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Is this the 98+ 4x4 Trailmaster Lift??

I took these years ago(meaning like 4 years ago) and was looking more indepth at this truck after recently finding a disc full of old pics.....and what lift kit is this? I know...pics suck...but that front crossmember is WEIRD! What kit is that?

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Yup thats the trailmaster kit. The dropped tie-rods are a dead give away.
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That truck is hot!
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I love Bright Island Blue! Looks Good!

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what size lift is that? i know he has a 3" bl.
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4" suspension, 3" body, 36's. I love that color too!
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wasnt that a chicks truck?
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What ever happened to the kit and was it worth it?

I had heard about a mysterious 3rd lift for the SLA Rangers, but didn't remember who had the 3rd.

Pros/Cons? I'm just curious is all.
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I've heard that is is not as good as a superlift but the same price so everyone goes with superlift
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4" suspension, 3" body, 36's. I love that color too!
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yeah the trailmaster kits is a death trap. It uses half *** parts like ball joint spacers and drop links for the tie rods. Its really scary up close and to imagine that a product like that is actually sold.
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yeah the trailmaster kits is a death trap. It uses half *** parts like ball joint spacers and drop links for the tie rods. Its really scary up close and to imagine that a product like that is actually sold.

Went to their website earlier and all they have for a Ranger is for a 93-97 TTB kit. Never have been a Trailmaster fan myself, I was just curious.


I did see however, the Skyjacker for the new Colorado's... it actually looked nice. I'm a bit jealous though, because I'd love to have a Skyjacker for the SLA Rangers.
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^^Skyjacker kit doesn't fit too well to the colorado/canyon. The crossmembers never line up to where they need to. Buddy of mine installed one the other day.

I believe ScottG posted pics of the new Rancho 3"(?) lift for 98+ 4x4's. Don't know if it's out yet.





Oh yea....well i test drove the truck....and it was a pile of crap. seriously. Looks good...but drives/stops like ***. Engine smoked blue(oil).
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its in the sticky

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=30416

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not that its a common choice, but you left out the 4inch Trail Master Supension Kit that uses Balljoint spacers
http://www.trailmastersuspension.com/

heres some pics:





now, this is very similar to the superlift suspension, but instead of replacing the hubs/spindles, it uses balljoin spacers....


So this was my plan at one time, there was a used one for orignal asking price of 300 (but it fell thru), but if i got it, i was going to use the kit on a 2wd edge/explorer and ALSO use a 3.5inch lifting shackle for a total 7.5inch SUSPENSION lift


Just a thought incase someone comes accrossed another kit for dirt cheap. Also a balljoint spacer is a bad idea for any hardcore offroaders, but for streetqueens, its not going to be THAT bad

ScottG


And rancho lift

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ht=rancho+lift
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Thanks scott!
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