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Bump stop options for rear w/ 56"s & filp

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by xtrmjoe, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. xtrmjoe

    xtrmjoe 1/2 ton status

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    I have a shackle flip and 56" leafs with 4" lift (tc springs minus a leaf) in the rear, also longer shackles. I need to move my bumpstops down 4-6" or so any Ideas? I already have the 4.5" bumpstops ORD sells but still not even close.

    In the front with the 52"s it was easy just a piece of 2"x2" tube inbetween the mount and the stop.
     
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    Picts or opinions.


    Does anybody even run them in the rear?
     
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    why??
    I run non lift 56's out back with no bumpstops.
     
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    I've seen bump stop landing plates built into the top of the spring plate. Thus you can leave the bumpstops in their current position. Try looking at marksmark.com - he has a nice setup for the rear springs on his Dodge.
     
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    Old thread warning. I've just completed my rear 56" spring and flip conversion. Anyone out there have a working rear bump stop setup? Pics?
     
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    They're not pretty but they work... DIY4X shackle flip with Ford 57's...
    I set it up so I hit the bumps on the tube about 1/2" before the shocks bottom out...

    Someday when I start messing with tube I'll probably make something different but for now this works. It's .250" wall tubing attached to the factory bracket (which has been relocated to line up with the axle after the 57's)...

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    Thanks! I'm running rectangle tube up front to space my 2.5" poly stops down. Guess I'll take the same suggestion on the rear suspension for now. I like the ford towers and limit straps in the rear.

    You might want to cross tie or triangulate the rear towers to avoid cracking the frame though.
     
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    Those are only on there until the tube goes in and I keep an eye on them to make sure they don't have any wiggle room. :)
     
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    I cut down some 2x4" rectangle tube to space down my 4.5" bump stops. It was a bit too close so I trimmed the first section off the bumps and have about 2" of free clearance. My springs are nearly flat so this is about right to keep them from going negative.
     

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