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05-06-2013 08:57 PM
PiePuncher
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Originally Posted by WVU Mountainman View Post
You stated right here you leave suspensions alone hence your research and questions. Unlimiteded's statement was not smart assed, but accurate. If you had the knowledge you would not be researching and asking questions. No need to come off half cocked over an accurate statement, especially when you can get any suspension question out there answered by Unlimited.

Maybe you are used to other forums that bash other people. This is not the place. Kindness and lack of retaliation work wonders in getting answers on this forum. There is a wealth of knowledge among members, and the search function is a great tool.

I wish you the best in getting your question answered. Tame down your attitude, it will help.
Attitude, please show me attitude in my first post, it wasn't until there was a smart ass remark made. I dont know everything and am still capable of learning. Those who know it all, can never learn anything new. I try to learn all i can and smart ass answers teach you nothing.
Your comments are also useless. I used the search and went through many pages of google. Unlimited can speak for himself, he doesn't need a small troll to stand up for him. I'm sure you have read his past post and if you have, im sure you would agree with me. No hard feelings unlimited.
I haven't messed w suspensions much and i stated it. I have installed lifts, shocks, and replaced my entire rear end but that doesnt make me an expert. I know how to but i dont know all the minute details when it comes to suspensions. I'm not new to any of this but as stated, i dont know everything..........
05-06-2013 08:32 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by PiePuncher View Post
I have worked on cars and trucks since i was 16, i think i would know if i had an issue.
I have rebuilt my jeep motor, put a 351 in my mustang and have rebuilt the 350 in my tahoe.
You obviously have all the knowledge that you need.

Good luck.
05-06-2013 07:08 PM
WVU Mountainman
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Originally Posted by PiePuncher View Post
I have been reading and reading on bump stops and have gotten curious and have a few questions. I had a two inch Coil spacer lift and have always had 31 inch tires since i purchased my TJ back in 1999. I purchased the jeep without a lift but never had issues with the 31's or bottoming out. Jeep was and is used primarily on streets, rivers and beaches. I fish a few days a week and the jeep gets me in and out of where i want to be.
I have read that when people put a two inch spacer lift, they should also increase the size of the bump stop or there will be issues. I guess my question is, did i not have issues due to not unhooking sway bars? Also, how long are the factory front bump stops, mine is about 10 inches long. The rear appears to be about 4 inches long.
I have removed my lift again due to my short girlfriend complaining and i have had no issues with tires or anything. Would bump stop extensions be needed if going over 2 inch lift?
I have quite a bit of mechanical experience but have always left suspensions alone, hence the research and questions
You stated right here you leave suspensions alone hence your research and questions. Unlimiteded's statement was not smart assed, but accurate. If you had the knowledge you would not be researching and asking questions. No need to come off half cocked over an accurate statement, especially when you can get any suspension question out there answered by Unlimited.

Maybe you are used to other forums that bash other people. This is not the place. Kindness and lack of retaliation work wonders in getting answers on this forum. There is a wealth of knowledge among members, and the search function is a great tool.

I wish you the best in getting your question answered. Tame down your attitude, it will help.
05-06-2013 05:55 PM
PiePuncher Thanks climb
05-06-2013 05:53 PM
PiePuncher

Clearance is fine without lift, where should my issues have been w lift? Photo is of jeep today, without lift
05-06-2013 05:51 PM
climbit
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Originally Posted by PiePuncher View Post
Track bar has never hit the differential, I can take a photo of it if you are in doubt. There is no rub marks or dings.
Angry or upset, I am not. Unlimited has used the same smart ass reply a few times. I came across it on another thread I was reading when doing research today. I wasn't looking for smart ass remarks but was looking for answers to a few questions.
I do not disconnect my sway bars while at the river or on the beach. The main reason I put a lift on to begin w was clearance and because one of my main water crossings was just deep enough to come through my drain plugs at times.
I'm not lifted now but still have 31's.
My post has your answers. If you are at stock height, provided the bumpstops you have are sufficient to keep the tire out of the fender, you should not have issues.
05-06-2013 05:44 PM
PiePuncher Track bar has never hit the differential, I can take a photo of it if you are in doubt. There is no rub marks or dings.
Angry or upset, I am not. Unlimited has used the same smart ass reply a few times. I came across it on another thread I was reading when doing research today. I wasn't looking for smart ass remarks but was looking for answers to a few questions.
I do not disconnect my sway bars while at the river or on the beach. The main reason I put a lift on to begin w was clearance and because one of my main water crossings was just deep enough to come through my drain plugs at times.
I'm not lifted now but still have 31's.
05-06-2013 05:19 PM
PStov98TJ This is true. Regardless of why, bumpstop extensions are needed. Specifically to stop coil bind when spacers are introduced. Thanks for catching me on that one.
05-06-2013 04:56 PM
climbit
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Originally Posted by PStov98TJ View Post
Your trackbar might be smashing your diff cover. And it doesn't matter if you're on rocks, mud, dirt, or driving down the street. Your suspension compresses and extends in all sorts of ways, including full bump. So don't get mad. And you won't see any problems at stock height with 31's. It's with the 2" bb that problems have a high chance of occurring.
All things remaining the same, why would he have issues with stock bumpstops if his tires are not hitting?

What would make the trackbar hit the dif? Ride height does not affect bumpstop length in the slightest.

Coil bind, shock length, and tire clearance are what matter.

OP: make sure your shocks do not bottom out, your tires are not contacting the fender and your coils are not binding before the bumpstops hit.
05-06-2013 04:32 PM
PStov98TJ Your trackbar might be smashing your diff cover. And it doesn't matter if you're on rocks, mud, dirt, or driving down the street. Your suspension compresses and extends in all sorts of ways, including full bump. So don't get mad. And you won't see any problems at stock height with 31's. It's with the 2" bb that problems have a high chance of occurring.
05-06-2013 04:29 PM
PiePuncher I have read that and how would i not know if i had a problem? U answered none of the questions and only proved to be a smart ass. I'm not out climbing boulders with my jeep and as stated, i have yet to have issues. I have worked on cars and trucks since i was 16, i think i would know if i had an issue.
I have rebuilt my jeep motor, put a 351 in my mustang and have rebuilt the 350 in my tahoe.
I couldn't imagine not knowing if i was having a suspension issue. There is no rubbing, shocks are fine, wheels wear evenly, there is no scraping anywhere and jeep runs smooth. The only issue i have had was slight alignment (toe-in), which i did and that was years ago. What am i missing.
U have a smart ass response without an answer to a single question.
05-06-2013 03:49 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by PiePuncher View Post
but never had issues with the 31's or bottoming out.
the problem with this statement is you don't have the knowledge to know if you have issues or not.

read here:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html
05-06-2013 03:46 PM
PiePuncher
questions on bump stops

I have been reading and reading on bump stops and have gotten curious and have a few questions. I had a two inch Coil spacer lift and have always had 31 inch tires since i purchased my TJ back in 1999. I purchased the jeep without a lift but never had issues with the 31's or bottoming out. Jeep was and is used primarily on streets, rivers and beaches. I fish a few days a week and the jeep gets me in and out of where i want to be.
I have read that when people put a two inch spacer lift, they should also increase the size of the bump stop or there will be issues. I guess my question is, did i not have issues due to not unhooking sway bars? Also, how long are the factory front bump stops, mine is about 10 inches long. The rear appears to be about 4 inches long.
I have removed my lift again due to my short girlfriend complaining and i have had no issues with tires or anything. Would bump stop extensions be needed if going over 2 inch lift?
I have quite a bit of mechanical experience but have always left suspensions alone, hence the research and questions

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