right? But...

Feb
4
2020

Timbren SES: Protect your suspension

The suspension on your worktruck takes a major beating under the stress of extra-heavy loads. Timbren SES ( Suspension Enhancement System ) will absolutely: Keep the vehicle...

Jan
28
2020

In Search of the Ultimate Helper Spring – Part 4

Last week we examined the more popular helper spring and drew some comparisons regarding quietness, ride quality and stability. This week we’ll continue with a comparison of...

Jan
21
2020

In Search of the Ultimate Helper Spring – Part 3

Last week we examined the more popular helper spring and drew some comparisons regarding simple design, ease of installation and cost. This week we’ll continue with a...

Jan
14
2020

In Search of the Ultimate Helper Spring – Part 2

Last week we looked at the most popular helper spring. Over the next few weeks, we’ll suggest 10 things to look for in a helper spring, and compare the above mentioned products...

Jan
7
2020

In Search of the Ultimate Helper Springs – Part 1

Remember the days when a truck was a truck? It worked like a truck. It rode like a truck. Were yesterday’s vehicles – dare I say – better made? You could throw a load...

Dec
31
2019

Three words that spell “revolutionary”

By themselves, these three words aren’t revolutionary at all. In fact, they’re pretty ordinary. But when combined and processed into one simple idea, they become extraordinary....

Dec
24
2019

Don’t make this mistake…

There seems to be one of two extremes that some of our customers navigate toward: Not enough capacity Too much capacity Extreme mistake #1 In an effort to save a few...

Dec
17
2019

YouTube Video: Press release for new SES kit

Introducing a new SES kit for 2019 Chevrolet and GMC 1500 pickup trucks equipped with adaptive ride control. This new SES kit from Timbren Industries fits both 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel...

Dec
10
2019

YouTube Video: Press release for new SES kit

Introducing the new NRTTNB kit for 2004-2019 Nissan Pro-4x pickup trucks. This new SES kit - part# NRTTNB - is an easy, bolt-on installation. Mount to the truck frame using existing...

Dec
3
2019

Snow plow FAQ: Important dos and don’ts

Q.  I HAVE A SNOW PLOW ON MY TRUCK, AND I INSTALLED A LEVELLING KIT ON THE FRONT END. THIS RAISED THE FRAME ABOUT 2 INCHES. DO YOU HAVE A KIT FOR A RAISED VEHICLE? A.  If you...

Nov
26
2019

Snowplow FAQ: Let’s fix your front end

Q.  EVER SINCE I REMOVED MY SNOWPLOW AT THE END OF THE SEASON, MY TRUCK NOW RIDES ROUGH. WHAT CAN I DO TO GET MY RIDE BACK? A.  If you have a ride quality issue after...

Nov
19
2019

YouTube Video: Active Off-Road Bumpstops

Factory bump stops aren't going to cut it when you're off-roading. Why not put an end to the harsh 'thump' when your vehicle bottoms out? You're going to find that easy-to-install...

Nov
12
2019

YouTube: Snowplow Industry Standard

Don't take chances. First of all, do what the pros do: Install a Timbren SES kit to plow snow and carry heavy salt spreaders safely. Haul heavy snow-removal equipment with...

Nov
5
2019

YouTube Video: Introducing the new 2019 Timbren SES kit for Ford Ranger

Introducing the New  Timbren SES   kit for 2016 - 2019 Ford Ranger. This new kit - part # FRRGR - bolts easily to the rear truck frame using existing holes. Like all...

Oct
29
2019

How do you spell Freedom?

Another SEMA trade show in Vegas. The year was 2011. Apparently, Timbren had an entry for “Best New Product” in the off-road category. Most of us at Timbren didn’t...

Oct
22
2019

See you in Las Vegas…

Are you planning to come to the SEMA Show this year? If so, be sure to stop by our booth.  We want to give you a copy of our new 2020 catalog, and fill you in on the new Timbren...

Oct
15
2019

So… what’s with the spacer?

Q. The kit I bought comes with a spacer that looks like an over-sized hockey puck. What is it for, and when do I use it? A.  . For instance, some kits come preassembled. For obvious...

Oct
8
2019

YouTube: Hidden secrets about Axle-Less revealed

The devil is in the details! In other words, it's time to take a closer look at the Axle-Less trailer suspension. Every hidden detail plays a big role in its overall triumph. This...

Oct
1
2019

10 Ways You Can Prepare for Snow Plow Season

When you’re enjoying the beautiful weather on a warm, summer day, the first snow fall is the last thing on your mind. But winter will soon return, and along with it will come the white...

Sep
24
2019

YouTube: Better Snow Removal Performance

Do what the pros do for better Snow Removal performance: Install a Timbren SES on front and rear suspension to level out the load and keep you out of trouble. Tired of front end squat...

