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Old 07-13-2004, 05:21   #1 (permalink)
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XF Bumpstops

Hey i just wacked a set of King spring ultra lows into my xf. Lowered shockers are on the way. I was just having trouble locating lowered front bumpstop plates. Any ideas where to get a set? if they exist? As there is only about an inch or so travel between them!
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Old 07-13-2004, 05:42   #2 (permalink)
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Re: XF Bumpstops

Cut the rubber down OR cut the bump stop plate in half, cut another 1 inch section out of one of the halves and then re weld the plates together.

I had the latter done this way by Advantage Suspension in Moorabbin in Victoria.
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What short travel shock absorbers did you find ??
I have a set of short travel Konis but apparently they no longer make them.

Bilstein can make them up as a one off application but you need to see your bank manager to purchase them.
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Re: XF Bumpstops

I cut the rubber in half, I have never heard of these lowered bumpstop plates.

I would love to get a hold of some, since now that I have cut them I have about a inch of travel before a much larger thump than before. Beofehand I had only about a thumb width of travel.

I got koni short shocks when I lowered my car in 2002. I dont know where they came from as i got them thru a friend.

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what did it cost from adv susp? I work just round the corner from them.
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Mate,

It was such a long time ago ( 7 years ago )
You do it on a change over basis.

It may have been 150.00 for the pair.
You're better off calling them to see if they still do it and how much it costs today.

They work great on my XE and give me heaps of extra travel.
Allows the shock absorber and spring to do its job instead of the Bump Stop
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Did you have to space up the shock tower mounts for the extra travel allowed with the new bump stop panels?

I will ring them and see.

Have you got any pics of them?
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The King Superlows do not bind and the short travel Koni Shocks cannot bottom out because of the short travel piston.

I have however spaced the tripods up by 10mm by using some nuts that I found in the garage.

My aim is to get some aluminium round spacers that completely sit under the tripods. ( like on the show cars in all them glossy magazines )

I posted a request on this issue in another thread and someone suggested that Whiteline suspension might have something like that.

I'll give em a call to find out.
I'll try and get some pics for you.
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Thanks mate.

Thats not a bad idea RE the circular spacers. I might get the engineers across from work to whack some up for me out of alum.
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Re: XF Bumpstops

Thanks for that tip of cuttting an inch section opf the plate out! I'll get on that straight away.

As for the shocks wasn't aware koni don't make the short travel shocks anymore. But i heard from a reliable source you can use HQ front shocks which will work to the same effect? won't know till i goto order them i suppose?
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cut the bump stop plate in half, cut another 1 inch section out of one of the halves and then re weld the plates together.

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You can do this on the XD-XF but not on the XA-XC, although a full inch may be excessive.

After cutting the plate very carefully check for any suspension bind in balljoints, tie rods, UCA, sway bar etc. Do this without the spring in. The last thing you want is to have a binding balljoint.
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I have a set of short travel Konis but apparently they no longer make them.
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Since when. Try:
http://www.proven.com.au/

He can work wonders with the Konis. For example he can build the Koni reds as gas shock absorbers - a trick they used to do for Bathurst. If you have the money he could build Penske shocks for your falcon!
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