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Old 06-05-2008, 03:49 PM   #1
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shocks and bumpstops

I have my new lift installed and now I am trying to tweak it to perform at it's best offroad. The kit did not come with bumpstop extensions, although I already had them from my previous short arm lift. Playing around with it yesterday I realized that they will need extending quiet a bit. For now, the the shock serves as the bottom out point for my Jeep. Before the bumpstop makes contact with the pad, the shock is fully collapsed and that is where my flexing stops. I plan on going on a big ride this weekend and will not have time to change anything. How bad is this for the shock? Please let me know how important or insignificant this is. Thanks

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Old 06-05-2008, 04:33 PM   #2
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what shocks did you get? Its bad for the shocks however some are made to act as bump stops. You can allways glue a hockey puck to the spring perch to "extend" the bump stops.

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Old 06-05-2008, 05:59 PM   #3
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Not good for the shock.

'course if you have cheapo ones, you might not care if they get damaged (this was the route I took recently )
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:19 PM   #4
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you will destroy the shocks when they work like a bumpstop.
one big bump could be too much for the shock.
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I purchased the Rancho RS9000XL. There were only two manufacturers that made a shock as long as I needed (without going to a coilover). The other one was Pro Comp MX6 and the part # I needed was no where to be found in the country. As for the Rancho's, I cannot believe how awsome they ride. I have only been driving on the road on setting 5 so far. They are adjustable(1-9).
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