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Old 10-05-2000, 08:23 AM   #1
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Unhappy ground control guys... need an answer ASAP

i just finished buttoning up my GC with the kyb/agx combo. and i forgot to install the bump stops. are they very important. it seems after trimming they would be useless.

please help
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Old 10-05-2000, 08:32 AM   #2
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Hey thats funnie, u started a GC thread same time.
I have em but I really dont know - I didnt install em myself. But they did discuss something like this sometime back.
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Old 10-05-2000, 08:41 AM   #3
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Yes they're important. If you were ever to bottom the suspension out you'd either destroy the shock or totally compress the spring (which turns into a steel cylinder) and destroy the strut mount/spring perch/adjustable collar. If you are running 8" springs you are more likely to totally compress the spring which is probably the more destructive of the two scenarios.

You're not the first one to forget them in the install. It's a real PITA but I think you should dismantle the suspension and put them back in.

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Old 10-05-2000, 09:48 AM   #4
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thanks tony..

i did put them back on.. the half assed way. i took off the wheel bottomed out the spring.
then i cut the trimmed bump stop down the side and slipped it over the shaft. thanks.

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Old 10-05-2000, 10:00 AM   #5
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Oh no. I was gonna mention not to do that but I forgot. I think the bump stop is gonna be next to worthless now. If you bottom out the suspension is the bumpstop gonna compress and do it's job or just split open and be useless. I think the latter if the compressing surfaces are flat. I'd pick up some quality bumpstops from Summit or someplace and do it the right (although PITA) way. Sorry, should've mentioned that in my first reply.

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Old 10-05-2000, 10:23 AM   #6
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Yeah, what Tony said.

Sorry I didn't get to email you in time, but you should definitely get some new stops.
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Old 10-05-2000, 01:38 PM   #7
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damn.. that blows. oh well.. looks like i'll have to get some. i hope they can hold up for a week or two

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Old 10-05-2000, 01:49 PM   #8
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don't worry about it..
just JB weld the bump stop back together
JB weld fixes everything
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Old 10-05-2000, 01:50 PM   #9
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maybe, but DON'T ATTEMPT IT WITHOUT DISASSEMBLING THE SUSPENSION.

you will seriously damage the strut if you get jb weld on the rod.
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Old 10-05-2000, 09:40 PM   #10
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ask wenkris about it...he sliced his bumpstops to get them back in... I know he drives rather...spritedly.. I'm not sure if he's had any problems...

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Old 10-06-2000, 12:09 AM   #11
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you might be able to save them by using a few zip ties in the right places. its worth at shot

BTW its the zip ties that can fix anything not duct tape

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