Sep
17
2019

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’re continuing our comparison...

Sep
10
2019

10 Things to Look For in a Helper Spring – Part 3

Last week we suggested a few things to remember when you are looking for a helper spring to install on your vehicle. This week we’re continuing with our comparison of Add a...

Sep
3
2019

10 Things to Look For in a Helper Spring – Part 2

Last week we looked at the most popular helper springs. Over the next few weeks, we’ll suggest 10 things to look for in a helper spring, and compare the above mentioned...

Aug
27
2019

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. Were yesterday’s vehicles – dare I say – better made? You could throw a load of...

Aug
20
2019

Universal applications: Most popular ‘one-size-fits-all’ for rear axle

This post is a continuation of last week’s article on universal kits Universal kits work on pickups with straight-axle suspensions. An L-shaped bracket side-mounts to the frame,...

Aug
13
2019

YouTube Video: New Off-Road Bump Stops for Toyota 4Runner

Tired of the harsh performance of a regular bump stop? Do you and your vehicle get stressed out every time the frame slams down on the axle? You can  put an end to the severe “jolt”...

Aug
6
2019

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...

Jul
30
2019

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...

Jul
23
2019

YouTube video: 50 Years of Timbren Experience in Rubber Spring Technology

Hey, my fellow Timbren enthusiasts! Just sending you a quick shout out about a new YouTube video . This one explains the alternative products that Timbren has developed over the past 50...

Jul
16
2019

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...

Jul
9
2019

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...

Jul
2
2019

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....

Jun
25
2019

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...

Jun
18
2019

YouTube Video: Super-easy Timbren SES installation

Hey, my fellow Timbren SES enthusiasts!  Just sending you a quick shout out about a new YouTube video. Do you understand how easy it is to install a Timbren SES kit? Check...

Jun
11
2019

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....

Jun
4
2019

Anatomy of an Aeon® Rubber Spring: The Wedge

Timbren’s Aeon® springs provide a reliable alternative to metal and air springs. They improve suspension performance both as a sole suspension and as a spring helper. As you can...

May
28
2019

How to increase towing safety in 30 minutes – part 5

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....

May
21
2019

YouTube Video: “Breaking the rules” with 8K Silent Ride trailer suspension

YouTube Video: “Breaking the rules” with 8K Silent Ride trailer suspension Hey, my fellow trailer-suspension enthusiasts! Just sending you a quick shout out about a new YouTube video ....

May
14
2019

Anatomy of an Aeon® Rubber Spring: Rectangular

Timbren’s Aeon® springs provide a reliable alternative to metal and air springs. Aeon® springs improve suspension performance both as a sole suspension and as a spring helper....

May
7
2019

How to increase towing safety in 30 minutes – part 4

Towing Safety: It’s hard to resist the call of the open road, especially when you have a chance to connect a camping trailer or boat to your favourite fishing spot. But before you...

Apr
30
2019

Filling the gap between torsion and air

When it comes to suspensions for small trailers, there has always been a gap between the less-expensive torsion axle and the more expensive air-ride system. Ok… Let’s talk...

Apr
23
2019

YouTube Video: Interview with Founder of Team4Runner

Hello, my fellow off-road fanatics! First of all, I want to tell you about a new YouTube video. Have you heard of Team4Runner? If not, this video introduces Isaac, the founder of...

Apr
16
2019

How to increase towing safety in 30 minutes – part 3

Towing Safety: It’s hard to resist the call of the open road, especially when you have a chance to connect a camping trailer or boat to your favourite fishing spot. But before you...

Apr
9
2019

Anatomy of an Aeon® Rubber Spring: Triple convoluted

Timbren’s rubber springs provide a reliable alternative to metal and air springs. Aeon® springs improve suspension performance both as a sole suspension and as a spring...

Apr
5
2019

YouTube Video: The truth about severe service

Hey, my fellow Timbren SES enthusiasts! Just sending you a quick shout out about a new YouTube video. This one explains the truth about severe service kits. Do you understand what severe...

Mar
26
2019

How to increase towing safety in 30 minutes – part 2

Increase towing safety 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...

Mar
19
2019

YouTube Video: 8K Silent Ride Press Release

Hello, my fellow trailer-suspension enthusiasts! Just sending you a quick shout out about a new YouTube video. This one announces the arrival of the new 8K Silent Ride trailer...

Mar
12
2019

How to increase towing safety in 30 minutes – part 1

It’s hard to resist the call of the open road, especially when you have a chance to escape for a weekend towing your camping trailer or boat. However, before you hitch anything to...

Mar
5
2019

Timbren’s Top 10 Answers to FAQ

Q. WHAT KIND OF WARRANTY COMES WITH YOUR PRODUCT? When you purchase a Timbren SES kit, it comes with a great warranty. In fact, you get 2 great warranties: Lifetime...

