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Black diamond & Trailmaster Shocks, did everyone forget?

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I've asked about shocks before but nobody has realyl said anything about black diamond and trailmaster shocks, does nobody like these or are they just really bad shocks?

1988 Wrangler Laredo 4.2L w/5spd Manual
1995 Wrangler 2.5L w/ 5spd Manual-dixie horn
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I have Black Diamond AT's. They're a little stiff. Rumor has it that the XT series are MUCH softer...

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I had Trailmasters on my TJ and they went to hell in a hurry. I like the Deutsch Tech shocks a lot more.

98TJ 4.56 detroits 96XJ 3.73 lockright

I got 7 years worth of driving and wheeling out of a set of Trailmaster Invader N7 shocks on my 75 CJ. Started a SOA with YJ springs and new N7 shocks. They work good off road so being a little stiff on road isn`t much concern with me.

`75 CJ-5, 304, T-18/D300,
SOA w/YJ springs, D30/D44,
still under construction
You must have asked while I was out of town/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif
I have had the Trail Master SSV's for about 2 years. They are a good shock, but since moving to LA I've found that the washboard freeways are causing my ride to be extremely bumpy/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif
I'm considering switching to something like Rancho 9000's for the softer ride, but probably won't.

95.5 YJ with "stuff"
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I had trailmasters , I dont think they did 50% of what they claim. One on my rear exploded from just driving around town.
replaced it with hijackers w/ in cab control.
Going to replace the fronts w/ 9000s w/ cab control.(dual)
Do I really need all these separate compressors? Can air shocks and ranchos share?
Moral, stay away from trailmaster (unless free)

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