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Old 05-08-2013, 03:03 PM
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My timbren helper springs came in the mail today

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When I picked the box up I was surprised by how heavy it was!

The knive is there for scale, these things are manly

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I might able to install these today, idk though cuz it's really raining


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They use air or what?
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:36 PM
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No it's just a big rubber spring!

I got them specifically because they don't have air. They are hollow

You just unbolt your old bump stops (I had broke both mine off anyway) and bolt these to bracket and bolt it right to the truck. No drilling or anything.

Supposedly they have a 6000lb weight rating
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Ive have a set. On for about 4-5 months now. They help A LOT!! I didnt use the spacer though, just the "spring".
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:17 PM
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I'm not gonna use the spacer. My springs are sagging a little because I have like 3 mm of space between them and the axle. Just went out and fitted them. I have a little wood in the bed but only a couple pieces of scrap.

I don't guess it should matter

Here it is preassembled, ready to bolt in

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BTW what do you guys think of the workbench we put in last Friday?

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No it's just a big rubber spring!

I got them specifically because they don't have air. They are hollow

You just unbolt your old bump stops (I had broke both mine off anyway) and bolt these to bracket and bolt it right to the truck. No drilling or anything.

Supposedly they have a 6000lb weight rating
Cool. Good to know. I suppose if I towed they might help.

Remember, before/after pictures.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:09 PM
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I know dhvaughan has them and likes them a lot.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:15 PM
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Here's the driver side installed

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Gotta go get a drill bit to remove a broken bolt on the other side. Otherwise I'd already be done. Install is really simple
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:10 PM
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Here's the other side installed. Not sure why the passenger side has more clearance than the drivers

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Goin for a test drive now
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Your drivers side spring is sagged more than the passenger side, that's why.

Looks good.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:20 PM
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Yea I figured that hahah.

Rides like it always has, until you hit a substantial bump. Then you definetly feel the back end firm up.

I like it

Guess its time to change my sig haha

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Time to put a load of dirt in the back to see what happens.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:35 PM
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I have a big load of wood to get saturday for my grandmpa! Most likely as long as it doesnt rain. Im getting from Uncle who i work for, and we do landscaping, so rain = no work = no wood.

Here is a couple photos of how it used to sag, the angle isnt really good but its all i have





all that wood is 4x6x12s for my eagle scout project
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Not too bad. I have no idea how bad mine would sag, my springs are weak.


And Eagle Scout?
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:41 PM
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haha yeah I am. I still havent had my ceremony. Its been like two months and the paperwork is still in Texas to get signed by national people

It sagged pretty bad but you cant tell from the angles

I shoudlve took a pic of all that horse manure i got that knocked out my last bump stop.I got three really really big full scoops
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I wanna see pics of your project.

And congrats on making Eagle Scout. That is no small accomplishment. If you were my kid, I would be incredibly proud of you.
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I did my project at a local nursing home across from my high school. I took their garden area and built 4 raised boxes by stacking 4x6s on top of each either four layers high and then capping it off with some 2x6s

this is what it looked like before i started, this was all last late summer/ early fall



i chopped it all down and reused the old landscaping timbers to outline the gravel i was gonna put down, this was a spur of the moment things but it worked great!



then put gravel down


here is a broad pic of all the boxes





here is the box all filled with topsoil, all four of them are filled obviously. I topped it all off with some horse manure but i dont have a pic of that



I had to raise around 700 dollars to do this all, the nursing home had nothing at all in their budget to help. But i knew this before hand, our troop has had several eagle projects done there in the past. And i got the top soil donated so thank the lord for that. I had a lot of help from my friends, fellow scouts, parents especially dad, and lots of other people. Like the 84 manager who gave me a ridiculous deal on all the lumber

well that's pretty much it, hope it was interesting. it was a little longer than i thought but im bored and have nothing else to do

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Ahh, yes. Raised beds. They aren't cheap, as you've found out. That's why my garden is just half my back yard.

Good job.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:23 PM
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Haha yeah they arent cheap but those suckers arent going anywhere. They are HEEEAAAVVVYYY
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Yeah, try ripping them out when they're rotten.
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