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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-29-2000, 03:56 PM
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Trail Master 5\" On Late Model

I was wondering if anyone here has tackled the Trail Master 5" lift on a late model truck or Blazer. I understand the original A arms and most suspension componentents are retained. So, what is involved? What does the kit contain (bracketry that drops the mounts for the a-arms, leafs, front diff, and torsion bars)? Any welding or cutting of original pieces (like the frame)? What's the difficulty level of this installation (and time to completion)?



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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-29-2000, 05:31 PM
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Re: Trail Master 5\" On Late Model

I haven't done the TM but did help on my Rancho lift. First, its not a 5" kit, it's 4" on the instructions. 4.5 at the most with cranking the t-bars down. I have the instructions in front of me now. Good luck trying to align it at 4.5. It's all drop brackets just like the Rancho but keeps the stock upper a-arms (again good luck aligning). There is frame cutting involved, tabs the a-arms went to. Rear is an axle flip same as Rancho. No, does not come with t-bars but I know a good line on getting the Sway-A-Way's HD's. Does come with shocks (good).Its not a bad kit but I liked the Rancho better because it also reinforced the front drop brackets with a frame (really HD. You can see the red frame by going to URL at bottom.)and the A-arms. Total time from in to out was about 26 hrs over 3 days. Had a complete shop with lift and tools. Can't see how it could be done without a lift. Unless you have the time, like a week and have knowledge of lift installs have some one else do it.

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