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post #1 of 46 Old 10-07-2013, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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Teraflex Budget Boost - No Space Between Front Bumpstops???

I just noticed there is very little space between my front bumpstops and the axle. I just installed a 2.5 BB. I have an unlimited Rubicon, so the springs should be good. Is this normal?





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post #2 of 46 Old 10-07-2013, 08:59 AM
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It's hard to tell by the picture but I believe you don't have the extensions, provided in the kit, completely seated. I know when I did mine, I had to use a bottle jack to press the extensions into place.

EDIT: I just walked out and looked at mine and it's about the same as your pictures.

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Did you forget to install the coil spacer?

What size tires are you running that requires the bump stops to be extended that far?

Using a body lift, flat flares, or both will increase suspension travel and decrease the amount of extended bump stop that is needed.

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EDIT: I just walked out and looked at mine and it's about the same as your pictures.

Your bump stop is seated the same? or You have the same amount of distance between your axle and the bump stop?

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If your only running a 33" tire, you do not need to extend you bump stop that much if at all.

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I'm running 33's and this is using the "out of the box" setup provided with the Teraflex 2.5" BB. Yes, the coil spacer is installed. I'm not sure it's hurting anything or causing any ride issues, so should I worry about it? What if I just remove the extended bumpstop provided by Teraflex and reinstall the factory one back in it's original location. That should give me extra space, but will it cause problems when flexing?
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Wait....I was confused for a second, but I think I'm clear now.

Are there extended bumpstops in the kit? And after installing both the boost and the extended bumpstops, you now have no uptravel? Is that what's being asked? (I was having trouble trying to figure out how you could have *less* uptravel after adding spacers).

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Something's not right there. I just did a TF BB on my nieces Jeep a couple weeks ago and there was a lot more bumpstop clearance then that. Did you put the rubber spring isolators back in as well as the spacer?

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Same lift and mine doesn't ride on the bumpstop like that... My initial thought was the same as Silverstreakers, that the spacers didn't fully seat in the hole in the frame. Here is a pic of the clearance on mine.
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Actually, taking a look at our pics side by side, are you sure your coils aren't sacked out? Look how much closer together they are than mine.
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I'm running 33's and this is using the "out of the box" setup provided with the Teraflex 2.5" BB. Yes, the coil spacer is installed. I'm not sure it's hurting anything or causing any ride issues, so should I worry about it? What if I just remove the extended bumpstop provided by Teraflex and reinstall the factory one back in it's original location. That should give me extra space, but will it cause problems when flexing?
I installed my lift for over 1-1/2 years ago and have not had any issues.

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Actually, taking a look at our pics side by side, are you sure your coils aren't sacked out? Look how much closer together they are than mine.
Agreed^^^ are you running a steel bumper and winch on the front? If so you need heavier springs.

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I do have a steel bumper, but no winch. This is a stock unlimited Rubicon with about 60,000 miles on it. It's possible the extended bumpstops have dropped out of the hole in the frame and just need reseated, but you guys have me thinking maybe my springs are shot.
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Agreed^^^ are you running a steel bumper and winch on the front? If so you need heavier springs.
According to pictures in his other thread he does have a bumper and winch. I too have a steel bumper and winch and I'm sure that my springs have settled some.

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Socal, I can't imagine the spacers dropped out if they ever actually seated right. I had to pop mine in with a jack and block of wood because I did it laying in the driveway with no leverage.

The pop they made when they finally seated made me wonder if I'm going to have to cut them out if I ever move to a full coil lift.
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