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Old 03-28-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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King Shock's New Hyrdralic Bump Stops

Yesterday I had installed King’s Shocks bump stops that were designed for the JK. These are the one of the first hydraulic bump stops that were modified and designed by King’s specific to the jk. These don’t require a kit. The installation takes about 2 hours depending upon the tools you available to you. There is no welding but you do need to cut the old bump stop off with a grinding disk or a saws all(watch your brake and other lines if using a saws all). These bump stops only work on the front bump stops on the jk.

I’ve tested and will continue to test the hydraulic bump stops over the next few days. The initial tests were driving up on curbs, hitting speed bumps, and hitting at higher speeds. The results were great. No longer did I hear the sound of metal hitting metal(or hard rubber hitting metal). Kings has an o ring on the bump stop so you can see how far the bump stop engaged. It has 2” of travel and I used just over 1”. I’m working to have my jeep ready for the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab next week. I look forward to seeing them work on the trails.

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I was looking at those as well, including their rears (EVO sells some rears). Keep us updated because I'd like to know how they run!

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Old 03-29-2012, 08:14 AM   #3
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The bump stops work great, thus far. When I hit a curb(eventually a rock) you don't hear metal hitting metal. I'm going to try and post a few pictures that will show how easy they are to install and how they look.
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Thanks for the info... I look forward to getting your feedback..
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:28 AM   #5
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Im hear at the Easter jeep safari and we ran golden spike which is an extremely difficult trail. Today was the first real test of the bump stops and they performed amazingly. Thisnisban extremely challenging trail that resulted in a rolled jeep and many other broken jeeps. We were in a group of 49. I tested my stops at high speeds and also slow speed down steep rocks. I never felt the front end bottom out. The stops engaged and did there job. At this time I only had the front bump stops but am not sold that I need the rear bump stops as well by king. Many others on the trail watched them work and looked at the installation and plan on getting the bump stops.

On a similar note my king adjustable shocks were amazing as well. I could go at high speeds and could control the jeep even in wash board situations. I found that the shocks also were awesome on rock crawling. Their travel was excellent which allowed me to really go down extremely steep sections of the trail. I will try to post picture when I get back.

I will be doing more testing tomorrow. Bottom line, these king hydraulic bump stops are worth purchasing, king has really made it easy to make a modification that makes a big difference.
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Im hear at the Easter jeep safari and we ran golden spike which is an extremely difficult trail. Today was the first real test of the bump stops and they performed amazingly. Thisnisban extremely challenging trail that resulted in a rolled jeep and many other broken jeeps. We were in a group of 49. I tested my stops at high speeds and also slow speed down steep rocks. I never felt the front end bottom out. The stops engaged and did there job. At this time I only had the front bump stops but am not sold that I need the rear bump stops as well by king. Many others on the trail watched them work and looked at the installation and plan on getting the bump stops.

On a similar note my king adjustable shocks were amazing as well. I could go at high speeds and could control the jeep even in wash board situations. I found that the shocks also were awesome on rock crawling. Their travel was excellent which allowed me to really go down extremely steep sections of the trail. I will try to post picture when I get back.

I will be doing more testing tomorrow. Bottom line, these king hydraulic bump stops are worth purchasing, king has really made it easy to make a modification that makes a big difference.
sorry for some of the gammar errors. it was late after a long day and night on the trails, here in Moab. Just to clarify. i am planning to purchase king hydralic rear bump stops. my back end hit many many times and i could feel a huge difference. The rear bump stops will require cutting and welding but it should be worth it. i spoke to many who had the rear hydralic bump stops installed and they loved them. More to come. Thanks

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