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Old 03-29-2019, 12:02 PM
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My front bump stops are old and ratty. I'm taking everything apart to lower the truck, and there are significant pieces that are falling apart as I remove them. The rubber piece fell out of my bump stops before I could get the springs free. The sway bar end link fasteners have snapped instead of coming free. I've bought a new set of springs to use, but I'm going to cut the old ones and try test fitting before i test the new ones. What can I do to shorten the bump stops? I'm sorry if this is a stupid question.
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Old 03-29-2019, 12:54 PM
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Well it sounds like first you're gonna need new bump stops, so go ahead and buy those. I would just get OEM replacements and install them as is. Since you're lowering the Jeep you won't want a shorter bump stop, because then the tire will contact the fenders first. Basically if the space between the bump stop and axle is less than the space between the fender and tire, you won't ever use the bump stops because the tires will be the limiting point of the suspension. And remember that OEM style bumps will compress, if you get aftermarket polyurethane or something it will compress less, but you will likely need to measure and cut it to length.
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Okay, also I'm seeing just the rubber portion. Should I be looking for the metal bracket/holder for them too? I apologize if this would be clear if I was in the garage looking at the actual truck.

Also, thanks for the advice. I hadn't thought about it that way. It's a safety that shouldn't be lessened just because everything else is.
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Yeah it's just the rubber portion, the metal tube is welded to the unibody
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