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CALLING ALL RK, Poly and TrailMaster VENDORS!!

First thanks to everyone who has helped me in my lift research. I am going to pull the trigger and purchase my lift in the coming week or two and wanted to give a fair chance(and lets just be honest, save myself some cash) to all vendors to shoot me a price for my lift. I look forward to the build andd to show off the final product on here, and offfroad events for everyone!

I have narrowed it down to the three below. From everything I have been told/read I wont be sorry with any of these lifts. I believe all needed info to quote is in the pics but if not just PM me. Shipping will be to 92629.
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Interesting use of modified tech but good luck with your purchase. Looks like some good choices.

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Seriously....Trail Master??

Poly & RK for the win.

Don't make us wenzel you.

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BTW- moved to DISCUSSION.

Shouldn't be in TECH.


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BTW- moved to DISCUSSION.

Shouldn't be in TECH.

I figured I would get moved...and was gonna put it in discussion from the start but it doesnt get ass much foot traffic. oh well
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I figured I would get moved...and was gonna put it in discussion from the start but it doesnt get ass much foot traffic. oh well
It'll be alright - people just hit "New Posts" most of the time and go wherever the action is.

You've got a couple of PM responses from me.

You can't go wrong with any of those IMO.

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Take a couple mins a send a few PMs or call the vendors. You can't expect them to all see this thread.
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Take a couple mins a send a few PMs or call the vendors. You can't expect them to all see this thread.
It would be hard to send a message to all 168 vendors on the site that I have no clue what each of them sell...and I dont expect anything from anyone...Just a thread

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Seriously....Trail Master??

Poly & RK for the win.

Don't make us wenzel you.

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I have heard really good stuff from Planman about his Trailmaster lift...Does anyone have a bad experience with this lift?
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I have heard really good stuff from Planman about his Trailmaster lift...Does anyone have a bad experience with this lift?
It uses 2", 0.25" wall arms. (Poly uses 2", 0.25" arms.)

The flex joints are sourced from Rock Krawler.

It uses an independent rear 3 link with weld-on truss--a big advantage for less binding from articulation.

The weld-on rear lower control arm brackets and truss give a good amount of clearance compared to some other name brand companies. (i.e. Teraflex).

The Fox adjustable remote reservoir shocks are amazing.

It is very stable on the street and offroad.

All it really needs, in my opinion is a front drag link flip kit from Poly or RK.

Since they were initially released, the kit now include new rear swaybar links instead of relocation brackets.

So yes, it is a pretty good bang for the buck and much better than their old short arm JK kits.


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I have heard really good stuff from Planman about his Trailmaster lift...Does anyone have a bad experience with this lift?
Yea....most of the bad that I know of, relates to their older TJ kits, so...

And you can bet that if planman supports it, then it's truly been scrutinized. He will definitely NOT steer you wrong.

I just REALLY like the amount of customer support that RK and Poly have...not just here on JKO...but they do an incredible job keeping people happy and producing quality components and designs. I would still choose RK or Poly, but that's just me.

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Don't make us wenzel you.

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Can I laugh at this in general discussion?

Where does this more foot traffic myth come from anyway? Don't you know all our vendors have huge ears?

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Can I laugh at this in general discussion?

I just had a brief flashback to that guy that wanted full sponsorship in exchange for nothing.

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I just had a brief flashback to that guy that wanted full sponsorship in exchange for nothing.
Me too!

I whore out free stuff as well. Any vendors that want me to take pictures of their long arm lift with some nice new 37s and put them on jko. Lmk, I'll even put your logo as my Facebook profile page. Foot traffic FTW!


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I have the poly lift and love it!

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It uses 2", 0.25" wall arms. (Poly uses 2", 0.25" arms.)

The flex joints are sourced from Rock Krawler.

It uses an independent rear 3 link with weld-on truss--a big advantage for less binding from articulation.

The weld-on rear lower control arm brackets and truss give a good amount of clearance compared to some other name brand companies. (i.e. Teraflex).

The Fox adjustable remote reservoir shocks are amazing.

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All it really needs, in my opinion is a front drag link flip kit from Poly or RK.

Since they were initially released, the kit now include new rear swaybar links instead of relocation brackets.

So yes, it is a pretty good bang for the buck and much better than their old short arm JK kits.
This is exactly why TM is on my build list....Thanks for posting the additional info Planman...


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Me too!

I whore out free stuff as well. Any vendors that want me to take pictures of their long arm lift with some nice new 37s and put them on jko. Lmk, I'll even put your logo as my Facebook profile page. Foot traffic FTW!


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Shit I had no clue I could whore myself out for free shit! I just wanted a reasonable price quote/offer! Ill go ahead and take my pants off and see what that nets me! Thanks for the advice!
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Seriously....Trail Master??

Poly & RK for the win.

Don't make us wenzel you.

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What's wrong with Trail Master ??

I have the same kit in my Jeep and I wheel the piss out of it and it performs wonderfully on road... in fact I have ridden with a bunch of people on this forum and they all agree... I got rid of my terraflex lift and I think this rides better, is at a better price point by a long shot, and is a far more complete kit...

So lets hear the horror story you have with them, I would love to know.

My only complaint thus far is that the sway bar disconnects ceased up where the pin is removed... I kinda gotta blame that on me for not ever taken care of them and let them sit for a long long time with out any use at all (use the e-disco anyway).

Other then that I would love to hear why you have such a negative opinion...

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Other then that I would love to hear why you have such a negative opinion...
Stub's not here right now, leave a message at the beep and he'll get back to you ASAP

In the mean time please see post 11 and 12 for your answers.

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Project Double D's had a 4" TM kit with their supplied drive line. My only complaint was the supplied shocks.. SST shocks I think. They were crap... But if you upgrade to different shocks it is hard to overlook the TM kit for the price.

Edit: I wasn't a fan of the disconnects either.. When discoed the bottom of the link would pack full of mud and dirt. This is easily solved with a different set of discos if you want.
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figured it out, that 35054 is really the XFLA4..that pic is missing the High Steer that has been added this year (I think).. http://rockkrawler.com/pages/catalog...p?r_itemID=129

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figured it out, that 35054 is really the XFLA4..that pic is missing the High Steer that has been added this year (I think).. http://rockkrawler.com/pages/catalog...p?r_itemID=129
Yep! They just haven't updated the site. Like this guy right here. (me) Lol!


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I know it's not the long arm kit (mid flex) 3.5 RK has an amazing ride and has done everything I have asked of it off road as well

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