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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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OK, thanks for the help, everyone.
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Hitting a lot

Sorry to bring up old threads but I'm having this same problem. I have a pro comp 6" and it comes with bump stop drop brackets and it seems to be hitting every time I hit a small crack in the road. I even proved it by putting chalk on it and I could see it was hitting... I'm not sure what to do to solve this
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The bump stops are designed to prevent your suspension from bottoming out.

Sounds like your extensions maybe too tall, if your bottoming out from a crack in the road.
How much distance do you have between your extended bump stops and the frame?

You may have to cycle your front suspension with a floor jack, and check if the extensions are the correct length (stopping travel before your suspension bottoms out).
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there is about around 1/2 inch between the bump stop and the LCA at its closest point.
Explain what you mean cycle my front suspension with a floor jack? Not quite sure what id do there Lol. I know it should stop before it bottoms out but you would think the suspension would travel more than 1/2 inch before bottoming out right?
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I can easily fit 2 fingers between the bump stops and the LCA.




1/2 inch of clearance doesn't seem like very much...
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cguernsey7,
Just shot some video of my front suspension...even going onto a curb around town.
Pretty boring stuff, but never saw any bump stop LCA contact.

When I talked about cycling your front suspension, I was reffering to placing a floor jack securely under one of your LCAs and start lifting.

If your correct, your bump-stops are going to contact the LCA pretty quickly.
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