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Old 12-04-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
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So there was a previous thread on the forum that talked about adding 1.75 inch coil spacers to a 4 inch flex arm full traction kit. I know about the bump stops needed but thats not the question or part of my confusion. It was the fact of needing new shocks and replacing the ones that came with the lift.

On full tractions website under shock absorbers they use the same shock for their 4 and 6 inch kits, the "FS5100 Series Shock." So why would I be needing the new shocks if a company like full traction uses the same shock for both heights?

I realize there a better, bigger, and nicer shocks that i will upgrade to, but wont the shocks i have ^^^ work for the time being since its the same shock?

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is the part number the same, vs the model number?

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the shock you need is going to be described by the lift height and necessary compressed and extended lengths that work with your bumpstop extensions.

install the necessary bumpstops, pull the springs and shocks and take some measurements necessary to determine the compressed and extended lengths of the shocks you'll need. then buy those shocks. brand name has nothing to do with it. you'll want the springs to barely unseat at full shock extension.
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the shock you need is going to be described by the lift height and necessary compressed and extended lengths that work with your bumpstop extensions.

install the necessary bumpstops, pull the springs and shocks and take some measurements necessary to determine the compressed and extended lengths of the shocks you'll need. then buy those shocks. brand name has nothing to do with it. you'll want the springs to barely unseat at full shock extension.
oh ok thanks for the information.
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Now I'm back on the bump stops haha I reread it. I just need to buy extensions correct? not whole new bump stops? Is there a good place with good prices to buy the 3-4 in extensions for front and rear? Sorry to bring this back up. Haha
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Now I'm back on the bump stops haha I reread it. I just need to buy extensions correct? not whole new bump stops? Is there a good place with good prices to buy the 3-4 in extensions for front and rear? Sorry to bring this back up. Haha
read this:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html

JKS sells nice stackable aluminum bumpstop extensions (pricey tho). Rubicon Express also sells cheap plastic extensions. you can cut them down as you need. I've also used Performance Accessories body mount spacers...which are really cheap and can be stacked. The "Big Blocks" work for the front lower, and the "mini-blocks" work for the rear uppers. You'll need to buy new metric bolts from the hardware store.
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read this:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html

JKS sells nice stackable aluminum bumpstop extensions (pricey tho). Rubicon Express also sells cheap plastic extensions. you can cut them down as you need. I've also used Performance Accessories body mount spacers...which are really cheap and can be stacked. The "Big Blocks" work for the front lower, and the "mini-blocks" work for the rear uppers. You'll need to buy new metric bolts from the hardware store.


Now is there a major difference between the RE upper bump stops and lower stops? As of now I have fulltractions upper aluminum bumpstops (the ones that came with lift.) would it be better to buy the lower 2-3 inch bumpstops so that I dont have to remove the upper one?

one more question... for the rear am I able to stack thre RE 2 inch stops on top of the ones I have?
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Now is there a major difference between the RE upper bump stops and lower stops? As of now I have fulltractions upper aluminum bumpstops (the ones that came with lift.) would it be better to buy the lower 2-3 inch bumpstops so that I dont have to remove the upper one?

one more question... for the rear am I able to stack thre RE 2 inch stops on top of the ones I have?
a bumpstop extension is a bumpstop extension, who cares who makes it. just find the cheapest source of an aluminum, steel or HDPE spacer of the correct diameter.

front bumpstop extensions go on the spring pad. rear bumpstop extensions go on the upper frame side. bumpstop extension on the upper front, added above the bumpstop cup, create enough leverage to deform the spring tower.
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Ok so a two inch lower front bump stop ( the pad of the spring) to make 4 inches since I already have an
Aluminum stop on upper front.

My question above. Can I stack the rear bumps stops? Places I've researched. the rear bump stop seems like only one style.

Hard to make my own stops? Possible? Just trying to find different ways of doing things. Haha


Appreciate the help with this Unlimited! It's helping alot!
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Ok so a two inch lower front bump stop ( the pad of the spring) to make 4 inches since I already have an
Aluminum stop on upper front.

My question above. Can I stack the rear bumps stops? Places I've researched. the rear bump stop seems like only one style.

Hard to make my own stops? Possible? Just trying to find different ways of doing things. Haha


Appreciate the help with this Unlimited! It's helping alot!
you're not listening. eliminate the front uppers and install only lower fronts. on the rear, yes you can stack as many as you want.

and yes, you can make your own. you'll need some 2" OD aluminum, HDPE or steel bar stock and an engine lathe with a chuck big enough to hold over 2" bar stock.

thats how I made these from aluminum:


or you can spend $10 like I suggested on Performance Accessories body lift spacers, or $60+ on Rubicon Express bumpstops. Some folks use hockey pucks on the front lowers, but the PA body lift spacers are still cheaper and easier....since hockey pucks can't be bolted down - they can only be held in place with epoxy, and as a result can fall out.
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Didnt realize you meant to eliminate uppers. I must have missed it when you said it. Ok well all my confusion is cleared. Thanks again for your help
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Didnt realize you meant to eliminate uppers. I must have missed it when you said it. Ok well all my confusion is cleared. Thanks again for your help
eliminate the front uppers and add that back in on the front lowers, then add whatever additional bumpstop you need on top of that. front uppers are asking for a damaged spring tower.
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eliminate the front uppers and add that back in on the front lowers, then add whatever additional bumpstop you need on top of that. front uppers are asking for a damaged spring tower.
Alright sweet really appreciate the help man! Clarified everything!

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