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Unread 09-10-2008, 06:00 PM   #1
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Need longer bumpstops, and shock travel?

I welded on new rear shock brackets and now have 4.25" of up travel with the shock and 5.25" before the bump stop bottoms out.

Anyone know if the front upper bump stops are longer than the rears? I don't have my stock ones here.

Are there any junk yard or other jeep bump stops that are longer and would work?

Second part of the post, after I welded on my new brackets I now have 9" of total travel, 4.25" up and 4.75" droop. Is that a reasonable amount? I haven't had them bottom out yet and I would notice it with my shocks being the current bump stop. Yes I do realize this would have been one of those excellent before hand questions


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Dang no responses? Anyone have a stock front bump stop sitting around they could measure? Or measure ones on a jeep? Id appreciate the help
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Dang no responses? Anyone have a stock front bump stop sitting around they could measure? Or measure ones on a jeep? Id appreciate the help
do you want the measurement of the stock bumpstop (the part that patrudes) or the black stock spacer?? i'm at work right now but i believe i have both at home.

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Interested in the black rubber piece the gets pressed into the front cup. The part that protrudes and makes contact with the bottom spacer.

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Interested in the black rubber piece the gets pressed into the front cup. The part that protrudes and makes contact with the bottom spacer.

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alright, i will measure that later, hopefully someone can get to it before i can, but i should be a few hours at the least.
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You could put a spacer under the bumpstop cup and attach it with a longer bolt.

4.25" of uptravel is plenty.

Is it the shock that is limiting your down travel? I would think you would have a little more overall travel with the shocks that you can use on a 4.5" RE kit.
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You could put a spacer under the bumpstop cup and attach it with a longer bolt.

4.25" of uptravel is plenty.

Is it the shock that is limiting your down travel? I would think you would have a little more overall travel with the shocks that you can use on a 4.5" RE kit.
OK I may give that a try if I can't get something else to work. My tools and materials are really limited here at school, don't even have a drill. Which is why I was hoping the front ones would work and I could just get them mailed to me or pick up someone elses stockers they replaced.

Those are the shock that came with the lift. I though 9" of travel seamed a little short. I haven't had a chance to flex it out to the max yet but what else would limit the travel?

So I just went and measured them at ride height and looked up the specs on REs site. They have the shock lenghts as 15.375-24.875 My length was 19.875. I swear I measured 9" of travel not 9.5" as they advertise, with the shock off the jeep. So I have 4.5" up and 5" down according to their specs.

97casteeltj, don't worry about measuring them, they are going to be too short. I will either be adding a spacer or getting the RE extended bump stops.



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The stock rear sway bar can limit flex a little on certain setups.

Those RE shocks are a little short on the extended side. Many other shocks that are 15-16" compressed are 26" or more extended.
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