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Old 08-10-2006, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so I got a 1990 jeep yj, axle over, 2.5 lift leaf, 39.5 irocks, and dna 60's. The problem is I have no bump stomps, And am having some issues with the shocks botteming out.. Since this rig is so mod. any stock set up doesnt fit..I have 3 to 4 inchesof up travel and 6 to 7 of down.. any sugestion


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Old 08-10-2006, 01:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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with 39" tires and 60's you should be able to figure out how to fab some bump stop mounts. If you can't, Poly has BBCS Shocks with a polyurethane bottomout bumper.
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get shocks with a lifetime warrantee and change them more often.
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get cheap ass shocks, and change more often.
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get shocks with a lifetime warrantee and change them more often.
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get cheap ass shocks, and change more often.

Lame. Rancho has urethane bumpstops in various heights or space the stockers down.
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Old 08-10-2006, 11:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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These are Energy Suspension on a custom mount made from .250 wall 1"x 2 1/2" C-channel, similar setup to yours (40"MTR's on SOA YJ). They work quite well. I made them and welded them to the frame.
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How hard is it to fab up some mounts. just buy some Energy Suspension bump stops. and fab up a mount. You should look in eBay. they sell some nice Rancho bump stops, pretty cheap
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hopefully with that combination and work already done on it you are not still using the stock shock mounts or equivalent. build mounts that will allow you to run the right length shock that in tern will allow you to stuff your tire into your sheetmetal enough to stop upward movement.
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hopefully with that combination and work already done on it you are not still using the stock shock mounts or equivalent. build mounts that will allow you to run the right length shock that in tern will allow you to stuff your tire into your sheetmetal enough to stop upward movement.
Thats what I did the travel stops at the top of the stuff..I was concerned that to many hard hits like last weekend would bust my bilsteins apart..
The picture helps.. Just wanted to see what others had done, Not wanting to re-invent the wheel so to speek..Thanks for the input guys
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Toatally lame...

I'm pretty sure you guys don't want to use your shocks as bump stops...real good way to break a shock or shock mount (causing who knows what other damage), and I'm thinking the manufacturer isn't going to warranty that. I wouldn't.

The title of this thread should be, "Of course I want bumpstops, you dumbass!".
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Lame, blablabla
1-I been usin my Ranchos as bumpstops for years without issue.
2-Hardcore Tech, right? D60 and he "needs" to ask about bumpstops, I call B-S
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1-I been usin my Ranchos as bumpstops for years without issue.

He said shocks...Rancho's barely qualify.
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You wouldn't get anybody to honor a warranty for broken mounts.
Lengthen your shock mounts by the amount you need for them not to bump against anything on compression or on extension.
Get some bump stops because when you bottom out something's going to hit hard anyway.
If topping out is hard get some limiting straps.
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Old 08-12-2006, 08:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I'll ignore the spellcheck comment...glass houses.

I think someone needs common sense check...because you have been using your shocks for bumpstops for however long (ten minutes or ten years) doesn't make it a good idea.

Is it hardcore? No, not really, this thread should probably get moved to noob.

On the other hand, blatant misinformation doesn't belong in here at all.
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