Originally Posted by Ruffian11
What your saying is with the truck on the ground the bump stop will not fit in?? is this because the bump stop is too large?
Exactly. Well sort of.
From the pro-comp instructions the bump stop looks to limit the upper control arm downward movement. Which makes sense considering by adding the spacer above the strut, the downward travel has increased the same amount.
Putting the upper control arm ball joint back in the spindle was the chore that nearly had me kick the thing off the jack stands. It became painfully obvious that the drivers side axle is the short shaft and binds the spindle from moving inwards towards the differential.
I could see how excessive travel could put some pressure on the driver side differential race bearing. Has anyone else noticed this?
Anyways, back to the bump stop. I finally took a phone pick of the instructions.
That triangular bump stop mounting bracket has a notch on it keyed to a hole in the frame which places the assembled bump stop pieces too close to the bottom of the upper control arm to get the through frame bolt in place.
Anyone that's installed this kit must have noticed this.
You guys that are running levelling kits without a bump stop aren't worried about premature wear on the front diff bearing? Isn't that what these bump stops are for?