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Old 09-09-2011, 08:25 AM   #1
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Bump Stops

My bump stops were rusted out so I removed them. I see I can get rubber bump stops. Just wanted to know what you guys thought about it. Adding a 4" suspension lift as well, if that makes any difference.
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Hello????

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My bump stops were rusted out so I removed them. I see I can get rubber bump stops. Just wanted to know what you guys thought about it. Adding a 4" suspension lift as well, if that makes any difference.
What ate you asking?
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:45 PM   #4
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I have no bump stops. Doesn't seem to be an issue.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:08 PM   #5
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Asking if I need rubber, original or nothing. Thanks
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:17 PM   #6
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I took mine off. I have a 4 inch lift and my OEM bumpstops would bottom out before my shocks ever got close. I took my bump stops off and threw them away
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^really? Why? I run mine offroad and have had no issues with no bump stops. My springs/shocks will stop my axle travel before my axels would hit the frame or anything else.

It may be hard on the shocks but...
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I have a 6" suspension lift. I have hit some serious holes/bumps/twist never got close to touching mine I dont see the point of having them unless you do some serious jumps!
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^really? Why? I run mine offroad and have had no issues with no bump stops. My springs/shocks will stop my axle travel before my axels would hit the frame or anything else.

It may be hard on the shocks but...
Depends on what you hit. Rock crawling where I live can and does tear up built 1 tons on a regular basis. You need those bump stops to keep from destroying your shocks and/or springs.
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Depends on what you hit. Rock crawling where I live can and does tear up built 1 tons on a regular basis. You need those bump stops to keep from destroying your shocks and/or springs.
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I'm glad we all agree..........
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If you think you can offroad without bumpstops- and I don't mean driving down dirt roads- then your crazy. Bumpstops prevent spring and shock damage, axle damage, control arm damage, fender and flare damage, gas tank damage, and more and more and more. its different for every jeep especially lifted. You WILL damage your shocks by bottoming them out without bumpstops.
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I would install the bumpstop extensions that should come with your lift, and install new rubber stops since it sounds like you removed yours. I would then cycle your suspension fully either on a large rock or something, or use a jack, or a forklift if you have one. Then you can change your bumpstop extensions to fit your needs perfectly for max flex and saftey.
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My shackles hit my frame before i bottom out my shocks. So i guess in the oddest situation i could damage something by not running bump stops but then by the same token I could do just as much damage by not running limit straps.

I think on a coil sprung jeeps it may be more important but on leaf jeeps it really does not seem to affect anything.

I have wheeled with guys with a lot bigger rigs than me and not had any "damage" due to no bumpstops. Damage due to other stuff but...
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My shackles hit my frame before i bottom out my shocks. So i guess in the oddest situation i could damage something by not running bump stops but then by the same token I could do just as much damage by not running limit straps.

I think on a coil sprung jeeps it may be more important but on leaf jeeps it really does not seem to affect anything.

I have wheeled with guys with a lot bigger rigs than me and not had any "damage" due to no bumpstops. Damage due to other stuff but...
your right, on YJ's its alot less important but you think they would put them there factory if you didnt need them at least a little?
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^true. I'll do some more research.

They also put track bars on them from the factory too and they are completely worthless.

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