2020 Honda Odyssey EX-L, Platinum White Pearl on Mocha Brown Leather
That's good to hear! That's a good description of the increased stiffness.Took the plunge based on this thread and found, although there are very few steps and tools required, it was a frustrating install. I first tried prying the original bumpstops out, but found it was tearing into them, so I tried the ratchet strap around the wheel and added some elbow grease to rock them back and forth. This worked fairly easily. Ratcheting the Timbren's down didn't work. WIth the first one I was able to follow Timbren's instructions and use soapy water and a rubber puck above the Timbren prior to lowering, which seated the Timbren almost entirely. I then popped open the tailgate and shoved down on the floor a few times... I heard it slightly pop into place. This didn't work on the other side. A bunch of different attempts could only partially seat the Timbren lip. I ended up grease lubing the Timbren, sandwiching the puck between the frame and Timbren, lowering the rear side down again, and doing about 20 semi jumps in the back of the Van. There was no "pop" sound into place... I just had to constanty look under to see how it was seating. In hindsight, ratcheting down the timbren as much as possible before lowering on the puck might have helped to keep the Timbren centered.
Going for a drive there was a noticeable difference in stiffness, even unloaded. This was noticeable on acceleration, turning and going over speedbumps. It's hard to put a number on the increased stiffness as I haven't hit any turns at highway speeds, but in city driving my wife didn't notice. I guess I would approximate 30% stiffer in the rear. Overall I'm satsified.