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post #1 of 13 Old 10-26-2013, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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bump stop measuring

Not sure if I'm overthinking this or not. Pretty sure I am but..

I was thinking I could put the Jeep up in the air at work and lift one side of the axle with a utility stand (http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog) to the point where the tire on that side is close enough to hitting the fender to measure for bumpstops? Always used it to jack up one side to get the coils out on the other but never thought to use it for bumpstops til now. Am I good doing it like that or is the axle being dropped so far on the other side going to screw up my measurements?



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post #2 of 13 Old 10-26-2013, 09:45 AM
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Don't see why this wouldn't work.

Pretty much the same thing as flexing on an RTI ramp to get an idea of how to set the bump stops.

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That's exactly how i did it - except i used a forklift.

I couldn't think of any other way to do it.

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That's exactly how i did it - except i used a forklift.

I couldn't think of any other way to do it.
Yeah, but a forklift leaves your other tire on the ground. The lifts at work don't. I think it worked out fine though, but I kinda had to guess since the actual bumpstops are gone. Ordered new ones so we'll see. It's not like it's gonna be hard to throw another hockey puck in if I need to lol


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Sticking with stock bumpstops, I added pucks until I stuffed and only rubbed very slightly at the front of the fender opening. I think it's 3 silicone-d together - maybe 4 (5.5" coils and 33's)
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Sticking with stock bumpstops, I added pucks until I stuffed and only rubbed very slightly at the front of the fender opening. I think it's 3 silicone-d together - maybe 4 (5.5" coils and 33's)
Silicone works? I was wondering the hockey puck "fastening" best methods. Gorilla Glue?

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I used liquid nails. That **** lasts forever.


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Ultra Black RTV Silicone - works great and can be pried off when you need to pull coils or whatever. Liquid Nails may be a bit more of a hooker.

I buy it in the full size caulking tubes so it's always ready to go in the garage.

As a hockey dad and coach and living in Canuckistan, it's a buck a puck. It costs me less than 10 bucks to do the job minus the amount of caulk I had to use.

Slip a puck in the coil, lift it, then apply your caulk. Repeat slipping pucks and caulking them until you're satisfied.

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Im not worried about the liquid nails. Air hammer will knock em right out if I ever need to and I doubt I change the suspension on this Jeep again. Well, not more height anyway.


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Ultra Black RTV Silicone - works great and can be pried off when you need to pull coils or whatever. Liquid Nails may be a bit more of a hooker.

I buy it in the full size caulking tubes so it's always ready to go in the garage.

As a hockey dad and coach and living in Canuckistan, it's a buck a puck. It costs me less than 10 bucks to do the job minus the amount of caulk I had to use.

Slip a puck in the coil, lift it, then apply your caulk. Repeat slipping pucks and caulking them until you're satisfied.

Would white caulk do, or are these things partial to the black caulk?


I intend to use liquid nail, that stuff does great on everything else so it should work fine for securing a few pucks. I guess the more secure method would be to drill/tap the pad and use a bolt, but I figure Ill try the liquid nail first.

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Once you have used black caulk, you'll find using anything else just doesn't get the job done.
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Once you have used black caulk, you'll find using anything else just doesn't get the job done.
Once you go black?


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I think it ultimately depends on the overall girth of the white caulk.

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