Feb
26
2019

Anatomy of an Aeon® Rubber Spring – Part 3

Aeon® rubber spring: Double convoluted An Aeon® rubber spring comes in many shapes and sizes: some round, some rectangular, and some wedge-shaped. Round Aeon® springs...

Feb
19
2019

YouTube Video – Introducing the 8K Silent Ride

PRESS RELEASE Up to now, the 7K Silent Ride remained the largest trailer suspension of its kind. However, due to its popularity and the demands of the marketplace, the 8K Silent Ride...

Feb
12
2019

YouTube Video: Timbren SES vs Active Off-Road Bump Stops

Hey, my fellow off-road enthusiasts! Just sending you a quick shout out about a new YouTube video. This one explains the difference between Timbren SES kits and Active...

Feb
7
2019

2019 Ram 1500 Pickup with Multifunction Tailgate

Holy Tailgate parties, Batman!  Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  Or maybe a 5th door for a pickup? Hey, what do you think? Is it multifunctional or dysfunctional?...

Feb
5
2019

The Birth of Silent Ride

You’ve heard the saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” right?  If that’s true, then the birth of the Silent Ride was inevitable. Why Silent...

Jan
29
2019

Timbren’s Top 10 Answers to FAQ

I’M EXPERIENCING A ROUGH RIDE WHEN MY VEHICLE IS UNLOADED.  CAN THIS BE FIXED? If the vehicle rides rough empty, the rubber spring most-likely touches the axle. The...

Jan
22
2019

Timbren SES: Don’t Make This Mistake

There seems to be one of two extremes that some of our customers navigate toward when choosing a Timbren SES kit: Not enough capacity Too much capacity Timbren SES extreme...

Jan
15
2019

What Makes an Axle-Less HD Suspension HD?

A regular-duty Axle-Less suspension is fine for highway driving… But when your adventure/getaway involves something out of the ordinary, you’re going to need something a...

Jan
8
2019

In Search of the Perfect Bump Stop

There are basically four different kinds of bump stops on the market. Factory bump stops Every vehicle comes with bump stops installed at the factory. Bump stops should always be...

Jan
1
2019

Why do You Charge so Much for a Couple Pieces of Rubber?

During my time spent in customer service, this question arose every so often: “Why do you charge so much for a couple pieces of rubber?” But what does ‘too...

Dec
25
2018

Anatomy of an Aeon® Spring – Part 2

Aeon® spring: Single Convoluted Aeon® hollow rubber springs come in many shapes and sizes. Some are round, some are rectangular and some are wedge-shaped. Round...

Dec
18
2018

Timbren SES: No Tools Required

Since day one, Timbren SES kits have been simple and easy to install. Some of them are so easy, it’s ridiculous!  Here’s an example of what I mean: JRJK The...

Dec
11
2018

YouTube Video: Active Off-Road Bumpstops

Hey, my fellow off-road enthusiasts! Just sending you a quick shoutout about a new YouTube video. This one demonstrates why serious off-roaders choose Active Off-Road Bumpstops...

Dec
4
2018

Timbren’s Top 10 Answers to FAQ

HOW DOES TIMBREN SES COMPARE WITH AIR BAGS? ARE THERE ANY ADVANTAGES? We can compare Timbren SES with an air bag system in at least seven ways: Ride Quality : Air...

Nov
27
2018

4 Reasons You Should Have SES on Your Plow Truck

It’s a question I’ve been asked many times over the past 20 years.  People call them “bumpers,” “rubber deals,” or just “Timbrens.”...

Nov
20
2018

Axle-Less on YouTube

The list of Timbren YouTube videos is growing every week. One of the more recent is the Axle-Less video below. If you like, click the image below to play… Now you can...

Nov
13
2018

Anatomy of an Aeon® hollow rubber spring – Part 1

One of the staff at Timbren Industries found it lying on the side of the road just outside our manufacturing facility in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. As you can see, the truck frame is...

Nov
6
2018

Are You Ready for Winter?

The winter season brings with it unsafe driving conditions. Obviously, you can get ready for winter by installing winter tires. What are Winter Tires exactly? Winter weather...

Oct
30
2018

New Timbren SES kits for pickups with MagneRide

Recently, we introduced a new Timbren SES upgrade:  Part # GMRCK15MR   This recent addition fits the rear suspension on the new 2017-19 Chevy and GMC 1500 pickups with...

Oct
23
2018

Stronger than Steel! Seriously?

Can a helper spring made from natural rubber be stronger than steel? We say yes! Here’s why: One unique characteristic of Aeon® hollow rubber springs is their...

Oct
16
2018

What’s good for information, education and entertainment?

