I ordered a 2" budget boost from eBay top gun customs and includes shocks and the spacers but no bump stop extensions I plan on running with sway bars and not any hard trails will it be ok without them
Jerry, you're wrong. You were just lucky you didn't have the problem this guy did...Help fast! Rear Spring Fell OutYou'll be fine with that size lift and up to 32" tires. I ran that way back in the late nineties and my lack of bump stop extensions didn't cause any problem.
Well thank you for your opinion, it was totally expected. My personal experience is as I stated it. No problems, it worked fine FOR ME. I know you're a fanatic about bump stops but I am not as concerned with that as you are with a simple 2" BB. Yes I have proper bump stops for my 4" lift but not many bother to add to their bump stop length with only a 2" BB and smaller tires like the 32". Do the math on upward travel with a 2" taller lift with a tire that only has a 1" taller radius like the 32" I suggested.Jerry, you're wrong.
I'm glad you didn't have any problems in your case, but I'm not willing to recommend a poor suspension setup that may leave someone with significant problems down the road, especially when those problems could have been prevented for less than the cost of lunch at Red Robin.Well thank you for your opinion. My personal experience is as I stated it. No problems, it worked fine FOR ME. I know you're a fanatic about bump stops but I am not as concerned with that as you are with a simple 2" BB.
there's a lot more to proper bumpstops than tire size.Yes I have proper bump stops for my 4" lift but not many bother to add to their bump stop length with only a 2" BB and smaller tires like the 32". Do the math on upward travel with a 2" taller lift with a tire that only has a 1" taller radius like the 32" I suggested.
It doesn't matter if you've got a stock suspension, 2" BB, 4" long arm lift or a custom mid-arm with coil-overs, you still want a properly functioning suspension.Whatever you say, Bump stops are indeed important, but with some lift and tire size combinations more than others. I'm just not one to go overboard on this subject as some I know where a basic 2" BB and a reasonable size tire is concerned.
It's pretty simple actually. He's recommending a poor functioning suspension setup that can lead to significant problems, I'm calling him out on it. I doubt he's trying to deliberately deceive people, he just doesn't have a good understanding of what bumpstop extensions do when related to suspension mechanics....which is evidenced by his focus on tire size in this discussion. People didn't know any better back in 1998, and the same can be said for lots of other things related to TJ suspension, like poly bushing fixed length control arms, track bars with clearance issues, dual stabilizers, and more. But knowledge has evolved since then, and we learn...normally anyway.Haha, sounds like husband and wife of the forum bickering, I don't dare say who is who,lol.
Hockey pucks won't stay in place long when held by epoxy, no matter how careful you are when epoxying them. I tried that several times many years ago and they would fall off within a trail or two. When you need longer bump stops, get the real thing.I personally think I will be fine but I am going to try and find 4 hockey pucks and epoxy them to the bottom spring perch
Exactly. For someone doing a more serious build for something beyond the level the OP described, I would have included longer bump stops as required.The OP states he's not going to disconnect and not run hard trails so binding or losing a coil is unlikely. Sounds like a mild wheeler so he's probably ok. Once the OP changes the equation by disconnecting, running more difficult trails and larger tires, the answer to his question changes.