2020 Honda Odyssey EX-L, Platinum White Pearl on Mocha Brown Leather
Well, they're a lot smaller than I imagined. 😅
They are hollow on the inside, yes, as you can see in this photo. It's been Timbren's design for a while now. You'd have to reach out to them for specifics of why they built it the way they did. All I know is they work great for us. 🙂Are these hollow on the inside so that there is progressive compliance as more and more force is applied in the slight vertical direction?
Depending which coilovers you go with, the springs should have a higher rating too... so might address some of sag from the stock springs.I wonder if those will work with coilovers? lowering van by 1-1.5 inch...
Very nice write up! I'm glad the strap method helped!If I may post an addendum for the wee folk (I'm 5'1 / 105 athletic). This was by far one of the hardest car jobs I've ever done, physically. Try as I might, I couldn't quite coax the OEM bump stops out of their homes so I had to resort to brains (eventually) over brawn.
The driver's side was cut with a hacksaw and then pried up. This must have taken an hour and I taught a lot of passing dog walkers how to curse. Did anyone else notice time slowing down this evening? That was my fault, sorry!
The passenger side saw me drop the exhaust off the two rearmost hangers and drill at an angle down through the bump stop. I then inserted a screwdriver and popped the f****r up. Easy peasy. It took longer to convince the exhaust hangers off their retainers than it did to free poop emoji bump stop.
So the van basically won all the battles but I won the war.
I just thought someone else might appreciate an alternative method, possibly my fellow travel-sized womenfolk. I can't be the only one here.
I shamelessly used the tie down method to seat the Timbren, with great results (thank you for the info). You just have to hold it to make it seat straight. I used Windex for lube because my silicone spray was fodder for the battle against the driver's side bs. Didn't help there.
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