When you’re serious about lifting your pickup truck or Jeep for additional tire clearance and off-road traction, Trail Master Suspension systems are your best choice. Trail Master Suspension systems deliver amazing performance and durability at an exceptional value. From leveling kits to complete high performance 6” suspension systems Trail Master has the products you want for your truck or Jeep and the best price.
Recommendation first. If considering this kit I would recommend moving to the one that is $140 more and getting the addition of the new lower control arms.
The install was relatively easy. Use the updated instructions on this web page instead of the ones than come in the box. Make sure you have an 18mm open/box end wrench as manny tool sets don’t include this size (weird huh?).
You will need an exhaust extension. Add this first so when you lower the axle to add springs the drive shaft is not sitting in exhaust crossover limiting travel. Rent a spring compressor to assist getting front springs in.
Lower control arms require you to knock out alignment plate. One side it to rear and one to front on our Jeep so we set the kit plate and ground/drilled to get clearance set. Doable with 5/8” drill bit but a real pain (get kit with longer lower control arms).
Kit DOES NOT include sway bar end links. Move rear to front and you will need to buy a new set of +3” rears ($35).
Plan on a new alignment $90 after completion (4 WP can do it) and recenter steering).
Rear was quick and took about an hour to complete. Note. Unhook parking brake cables in body above axle (2 seconds to do) to drop axle enough for new springs. The reattach (2 more seconds) after in. Bolt up sway bar end links before lower shocks will also save you some time due to access.
Added 35x12.5x18 Ironman MT tires on proCompnwheels with 4.5” backspace.
Ride is BETTER Than OEM. Stability is BETTER. I feel much better even though lifted letting my 16 year old venture off now. I have run it through the paces of hard stops. Hard turns. Turns at speed. Interstate speeds. And impressed with stability and ride.
About to do sons Jeep with same kit adding lower control arms.
I gave 4 stars because I feel instructions could be cleaned up and I believe it should include sway bar end links. Also should include torque specs so not having to internet search for them.
By BillyB from Alabaster, AL
I threw this lift on my 2007 (new body) Silverado 1500. Lift looks great and rides as good as stock or better! I went from 18” stock rims to 17” Pro Comps (threw 33” mud tires on) more rubber = better ride. Highly recommend this “budget” lift over paying more for a name and same components!
By PierceR from Illinois
Works great, easy install, quality parts
I must say I was a little nervous buying this brand because I couldn't find many threads about about personal experiences, but I took the risk and I'm glad I did. Everything came in with no issues, install was very easy, everything bolts right on, my Jeep TJ rides alot smoother on road and off-road now. Deffently get alot more flex outta this kit than stock. I beat the crap out of it very often and it's holding up great. This kit will last like it should. Again....worked out great for my 97 TJ.
By Joshua from Colorado
Budget lift kit that did not live up to my expectations.
I installed them correctly but just is way to stiff and I've done a lot to try and break them in. I'm now going to replace the shocks and see if that helps. You will need axle bracket mod for the shocks in rear. I contacted support via email and never got a reply. I would not recommend this kit to anyone. But if you are going to lift get a transfer case lowering kit while your at it!
By Shane from Hillsboro
great value and it works
bent the leaf out on the trail was able to get it home and the costumer service people did everything they could to help me get back on the trail and even still drove it as my daily driver for months with the bent spring
By scuba jeep from ohio
Great Bang for the Buck
Replaced a 2" leveling kit that was installed on the front. Gained 2.25 inches in the front and 2 inches in the rear. For a 4.25 inches over stock. Also, added Mono tube shocks at the same time. Just about every 4 inch lift comes with the same components, so why spend more money. The control arms that come with this kit are rock solid and they look every bit as strong as the Fabtech, Tuff Country or Ready Lift. Save yourself some money and buy the Trailmaster. Current Wheel Well height is 41.5 front and 43 in back. I also have installed an Add-a-Leaf.
By TDR from Southeast Texas
Good Lift, and Good ride quality.
Bought this lift and had it installed in one afternoon. Directions had a few spots where it said "front" and it was for the "rear" and vise versa. However if you have common sense you can figure it out easily. Kit included extra bolts and a couple brake line brackets depending on what year JK you have. This also fits a 2 door and a 4 door. Directions have a parts list in the back of the directions and all parts are stamped with the part number in them which makes it easy to identify the correct part when installing. Make sure you get an alignment immediately after installing this lift, and also make sure your steering wheels is straight before driving down the road. Overall lift is amazing for the price that it is. Powder coating is really nice, and durable. I repainted the shocks they come white and you have to install your stickers so I painted mine black. Only problem with the lift is in the rear upper shocks, they are a little too small if using stock hardware, however they include new bolts to use which work fine. My Jeep JK Unlimited only had 1000 miles on it so I wanted to stick with the stock hardware. The front track bar bracket has a spot where you have to drill 2 holes to have it installed, however you cannot get the nuts on the bolts in the stock housing bracket so I didn't drill the holes in my new 2015 JK Unlimited. This kit sits about 1.5" taller then my friends TeraFlex kit and also rides a lot better! I would highly recommend this for people to buy!!! NICE LIFT!!!
By Nate from WV
Looks awesome on my 2006 silverado 1500 z71, before I just had a leveling kit and the ride was uncomfortable and stiff. With this kit u will need stock torsion keys or just have to adjust the keys as low as they will go, clears 35's easy. Only thing is the kit says 100% bolt on but it does require some cutting and trimming and drilling some holes. It wasn't too difficult to install but it wasn't easy and it was time consuming. But it sits level and rides smoother than before. Very happy with it.
By Derek from Rockdale, TX
Installed on 2007 chevy silverado
good solid quality, no complaints except it really needs one more in the back!, it really bothers me, but it not super noticeable, and you cannot beat the price compared other systems.
By Hunter from louisville ky
Great beginner lift
Overall a great low end cost lift for a jeep. Rides good. Great stance. Looks awesome. The only thing negative I have to say is that the kit could come with more hardware instead of having to reuse the factory bolts nuts etc. Would definetly purchase again.
Will this fit a 1996 grand cherokke 4.0 awd set up
Jeeper from Belton tx on
Yes! This Trail Master 3.5 Inch Lift Kit with CGS Shocks will fit your 96 Grand Cherokee with AWD.
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Since the late 1980's Trail Master Suspension has been a trusted name in the off-road industry for suspension components that will get the job done at a reasonable price. Trail Master produces off-roading full suspension systems, shock absorbers, leveling kits, steering stabilizers and accessories for a variety of trucks, Jeeps and SUVs. Trail Master designs its products for the hardcore off-roader but at a price point for the weekend-warrior. Each complete suspension system is designed for and tested on each individual vehicle application, as are the leveling kits. To accompany its lift kits and leveling kits Trail Master has its own line of SSV shock absorbers meant for off-road use with extra wheel travel and fade free performance. Shop Trail Master Now