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Hey there,
I just put the Pro Comp levelling spacers on my wife's 2008 Ram Big Horn and when I put the truck back on the ground and tried to put the bump stops in they wouldn't fit in the notch in the frame below the upper control arm.

Has anyone else run into this problem?

I see a bunch of other levelling kits that don't use bump stops. Is there any problem with leaving the bump stops off?

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So just how don't they fit?
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There is an oval hole in the frame rail below the rear mount of the upper control arm. The bump stop has a matching oval key that is supposed to fit under the upper control arm. With the truck on the ground and the bump stop completely assembled there is no way I can get the bump stop to fit between the upper control arm and the hole in the frame rail.

I measured the fender height and it's all level all the way around so it's definitely sitting correctly.
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So it's too tall then, right?
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Nope. Sitting level.
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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?
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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?
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