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Old 10-17-2010, 09:34 PM   #1
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Alternative Bump Stops

So when I lifted my rear I ended up getting a set of Bilstein 5125's in the 10.17" length and they were a little to long and were getting fully compressed before I was on my bump stops, so I needed some new ones but I'm a chepo and didn't want to nearly $200 for a set of bump stops. So I bought a set of Energy Suspension 4 1/2" bump stops and made them work

I started with some stock bumps modded to fit with the All Pro flip kit



Cut the stock bumps off


Then took the energy suspension bumps


Cut the bolt off


Drilled the center out so the bolt on the leaf pack has room


Put a few welds on to hold it all together


Then mounted them up



I'm very happy with the outcome and I think its a great alternative for those that are on a budget and don't mind a little work. On a side note I also have an extra set of the same Energy bump stops I'd like to get rid of if anyone is interested
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:34 PM   #4
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Wow those are huuuuge. Nice.
Ya they are big, but no bigger than the timbren bumps (I think?)
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:49 PM   #5
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sees what you did there.
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Ya they are big, but no bigger than the timbren bumps (I think?)
Maybe it's the bright color that's throwing me .
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:54 PM   #6
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Looking forward to testing those Wheeler's Superbumps I got comin...eventually...when Wheeler's ships them...right around the Winter Solstice...
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:56 PM   #7
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Too big!!! They might limit your travel in the rear. Flex'em out and lets see how much the bumps flex.
I had to make them big because my rear shocks were fully compressed before hitting my bumps when I was fully stuffed using the stock ones. With these the frame hits the bumps right before my shocks are fully compressed so that I dont blow my shocks, but I still get nearly 100% compression.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:00 PM   #8
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What length of travel shock are you running?
Bili 5125's in 10.17"
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:10 PM   #9
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Damn, I figured you have to run a 12 to run into that problem.


Good job on the bumps man, hope they work out for you.
Ya, I knew it was going to be close when I ordered them but I could not find many people running 5125's so I went for it, and it required a bit more work than i was hoping. But at least I have some sweet droop in the rear now.
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:51 AM   #11
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on this pic it looks like your shock is facing outwards. shouldnt the mounting holes/bolts be facing out instead? not sure if anyone else noticed. if im wrong let me know
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:26 AM   #12
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on this pic it looks like your shock is facing outwards. shouldnt the mounting holes/bolts be facing out instead? not sure if anyone else noticed. if im wrong let me know
I'm not sure I know what you mean? The shock adaptors bolts are facing outward?
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I'm not sure I know what you mean? The shock adaptors bolts are facing outward?
The axle moves forward and backward as the suspension cycles. If you rotate that upper mount so the bolt is perpendicular to the frame, you'll be less likely to experience binding at that upper shock mount.

You can see in your picture how the upper mount is already flexing quite a bit. When the suspension compresses, the bottom of the shock is going to move backward even further than it is in this picture. Something to consider.
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those look sweet will!

you have a side by side shot of the new ones and the stockers? i'm curious how they compare size-wise to the timbrens. her's a picture of the stock vs timbren
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The axle moves forward and backward as the suspension cycles. If you rotate that upper mount so the bolt is perpendicular to the frame, you'll be less likely to experience binding at that upper shock mount.

You can see in your picture how the upper mount is already flexing quite a bit. When the suspension compresses, the bottom of the shock is going to move backward even further than it is in this picture. Something to consider.
Ohhh, I see exactly what your saying. I'm at work now so I can't check but I believe the reason I put them on that way is because the adaptor hits that metal lip around the tower if I try and turn it anymore. You think they will be fine like they are or should I try and grind that ring down some so I can get it perpendicular?
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those look sweet will!

you have a side by side shot of the new ones and the stockers? i'm curious how they compare size-wise to the timbrens. her's a picture of the stock vs timbren
I was wondering the exact same thing, I'll take a pic when I get home.
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Ohhh, I see exactly what your saying. I'm at work now so I can't check but I believe the reason I put them on that way is because the adaptor hits that metal lip around the tower if I try and turn it anymore. You think they will be fine like they are or should I try and grind that ring down some so I can get it perpendicular?
I'd try my best to get that mount rotated if it was my truck. It'll definitely be less wear on the shock eye bushings.
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I have the same shock adapter and mine is rotated. The way i did it was i mounted the adapter to the shock and then bolted it into the mount.

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I'd try my best to get that mount rotated if it was my truck. It'll definitely be less wear on the shock eye bushings.
x2 on that. i would be afraid that my shock eye would break off if i hit a pothole or was wheeling hard.
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Have you guys checked out our Super Bumps? They should be back in stock in a couple weeks.
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