Originally Posted by Amerj
Alright sounds like I'm on the right track. I'm gonna run 33s for now so I have time to build for 35s properly (is drivetrain) . I'm not sure what you mean about the bumpstops. Can you explain?
Like I said new to the forum . Gotta learn sometime
Bump stops are rubber/poly "stops" that limit the axle up travel.
IE, when you jump off of something and "bottom out" the bump stops are what stop the axle from crashing through the frame.
(Note that some people sue their shocks for this but it is not recommended as it can/will damage the shocks).
By installing longer bump stops you prevent the axle from traveling to far upwards thus preventing larger tires from getting into the body work.
So, if/when you install larger tires, even if you have a lift, you still need to limit the up travel. Otherwise your axle could end up tucked up into the fender and with a larger tire ... bad things can happen.