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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:12 am 
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heya, was on ff and heard a lotta talk of hitting various bumpstops in the car when lowered. just wondering if anyone could clear up what the bumpstops are and how likely it is to be hitting them? cheers!

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:10 pm 
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There is a rubber "block" on the shosker.If the suspension travels too far and the shock runs out of travel,it will hit the rubber stop.Probly happen if you fit super lows and standard shocks.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:48 pm 
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what he said!

the bump stops are the same size and plce in athe same makes of cars ie ef xr has the same bump stops as a ef gli!

my xr hits the diff bump stop! damn superlows
looks f**k awesome though!

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:59 pm 
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Some people cut them in half so they don't get the THUD as often.

Or you could restore the car to legal height!
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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:57 pm 
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what's the story with the diff bumpstop? how low is your car that it hits that?

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:26 pm 
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With superlows in my fairlane and 3 people in the back i never hit the bump stops, maybe i didnt go over big enough bumps/holes lol?!
Didnt know the diff had a bump stop even! :oops:

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:22 pm 
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I didnt think e series had a diff bump stop....not any ive seen anyway...i have seen them on old x series falcons though...
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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:15 pm 
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Daniel
Drive on some of the roads up her in NSW and im sure you will hit the bumpstops---n then some!!!! :!:

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:20 pm 
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Bluel wrote:
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Drive on some of the roads up her in NSW and im sure you will hit the bumpstops---n then some!!!! :!:

True, ive been on some of them going up to bribie island when we had stock susp. and it was bad LOL!
In the fbt id prolly brake the rim before i bottomed out.. :shock: :oops:

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:14 pm 
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had that problem with my eb the bump stops are on the shock not the diff the only way to fix it was to fit a lowered shock (shorter body) and the only one i found was an ultima and i couldnt be happier now never hits bump stop put it to the test the other day three guys in back full of gas and petrol didnt hit bump stop but umm tail shaft hit floor but it is very low and i never usually have that big a load maybe there is other brand short stroke shocks but i havnt heard of them but as i say i find the ultimas good
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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:25 pm 
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v8fordman351 wrote:
had that problem with my eb the bump stops are on the shock not the diff the only way to fix it was to fit a lowered shock (shorter body) and the only one i found was an ultima and i couldnt be happier now never hits bump stop put it to the test the other day three guys in back full of gas and petrol didnt hit bump stop but umm tail shaft hit floor but it is very low and i never usually have that big a load maybe there is other brand short stroke shocks but i havnt heard of them but as i say i find the ultimas good


I have shortened pedders shockers in the back of my xr8 and they are fine...most i have had in the back was 6 pool salt bags (about 150kg) and a tank of fuel and it didn bottom out....not too many joint make them though
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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:10 am 
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ive just got lowered king spings all round (not super lows) and bought munro gt gas shocks. I was told unless iw as goin super lows not to worry about gettin the shortened shocks...ne comments? this is a EL falcon btw so no issues regarding trapping the spring exist...
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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:12 am 
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LTDHO wrote:
Or you could restore the car to legal height!


ummm NO!

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:12 am 
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frank how did u go with the springs ;) lookin awesome yeh

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:20 am 
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XITED6 wrote:
frank how did u go with the springs ;) lookin awesome yeh


due to frank not being online, i'll answer: yes - it looks sweet as! :P

a vast improvement - it looks awesome! :wink:

 

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