Trailmaster 4-inch Chevy Lift System - Easy Does It

Trailmaster 4-inch Value-Packed Chevy System

Kevin BlumerPhotographer, Writer

Not every vehicle upgrade needs to be a wallet-breaker. While off-roading can never be considered a no-budget activity, it doesn’t have to be a high-budget activity, either. It turns out you can have a lot of fun with only a modest cash outlay.

One example of this is Trailmaster’s 4-inch lift system for 2007-to-2013 Chevy/GMC 1500 pickups. Fitting both 2WD and 4WD models, it retains the stock front shocks and leaves the front lower control arms in place. At press time, MSRP was well below $600. Once installed, the Trailmaster 4-inch system provides clearance for up to 33-inch tires.

To show off this suspension system, we dropped in on the 4 Wheel Parts Superstore in Redondo Beach, California, and snapped photos while technician Junior Lopez spun the wrenches. With a fully equipped installation facility, the complete process took place under one roof, including tire mounting, balancing, and alignment.