Sorry, no pics as of yet - it was a little dark when I did it...
As we all know, ZJs and TJs (WJs?) have bumpstops installed inside the front driver and passenger coils. Many of us pay $30+ to extend these when we lift and put on larger tires to protect our precious fenders. We use expensive billet aluminum, possibly drill a hole in the perch, tap it and install these spacers.
I am Mr. Cheap-O (just ask my wife). I don't feel like paying $30+ to do something that I can do for $6.
I went over to Sports Authority this week, and found that they sell hockey pucks (read: discs of hardened rubber
) for $.99 each. Hey! I tell myself, why not use those to extend the 'ol bumpstops? No, it wasn't an original idea, but it also hasn't been patented...whoever tries to tell me it was their idea can kiss my ZJ butt
I disconnected the swaybar, stuck my trusty hi-lift under the slider and jacked up the Heep. Tried to insert the puck, but it was a little tight. Lightbulb flashes up over my head....BFH!!! I "convinced" the hockey puck to go in between the spirals of the coil, and it just jumped in there...must have been my big scary hammer.
I now have 3 hockey pucks "floating" on my spring perches on the driver and passenger side fronts. If they make noise, I'll squirt some Gorilla Glue between them to anchor them down a bit.
And there you have it, FPKites' famous bumpstop extensions (patent pending, as soon as I get off my lazy cheap-arse butt and fill out the paperwork.....or never
Total cost: $6.00 plus tax
Total time: About 20 minutes...that includes the time rooting around in the scrap lumber bin for wheel chocks
Tools required: Hi-lift or equivalent farm jack, rubber mallet of your choice, leather gloves if you don't like to get your hands dirty