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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-17-2001, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ok, I tried to see how flexible the new YJ's are last night. They are REALLY flexy. I easily stuffed the tire into the fender.

My problem is, I still had about 5 inches before the axle would hit the bump stops.

How is everyone handling this? Using their shocks to limit uptravel? Stacking 2x4 steel tubing and bolting it to the stock stop mounts?


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Little pieces of frame rail do great for that! I have plenty of frame left if ya want me to send you some. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] But really, just cut out some section of an old frame if you have one and yer in business. The frame I think measures 2" x 5 1/2", piss poor memory not working right now, I'll measure later. Gotta go buy more blades for the grinder now.

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Re: bump stops

just dont stuff them unless your showing off. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] i havent extended my bump stops, i know i should, but not going to mess with it. dont flex mine enough to warrant it.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-17-2001, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: bump stops

My problem is that it's too easy to stuff them being spring under. It only takes 6 inches of up travel and the tires are rubbing the fenders. I will probably just make sure to get some shocks that are long enough to act as stops before the tire hits.


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Re: bump stops

im pretty sure that the front shocks will be destroyed by being forced to go shorter than they were intended... you need to get some sort of bump stop figured out

spidertrax has a kit to kind of calibrate your bumpstops... not sure if it will work with your setup though

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Re: bump stops

The DT shocks I purchased through Trail Tough have built in bump stops on them, although I think they should be used to stage/stagger your axle flex along with the frame mounted bump stops. Kind of like engaging the shock bump stop slightly before engaging the frame bump stop.

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Re: bump stops

I know it will destroy the shocks by using them as the only bump stops, but until I figure out how I can do the bump stops, the shocks will have to do. I plan on getting cheap shocks for now since they won't last anyways.

I'm just running out of time to get it ready for the Suzuki on the Rocks run. I still have to test it out and make sure I don't have any problems with the new suspension beforehand.



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