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    Bump Stop Removal/ Replacement How-To

    I know this is a pretty basic thing, but I figured I'd make a how-to for other noobs like myself out there. After dropping the rear of your truck as little as 2 inches, you'll probably find you're riding on bump stops.

    *Note: The low-profile pump stops I used in this how to are a bit too low profile for my tastes- I will be getting larger ones soon, but the procedure is the same.*

    First thing after you full the wheel is to locate and remove the old bump stop.
    Removal is pretty simple. Just grab the rubber part and pull, and it will pop off.


    Next unbolt the mount for it. It should be a 13mm Bolt.


    Take your new bumpstop (these are energy suspension, though I personally prefer Belltech) and put the nut on it, at least 3/4 of an inch down the stud. Doing this will allow it to be adjustable. Just set the nut at the desired position on the stud, and screw it on where the old bump stop mount was. I got lucky with these bump stops, they were the same thread as the factory bolts. If yours are not, just drill it out, and use a second nut to hold it on.



    Use a wrench to tighten up the bump stop with the bolt and you're good to go.



    Any comments and criticism is appreciated.
    Hope that helps someone
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    Last edited by ColonelPanic; 12-28-2007 at 01:06 AM.

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    dang i didnt know you could just pull out the old ones... i cut the whole braket off dang it!
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    dumb ?. why did you space it away from the frame?

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    I actually put larger bumps stops on, this just shows the basic idea of the swap. If these bump stops were to do anything, the leaf spring would have to turn inside out, and thats just not good.

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    Maybe I'm over looking something here - but why not just trim the stock bump stop? In some of the trucks I've lowered (not slammed) we've just trimmed it. Basically just cut it in half with a sawzall. It left plenty of travel and still served it's purpose. I could see a bump stop swap if you are slamming it down real far, but for most drops the quicker trim method seems to work just fine and costs much less.

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    Thats what i was going to do, but it doesn't look as clean. meh whatever it works. I should probably just get this thread deleted. I did it (the how to thing) out of boredom mainly.

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    No reason to delete it. I was just adding in my bit of info that might be a useful addition here.

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    Superbee-1
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    its on.
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    the battle has just begun


    LOL WUT


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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelPanic View Post
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    its on.
    kidding.
    or you could have pointed out that you made a 2nd gen how to......and superwasp linked a 1st gen how to...............just pickin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazin4low View Post
    or you could have pointed out that you made a 2nd gen how to......and superwasp linked a 1st gen how to...............just pickin'


    Its on


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    Quote Originally Posted by Superbee View Post
    Its on
    like donkey knog




    LOL WUT
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    Hey, ur lacking quite a bit, why dont you click the blazinlow points link in my sig to try and get your user stats up a bit!


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    LOL..........my points are right where they need to be.........but others should use it to up there's
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