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Awesome Off-Roading!

“Clank!” If that sound is coming from your suspension it’s not a good thing. If you ‘bottomed’ the springs on your off-road vehicle the metallic “clank” means metal is hitting metal. And you’re at risk of bending or breaking your suspension.   The only way to fix that problem is to install rubber jounce stops. According to our customers, their favorite rubber jounce is our Aeon® hollow rubber springs. Aeon® hollow rubber springs take your off-roading experience from awful to “awesome.”  

“I have first-hand riding experience and I gotta say they work awesome! Not only are they cushy and able to soak up big bottom-outs gracefully, they do not ‘chunk’ like conventional bump stops.”  Red – TN

  Say goodbye to clink, clank and chunk! In order to protect the suspension and improve your riding experience, install Timbren Aeon® rubber springs. Our “cushy” springs soak up the shock of “big bottom-outs” gracefully. And that, in a word, is awesome! When you’re ready to leave the pavement behind for much rougher terrain, make sure you’re protected with Aeon® rubber springs. Check out our line of Aeon® rubber springs to protect your off-road vehicle.  

Are You Ready To Off-Road?

It’s been a long, cold winter. And it caught many of us by surprise. Can you believe how cold it got? Some weren’t prepared for the amount of ice and snow that fell from the sky.  And others weren’t prepared for any snow! Be that as it may, it’s always a good idea to be prepared for the worst, and hope for the best. As the earth begins to thaw and the snow starts to melt, we’re reminded that off-road season is fast approaching. Whether you’re into camping in the woods of Northern Ontario or rock crawling and river runs in Colorado, you’re going to want to prepare your rig for some fun off-roading. No doubt, you’ve beefed up your suspension. You’ve secured the necessary tools for your safety and comfort. Things like:
  • Full gas tank
  • Tow rope (heavy enough for your vehicle)
  • Spare tire and everything needed to make a change in the field
  • Portable air compressor
  • Navigational aids
  • First aid kit
  • Mobile phone
But let me ask you something. Are you planning to tow a trailer? If so, is your trailer ready for off-roading? Good question. And we have a great answer!  

“Get rid of the axle on your trailer!”

Image courtesy of Kakadu Camping   That’s right! And there is a way to do it. It’s called the Axle-Less Suspension. There’s nothing worse than wanting to travel over rough terrain, but deciding not to go because your trailer would never make it. (That sucks!) But imagine your trailer with no axle… and we mean no axle! It’s possible with the Timbren Axle-Less trailer suspension. Think of it… anywhere your tow vehicle can go, so can your trailer.     Let go of your limitations. Get the Axle-Less suspension for your trailer. Get the details here.      

New Toyota Off-Road TRD Pro Package Introduced

At the 2014 Chicago Auto Show an awesome looking new TRD Package was introduced – the Toyota Off-Road TRD Pro Package. Touted as the next step in TRD off-road performance evolution, this new edition to the Toyota lineup is definitely going to grab some attention. Each 4Runner, Tundra and Tacoma with this new off-road package will include the following:
  • TRD Bilstein shocks with remote reservoirs
  • TRD-tuned front springs
  • TRD front skid plate
  • Unique front grille with “TOYOTA” badging (pays tribute to early iconic Toyota models)
  • TRD floor mats
  • TRD shift knobs
  • Black wheels
One of our favourite additions to this new off-road package is the “TOYOTA” badging on the front grille. Its nice to see Toyota paying tribute to the early, and definitely iconic, Toyota models.  

Using Timbren Suspension Enhancement Systems Off-Road.

Adding a Timbren Suspension Enhancement System to one of these new off-road packaged vehicles will be an easy way to upgrade the existing suspension performance as well as protect it against the abuse its likely to receive. Off-Road vehicles are no strangers to abuse and neither are Timbren Suspension Enhancement System kits. Although originally designed for vehicles with heavy loads they can be used as Jounce bumpers to gently cushion big blows and prevent bottoming out that expensive new toy.   As of the writing of this post we don’t currently have a Suspension Enhancement System for these vehicles because they haven’t yet been released for us to design one. In the meantime check out the lifted kits we have available for lifted Jeep applications.     Source: TundraHeadquarters, PickupTrucks.com.