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Unread 11-13-2010, 07:39 PM   #16
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I just picked up a two pound rubber mallet ($6.00 at Northern tool). It measures about 4-1/2" from face to face.

I'm going to cut it in half & have one 2-1/4" spacer for each side. Of course I could use a whole one for each side or cut those down to 3" or whatever.

I'm sure I'll find a use for the left over handle.

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Unread 11-13-2010, 09:16 PM   #17
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That would work well.

The thing I like about hockey pucks is, with a little work, you can slip them in one at a time without needing to droop the axle or pull the spring. If you're already dropping the suspension though, a mallet head would work well.
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Unread 11-15-2010, 07:22 AM   #18
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What the "puck"?



I've heard of them being used for body lifts, but never this.

Good idea.

I'm building up a trussed HP30 and will be going with something like this:



At about $87 it's s lot more money than your $6.00 fix.
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Unread 11-15-2010, 05:08 PM   #19
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As far as bumpstops go, I haven't ever had a problem - if it clunks, it's not as noisy as my other ones, so I don't ever hear it
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Unread 11-15-2010, 08:19 PM   #20
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this thread is genius. Any ideas for a leaf spring cheap bumpstop?
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Unread 11-16-2010, 04:48 PM   #21
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Rubber mallet head comes to mind - pucks would work too. Been a while since I looked at leaf spring bumpstops - are they bolted in?
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Unread 11-16-2010, 05:43 PM   #22
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not sure, I'll check and post later.
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Unread 11-16-2010, 06:30 PM   #23
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this thread is genius. Any ideas for a leaf spring cheap bumpstop?
Square tubing and longer bolts? Replacement bumpstops are $9.99 at quadratec.

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You can also get generic hard rubber feet for saws/drill presses/lathes etc from Northern Tool for $10 for a pack of 6. The are a little more that 2 1/2" in diameter and are predrilled with holes in the center. I'm using them in place of the tire stops on the tailgate of my TJ (factory stops are too thick to mount a 31" tire that's on stock wheels). They are slightly smaller than a hockey puck but should work.
I can't find the feet on their tool, do you happen to have a PN?
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Unread 08-06-2013, 03:36 PM   #24
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why would you do this on a zj that wheels? wouldnt that stop the tire from tucking into the fender?
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Unread 08-06-2013, 05:50 PM   #25
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Wow - old thread

Extending the bumpstops keeps the tire from tucking through the fender
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Unread 08-09-2013, 09:06 PM   #26
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Just buy rubber boat trailers at WalMart, and cut them to whatever thickness with a jig saw. Buy longer bolts, and space the cups down,
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Unread 08-10-2013, 05:31 PM   #27
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The biggest thing I like about using loose hockey pucks is when you're putting everything back together after replacing arms, coils, etc, and you have everything all buttoned up...until you look behind you and see your bumpstop extensions saying "Hey doofus! You forgot me!!"

A BFH and some muscle gets your extensions back in where you need them.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 01:51 AM   #28
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I'm all about saving money and DIY where possible. Everyone says to jack it up and pull the springs, compress the shocks etc etc to figure out how much bump stop extension to add. There has to be a simple way of calculating this. I added a 2.5" budget boost to stock susp. and have 35" tires instead of 32" stock. Based on these numbers can anyone give me a good idea of how many 1" hockey pucks would be needed? I like simplicity what can I say... Also being lazy lol.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 07:09 PM   #29
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I use a rule of thumb, don't know of any kind of fancy-schmancy calculator. Try to match the length of bumpstop extension to the amount of lift. After that, I carry some extra hockey pucks on the trail with me
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Unread 03-19-2014, 07:20 PM   #30
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Makes sense. Thanks.
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