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Low maintenance Suspension mods - timbren / helper spring / other?

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#1 CamperSam



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Posted 14 January 2021 - 06:03 AM

I have a 2019 2WD F150 V8 supercab which has 2320lb payload capacity.
I have a FWC Hawk installed.

I have e rates tires and have installed Timbrens and recently bilstein 5100.

The ride remains a little harsh and bouncy. I’m wondering if that’s as good as it gets or since the camper is a permanent install in the truck, I should explore something else?

- helper springs (hellwig?)
- torqlift stable loads
- sumo springs
- something else?

I don’t wish to spend a ton of money and I’m also out off airbags due to the need to adjust pressure and less reliable / more maintenance than rubber or metal springs.

What do folks recommend for a more comfortable ride? We drive mostly highway with the occasional potholed gravel road.

Edited by CamperSam, 14 January 2021 - 06:18 AM.

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#2 larryqp


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Posted 14 January 2021 - 02:15 PM

I had Alcan Spring Co in Grand Junction CO, build a custom spring pack for my F 150 Fx4 with a Hawk permanently mounted. I requested 1100 lbs additional capacity with OEM height. The ride is perfect on highways, two lanes and off-road. No harsh ride, no bouncy. Of course if I even took the camper off, I suspect I'd bounce all over the road, but I don't plan to take it off. I did the same on my previous Ford Ranger FWC Eagle combo.



They will make a custom spring pack to fit your specs. Took about 5 weeks and then I made a trip there, picked them up at there factory and had them installed at Top Notch Garage about a mile down the road. Alcan will also ship them to you.

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#3 smlobx


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Posted Today, 01:01 PM

What tire pressures are you running and what does the placard on your door jamb say?

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