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Has anyone used 4Way steering stablizers by trailmaster?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RingMaster4x4, Apr 17, 2003.

  1. RingMaster4x4

    RingMaster4x4 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Has anyone used these and what do or did you think of them?

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    4Way Steering Stabilizers by Trail Master features patented coil-over spring and collar assembly with heavy duty plated bracketry.

    "Return to center" feature creating positive steering response.

    Any info will be great! Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. outlaw612

    outlaw612 1/2 ton status

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    I ran one until i went to crossover steering, I liked it just make sure you get it centered properly.
     
  3. RingMaster4x4

    RingMaster4x4 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Could you tell any differnts them and the ones that are just shocks?(skyjackers)
     
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    Yes, you could definately tell the difference. The 4way helped with the return to center. Personally, it wasnt worth the extra $$ Id just go with a shock style stabilizer.
     
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    Wow! I haven't seen those in years. 4-Way Shocks used to advertise heavily in all the off-road magazines back in the 70's. They also sold shocks with those springs wrapped around them. Their big "advantage" was that they were supposed to reduce sway without affecting the ride. Looks like Trailmaster has revived the line. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  6. RingMaster4x4

    RingMaster4x4 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    They do sell the shocks too. I was thinking about them too. Do they work?

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    A tempered steel spring and aluminum collar assembly were developed to mount on a specially valved shock absorber. This combination keeps vehicles level while turning by pushing UP on the side that sinks and pulling DOWN on the side that rises during turns. The result is less swaying, leaning and porpoising when cornering or carrying heavy loads. This PUSH-PULL action creates a self-leveling effect that controls body roll, swaying and vehicle handling. Price from $50

    9-Stage velocity sensitive valving * Hardened & chrome plated piston rod * Multiple-lip piston rod seals


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    Twin-tube construction * O-ring piston seals * Adjustable aluminum collar assemblies
    Tempered steel coil spring * Urethane Bushings
     
  7. jjlaughner

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    WORLD of difference on my stock DD. The old rancho Stabilizer was at least 10 years old. huge difference right off the bat with wondering and steering response. Took out about 1/2 of wheel play also.
     
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    I ran one until i went to crossover steering, I liked it just make sure you get it centered properly.

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    Yep and I bought it! THANKS /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  9. outlaw612

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    I wander if that would help DW more than a regular stabilizer? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    I would think it would, but I dont know for sure. I didnt get DW until after the crossover and now there isnt enough room between the spring and tierod for it to fit. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    I had one and it worked great. It also handled my DW with crossover steering. If I hit a bump and it wanted to DW I could actually feel the stabilizer take care of it. BTW Zakk has mine now. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Where do you get them ??? Price ??? Link ???
     
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    Here you go Z3PR : Buy them here!


    They are at the bottom of the page.
     
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    do they mount up different or what? anyone have a pic with them mounted up?

    by the way i had the coil over kind of shocks and liked the better than the ones i have now which are monroes. mine has no sway bar.

    nathan
     

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