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Alright guys. My friend had to remove his airbag set-up inorder to pay off some tickets. He was wondering since his axel sits very high (he never c-notched the frame), is it safe that he does not have bump stops? Currently he has a 3" front drop, and a 5" rear drop. I recomended that he drill in a hole in the frame for a flatter bumpstop, just so he's not hitting metal to metal if he should hit a bump. But he says he would like a professional opinion about this. Thoughts anyone?
 

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upper bumpstop??

i wouldnt worry to much about the upper stop, it would take a big ass crater to compress the suspension that much

and how frequently do you hit big ass craters?
 

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Originally posted by bigdanmcintosh@Nov 30 2003, 05:28 PM
upper bumpstop??

i wouldnt worry to much about the upper stop, it would take a big ass crater to compress the suspension that much

and how frequently do you hit big ass craters?
yeah, upper bumpstops.
lol, thanks Big Dan.



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:biggrin:

for real though, how much clearance is there between the axle and the frame?

if its real close, you may indeed want to run bumpstops.

a 5" rear drop takes some travel out of it as it is
 

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Originally posted by bigdanmcintosh@Nov 30 2003, 05:49 PM
:biggrin:

for real though, how much clearance is there between the axle and the frame?

if its real close, you may indeed want to run bumpstops.

a 5" rear drop takes some travel out of it as it is
I finally got a hold of him, he said it was about a good 2 to about 3 fingers worth of space. I've told him to keep in consideration of the bumpstops too. He still wants an experts opinion as always.
 

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Originally posted by whyn+Nov 30 2003, 09:57 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (whyn @ Nov 30 2003, 09:57 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--bigdanmcintosh@Nov 30 2003, 05:49 PM
:biggrin:

for real though, how much clearance is there between the axle and the frame?

if its real close, you may indeed want to run bumpstops.

a 5" rear drop takes some travel out of it as it is
I finally got a hold of him, he said it was about a good 2 to about 3 fingers worth of space. I've told him to keep in consideration of the bumpstops too. He still wants an experts opinion as always.[/b][/quote]
thats not much space...
thikngs gotta ride like a brick no?
 

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he says that it feels too stiff and he thinks the axel is knocking on the frame already.
 

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My friend just had a thought and wanted some opinions about this. Since his axel rides very high, he was wondering if a pair of Air Shocks would help smoothen out the suspension in the rear. He's not trying to lift or lower, I REPEAT HE IS NOT TRYING TO LIFT OR LOWER the rear of the truck, he just wants to stop it from riding like a brick (so to speak).
 

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thnax for pointing my airhead friend in the right direcetion. He's notching the frame. :thumbsup:
 
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