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With the addition of some SERIOUSLY longer shocks I had to do some tweaking to the bump-stops. I found some big nuts that were a perfect size and look a bit cooler than a big stack of washers.
You can guess and theorize all you want to, but the only way to be sure your bump-stops are correct is to remove the spring, jack the axle to the bump-stop, install the shock, and measure. The factory bump-stop compresses about an inch under load, so you need at least an inch of shock travel left when the bump-stop touches the spring pad.

Note that in this pic the bottom of the shock is propped against the knuckle, not sitting down in it's mount, so it looks like there is less travel left than there really is.

 

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Good post! :D

When you go to bigger springs, you will want to make bump stop extensions for the spring plate instead of extending the top stop. That way there will be less contact to the springs when they are flexed out - the other consideration that needs to be addressed.

Have a great day!

Ken
 
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