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Old 07-16-2018, 10:09 PM   #1
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Planning on lowering my truck via torsion bar. Should I still use the stock bump stop or should I get a shorter bump stop and reload torsion bar from shorter bump stop. Thanks for any info.
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Old 07-17-2018, 04:57 PM   #2
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most people just adjust the bar itself. i wouldnt worry about the bump stop unless you really want to put the frame on the ground.
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The bump stops prevent the spindles from contacting the frame, so leave those alone.
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I think you mean the lower control arm. That could contact the fame if the bump stop is removed and the truck is lowered enough.
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Control arm, yes. I'm not sure what made me say Spindle.
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Wouldn't I be riding on the bump stop if I loosen the torsion bar. If that's ok good one less thing to modify. Thanks
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You probably don't want to go that low with torsion bars only.
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Wouldn't I be riding on the bump stop if I loosen the torsion bar. If that's ok good one less thing to modify. Thanks
It depends on how low you are looking to go,
I have lowering spindles, shorter 4wd front shocks and my torsions adjusted down a bit with no bump stops(they were not there when I bought the truck). I daily drive my truck, and sometimes the tires do make contact with the inner fender wells on the highway at severe dips.

If you want to go low and keep the bump stops, most guys either cut them down or drill a few 3/8th or so holes through them to make them softer... Trying what works best for you here is key, so don't be afraid to start.... trying different things to see what gives you the look and performance you are after.

I have been looking for a set of stock bump stops for quite a while but my local junk yards only seem to get the 4wd versions in and very rarely at that, and those just wont fit in my truck...
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With bumpstops removed my tires rub front inner fender wells before any other contact is made in the suspension.
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