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Brief How To: Stock Rear Bumps On Flip Kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jdkeller, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Aug 15, 2010 at 10:17 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller [OP] How many words can be fit in this s

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    So after selling my Timbrens I was running with no bumps for a while. I decided to mount the stock ones back on my u-bolt flip kit. To do this you will need to have the pre-threaded holes in your top plates already. Some do not come with them. This wasn't hard at all to do. Just wanted to let you guys know it can be done. It's a nice alternative for the people that don't want to run the Timbrens.

    Tools needed:
    grinder
    drill with 3/8" bit
    the hardware in the picture below
    basic socket set

    1. The holes in the flip kit are 3/8". Go to Home Depot or wherever and buy 4 of these:
    [​IMG]
    and 3 packages of these. They come in packets of 3 and you need 8.
    [​IMG]

    2. Take off the u-bolt flip kit assembly if it's on the truck. Take the top plates and hold the stock bumps on the holes. Mark from underneath where the two hole are that you need to drill. There are two per top plate/bump stop. Using a 3/8" drill bit, drill out the holes.

    3. Then using a grinder you must notch the bump stops. This is to allow the washers from the u-bolts to fit.

    It should look like this:
    Before:
    [​IMG]
    After:
    [​IMG]

    4. Like in the above picture, use 2 locking washers per bolt. The bolts are 3/4" long and with the 2 washers and the bolt all the way tight, the end of the bolt sits flush with the underside of the top plates. Tighten those on the top plate.

    5. Finally, set the plates on your leafs, put the u-bolts through and mount them up.

    Here are my afters:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Sorry for the terrible pictures. I was using my cell phone. I did all of this without jacking up the truck and taking the wheels off. It's unneccesary. I am not at fault for anyone who tries this and fails or messes their truck up!

    If anyone in socal wants help I am willing. Just bring food and beer. :D I'm in 92336.
     
  2. Aug 17, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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  3. Aug 17, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    Thanks :cool:
     
  4. Aug 17, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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  5. Aug 17, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    Thank you sir.
     
  6. Aug 17, 2010 at 11:40 PM
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    I had to do this too, cut mine a little different but same idea. It's kinda BS they expect you to buy Timbrens with their flip kit...but it does really clean up the axle and eliminate alot of hangup; it's worth a little trimming.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2010 at 12:05 AM
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    You could always buy some fox or king air bumps. Lol

    But yea I agree. The timbrens are really good for trail stuff and 4x4 stuff. But if your driving and hit a big dip or like to go out in the desert they aren't that great.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    Sorry, I have yet to take better pictures.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    I reused the stock bump stops but realized after I installed them that they are way too short. I have the Fabtec 6" lift with Alcan 6" springs in the back. The shock fully compresses before the bump stop hits. I need to add spacers under or get new ones before I do anything crazy that could blow the shocks.
     
  10. Feb 1, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    How much taller do you need to go?
     
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    I will have to check but I believe it was around 3 inches.
     
  12. May 1, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    great thread. i'll be doing this this weekend. thanks
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    So i buying these soon and plan on following your write up. What im confused about it how the bolts attach to the Top plate. Is there a nut of the opposite end?

    Anyways thanks for the write up. +1 for you
     
  15. Jul 29, 2012 at 12:10 AM
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    Well I just re read it, so the bolt sits flush? Even if my top plate doesn't come pre drilled for bumpstops?
     
  16. Aug 7, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    Sorry for not getting back to you. I am not on here as much these days. This will work only if you get the plates that come with the threaded holes. If you do not have the holes you will have to drill and tap your own. Make sense?
     
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    Alright ill think if something since mine didn't have them
     
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    Do you think if i drilled 2 holes through the top plate so that the sat parallel with the leaf pack that would work? without messing up the structural integrity of the top plate?
     
  19. Aug 7, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    You mean two holes like how some top plates come? Just copy mine. The holes don't even have to be that big. Just make sure you tap them.
     
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    I dont have a way to tap them though..
     
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