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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-07-2002, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Trailmaster SSV shocks any good?

I've just about decided to order the BDS 4" kit. THe one I'm looking at ( comes with "Trailmaster SSV" shocks, which I know nothing about. Does anyone have any experience with these? Are they a decent shock?

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Re: Trailmaster SSV shocks any good?

nope! sorry, not to get the wrong point accross.
No, I have not used them, but I would imagine that they are just as decent as any shock that comes with a kit, obviously they are not made by a shock specific company(Rnacho, Bilstien...etc.) But they should work fine for now.
I just ordered a Rustys Suspension kit, and I am going to stick with the shocks as long as I can, regardless of whether they are rustys or not...

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Re: Trailmaster SSV shocks any good?

No ,mine lasted a week before they blew.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2002, 03:14 AM
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Re: Trailmaster SSV shocks any good?

i've had then on my YJ for over a year now, and they havn't even started rusting yet, i think its a great shock, the SSV if u didn't know stands for speed smart valving, they are comparable to the rancho RSX's but a few bucks cheaper, they are great on the road and very nice off road, i'm also ordering the BDS 4', and was planing on purchaceing the SSV's to go with it anyway, just my thoughts..

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Re: Trailmaster SSV shocks any good?

I'm with wrangler88 on this one..I've been running mine for over 2 years now and although I'm using them in a dual shock setup in front on the 60, they work great.I have had my share of leaks, but believe it or not 4wheel parts warrenties them and thats all that matters to me...Rancho in my mind is a BIG waste of greenbacks!! Been there done that (havent coined up for the 9000's so I cant relate) BUT the 5000's arent any better than a gabriel...They just look cooler and thats it!! Oh,The ssv's have held up thru many an obstickle (sp?) race for me and that says somthing in my book.

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Re: Trailmaster SSV shocks any good?

Mine work very well. A word of warning though, make very sure you do not bottom these shocks out as they will blow the seal and the lower valving.

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