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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-30-2001, 08:47 AM
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Bump Stops On Lifted TJs

Is anyone running a lifted TJ without extended bump stops?

Has anyone had problems installing a lift on a TJ without also installing extended bump stops in the springs?

How has larger tire size (>31") and articulation been affected by the length of your bump stops? Is wheel well clearance affected going through the dips?


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Re: Bump Stops On Lifted TJs

I have a procomp 2" lift w/out extended bumpstops. I also have offset wheels too though. My fender flares in the rear have cracked when going through the dips. But I don't concern myself with them much. I have thought about going 2" with the body though.

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Re: Bump Stops On Lifted TJs

Thanks damuddog. I had a 2" lift and stock bump stops and had no problems either. I jacked Hewgag up another inch in front and 1-3/4" in back. I plan on switching my 31x10.50s for 33x10.50s and was wondering about any problems.

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Re: Bump Stops On Lifted TJs

I have the 33's on now and haven't had any problems(other than the flares) with them. I had wanted to go with 35's but I think it's just too much for me now. GIGOLO has a 2" susp with 2" body and runs 35's but I suspect he slams pretty hard.

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Re: Bump Stops On Lifted TJs

I have stock 15x8 wheels, and the 31x10.5s work well with them to keep the rubber inside the stock fender flair. I am concerned that 33x10.50s might smack the sheet metal in the fender well if I don't get extended stops. It sounds as though you don't have that problem with your 33s.

I spend a lot of time being loaded down, and the added trailer tongue weight doesn't help. That's why I went with an extra 3/4" lift in back over the front. If nobody has experienced problems with stock bump stops, I probably won't have problems either.

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Re: Bump Stops On Lifted TJs

It's really not as bad as you would think. I have been through some pretty rough mud holes, up to a couple feet deep, and haven't even cracked a flare. They do rub a little, but like i've said before, I don't climb rocks, I play in trails with mud. By the way, I won't have that problem any more. I ordered the Teraflex S4T 4" kit. It gets shipped on Monday[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. I cant wait. I'm not putting it on immediately, I want to order the SYE and do it all at once so it's not down for too long.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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