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#2497009 - 05/16/18 09:45 PM Sumo or Timbren Bump Stops For Towing
YO7_A66 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 5191
Loc: Indiana
Has anyone been running these and if so, how did you like them?
Some are rated at 1,000, 1,500, and 6,000lbs. Some have an air gap of 1/2" and some at 2". The air gap should keep the stock ride feel. But which version have you tried? Do they help on body sway? Do they feel like a rock when the payload meets the bump stop?
Do the smaller spring ratings do much to the ride when a hitch is loaded? Are they a smooth transition when going over bumps, bridges, or etc.?
Give it up and tell your experiences when pulling a trailer front or rear applications.

Note: I know they say do not go over the stock Tow rating. This is just a question as to how they affect the ride.

Thanks!
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1970 YO7 A66 [Canadian Export] F8 Challenger
340 (SL.P. 226/238@.050,270/288 dur,.538"/.528" w/Yella Terra 1.65 rockers, 9.7:1, 63cc Sidewinders (Bowl Ported),RPM intake, QF SS-750 Annular DP, MSD Street Fire Ign., & TTI's. 727/Dynamic 9.5" 3800, TF-2, & 3:91's

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#2497079 - 05/17/18 05:58 AM Re: Sumo or Timbren Bump Stops For Towing [Re: YO7_A66]
ruderunner Offline


Registered: 12/18/14
Posts: 1984
Loc: ohio
I had an 85 w250 that the PO added Timbren to. Not sure of the rating.

Rode very rough empty or loaded. Hated it.

My 92 d250 with a higher gvw rides much better.

I'm not a big fan of just beefing up the rear for towing, you're much better off getting the tongue weight right and using a weight distribution hitch. You get a better ride and Gain stability. Plus you can swap the hitch to a different vehicle easily.

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#2497377 - 05/17/18 08:52 PM Re: Sumo or Timbren Bump Stops For Towing [Re: ruderunner]
YO7_A66 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 5191
Loc: Indiana
I do run a WD hitch. I found the Timbren units are 6,000lbs which seem to be the highest rated units.
Thanks
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1970 YO7 A66 [Canadian Export] F8 Challenger
340 (SL.P. 226/238@.050,270/288 dur,.538"/.528" w/Yella Terra 1.65 rockers, 9.7:1, 63cc Sidewinders (Bowl Ported),RPM intake, QF SS-750 Annular DP, MSD Street Fire Ign., & TTI's. 727/Dynamic 9.5" 3800, TF-2, & 3:91's

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#2522119 - 07/15/18 11:33 AM Re: Sumo or Timbren Bump Stops For Towing [Re: YO7_A66]
Michael Offline


Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 6059
Loc: Bridgeport, WV
Timbrens on all my trucks.

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