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Bumpstops prevent your chassis from hitting the shock when you compress the shock to far down. If you repeatedly hit your shocks with your chassis, eventually you will crack the shock housing.

If you lower your car substantially, you will need to shave your bumpstops otherwise your chassis will rest on the shock. Shave too much and the bumpstop will be ineffective in abosorbing the impact of your chassis hitting the shock.
 

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only cut them if the springs you get tell you to.
the eibach pro-kit for example just says to cut the back ones a little bit.
 

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asianspeed on 30/May/2002 said:
Well I've got the pro-kit, how much should I cut the front and the back?
I cant remember. I'll check to see if I still have the instructions tomm for ya
 

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i agree when i lowered my car i cut my bump stops in half and my car rides fine.ive lowered a few cars in my day and ive always cut the bump stops and ive never had a problem.all my friends that have lowered their cars did the same and they never had a problem so in my opinion you should cut them in half and you shouldnt have a problem,but remember when you do that dont cut them wrong or your car is going to ride f**ked up.well good luck and welcome to the world of lowered cars have fun!
 

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How can you cut them wrong? I'm about to put some H&R Stage 2 springs, I haven't read anywhere where it says to cut the bumpstops, but I probably should I guess, especially since I'm gonna be riding on stock shocks for awhile.
 

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wait wiat, i have H&R race springs..
and it didnt say to cut them..?

i have KoNI shocks too

DID anyone else cut them if your using H&R races?


anyone>?
 

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Uh I just installed my front H&R Springs. The guy that put 'em on for me just took them off...my passenger strut is now f**ked, and rubs against the inside of my hood. I'm pissed.
 

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i have eibach sportline springs that i bought used, anyone who has these how much did u cut the bumpstops or didn't you cut them at all?
 

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if u dont cut them enough ur car will bottom out giving u a really uncomfortable ride.. the reason we have to cut the bumpstops is because when ur lowered.. u have to compensate for the lessened shock travel..

it's kinda like if the bed you slept on got smaller.. lets pretend ur the bumpstop.. if ur bed got smaller and we didnt cut off ur head or part of ur legs to compensate for the smaller space.. then u wouldnt fit on the bed anymore.. he he..
 

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So would not cutting contribute to added noise when hitting bumps and whatnot? I have Illuminas and Neuspeed Race (1.8, 2.0)
 

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i wouldnt suggest cutting the front ones to much. i cut them in half on my car, and now my skunk2 upper control arms are hitting the shock tower and is making a hole in it. i need to replace my bump stops and get the holes welded up.

Adam
 

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SonicBlueTeg on Mar/18/03 said:
it's kinda like if the bed you slept on got smaller.. lets pretend ur the bumpstop.. if ur bed got smaller and we didnt cut off ur head or part of ur legs to compensate for the smaller space.. then u wouldnt fit on the bed anymore.. he he..
HmMmm...creative mind we have there!
 

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SonicBlueTeg on Mar/18/03 said:
if u dont cut them enough ur car will bottom out giving u a really uncomfortable ride.. the reason we have to cut the bumpstops is because when ur lowered.. u have to compensate for the lessened shock travel..

it's kinda like if the bed you slept on got smaller.. lets pretend ur the bumpstop.. if ur bed got smaller and we didnt cut off ur head or part of ur legs to compensate for the smaller space.. then u wouldnt fit on the bed anymore.. he he..
lmao
 

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i got used kyb gr-2 and rsr springs with a drop of 2". had a shop install them (the shop has a bad rep with installs). now i hear a squeaky sound when braking, bump... from the front

i dont know wtf they did... would bump stops be the cause of the noise ???
 

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If you have aftermarket struts you shouldnt have to worry about cutting your bumpstops. Agood idea is too just get aftermarket ones from the start i know money be tight but why not just do it right.
 
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