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Unread 07-15-2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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Hockey Pucks for Bump Stop ?

I have done some thread research and I did not find the answer I was looking 4.

I am installing the RC 2.5" lift on my 99 wrangler. When installing the pucks do I attach them on the bottom where the spring sets? Drill and connect through the bottom ?
May I have a short explaination please ?
Do I do this on front and read ?

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Unread 07-15-2010, 10:37 AM   #2
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I put some on the front bottom and just used some epoxy to stick them on there. I did the same in the back. It worked for a while, but they ended up coming loose. I ended up getting some Rubicon Express bump stops and am happy with those.
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Unread 07-15-2010, 10:40 AM   #3
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Are the extensions easy to install after the fact ?
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Unread 07-15-2010, 10:49 AM   #4
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i have hockey pucks i bolted on my tj, the passanger side is a pita. re 2 inch extentions on the wifes. the self tapping screws are much easier. either way you need to remove the springs again a drill so its not really going to matter which way you choose it you dont do it on initial install.
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I epoxied pucks in the front and used extensions in the rear. The pucks are still on after @ 2 years, but I honestly don't think they've been hit by the upper OEM bumpstop more than a couple of times. The pucks I used had a pretty slick surface, so I roughed them up pretty good to help with adhesion. I was able to get the pucks in after the fact by jackin up the opposite end of the axle I was working on. Pretty tight, but doable.
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Unread 07-15-2010, 12:59 PM   #6
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Ok,
I just got my pucks. Now, what is the best way to mount them ? Is drilling through the bottom spring plate going to be a PITA ?
What type of adhesive would be best ?

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Unread 07-15-2010, 01:31 PM   #7
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I did the same in my XJ. But I needed to get them on in 1 hour so I didn't really have the option of pulling the springs (I'm not that fast). So here's what I did:

I cut a 3" circle out of 1/4" steel. I drilled and tapped that piece, then welded it to the bottom spring pad with the spring still on (that was interesting). I drilled out the Hockey Pucks and countersunk the top puck so the surface would be flat. Then I put each puck in the coil then screwed it in. I'll paint it later when I have the spring off.

I figure my tack welds will hold better than epoxy.

The only force on these is compression. There's no lateral or tension force so it shouldn't take much to hold them in place.

Another option might be to drill your pucks for a bolt, then countersink both the top and bottom pucks. Put them into the spring then hold them together with a bolt and nut. They will bounce around but rubber doesn't exactly *clang*. If you have 2 or more they wont be able to fall out, although, it might flip on it's side. I'm sure with 3, they would stay upright.
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Unread 07-15-2010, 01:33 PM   #8
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Oh, and my hockey pucks were $3.99 each at Play It Again!! What a rip off, but still cheaper than buying actual bump stops.
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