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Unread 10-27-2011, 05:51 PM   #226
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The Currie bumpstops will fix all of that...the correct way.

You have a good start so far. I would change a few things as you have the time/money.

1) Bumpstops before you break something important
2) Ditch the body lift for a smaller 1" lift
3) Ditch the factory control arms for something like Currie, Savvy, or Rokmen.
I already have Currie front upper and lower control arms, plus the axle housing kit, I just haven't installed them yet. I think I'm going to order the front and rear Currie bump stop kits, I just wanted to make sure they would work with the parts that are still on my Jeep and that I wasn't missing anything important that I would need to make them work.

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Unread 10-27-2011, 06:40 PM   #227
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They will work GREAT!
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Unread 10-27-2011, 06:45 PM   #228
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I already have Currie front upper and lower control arms, plus the axle housing kit, I just haven't installed them yet. I think I'm going to order the front and rear Currie bump stop kits, I just wanted to make sure they would work with the parts that are still on my Jeep and that I wasn't missing anything important that I would need to make them work.
The currie kits are great, but a bit of tube and some new $6 oem jounce bumpers works very well too. A piece of plate tapped into the lower mounts retain the coils well. Its a bit of work but can save you some coin
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Unread 10-27-2011, 07:12 PM   #229
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The currie kits are great, but a bit of tube and some new $6 oem jounce bumpers works very well too. A piece of plate tapped into the lower mounts retain the coils well. Its a bit of work but can save you some coin
For less than $200 for all 4 corners, the Currie set up doesn't seem to pricey to me. I'm pretty sure the time it would take to fabricate something similar would cost me as much as just going with the Currie set up. If you're itching to do some fabricating though, I'm thinking outboarded rear shock towers, and triangulated rear control arms and axle truss, relocated upper coil spring mounts, and a mild rear stretch.
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great info thanks!!
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Unread 12-19-2011, 12:26 PM   #231
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I hope i can bring this back to life so i dont have to make another thread about bump stops. So i am getting my 5.5'' RK la lift installed after the new year and was curious what bump stops i would need. the 1st page says i need 3.5'' but i also have metalcloak overline fenders. can someone please help me
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Unread 12-19-2011, 12:28 PM   #232
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I hope i can bring this back to life so i dont have to make another thread about bump stops. So i am getting my 5.5'' RK la lift installed after the new year and was curious what bump stops i would need. the 1st page says i need 3.5'' but i also have metalcloak overline fenders. can someone please help me
as stated in the first page, the bumpstop requires depend on your SHOCK LENGTH first. What will be the compressed length of the shocks you'll be using front and rear?
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Unread 12-19-2011, 01:06 PM   #233
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I can't remember the exact length but I believe its 20" front 18" rear
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Unread 12-19-2011, 04:29 PM   #234
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I can't remember the exact length but I believe its 20" front 18" rear
those can't be right...thats a whole lot more bumpstop requirement than lift...
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Unread 12-19-2011, 05:00 PM   #235
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those can't be right...thats a whole lot more bumpstop requirement than lift...
Ok I will double check with the shop I am gettin them from tomorrow because they are closed today
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Unread 12-20-2011, 02:39 PM   #236
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those can't be right...thats a whole lot more bumpstop requirement than lift...
So i got the shock lengths the front is 29.5'' extended 17.5'' collapsed and the rear is 26.75'' extended and 16.5'' collapsed
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So i got the shock lengths the front is 29.5'' extended 17.5'' collapsed and the rear is 26.75'' extended and 16.5'' collapsed
now go look at the first page and see if you can figure out a starting point for bumpstop extensions...

Front: ~13" stock starting point
Rear: ~12" stock starting point

Add 1" in bumpstop for every 1" in compressed shock length...

17.5-13 = 4.5"
16.5-12 = 4.5"

That's only a starting point to get you into the ballpark. The rear will change drastically due to pinion angle and the misalignment of the spring perches at that tall of a lift height. You will still need to push the axle to full bump with the springs removed, as mudb8's described, to determine your actual required bumpstop extensions. Upper spring perch relocation would be recommended to aid in this.
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Unread 12-20-2011, 05:43 PM   #238
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ok awesome i understand how you got that thank you, now the bumpstop size will decrease since i have metalcloaks right?
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Unread 12-20-2011, 05:47 PM   #239
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ok awesome i understand how you got that thank you, now the bumpstop size will decrease since i have metalcloaks right?
Only if you get shorter shocks.
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Unread 12-20-2011, 05:48 PM   #240
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ok awesome i understand how you got that thank you, now the bumpstop size will decrease since i have metalcloaks right?
do metalcloak fenders have anything to do with the mounting locations of your shocks on the frame?

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Only if you get shorter shocks.
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