post #1 of Old 07-22-2010, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Input needed on J4611SSV Trailmaster Suspension 5"F / 3"R Lift Kit with SSV Shocks

Any experience, thoughts, or ideas with this system? I only do ocassional off roading when looking for a good camp/fishing site, but I'm more after appearance than anything, and plan to add 35" tires and regear soon after.

Trailmaster Suspension 5"F / 3"R Lift Kit with SSV Shocks
For 07-10 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door




$354.99
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Quadratec Part No: 16106.200
Manufacturer Part No: J4611SSV



Trailmaster Suspension 5" Front and 3" Rear Lift Kit with SSV Shocks for Jeep® Wrangler JK. An affordable package for the casual off road enthusiast. Made in the U.S.A.
Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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Install Time: 3-5 Hours
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Parts Included
Front Coil Springs
Rear Coil Spring Spacers
Front & Rear Shocks


Product Details
5" Suspension lift using new front coil springs and rear polyurethane spring spacers.
Retains factory control arms and track bars.
Complete with SSV shock absorbers.
Retain factory steering geometry.
Easily accomodates 35" tall tires.
An affordable package for the casual off road enthusiast.
Made in the U.S.A.

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post #2 of Old 07-22-2010, 08:06 PM
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Sounds really cheap, with 5" of lift up front you will need/want adjustable trackbars front and rear. Stock would work for a smaller lift but 5" its waayy too much. If you are only planning on 35" tires a 2.5-3" lift is what you are going to be after.

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post #3 of Old 07-22-2010, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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what are the track bars going to do, what are some suggestions on which one's to avoid/get, or should I choose a different means of complete suspension system set up that will help me add the 35"s that plan to add soon after? There just seems to be so many options from so many companies.
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AT 5 inches, You WILL need:
1. Adj track bars to recenter your front and rear axle
2. Front drive shaft esp if you have an auto
3. Either cam bolts or adj control arms to reset caster angle
4. The cost seems way too low for such a lift to be considered complete - do some reading and study on this forum - I think you may be missing some critical parts to make this work...just my 2 cents of experience.

And....why go to such a high lift if you don't off road much and only want to go to 35 inch tires? A stock jeep will run 35's with no lift and a little work on wheel spacing, etc. Keep in mind that with such a high lift you are significantly changing the center of gravity/roll center and may actually make the vehicle less stable in a side to side situation...

Search is your friend and also the sticky at the top of this forum "Will it rub?"

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Good point! If using my stock 17" Rubicon wheels will work with 35" tires, what kind and size of spacer is recommended? I also plan to replace stock fender flares with the Smitty Built XRC Road Armor fender flare kit. I wonder if this combination with the wheel spacers will help eliminate any rubbing issues?

In addition, aside from swapping gears, are there other mods I should do in order to enhance/maintain driveability for our six speed daily driver?
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Some of the people I know running the 35 inch KM2s on stock rims use a 1 3/4 or 2 inch spacers - you really need about 4.5 inches of backspacing...this seems to work for them. I believe the flat fenders and spacers will pretty much eliminate rubbing problems - regearing is recommended to maintain some level of acceptable power (putting the engine back into the power band) - the forum consensus seems to be 5.13 for the auto and for your manual 4.88 gearing when going to 35s - that is what I went with.

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I just bought the same kit, though mine came with upper & lower adjustable arms and trackbars, etc ($1200). It's sitting in the garage while I save for new tires and I'm having the same dilemma on tire size. From my conversation with TM the rear is 3" and the front is 5". Expect a 1" droop from steel bumper and winch weight. Also, take into effect the stock JK has about an 1" rake to the front and the new front ride height is about 3" depending on how much weight you attach with your bumper choice.

I've got time, due to limited tire funds, so I hope to see some photos of the kit installed with various tire sizes before I purchase. I'm willing to deal with 35's on 4:10 gears to avoid re-gearing; at this point.

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