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Old 01-02-2013, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do I Need Bump Stops for Springs?????

I'm getting Mopar Stage 1 springs and was wondering if the bump stop things are needed as well.
The Eibach Lowering Springs that I have on the front are killing my shocks/struts. Will these Mopar springs make my ride quality alot smoother and more comfortable? Don't really care about the car being lowered.
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I've heard Mopar gives the best ride for spring wise
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yes, you need them or you can bottom out the strut on big bumps.

and if you've had Eibach shit on the car then you need new struts. new struts + mopar stage 1 springs will be a great daily driver.
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What is he talkin about when he says bump stoppers. I'm goin to be getting the mopar springs what else should I get?


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if you still have stock struts then you already have bumpstops on the car, though they may be deteriorating. In our case they sit on the strut shaft and hit the strut body and upper spring perch when the strut fully compresses to keep the shaft from bottoming out and causing instant failure. It's a foam/rubber piece on a metal bracket.
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Hmm yeah I've got 80k on the car all stock suspension wise


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Yeah I thought it would come in handy. Are they all the same? I can just goto autozone and pick one up right?
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No, go to the dealer. Bump stops effectively are secondary springs so their length and rate can play a key role in suspension performance.
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Default Have a look at what stowaway is referencing

On one of my OEM SRT4 Acr's tokicos' one of the bump stoppers was missing

The black rubber circular washer is what the bottom of the spring sits on. There is a polyurethane option here, not made for our cars but the Ford Focus Faggots have it..........it'd be a great group buy or something.





Then at the top of the strut there is another rubber foamy bumper

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So that's where it goes huh?
My springs are suppose to come 2maro and I want it all installed 2maro.
Yeah I'll call up the dealer...Are there bump stops especially made for Mopar S1 springs or specially for srts? I want to get really good ones...
I'm guessing they look something like this picture maybe.

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Especially stowaway, thanks bro. This forum is lucky to have you and others that give advice.
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Quote: Originally Posted by hot4srt4 View Post
Oh man that looks bad. I bet my front struts are close to death.
So I can just go to the dealer and get bump stops especially for Mopar S1 springs?

I really want to thank you guys for helping me out, not just in this thread but others too.
Especially stowaway, thanks bro. This forum is lucky to have you and others that give advice.

No you won't go get bump stops, you have to see how yours are. Your OEM struts on an 03-05 vehicle, unless you have only 10K miles are most certainly tired and the springs are probably fatiuged.
You know coilovers are the things to go for - if you wallet can take the punishment. You can also get the koni inserts for your OEM rebuild. Dont' make any hasty decisions until chiming in with all your options.
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