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Old 06-11-2012, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Input on mechanical bumpstops?

Does anyone have some constructive input on mechanical bumpstops? I know they are half the price of air bumps, but are they a viable alternative to air bumps? I'm looking to put them on a light truck for mostly trail use, some medium speed stuff, no street use.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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As in the Daystar ones?

I have a few friends running them, good reviews so far on their performance, but one guy I know permanently collapsed an insert, and had to swap it out for a heavier one.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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As in the Daystar ones?

I have a few friends running them, good reviews so far on their performance, but one guy I know permanently collapsed an insert, and had to swap it out for a heavier one.
Yeah, the Daystar Stinger bumstops, for one. Thanks for the input. Anyone else got anything on these?
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Factory Jeep or Chevy bump stops are damn near free and they work well.
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Factory Jeep or Chevy bump stops are damn near free and they work well.
Copy that, thanks.
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Not overly impressed with mine. I plan on switching back to the foam style daystar wedges. Mine collapsed after a few months use.
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Not overly impressed with mine. I plan on switching back to the foam style daystar wedges. Mine collapsed after a few months use.
How heavy is your rig? Also, what type of driving do you do?
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Late 90s/early 00 Chevy S10 Blazer rear bumps are BIG and CUSHY.
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How heavy is your rig? Also, what type of driving do you do?
3400lbs trail weight. Toy based leaf spring truggy. Not a fast truck at all. Mostly flexed out crawling. I dont think they are a bad product. Just not ideal for my rig.
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3400lbs trail weight. Toy based leaf spring truggy. Not a fast truck at all. Mostly flexed out crawling. I dont think they are a bad product. Just not ideal for my rig.

My rig seems to be similar to yours, except for the suspension. But the weights are pretty close. I do mostly crawling. Right now, I'm using some old Rancho poly bumps. They seem to be working. I'm just looking for other options.
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I was running the closed cell bump stops (evs series?) from daystar and liked them a lot. I will be putting them back on. I just wanted to try the mechanical bump stops since I liked the concept.
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