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Timbren has a solution for rear suspension sag!

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Suspension Discussion and Modification' started by FatBuoy, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. FatBuoy

    FatBuoy Full Access Member

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    I just spoke with Timbren direct. They now have a solution specific to the Raptor. And the great news is that once installed, it only takes 15-20 minutes to remove or reinstall it. For me, this is perfect. For the limited times I would tow my tongue heavy trailer, I could pop it on, tow, then pop it back off for offroading. And if you are going to be on the street only, you can leave them on, as they do permit some travel.

    Here's their 2017/18 Raptor specific part number: FR150RA

    It's not on their site now, since it's so new, but they assured me you could order through one of their dealers and they have them in stock ready to drop ship. It's around $250

    Just wanted to share the great news!
     
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    Thanks. I need a stop gap solution until Icon releases their springs, so I'll be a guinnea pig for these. Called the local shop and they're going to try to get a set fedexed in to install early next week. I go pick up my trailer next Thursday so if I can get them here on time it will be perfect timing.
     
  3. WhatExit?

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    Uh, what is the "solution?"
     
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    solution
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    Nice! Please let us know how well it works. What is your tongue weight?
     
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    Here's your payback:

    Tongue weight - The downward force exerted on the hitch ball by the trailer coupler. In most cases, it is about 10 to 15 percent of the GTW. To tow safely, the tongue weight must be sufficiently positive when the trailer is empty and/or when fully loaded.
     
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    Haha! Touche'
     
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    Don't know yet. i'm estimating 700 lbs, and another 960 lbs of passengers and gear. So 1660 lbs total, and I've got a 1150 lb labeled capacity on my truck.

    I'll be a little light when I go to get the trailer, since that weight includes 180 lbs of extra water and fuel, an extra passenger, and probably another 150 lbs of gear that I won't take.

    So the first trip won't be a perfect indication, but I'll take some pics anyway. We're headed out for a 3 week trip a few weeks later where I'll be fully loaded.

    BTW, my local dealer just called while I was typing this and Timbren is shipping out a set to arrive Monday AM - $235 plus $26.29 for the rush shipping.

    She said that the Raptor version of the SES is rated at 6000 lbs capacity, which is the same as their standard SES kit.

    ---------- Post added at 09:55 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:46 AM ----------

    This is a poor man's version of using bump stops to increase load capacity. Instead of being pneumatic like the Fox air bumps or air bags, these are basically squishy blocks of rubber. There's surely some performance disadvantage, definitely a little more trouble to install and remove, and of course you don't have the benefit of running shorter air bumps when not towing. But on the flip side, they're $1300+ cheaper than any of the Fox kits.

    For my use, they definitely should do the trick until I can get my hands on the Icon springs. Ultimately, I hope the Icons will allow me to run with just the factory bumps. (I'm not convinced that the Gen 2 needs air bumps for offload abuse like the Gen 1 did, so the Fox kits would be of limited use for us, imo.) At any rate, this will save me from having to get a WD hitch just for these first few trips.

    Short vid -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekUff1zPG80
     
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    ETrailer said that the Timbren SES for our trucks has not yet started shipping from Timbren. Pricing from RealTruck looks like $215.
    As soon as they're out, I'll be buying...
     
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    Any reason your going with Icon over deaver?
     

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