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post #1 of 9 Old 02-24-2020, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Are bump stops really needed?

I have a 2000 JGC 4.0 with a 2 inch lift and on some stock JK rims and tires I went under it yesterday to change out the track bar bushings and noticed I no longer have any bump stops in the front should I replace them or are they really not needed because I lifted it 2 inches? Thanks in advance

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-24-2020, 09:30 PM
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Depends on your use. Daily driving, you'll probably never cause any damage. But, if you wheel it, the next thing that stops your travel is probably your shocks. So, you'll blow through those. And, with JK tires you'll likely rub and catch your fenders, causing other damage.

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post #3 of 9 Old 02-24-2020, 10:19 PM
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Pushing a stock up through a unibody is never a good thing. Or bending a shock. Or both.

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post #4 of 9 Old 02-24-2020, 10:23 PM
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*pushing a shock (still a n00b, can't go back and correct typos)

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When the suspension bottoms out, you will appreciate having bump stops in there. They are inexpensive and not difficult to install, you just shove them in there. Get some.


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post #6 of 9 Old 02-25-2020, 11:25 AM
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What 4wdlife said is spot on.

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post #7 of 9 Old 02-25-2020, 09:21 PM
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Pull some from a junkyard and shove them in there. You don't need them until you do. I'd way rather a pothole wipe out a $3 bump stop than anything else.
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post #8 of 9 Old 02-26-2020, 09:05 AM
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Look for the extended bumpstops since you have a small lift. Many places carry them on line. If you have bigger tires and a lift, you need bigger bumpstops to keep from smashing your fenders and cutting up your tires.

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post #9 of 9 Old 02-26-2020, 10:54 AM
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Cheap as heck from RockAuto. The OEM disintegrate over time hence why they fell out. Just crap material from Jeep. The new ones seem to be made of different material.
If your suspension ever bottoms out, you'll realize what they are there for.

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