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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2000, 03:52 AM
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Trailmaster 3\" springs

Hi,

Does somebody have experience with the Trailmaster3" springs? I've heard they're very stiff and break. There the only ones available around here.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2000, 06:15 PM
 
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Re: Trailmaster 3\" springs

I know theyre not very popular with the bunch here.Ive heard nothing but bad about trailmaster

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2000, 06:21 PM
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Re: Trailmaster 3\" springs

I've never run them in a Suzuki, but if i recall, i rode around in a CJ5 with Trailmaster lift springs... it was simply nicknamed 'neckbreaker'.. there was little to no flex and the ride felt like i was on my Go-Joe which has no suspension whatsoever. In my experience i would never go with another Trailmaster spring or product.

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Pardon my French, BUT DO NOT [censored] BY THEM.
I ran them for 6 months, doing 15 trips to a local OHV and one trip to the 'con, and finally when I went up a hill at 5miles an hour, they both snapped and my axle rolled down the hill behind me. The stock ones are better then they are. The only advatange is that they are a bit longer than the stock ones.

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We're not saying they're stiff....

But the joke has always been that they are like mortar between the bricks.

We have a guy locally (you on the list Gary?), who ran Trailmasters for many years, then went down to just the two longest Trailmaster leaves, and then did an SPOA. We finally got a little flex out of those thing. WHEW!

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Re: Trailmaster 3\" springs

I had the trailmaster lift when I first built my zuk. They were stiff at first but worked fairly well after they broke in. Not the best for rock crawling but good for mud and hillclimbs. They prevent axle wrap. Best way to add flex is to loosen the clamps on them.

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