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Unread 05-16-2007, 03:23 PM   #1
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Bumpstops ??

Ok so i did the search thing and think I got the info that I needed but i want to double check. I'm getting a black diamond 3in lift from a guy on here, there is no bumpstops with it. Now i know I'll need them if I get bigger tires but for right now, I'm just going to stay with my 245/75/16's that are on it since there still pretty new. So if I stay with my tires that I have now, am I going to need the bumpstops right now?


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Unread 05-16-2007, 03:29 PM   #2
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I personally wouldn't worry about the extended bump stops. When I installed the 2" BB in mine and put in the longer bumpstops I eventually had to cut them back to the original length because it kept bottoming out on them. I now have a 6" Long Arm lift and still have the factory lenght bumpstops and have no problems. There is a company in quadratech that makes some that fit over the shock piston that look like a pretty good set-up, I would maybe look into those.
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Unread 05-16-2007, 03:53 PM   #3
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I would put your lift on, disconnect the front sway bar and see if your tires will hit the flare at fulll stuff (in your driveway/parking lot - not on the trail).

I have OME 2.5 + 1"BL with 33x11.5 and I think I have too much bumpstop. I think you will be fine - but best to check it out before damaging your fenders on the trail.
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Unread 05-16-2007, 04:00 PM   #4
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i have a 3.5 lift with 33's i never installed the bumpstops due to the shop on base closing, i have never had a problem
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Unread 05-16-2007, 04:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info guys. Airframer where you stationed at?
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Unread 05-16-2007, 05:06 PM   #6
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what concerns me about running without bumpstops would be that every time you bottom out your shocks all the impact will be against your shock mounts instead of the much heavier duty axle to frame bumpstops. i am facing the same issue as i recently got new shocks that are a bit longer than what most would run with my lift. i did this so that i will have massive droop. i wheel pretty slow for the most part and dont need the compression. plus this will allow me to run a larger tire with less lift.

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Unread 05-16-2007, 05:22 PM   #7
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You will see many opinions on wether you need to install bumpstops. Some will say that if you don't rub your tires on your flairs - that you do not need them.

Proper bumpstops help protect from completely compressing your coils. Completely compressing your springs will def shorten thier life and eventually ruin them. Some people will advise you that it does not matter, because they are doing it (or thier friend told them they were doing it). It is about more than how your tires stuff or what someone has gotten by with.

It's all about choices. Some are good, then again some not so good. Do what you feel is best for you and your rig. I would run the bumpstops.
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Unread 05-16-2007, 05:28 PM   #8
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You will see many opinions on wether you need to install bumpstops. Some will say that if you don't rub your tires on your flairs - that you do not need them.

Proper bumpstops help protect from completely compressing your coils. Completely compressing your springs will def shorten thier life and eventually ruin them. Some people will advise you that it does not matter, because they are doing it (or thier friend told them they were doing it). It is about more than how your tires stuff or what someone has gotten by with.

It's all about choices. Some are good, then again some not so good. Do what you feel is best for you and your rig. I would run the bumpstops.

Thanks that was very helpfull.
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Unread 05-16-2007, 06:55 PM   #9
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i am stationed in fort worth texas at nasjrb
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Unread 05-16-2007, 06:56 PM   #10
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Ok I'm at NAS Fallon NV
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Unread 05-16-2007, 06:58 PM   #11
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Where can I find a decent set of bumpstops at online? If no one around the forum is selling a set.
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Unread 05-16-2007, 07:01 PM   #12
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no doubt man so im assumin ur in the navy, if u want i have the kit from re for my 3.5 lift, u can hve them for a small fee
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Unread 05-16-2007, 07:04 PM   #13
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Ya I'm in the Navy for about 8 more months then I get my parole papers. How much is a small fee shipped to 89408?
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Unread 05-16-2007, 07:09 PM   #14
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i ll find out but how much u wanna spend, 20-25
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Unread 05-16-2007, 07:10 PM   #15
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IS that the complete set front and back?
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