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JanSport12 03-12-2013 09:59 AM

DIY Tailgate Bump Stops
 
I was looking through a few different posts and noticed some people are using Rubber Hosing in the stock Bump Stop to get contact with the spare tire.

I contacted Quadratec and they said Daystars Bump Stops could take 4 weeks to get back in stock. So while I'm waiting I wanted to do the rubber hose method. Only problem is what size rubber hose is everyone using? Is it 1" OD or 1.5"OD?

Would this work...Shop Watts 1' x 1" Rubber Reinforced Braided Vinyl Tubing at Lowes.com

I've also seen the golf ball technique which I'm not opposed to, might just have to plastidip the golf balls so they don't stick out.

Any help would be appreciated.

Casotakar1229 03-12-2013 10:04 AM

seems way too small to me. I've got the daystars and they dwarf those. where is this DIY you've seen? can you post the link?

JanSport12 03-12-2013 10:32 AM

Sorry about that, I knew I forgot to add something.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/my-...ion-90308.html

Binx 03-12-2013 11:00 AM

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Here's mine..Lol Works great.
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kbwwolf 03-12-2013 11:13 AM

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Here's mine..Lol Works great.
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Tough chip shot...

JanSport12 03-12-2013 11:21 AM

Think I'm going to try the golf ball technique, might paint them black so its not too visible and doesn't stand out that much.

JeepHerz 03-12-2013 01:40 PM

I used PCV pipe with a matching cap- painted black. The cap is flat- seems more stable to me than a golf ball or hose.

JanSport12 03-12-2013 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by JeepHerz (Post 3493548)
I used PCV pipe with a matching cap- painted black. The cap is flat- seems more stable to me than a golf ball or hose.

Looks great and its functional. Looks like I found what I'm doing tonight. Thanks, any chance you have the size of the pvc and cap?

phottomatt 03-12-2013 02:40 PM

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1 1/4" washer hose (rubber) from home depot, they sell a 2' length that is a dollar more than buying 1' by the foot but it's pre-cut so you don't have to track someone down to cut off a foot of it (they wouldn't sell me less than a foot). Word of caution though, when twisting the bump stop back on to tailgate be careful how much twisting you do, I twisted mine a lot and almost lost the nipple :redface:.
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Casotakar1229 03-12-2013 03:03 PM

ohhh, it's an addition to the current bump stop. I'll admit it and just say I thought it was a replacement lol. in that case, if I was jerry-riggin it, I'd go buy some nice size bouncy balls and put them on the end of the bump stops. do something kind of new...

JeepHerz 03-12-2013 04:27 PM

Looks great and its functional. Looks like I found what I'm doing tonight. Thanks, any chance you have the size of the pvc and cap?

Pretty sure it was 1 1/4" but its been awhile. Standard cap for that size- I think they're all the same. Just add the cap to the pipe and cut to fit. Any old plastic paint will do.

skullnbeer 03-12-2013 04:34 PM

I forgot to stop at Lowes today so I found a 1 1/4 inch solid round sanding block in garage.Worked nicely.

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JanSport12 03-12-2013 09:39 PM

I went to Home Depot and I got a 2' by 1-1/4" pvc and caps. I couldn't even squeeze the the PVC into the bump stops. I think I has to go with a smaller piece of PVC. I think I saw one that was 2' by 1". Keep trying and post once I get it.

Side note: I am currently using golf balls, just plasti dipped them black and they are working great. I just like that the PVC won't fall out once I remove the spare, unlike the golf balls.

JeepHerz 03-13-2013 02:53 AM

You sure it wasn't a 2" PVC pipe- or maybe in the wrong bin? The posts above also suggested 1 1/4". You do have to wiggle it a little. By the way- the stock stops twist out easily. I wouldn't recommend removing it a bunch of times- but its just a little plastic nipple. (Don't go there boys). Take it to Home Depot with you.
I tried to look on my Jeep but of course the spare blocks it now. I dug up another picture but the caps aren't marked on the top. (Every other cap in my sprinkler bin is marked on the top with a size wouldn't you know). The cap is 5 1/2" around- measured with a soft tape. I have a 1" cap in the bin- its 5" around. That may mean absolutely nothing- outside diameter may vary by manufacturer??... But thats the only measurement I can do.

JanSport12 03-13-2013 07:52 AM

I tried to push it into the bump stop, I will be bringing it into Home Depot next time. I will keep you posted. I appreciate your input.

JanSport12 03-15-2013 08:09 AM

I installed the 1" PVC pipe with the cap last night, I had to paint them black, it doesn't stick out as much now.


My question is this, does this make the spare harder to put on, I was having trouble.

Are they, the PVC caps supposed to be really pressing into the tire? Is ok for the sidewall of my duratracs?

