Am I the only one who lifted his rig and didn't drop his bump stops? Do we really need to? The burb front fenders are going under the plasma cutter this week. How far back should I cut. Show pics please. /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
The reason for bumpstops is so that your axle articulation stops before you crush a shock or shear it off the frame.
To see if/how much you need to drop them, do the following:
1) With your truck parked, measure the distance from where the bumpstop would make contact with the axle.
2) Now measure the amount of shock rod you have sticking out of the body (basically, how much more travel the shock has).
3) Subtract value #2 from value #1 and that will tell you how big of a spacer you need to put in there. (You may want to add an inch to this value, just to take into account the rubber bumpstop compressing a bit).
Come to think of it I don't even have bump stops on mine. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif [walking out to truck] Yep, no bump stops /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Yeah i haven't dropped mine with the 4" lift, and i am still always sittin on them bouncin when i get flexed out a bunch. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gifReminds me of my lowrider days. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
I have 8" springs on the Truck Blazer, and today it was flexing pretty hard when I was trying to crawl up a bank to get up to pull out a stuck Ford Ranger. I definitely had some tire/fender rubbage. My fenders arent trimmed enough for the 40's.
I wonder this myself, I would do it just to make sure my springs don't go past being flat when flexed out, my shocks don't seem to be a problem and the rear I figure wouldn't go any further than the overload leaf. I might put a little block in the front, but the rear is no problem. I'm running 4" lift and no sway bar.