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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-06-2002, 06:24 AM
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Bump stops - advice needed!

I just lost a front bump stop somewhere... The plate was a 100% rust, so it went off. And I can't find not one online shop to order a pair. Any ideas?
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Re: Bump stops - advice needed!

Try ether www.4wd.com or www.4wheelparts.com I think that you will find bumpstops at both places. If you are going to replace them, then I would get new U-bolts also, that way if you break one while loosening it, you wont be stuck. And when ever you do axel work it is a good Idea to replace the U-bolts. After all they are what hold "ALL" of Jeep together.
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Re: Bump stops - advice needed!

U-bolts? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
The bumpstops I'm talking about are those mounted on the frame. above the axle. I think I don't need to remove any U-bolts. Those attached to the axle itself, under U-bolts, come with lift-kits, I guess. Or not?
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Re: Bump stops - advice needed!

This is where I got mine. They are excellent quality and worth the price.

http://www.mountainoffroad.com

Hit catalog and the select bumpstops or call them. They have both slotted and stud mount that will replace OEM.
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Re: Bump stops - advice needed!

I'll try, but I think I remember them
not shipping to Europe... [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] I'll try anyway...
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Re: Bump stops - advice needed!

Sorry-did not notice you are located across the pond.
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Yeah...
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Re: Bump stops - advice needed!

4WD Hardware has then for YJs for $12.75 each. I'm wondering if the aftermarket urathane ones for CJs will work. They list them as working in some of the catalogs but not in either the 4WD hardware or Quadratec catalogs. Mine are rusted off too, The bolts will probably snap anyway so I'd just tack weld them on to the frame.
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Re: Bump stops - advice needed!

Well Marko, try the follwoing:

1. I'm assuming you're a GearHead.
2. I'm assuming you've got a few tools (or can get them).
3. A bump stop is nothing more than a cushion for the axle to hit:
a. When the springs compresss;
b. Or artictualtion is maxed out on the opposite side.
4. Given this information why not just make your own Bumpstop?
5. Take a used tire and cut a strip to bend into a circle.
6. Affix the strip to a piece of metal:
a. Pre-bent to bend tangs over the strip to enclose the strip and draw it to the metal.
b. A bolt welded onto the strip.
7. Us a piece of boat roller cushion slipped over the bolt to fruther define the height of the cushion.
8. Use a nut to hold the cushion.
9. Cut the bolt at the proper length.

Your done...wasted a couple of hous and had fun... and hey, it'll look
s great! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]


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Man, this is GREAT! [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

I'll do it, no doubt. There's nothing like the chance of doing something yourself for your Jeep.
If you'd just explain a few points (my english is good, but...)

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5. Take a used tire and cut a strip to bend into a circle.


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--> how do I cut it -- should it be long (shaped like a leaf from the springs), or should it be a kind of necklace?

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6. Affix the strip to a piece of metal:
a. Pre-bent to bend tangs over the strip to enclose the strip and draw it to the metal.
b. A bolt welded onto the strip.


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--> this part I didn't understand at all. Does it mean that I should make a metal strip shaped like this:

==|==|==

and then bend the "arms" and "legs" (the "|"'s) over the tire piece to hold it down?
Under "b" you say </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
A bolt welded onto the strip.

[/ QUOTE ] . That makes me assume that the tire I should cut should be the "leaf from the leaf spring" shaped one, bended in a couple of "S" one over another, kinda like snake, and then drill a hole in the middle &amp; attach it with a bolt through that hole to the metal strip. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

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boat roller cushion

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--> what's that?

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8. Use a nut to hold the cushion.

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--> where? how? I still don't get it [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

From the image it seems nice stuff, but I just don't get it.

1. The dark-grey part, on the bottom, is the metal, right? It's going to be bolted to the frame;
2. The light-grey piece is the tire-cutted piece, right? It seems cut like a "necklace" to me;
3. The black part I don't get at all

Sorry if I'm bugging you too much...

Thanx!
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