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Unread 12-15-2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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Default Bump stop spacers

These two-inch bump stop spacers let you run 35's without a body lift or a suspension drop bracket kit.

--Install between your frame and your stock rear bump stops. Use the stock bolts to fasten the spacers to the frame. You'll need an additional set of bolts to fasten the bump stop spacers to the bump stops.

--You'll probably need to remove your rear mud flaps with 35's.

--You can probably use these to run 33's in the rear and keep your mudflaps (I never tried this approach, best to cycle the rear suspension with the springs removed and the 33's installed)

--You'll lose two inches of bump travel, as you do anytime you drop a bump stop downward

--A very cheap way to fit bigger tires in the rear

--Fabricated using 3/16-inch cold rolled steel plate and two-inch receiver hitch tubing

--TIG welded

I fabricated these but never used them. They're rattle-canned black now. Only one pair available.

$30 Includes shipping to the "lower 48."

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Unread 12-15-2010, 07:57 PM   #2
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Nice pieces. Good lick with the sale.
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Nice pieces. Good lick with the sale.
Thanks!

I was going to use them temporarily to keep the 35's out of the stock sheet metal, but got the rear fiberglass and the fenderwell tubbing done instead.

These would work best with a slight lift spring or a coil spacer.

I'm not "testing the waters" for a production run. I made this pair only.

Hopefully someone can use 'em...
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So if I have a cornfed 3/2 and these how big of tires could I run?

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The following comments are based on my experience. Your mileage may vary.

With a 2-inch rear lift:

33's and keep your rear mud flaps, or 35's and ditch your rear mud flaps.

My experience with a front coilover lift tells me that 33's fit OK up front if you do some trimming (body mount, fender molding, fender liners).

35's won't fit well up front with a coilover lift or spacer lift.

A few years ago I tested an FJ Cruiser that was set up with Walker Evans coilovers up front, All-Pro lift coils in the rear, Walker Evans rear shocks, 2-inch bump stop spacers similar to the ones I fabricated, and 35's.

The 35's rubbed quite often up front despite trimmed-back body mounts. In the rear, the bump stop spacers indeed kept the tires out of the sheet metal, but the limited bump travel was noticeable.

After a while, I dropped to 33's. There was less rubbing up front, and I was able to remove the rear bump stop spacers. The rig was more pleasant to drive set up this way, albeit with a sacrifice of some ground clearance.

I wouldn't run the bump stop spacers unless you need them to solve a problem.

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This is an '03 I tested...

Front:

--Sway-A-Way 2.5 coilovers, stock control arms.

--Trimmed-back body mounts, trimmed fender moldings, trimmed fender liners

Rear:

--Sway-A-Way rear 2-inch lift coils

--Sway-A-Way 2-inch smooth-body shocks

Tires/Wheels:

Mickey Thomspon Classic II's, zero offset, 16x8

285/75R16 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ

The back side of the Classic II's didn't have enough caliper clearance, so I used a pair of Downey wheel spacers up front to get the needed caliper clearance. A better wheel choice would have been Dick Cepek DC-1's or Mickey Thompson Sidebiters, as both those wheels are built with the needed caliper clearance.

To the point:

No bump stop spacers on this one, but the 33's fit because the rear mud flaps were removed.

Trail: Broken Arrow in Sedona, Arizona

The '03 4Runner in the photo convinced me I'd be happy owning one, so I found a clean used '04 which is the one with the long-travel kit, fiberglass, etc.

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Spacers went to bt216.
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