Curious since they seem to be holding up better than the golf balls I was using but I don't want to damage the tire. Thanks for all the input as well.


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JeepHerz 03-15-2013 02:02 PM

Your tire will be fine. Those sidewalls will see a lot worse than some (smooth) plastic.
The spare is harder to put on just because the stops bend a little. But since you'll probably only ever mount the spare once or twice it doesn't matter much.
I've been rock-crawling and through the desert going 30 MPH over whoops meant for dirt bikes. (Whee...). That spare got bounced and jarred a ton. No problems.

JanSport12 03-15-2013 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by JeepHerz (Post 3507507)
Your tire will be fine. Those sidewalls will see a lot worse than some (smooth) plastic.
The spare is harder to put on just because the stops bend a little. But since you'll probably only ever mount the spare once or twice it doesn't matter much.
I've been rock-crawling and through the desert going 30 MPH over whoops meant for dirt bikes. (Whee...). That spare got bounced and jarred a ton. No problems.

Thank man, just got a little worried of the constant pressure on the sidewall but if it doesn't hurt it and saves my tailgate, I'm good with that.:thumb:

Thank you for the idea to go with PVC and a Cap. I ended up with the 1'' but it works and looks great.

Juancho 03-17-2013 04:31 PM

did mine today..!!!

after i replaced my OEM wheels for DC2's... i have a huge gap between the tire and the bump stop...
http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...85724021_n.jpg

so.. i measured the gap and visit home depot to find something to help me to fix this problem...
http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...42260021_n.jpg

look at that thing..!!! it is HUGE..!!!!
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...96173290_n.jpg

anyway... after i checked a few options... (PVC, Electrical hose, drain pipes, etc, etc) i decided to buy a semi hard/flexible Washer/Dishwasher Hose 1" x 7/8" x 2'
http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...57703399_n.jpg

after inserted it inside my factory bump stop... i cut it 1-3/8"
http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...49659817_n.jpg

final look before install them... :punk:
http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto..._3587044_n.jpg

no need to remove the whole tire.. just loose the lug nuts a little bit...
http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...69728416_n.jpg

after install them... tight the lug nuts once again... and that's it..!!!!
http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...04108290_n.jpg

beautiful..!!!!
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...10666168_n.jpg

zane8000 03-17-2013 05:04 PM

is this only needed for aftermarket wheels? and is it just to keep the spare more secure and from bouncing around

Lusus_Naturae 03-17-2013 05:32 PM

It keeps the spare from bouncing and flexing the stock mount. The mount is a weak enough point when adding the extra weight, by adding the longer stops, the tire rests back into the tailgate again and not just on the mount alone.

Juancho 03-17-2013 09:11 PM

Yeah.. Somebody post here about the tailgate bump stops... To release a little pressure from the actual tire carrier... It make sense to me... Plus, since i changed my wheels i heard the tailgate making noise when i hit a road hole or a speed bump...

About the stock wheel/tire... No need to extend the bump stop... Just make sure they are touching your spare tire.. Factory bump stop size is designed for factory spare wheel/tire...

apresas 03-26-2013 08:58 AM

Used a pair of golf balls for mine. Works well.

ItsMeKO3 03-27-2013 10:05 AM

I've got to do this soon.

Sanbagn 06-04-2013 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Juancho (Post 3515215)
did mine today..!!!

after i replaced my OEM wheels for DC2's... i have a huge gap between the tire and the bump stop...

so.. i measured the gap and visit home depot to find something to help me to fix this problem...

look at that thing..!!! it is HUGE..!!!!

anyway... after i checked a few options... (PVC, Electrical hose, drain pipes, etc, etc) i decided to buy a semi hard/flexible Washer/Dishwasher Hose 1" x 7/8" x 2'

after inserted it inside my factory bump stop... i cut it 1-3/8"

final look before install them... :punk:

no need to remove the whole tire.. just loose the lug nuts a little bit...

after install them... tight the lug nuts once again... and that's it..!!!!

beautiful..!!!!

flexible Washer/Dishwasher Hose 1" x 7/8" x 2
definitely the way to go very easy, loosened the wheel, cut the hose 2" long, done in less than 5 min! Lowes had the drain hose cost me $9. have plenty left over for any local guys in Bakersfield

pogo929 04-19-2014 05:01 PM

Great idea. I'll do mine as soon as my tires come in. Will I definitely need to extend the break light to carry a 35"?

4X4Lady 05-18-2014 12:52 PM

Just found this in a search & since I just had my 15" DuraTracs installed yesterday, I can't believe how much farther they stick out on the carrier! I work at Lowe's, so I'll be picking up some washer hose there tomorrow :) Thanks for the tip!


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