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Bump stop spacer. To keep shock from bottoming out

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MxRacer190, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Aug 10, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    MxRacer190

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    Are there such things as bump stop spacers to extend the bump stops a bit? DSM and I are in the middle of finding a rear shock that would be the right length for my 2" lift. The small 5100's are too small, and the large 5100's(the ones that are on now) are barely too big. The shock gets fully compressed before the bump stop hits frame. I need a temporary fix. I've heard a few on here say something about bump stop spacers, but I can't find anything on them.

    Here's a pic of my shock/bump stop"
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  2. Aug 10, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Timbrens ?
     
  3. Aug 10, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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    They compress down to the same size as stocks though right?
     
  4. Aug 10, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    How long are your U bolts? You could always put a few sticks of 1/4" plate between your bumps and the leaf packs assuming your U bolts are long enough.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    They compress (not sure how far) but are intended to help carry a load so if they did manage to bottom out, it'd be a soft bottoming out, not a hard one. Timbrens are taller than stock bumps so you said the longer ones were barely too long, these might work for you.

    Or do what JLee said and give yourself a little extra lift.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    it wont give you extra lift, he means put it under the bump stop not the axle:)
     
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    Ooh... I misunderstood what he was telling him to do :eek: That's a much better idea. The old brain isn't working well today...
     
  8. Aug 10, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    I do have the longer Ubolts, so this could work.
     
  9. Aug 10, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    Weld a piece to the frame side where the bump stop hits, so that it makes contact sooner.
     
  10. Feb 20, 2012 at 2:35 AM
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    I am in the same situation. Have not fully ordered my kit yet, but plan on running a 2'' aal non tsb in the rear with the extended bilsteins. DSM advised me to extend my bump stops, but I am having trouble figuring out an easy way to do that.

    One Idea I had, is to take a 1''block and put it on top of the leaf springs but underneath the bump stop. Toytec sells this one with extended U bolts. Could this work? would it extend it too much?

    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...tegory_id=116&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72
     
  11. Feb 20, 2012 at 6:52 AM
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    ^^This^^

    Pickup a block spacer and put it on the top of the leaf pack to raise the bump stop. That way it will have a pin to keep it from moving.
     
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