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post #1 of 15 Old 06-02-2010, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Bumps Stops and Spring Lifts

I did not want to hijack another related thread, so start a new one with a Poll.

I would be curious how many people that have a spring lift (not a spacer lift) actually install new bump stops - have not seen much info on that. I have the OME lift and their Nitro Charger shocks - OME maintains that I do not need new bump stops...


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post #2 of 15 Old 06-02-2010, 09:13 PM
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The TeraFlex 2.5” Spring lift came with bump stop extensions, so I installed them.

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I have a 3.5" lift and run spacers for a 2".
Alot more flex and better RTI#

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My Rusty's lift also did not come with them, so I didn't install them...funny you should post this topic, I have been giving this a lot of thought the last few days...of course, I seem to have been obsessed about a lot of things about my Jeep the last few days...

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On the rear I installed 2.5" teraflex extended bumpstops. On the front I did not. I have flat flares from Bushwacker and no rubbing. I'm considering removing the rear bumpstops as well since it looks like I have room. I'm running a 3.25" lift from RC and 35" KM2s.
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Yeah, hear you...I did a lot of questioning before my OME lift decision and the reps told me to stick with the stock 2" ones, that the springs and shocks work with it per design...no problems thus far and no shock or bar pin damage - and yes, if you install bump stops equal to your lift, then you loose the articulation available - so long as you don't have coil bind problems I think you are OK.

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Rubicon 3.5" came with bumpstops, I installed them. The lidt, brake line drop brackets, front and rear JKS adj trac bars. All this to run 37" MTRs. Once other mods are done, say, flat fenders, then teh swaybar disconnects go on, and maybe I'll loose the bumpstops. That's down the raod pretty far right now though.

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Bob, I just did the EVO sleeve and gussets - my review is under the product review. I think that the sleeves, gussets along with my RCV chrome moly axles up front will make the Dana 30 HP run real well with my 35's - probably could do 37's, but stuck with the 35's. Next up is 4.88's.

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Rocky,

I've been tracking yours and N2Rocks stuff on the upgrades. I can do all of this myself, so, it'll be fun getting stuff up to snuff.
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The TeraFlex 2.5” Spring lift came with bump stop extensions, so I installed them.


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NwBronco, Thanks for the supportive comment - N2 and I don't always do the right things, but I know that both of us think about mods pretty seriously relative to what we want our Jeeps to do and how we want them to perform. Research and talking to those with experience has helped me a lot. I think we both want a strong front axle setup that will not fold up or bend on us if we happen to hit a hard spot when rock crawling. I hope you don't mind if I track your posts too....Rocky

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It's all good. I am an old wheeler, just new to the Jeeps. I'm learning every day here as well. I think we can all learn from each other.

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I've installed bump stops. I have a combination of products for my suspension lift. I use the following from TeraFlex: flexie control arms (all 8); trackbars; steering frame brace; flipped drag link & lower bump stops. I use the Poly Performance tie rod. I use the following from Kore: variable rate springs; braided steel brake lines & upper bump stops. Bilstein shocks. This combination gives me about 4.5" of lift & great on road & off road handling.

I sometimes do some desert type racing (I know it sounds impossible with a 3.8); but I get moving and its pretty fun. So, I'm considering adding the TeraFlex speed bumps; but I'm not sure yet.

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Nope. The RC shocks that come with the lift have bumpstops built in.
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Nope. The RC shocks that come with the lift have bumpstops built in.
Neither the shock, barpin, or shock mount bolts are durable enough to act as bumpstops. That's why so many people are having issues with RC shocks leaking and broken barpins.

Cut those jounce bumpers off the shocks (increasing valuable uptravel) and bumpstop your coil buckets properly so that the bumpstops bottom about 1/2" before the shock and you'll be good to go with long service life of your suspension.

I haven't priced the JK bumpstops, but the TJs are about $20. That's one of the more obvious shortcuts that were taken to make the kit more affordable.
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