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Old 05-31-2004, 22:13   #1 (permalink)
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Rear bumpstops in a BA

I've had a quick look at these things, but can't seem to work out how they are removed. Any help please? They need to be replaced with shorter ones, but I want to work out how to take them off before I get the new ones.
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Re: Rear bumpstops in a BA

front or rear are we talking and why ?
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Re: Rear bumpstops in a BA

As the topic says, rear. Cars been lowered and now the car sits on the bump stop, so shorter ones need to be fitted.
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Re: Rear bumpstops in a BA

So now you have to raise the car to give adequate suspension travel.

Cutting bumpstops is generally stupid. It just increases the stiffness of the bumpstop, so that when the suspension hits the bumpstop the bumpstop acts as a really stiff spring. This causes a sudden weight transfer. This translates to a rough ride and unpredicatable handling. Cutting the bumpstops can also allow suspension components to bind and fail.
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Old 06-01-2004, 23:42   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Rear bumpstops in a BA

Shorter bumpstops are available aftermarket.
The bumpstop in the BA isn't like an ordinary bump stop. It is soft, acting much like a spring. They are simply Kingsprings Ultralows, which many people have fitted to their cars, now would someone please just answer my question as opposed to lecturing me about lowering the car?!?!?
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Re: Rear bumpstops in a BA

I will look under a BA sedan for you. Looking at my BA ute won't be of any help.
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Re: Rear bumpstops in a BA

bob^ is right. The bumpstops in a BA's rear suspension play an active part, they're not there to just limit travel.
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Re: Rear bumpstops in a BA

I'm not sure if they bolt in or somehow squeeze in. Ive jacked the car up, and seen the bumpstop is hollow, but arn't keen to go sticking my fingers up there to see if theres a bolt or anything, as I don't trust the jack, or have jackstands.
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Re: Rear bumpstops in a BA

I had a look under a BA. The bumpstop is extremely soft and very close to the arm even at stoke ride height. I noticed that it was hollow so I assume that there is a bolt inside it.

Do yourself a favour and buy some axle stands they are a cheap investment that can save your life. A manual for the car would also be of use.
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Re: Rear bumpstops in a BA

i had the ba on the hoist today and the bumpstops are not bolted in may i suguest if you have a clearance problem just cut the lower of with a blade or hacksaw cheers
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