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Bump stops

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PROFESSORSK5, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. PROFESSORSK5

    PROFESSORSK5 Registered Member

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    I have a 89 k5 with a 6" lift and 35 BFG all terrains. I think I have the stock bump stops. Does anybody know where to get them and exactly what I need? /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Are you looking to get some to compensate for the lift?

    If so, I don't know if there are longer after-market ones available. Most people put in a spacer between the rubber bumpstop and the bracket. To know how big of a spacer you need to put in:
    1) measure how far it is from the bottom of the bumpstop to where it contacts the axle
    2) measure the amount of shock travel left (how much rod is showing)
    3) subtract value #2 from value #1 and add about an inch (to make up for the rubber compressing, etc). That's how big of a spacer you need to fabricate.
     
  3. spearchucker

    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    If so, I don't know if there are longer after-market ones available.

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    ORD has them. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. heavy4x4

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  5. FRIZZLEFRY

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    Something else to considder along with heavy4x4s formula is that when your done the bumpstop should be mounted to prevent the springs from over compressing (negative arch)also.

    Over compressing your springs will ruin them over time /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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