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Rear bump stops.. can they be removed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jrdbrn, May 21, 2012.

  1. May 21, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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    jrdbrn

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    I am considering installing the Firestone Ride Rites on my 2011 Off Road. The ride is rough as hell and sits far too low with any load. I hate going to the dealership with a passion, so I'd rather not get the TSB. I also hate waiting.

    The Ride Rites require you to cut the bump stop. Can I just remove them all together without having to cut them?

    Is there a piece I should buy to put in place of the bump stop?

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  2. May 21, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    Ummm.......What is the purpose of a bump stop again? Or did they just put that on there so they can charge us more?

    I would think it okay to remove them completely if you never plan on using the bed for hauling anything.
     
  3. May 21, 2012 at 8:03 AM
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    I installed a pair a of Firestones a couple of weeks ago on my 2006.

    I used a reciprocating saw to cut them off flush with the spring bolts. If you don't cut them off, I think you have to remove the spring bolts to take the bump stops off.

    Jusy cut them, they are of no use with the Ride Rites.

    The ride Rite Bracket fits onto where the bump stop was

    Also used a "T" connector instead of two seperate fill valves. I can fill both bags at once. Placed the fill valve on the trailer light bracket.
     
  4. May 21, 2012 at 8:05 AM
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    The bump stops don't do anything when you have Ride Rites installed. You shouldn't bottom out with air bags unless they're severly underinflated or you're incredibly overloaded.

    I would try to keep that plate in place that keeps the U-bolts where they should be. I don't know as if it's terribly important but if you can remove the bump stops and keep that place, I'd do that.
     
  5. May 21, 2012 at 8:06 AM
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    Nope.......you can air up or down the Ride Rite bags depending on your load
     
  6. May 21, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    Follow the install instructions that come with the Ride Rites!!!!!!!!

    Easy squeezy install
     
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    Learned something new today. Thank you
     
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  9. May 21, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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    I am finally putting bump stops back on my truck after 2.5 years....Not a big deal.
     
  10. May 21, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    But you have Dakars, not a stock leaf pack correct? I would never suggest running a stock leaf pack without the bump stops.
     
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