Bump Stop Removal

Discussion in 'Lift Kit Discussion' started by bigBlue, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. bigBlue

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    Has anyone removed the stock bump stops from the front end. I want to get a set before i throw on my version of the fankie, but I cant figure out how to get off the originals:confused:.
     
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    They just pull out,nothing to them,amazing they stay on.
     
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    then how do i fix new longer ones to the front end if there is no screw or anything?
     
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    They pop right back in same pocket
     
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    okay, so what bump stop is reccomeded to "pop" back into the same pocket? there teraflex bump stop made for libby's doesnt appear to have the long steel stud, so I am guessing its a direct replacement. Is there any other reccomendation?
     
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    There are 5 "fingers" that hold the bump stop in to the pocket. when you go to put it back in, a little lube such as spit, soap, or what ever help.....
     
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    thanks guys.
     
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    Hmmm, I used a 2x4 but I must not have eaten my spinach that day ;) Anyway like Digger said a little lube makes things much easier - it doesn't take a lot either, just a thin film of silicon or other lubricant will work.
     
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    I used a BIG pair of channel locks and just squeezed them back in, I used them to take the old ones out too.
     
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    thats jeep ingenuity for ya!
     
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    I did my lift in the middle of winter. I found it much, much easier to get the new bump stops in by running them under hot water for about 5-10 minutes to soften the rubber up, then lubing the sockets on the jeep with some dish soap to make the new ones slip right in.
     
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    Yep, used dish soap, some wood on the tire to raise up the fulcrum a bit, and then used a pipe to pry it into place.

    A 2x4 on edge probably would have worked better or at least as well.
     
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    funny cause I'm doing this right now. I about cursed it to hell and didn't get far at all. The terraflex bumpstops are a LOT harder than the stock ones. I'm going to try the shovel method with some soapy water I guess. I just got on here today to ask how the heck you get news ones back in. I thought about putting them in the oven too at about 120-150 or so. I'll try the soap and shovel tho first.
     
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    I put the terraflex bumpstops in the oven at 170 degrees and got them thoroughly heated. Then I dipped the end in soapy water put them up into the mount and pryed it in with a 3 foot 2x6 using the tire as a wedge point. popped right in.
     
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    Ok.... so maybe it's just me... but I can't get the stock bumpstops out.
    I've pried and pulled and they have moved almost nothing at all. Is there a special trick to this? Or have mine just decided they want to give me a hard time today?
     
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    Just twist them down out or thin screw driver up in alongside and pop them out, very easy