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FAQs

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What are Timbrens? Why do I need them?

 Timbrens are AEON hollow springs that are made from rubber and can be easily and simply bolted in place to improve your load capacity. They are also ideal for improving roll stability, reducing trailer sway, and preventing suspension sag. Timbrens absorb shock from uneven roads and automatically adjust when you have an uneven load or encounter bad road conditions. When you need an improvement in your vehicle suspension performance, Timbrens may be the perfect solution. 

Why do leaf springs need replaced?

Leaf springs need to be replaced for multiple reasons as over time they sag, crack, break and lean so your best solution is to replace them with what best fits your needs. We stock many springs in our warehouse and if you don't see what you need then give us a call and we can custom make some for you as well. 

How do I know my leaf springs are bad?

 One of the most obvious indicators that your leaf springs are worn is when cracks appear on the leaves. However, it's not always easy to tell when springs are worn, because the visible evidence is often hard to spot. Another indicator of bad springs is when the truck sags downward in back, which can cause the rear tires to flatten and point the headlights upward. Then again, your truck could have bad leaf springs even if the truck itself remains in a perfectly horizontal position. This is due to the design of certain trucks, which are actually built with a slight lift in back to accommodate excess weight that could otherwise cause dipping. 

What should I do if my springs need replaced?

 When a motorist realizes that he needs new leaf springs, he'll often ask, "Where can I buy leaf springs?" The answer is Warren Spring, where we've been supplying various types of leaf springs for a vast range of trucks, vans, buses, motor homes and SUVs since 1947. Call or stop in to learn more.

Can I add leafs to my truck to improve load capacity?

 

There are some trucks that need additional leaf springs to improve the load capacity. When a truck is slumping at the back while loaded, it's an obvious sign the vehicle is not living up to its carrying capacity.

Things shouldn't be this way — a truck is built to carry heavy loads, and any truck should be more than capable of carrying a full load without slouching at the rear. With the addition of an extra leaf into each rear leaf spring, inches of lift can be added to the back that will keep the vehicle horizontal, even when the back is full.

What size leaf springs do I need?

 If you're looking to replace your leaf springs for the first time, it might be tough to determine exactly what size you need. The first step is checking what applications you need – the best place to go is Warren Spring to see if your application is one size fits all or if your application has multiple measurements. The easiest way to find out the right size of leaf spring is to measure the springs that are currently on your vehicle.  If you're wondering how to measure for replacement leaf springs, the easiest method is to take the measurements of the older leaf springs you intend to replace. Of course, you'll need to elevate the rear of your vehicle and crawl under the truck or SUV with a flashlight and measuring tape. 

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Can I get U Bolts to match my specs?

We can make any size U Bolt to match your specifications.  Bring in a old one or give us the measurements you need.

What do leaf springs do?

 What leaf springs do is support the weight of the vehicle. When vehicular motion is triggered by turbulent roads and obstructions, the flexible firmness of the springs helps to slow the motion of everything above the axles. Therefore, instead of a truck experiencing rattling motions when the wheels make contact with road bumps and obstructions, the chassis and cab are effectively cushioned from the movement below. 

Is it safe to drive with bad rear leaf springs?

 It can depend on the severity of the problem, but generally, no — a problem with your leaf springs should be remedied as soon as possible. For starters, the driving discomfort that might have brought the problem to your attention is liable to get worse as the problem advances. If you ignore the issue, the problem could advance more rapidly and render your vehicle dangerous. 

How can leaf springs be replaced?

 In order to replace a set of leaf springs, a truck must first be raised onto jack stands so the underside components can be accessed. Then, the wheels must be removed so that the springs can be reached. From there, the old springs can be dislodged and set aside to make way for the replacement springs. Of course, all of these steps involve more detail than we can go into here. Your best bet is to let the professionals at Warren Spring do it for you.