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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:06 pm Reply with quote
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Right now i am running the standard bump stops that came from TG with my SAS kit. They are steel, and slam really hard when compressed. What other options are there for a daily driver rig that are softer? Every major bump sounds like i ran over a civic.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:27 pm Reply with quote
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You mean there is no rubber between the two peices of steel that hit each other?

If thats the case, i have some factory bumpstops i could send you, i just cut them off last night. They have about 1.5" of rubber that is pretty soft.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:30 pm Reply with quote
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I welded a rubber arch between the ubolts that sit on the springs. Then on the bottom of the frame there is a downward metal stop.

Is this the way most setups are?

Could this have something to do with my springs being too soft. I took two leafs out of the pack over 2 years ago to lower my monster truck.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:34 pm Reply with quote
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I know exactly what you are talking about.....sounds like maybe the metal isnt contacting the bumpstop, might be hitting the top of the u bolts instead....that would be the only reason for a harsh metal to metal impact.

And yes, sounds like the springs are pretty soft. On most stuff it would take a pretty good bump to actually hit the stops.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:44 pm Reply with quote
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Is what you have the kit down at the bottom of this page? I'm pretty sure it is.

http://www.trail-gear.com/shocks.html

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:07 pm Reply with quote
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yea, those are what i have.

when i installed the bump stops, i compressed the springs then welded. Unless they have moved or i messed up, i do not see how they could hit the bump stops.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:31 pm Reply with quote
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Only other thing i can think of is maybe the shock is bottoming out before the bumpstop.....

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:14 pm Reply with quote
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the shocks appear to have plenty of up travel. They are 12"

One the way home from work i had to hit the breaks hard, and it made the same noise. So i looked at it when i arrived home. I only have about 1.5- 1.75 inches of up travel between my bump stops. Is that an average amount or should i extend it. Take into account my rig is a daily driver and mall crawler on the weekends.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:40 pm Reply with quote
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Usually you want your bumpstops set to bottom out just before the shock does. take into account how much the rubber of the bumpstop will compress and go from there. You just want to make sure you dont bottom the shocks out, that will ruin them pretty quick.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:18 pm Reply with quote
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polyeurathane bumpstops? i thought that stuff was pretty hard.I've got a nice set of bumpstops off a astro minivan,haven't gotten around to putting them on but they look like they would be pretty cushy.

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ColdRunner wrote:
I welded a rubber arch.



How did you do this? I wanna learn how to weld rubber.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:33 pm Reply with quote
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there is a peace of steal that the rubber is molded around, if you would look at the link you will see it Very Happy


Edit:LOOK HERE---> http://www.trail-gear.com/images/bumps-600.jpg

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