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Old 10-26-2010, 02:18 PM   #1
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Bump Stop Question

I have the 2 inch OME suspension lift as well as a 3/4 inch spring spacer in front and a 1.25 inch body lift. The lift kit did not come with bump stop extensions for the front, only the rear. I have rubbed only a couple of times in the rear and just this last weekend rubbed the inner front fender while going through some very deep ruts. Do I need to or should I get some extensions for these bump stops and if so what length? I am running the 33 inch tires now and I have even trimmed the flares a bit. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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No one has any advice on this subject?

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I have exactly the same setup as you and I used actual hockey pucks glued with E6000 to the base of the spring perches. I needed 1/2" in front (sliced puck in half) and 1 1/2" in the rear. Not necessarily the recommended way to go but it was free and easy to do and it works. They just slid right in between the coils.
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I have exactly the same setup as you and I used actual hockey pucks glued with E6000 to the base of the spring perches. I needed 1/2" in front (sliced puck in half) and 1 1/2" in the rear. Not necessarily the recommended way to go but it was free and easy to do and it works. They just slid right in between the coils.
Wow, this sure seems like an easy enough way to cure the problem. I need to find some hockey pucks and some of this adhesive and I will give it a try. I certainly did not feel like pulling the springs out again to stop an occasional rub. Thanks for the advice.
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Your fenders are 4" taller off the ground than stock. 2" suspension lift, 3/4" spacer, and a 1.25" body lift. Your tires are 1.5" taller from the hub where it counts towards rubbing on the fenders, half of their 3" larger diameter.

That means to create the same clearance between your tires and fenders as the factory created, you need 2.5" taller bump stops. 4" - 1.5" = 2.5". Roughly speaking, that is, since there are a few other variables in there as well.

That 2.5" taller bump stop height can be divided between the top and bottom as putting it all on the top or bottom can create interference with the spring in some configurations.
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This gives me some information to work with. Thanks.
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Your fenders are 4" taller off the ground than stock. 2" suspension lift, 3/4" spacer, and a 1.25" body lift. Your tires are 1.5" taller from the hub where it counts towards rubbing on the fenders, half of their 3" larger diameter.

That means to create the same clearance between your tires and fenders as the factory created, you need 2.5" taller bump stops. 4" - 1.5" = 2.5". Roughly speaking, that is, since there are a few other variables in there as well.

That 2.5" taller bump stop height can be divided between the top and bottom as putting it all on the top or bottom can create interference with the spring in some configurations.
In my case at least, I didn't seem to need that much additional bump stop before my shocks bottomed out. And since I trimmed my fender flares the shock thing was really my major concern. I just added enough puck to make it hit before my shocks fully compressed.

And BTW - if you use pucks, scuff them with sandpaper first and be sure to clean the perches. The E6000 has held really well for me so far. You can get that glue at craft stores and the pucks at sporting goods stores for about a buck each. Maybe one of these days I'll get real extended bump stops.
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I tried several super/amazing glues including epoxy and Gorilla glue to hold my previous hockey puck rear bump stops in place but none lasted long. Amazingly, they always fell out in a location on the trail where someone in my wheeling group would spot it and then get on the CB and ask who lost the hockey puck.

For that reason, I suggest drilling them and holding them in place with a bolt.
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One problem for now, no one sells hockey pucks in SoCal. I guess online shopping here I come.
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I have the 2 inch OME suspension lift as well as a 3/4 inch spring spacer in front and a 1.25 inch body lift. The lift kit did not come with bump stop extensions for the front, only the rear. I have rubbed only a couple of times in the rear and just this last weekend rubbed the inner front fender while going through some very deep ruts. Do I need to or should I get some extensions for these bump stops and if so what length? I am running the 33 inch tires now and I have even trimmed the flares a bit. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
the OME lift doesn't come with bumpstops for the front, because you don't need them if you run 31" tires, as their kit is 'recommended' for.

with 1" BL, you'll need 1" bumpstops to clear the 33s. for the rear, you'll need 1.25" to clear the shocks & track bar bracket
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One problem for now, no one sells hockey pucks in SoCal. I guess online shopping here I come.
I know Big 5 Sporting goods usually have plastic pucks used in roller hockey, not too sure about rubber ice pucks though. May be worth a try if you have one close.
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One problem for now, no one sells hockey pucks in SoCal. I guess online shopping here I come.
Of course they do. Where do you think I bought my son's hockey pucks when he played both ice and roller hockey here in San Diego? Locally, at my local Sports Authority.
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Play-It-Again sports should have hockey pucks. $0.49 each.

Sports Authority and Dick's don't carry them here.

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