  If you’re like me, reading the installation instructions doesn’t cut it. Sometimes you need to see it done. No words. Just a short video that “says” it all in...

Oct
9
2018

How do you spell Freedom?

Another SEMA trade show in Vegas. The year was 2011. Apparently, Timbren had an entry in the “Best New Product” in the Off-road category. Most of us at Timbren...

Oct
2
2018

Timbren’s Top 10 Answers to FAQ

INSTALLED A REAR KIT ON MY PICKUP TRUCK . I NOW HAVE MORE THAN 3 INCHES OF GAP BETWEEN THE RUBBER SPRING AND THE AXLE. WHAT CAN I DO? At Timbren Industries, we make...

Sep
25
2018

10 Ways You Can Prepare for Snow Plow Season

Winter will soon return, and along with it will come the white stuff… Will you be ready? Stay ahead of the seasonal curve… If you installed a snow plow on your truck,...

Sep
18
2018

Suspension Problems? 4 Reasons You Should Install Timbren SES on Your Plow Truck

“You mean to say that your little rubber biscuits are gonna fix my suspension problems?” It’s a question I’ve been asked many times over the past 20 years....

Sep
11
2018

Filling the Gap with Silent Ride

The Gap There’s a gap between two trailer suspension systems. Let’s talk about that gap. I’m comparing the cheaper, leaf-spring suspension and the more...

Sep
4
2018

One Awesome Trailer Suspension

Strong. Durable. Equalized. “One awesome trailer suspension”. It’s how people describe the Silent Ride . It’s what Timbren Industries had in mind when...

Aug
28
2018

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)....

Aug
21
2018

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...

Aug
14
2018

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...

Aug
7
2018

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...

Jul
31
2018

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...

Jul
24
2018

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,...

Jul
17
2018

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...

Jul
10
2018

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...

Jul
3
2018

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,...

Jun
26
2018

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....

Jun
19
2018

Preparing for an overland adventure: The absolute essentials

Preparing for an overland adventure? If it’s your first time heading into the bush – a few hundred yards or a few hundred miles –  you must remember certain...

Jun
12
2018

One thing that always brings success – Part 3

In case you hadn’t heard… Timbren Industries just celebrated their 50th year in business. Yep.  And you may be wondering… “What’s the secret...

Jun
5
2018

Timbren’s Top 10 Answers to FAQ

THE CAPACITY RATING OF THE SES KIT SEEMS AWFULLY HIGH. I AM SURE THAT I DON’T NEED THAT MUCH CAPACITY FOR MY VEHICLE.  WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND? The other question you seem...

May
29
2018

Timbren’s Top 10 Answers to FAQ

THE RUBBER SPRING IS TOUCHING THE AXLE ALL THE TIME. WILL THAT HURT THE AXLE? Not at all. In order to understand why, let’s take a look at the average straight axle and...

May
22
2018

The most misunderstood part of your vehicle

Picture in your mind an automobile. Now, what pops into your mind right away? Isn’t it the body? Or maybe the colour, or the chrome. What about the length… Yes? After that,...

May
15
2018

One thing that always brings success – Part 2

Last month, we announced that Timbren turned 50 this year . We talked about the one reason that kept our doors open for 5 decades: Our team of experts remain committed to 3 things:...

May
8
2018

Timbren’s Top 10 Answers to FAQ

THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS INDICATE THAT I NEED ABOUT A 1″GAP.  I’M ALMOST TOUCHING.  WHAT SHOULD I DO? You’re right. We recommend that the Aeon®...

May
1
2018

4 Reasons You Should Install Timbren SES on Your Work Truck

“You mean to say that your little rubber biscuits are gonna fix my suspension problems?” I’ve been asked this question many times over the past 20 years.  People...

Apr
24
2018

We were stunned when we saw what was left on the side of the road

  We found it lying on the side of the road just outside our manufacturing facility in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. The truck frame is completely rusted but the rubber spring is still good!...

Apr
17
2018

Three Words that Spell “Revolutionary”

By themselves, these three words aren’t revolutionary at all. In fact, they’re pretty ordinary. But when combined and processed into one simple idea, they become extraordinary....

Apr
9
2018

One thing that always brings success – Part 1

Timbren turned 50 this year. There’s something ‘golden’ about celebrating a 50 th  anniversary. Whether it’s a wedding anniversary or a business milestone, 50 is...

Oct
20
2017

NEW Timbren SES For 2017 Ford Raptor

Timbren Industries recently introduced a Timbren SES kit for the new 2017 Ford Raptor. Part # FR150RB   mounts to the rear frame using existing holes. Check out the following...

Jul
11
2017

The Truth About “Severe Service” Kits

Let’s be honest. The Customer Service Team at Timbren gets calls from customers all the time who think the load they’re hauling requires a “severe service” kit....