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Alternative Bump Stops

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by DaWillDaBeast, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. DaWillDaBeast

    DaWillDaBeast [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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
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    Cut the stock bumps off
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    Then took the energy suspension bumps
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    Cut the bolt off
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    Drilled the center out so the bolt on the leaf pack has room
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    Put a few welds on to hold it all together
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    Then mounted them up
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    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 :D
     
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Wow those are huuuuge. Nice.
     
  4. DaWillDaBeast

    DaWillDaBeast [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ya they are big, but no bigger than the timbren bumps (I think?)
     
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    Maybe it's the bright color that's throwing me .
     
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  7. DaWillDaBeast

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    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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    Bili 5125's in 10.17"
     
  9. DaWillDaBeast

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    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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    Those things make the stock bumps look so wimpy.
     
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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
     
  12. DaWillDaBeast

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    I'm not sure I know what you mean? The shock adaptors bolts are facing outward?
     
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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.
     
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    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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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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    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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    I was wondering the exact same thing, I'll take a pic when I get home.
     
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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. :thumbsup:
     
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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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    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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