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Old 07-08-2014, 04:12 PM   #1
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I Need Bump Stop Help!

Hi everyone,

I'm not completely sure how all of this forum stuff works, but I am sure I love Jeeps. Now that being said, I want to take care of mine and my new suspension. I know bump stops are extremely important when modifying your stock suspension with a lift or bigger tires for a number of reasons and I'm worried about almost all of them! I recently purchased a Rock Krawler 2.5" Stock Mod suspension lift, Bilstein 5100 shocks, and plan to run 35/12.5 MT/R with Kevlar tires under that with stock flares for now. I've been reading all that I can about bump stops and what the proper length should be on various forums and still can't seem to understand how to determine what length I need! I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me what they used on this setup or a similar one!

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I recommend 3" bumpstops for 35" tires or taller.

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Old 07-08-2014, 05:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help! Should I go 3 inches all the way around? Or taller in the rear? I think I read somewhere that you typically have to go an inch taller in the rear, but 4 inches of bump stop sounds like a lot for just a 2.5 inch lift. I don't want to lose any more motion than I have to.
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RK and others don't supply stops because no two jeeps are set up the same ie weight, 2 or 4 door, flat flares, shock specs, etc
The right way to do it... With shocks installed and no coils. Cycle the front then rear axle full bump/droop. Yes .. You can throw 2-3" in and call it a day. If you're trying to utilize all possible travel -measure for it.

What's nice about RK and MC's stops, they're stackable. I would start at 2" all around.

Another option worth noting.
Hockey pucks measure 1" and can be used as stops up front.
Square tubing 2" or 3" can be easily drilled and mounted to the rear for bump stop.
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:05 PM   #5
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RK and others don't supply stops because no two jeeps are set up the same ie weight, 2 or 4 door, flat flares, shock specs, etc The right way to do it... With shocks installed and no coils. Cycle the front then rear axle full bump/droop. Yes .. You can throw 2-3" in and call it a day. If you're trying to utilize all possible travel -measure for it. What's nice about RK and MC's stops, they're stackable. I would start at 2" all around. Another option worth noting. Hockey pucks measure 1" and can be used as stops up front. Square tubing 2" or 3" can be easily drilled and mounted to the rear for bump stop.
Thanks! I'll probably just start with some 2" bump stops everywhere and take it easy off roading until I get the time to measure everything out and make sure those are enough.... This jeep is my daily driver too and it's always difficult for me to find time to do each project and if a little fender rub is the worst thing that happens with 2" I'm okay with that. I also did a little more homework and a lot of people said that 2" bump stops were enough to keep my shocks from bottoming out and that was my primary concern.
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Buy adjustable BS up to 3". JKS makes nice sets. Bolt up shocks and tires and cycle suspension to full bump with springs out & figure it out then. Whole lot easier while you have the coils out anyways, then waiting till later and have to do the same work a second time.
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Buy adjustable BS up to 3". JKS makes nice sets. Bolt up shocks and tires and cycle suspension to full bump with springs out & figure it out then. Whole lot easier while you have the coils out anyways, then waiting till later and have to do the same work a second time.
Thanks, I'll be sure to look into those and other adjustable bump stops
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That's a great lift kit. Maybe it deserves some great hydraulic bump stops.
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That's a great lift kit. Maybe it deserves some great hydraulic bump stops.
This....

I went airbumps front and back. You want to make a JK feel about 1k lighter and actually fun at speed in the desert. Airbumps is the only way to go.
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Thanks, I'll be sure to look into those and other adjustable bump stops
For sure. Best thing I likes about the JKS, is they were different heights. Not just three separate 1" spacer. So you could do 1/2 and 3/4 adj. Just my two cents. Where u located? May be interested in selling like new set.
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You want to make a JK feel about 1k lighter and actually fun at speed in the desert.
Your jeep or your wallet (1k lighter)? Those things aren't cheap.
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Your jeep or your wallet (1k lighter)? Those things aren't cheap.
Lol
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Your jeep or your wallet (1k lighter)? Those things aren't cheap.
Yeah, fortunately I do my own work. Parts only is a whole lot cheaper, haha.
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Sweet! What setup did you go with? Which ones, how much?
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Fox. ORW was having a great sale at the time on em. It's been awhile, but bumps and brackets and cans, I was in around 650.00.
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Wow thanks for all the input guys! And I've looked into air bumps a little but they're just too pricy for me right now... But maybe for a future upgrade!

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