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Unread 05-03-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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bumpstop question

Do I ABSOLUTELY have to take off the coil to get the bumpstop installed?

I put the lift on already and today noticed that my driver side DOES NOT even have a bumpstop just the metal housing that the bumpstop sits in...

IDK if it fell out? never had one in there and never noticed? or what... but I would really hate to take out the coil and jack it all up to install the bumpstop..

Can I just squeeze it through the coils?

Also it won't F anything up if I run without a bumpstop on that side till I install on right? as long as I'm not flexing or doing any offroading?

Mainly to and from work on highway

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Unread 05-03-2013, 02:01 PM   #2
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You'll be fine until you do something that should have hit a bumpstop and you shear or crush something else.

I hit the stock bumpstops coming out of parking lots all the time, they're there for a reason.

I'm pretty sure you need to at least droop the axle so the coils are loose to put a new stop in, it's not like its hard to pull the coils so why try doing it the hard way?
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Unread 05-03-2013, 02:18 PM   #3
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Throw some hockey pucks in there....problem solved. You should be able to push them between the coils with it flexed out.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 02:30 PM   #4
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You'll be fine until you do something that should have hit a bumpstop and you shear or crush something else.

I hit the stock bumpstops coming out of parking lots all the time, they're there for a reason.

I'm pretty sure you need to at least droop the axle so the coils are loose to put a new stop in, it's not like its hard to pull the coils so why try doing it the hard way?
Yeah the passenger side still has to stock bumpstop but the driver side doesn't have anything ha, I think Ill just jack it up and flex the coil and squeeze it through the coil...

and if I end up crushing my fenders before I get the bump stop replaced lol guess that just gives me an excuse to trim the fenders an inch or so ha

Should I just get stock bumpstops? Or with a 4" lift should I get new ones that are extended an extra inch or so?
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Throw some hockey pucks in there....problem solved. You should be able to push them between the coils with it flexed out.
Hockey pucks , like the black ones I played ice hockey in highschool?
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Unread 05-03-2013, 10:39 PM   #6
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Hockey pucks , like the black ones I played ice hockey in highschool?
Lol hockey pucks = the black coil spacers usually 2" thick
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Yea thats what I was going with , but you can never be to sure on JF
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Yea thats what I was going with , but you can never be to sure on JF
True that, I've seen some weird **** lol
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No, actual hockey pucks...not the 2" poly one you overpay for
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No, actual hockey pucks...not the 2" poly one you overpay for
Now I'm confused lol
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Lol hockey pucks = the black coil spacers usually 2" thick
No, not coil spacers, actual hockey pucks. Rtv them to the coil perch inside the coil.
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Thank you Speedbucket for clearing that up
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No, not coil spacers, actual hockey pucks. Rtv them to the coil perch inside the coil.
no ****! haha I would have NEVER thought about actually doing that...

Thanks bud! Now going to go find some hockey pucks lol

maybe use one that is signed by Mike Modano? haha
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You will be amazed at what the dealer charges for the OEM bumpstops. I replaced mine several years ago and it was $80 for the bumpstops and the metal cups (which were rusted beyond use.)
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$80 bucks holy fak
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