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Old 05-12-2011, 03:24 PM   #1
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Front Suspension Constantly Hitting The Bump Stops

Hello all,
This morning I locked my steering wheel as far to the left as possible because of an odd parking space. I noticed that my front suspension appears to be hitting the bump stops very often. I have a totally stock SR5 suspension & only drive on the street, for now. 90% of the streets in New Orleans are positively 3rd world, but it seems to me that the bump stops are getting much more of a workout than they should. Is it normal for the front suspension to have such a limited amount of travel? The front end does not seem to be sagging any. Is there anything I can do to remedy this? The only lift I have planned is the 5100s set at 2.5 with a 2" rear AAL.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:46 PM   #3
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I don't see how they could be blown. I just broke 20,000 miles on them. They don't appear to be leaking, but I haven't really checked them up close.
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it just seems weird for street driving to bottom out. You have bilsteins up front?
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Nope, the stock black ones. Tokico makes them I think.
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sometimes factory shocks are junk. yeah get the 5100s up front. you'll be very satisfied with them.
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So, I am not crazy. In your opinion, the only reason that the bump stops should be contacting the lower A arm would be if I was off road on a regular basis?
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So, I am not crazy. In your opinion, the only reason that the bump stops should be contacting the lower A arm would be if I was off road on a regular basis?
yeah you should never hit the bumps on a road unless you his like a railroad crossing and jump it or something
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OK, so if I add the 5100s & increase them to either 1.75" or 2.5" will that translate into more inches between the A arm & the bump stop? Also, if I set the 5100s to 1.75", but want to change them to 2.5" after I get the rear AAL are they adjustable without removing them?
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:56 PM   #10
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OK, thanks for the help, everyone.
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