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    Thumbs up How to replace your worn out rear bumpstops

    If your bumpstops look like mine...



    ...then it's way past time to replace them. Most F-body guys go with these generic Jeep replacements from Energy Suspension.



    The part number on this color is 9.9137R, but black is also available by ordering 9.9137G.

    This mod is very easy. Start by raising the car and removing the two small bolts that attach the factory bumpstops to the car.

    You will notice there is a little lip that hangs down in the center that hits the new bumpstops.



    No problem. Some folks choose to use a spacer to clear this, but since my car is lowered 2 inches, I wanted to create a little more travel.

    I grabbed my handy dandy angle grinder with a cutout wheel and lobbed off the intrusion.



    I also shot a little primer on the cut off metal for a modicum of rust protection.



    And that's about all there is to it! So easy a fourth grader can do it.


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    I haven't test drove it yet. Some say the poly bumpstops ride too rough for them. I'll let you know.
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    Test drive. Perfect. I don't think it's too stiff. Hit some hard corners and some clutch drops and it's nice. I am running a highly progressive spring, so I'm sure that has a lot to do with how hard I'm hitting the stops.

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    Well done sir!
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    Nice job. Those are the same ones that I used.
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    I never bottomed out the purple car or this one and neither had in tact bump stops. My firebird however used to bottom out all the time and slam the frame.

    I'm sure if you're lowered it'll happen a bit more, but I don't think dropping the clutch should bottom out the suspension. Either way, good write up!

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    Yeah, after I added those LCA relocators, the ass end pulls down much more that it use too.

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    Hmmm mine just slid after I installed mine, I only dumped it a few times with posi and relos though

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    Mine just grips and rips. Well, I guess it does still kick the rear out a bit too, but that's part of the fun.

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