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Old 12-15-2014, 06:41 AM   #1
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Bump Stop's

Getting ready to drop 1.6 rear and 1.3 front on strange 10 way shocks. Don't see any bump stops included, stick with factory ones or?


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Or cut them so they're shorter. Does the installation specify what to do with the bump stops?

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Definitely cut them or replace with shorter. I lowered my car and ran on them without cutting and the ride is significantly harsher when you button out on the bumps tops. Cut them and wondering why it took me so long.
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Get the ford racing jounce bumpers. I upgraded them with new shocks/struts and lowering springs; significant difference in comfort.
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I'll look into it coyote, the strange shocks say to use the factory stops but I'm pairing them with UPR lowering springs.


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Note that at 1.6 rear drop there will not be much suspension travel left. You will be on the bump stops a lot. I was dropped 1.4 with the Ford Racing Bump stops and 195 pound springs in the rear with Koni Yellow. Was on the bump stops way too often and removed the springs.
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So my question is how is everyone dropping their cars then?


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My question back is 'why' is everyone dropping their car? Looks or performance, handling. "How" is easy. With a 1.6 inch drop you will be less than a half inch off the bump stops.
Yes you can cut the bump stops but that is not a good idea as they are there to protect the shocks and are a material that become harder the further it is compressed. Some lowering kits will include specific lowering bump stops or you can purchase the Ford Racing Bump stops that are set to compress further.
If you are going to lower the car I would recommend you look into the Steeda Sport or Ultralite with Koni Yellow at a more modest drop. If you still want to lower as much as you suggest then look at the Vorschlag Bilstein set up with similar drop and a very high quality product. Speak with Vorschag or Stranoparts and you have an expert with real race experience on the line to guide vs what you will hear from me or others. (and I am a past SCCA racer and a current track day instructor)
Also note that with the more extreme drops, like you suggest, you are now having an impact on the chassis dynamics that will require more money spent to correct camber, LCA angles and UCA. Just for another 1/2 inch of lowering?
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