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Metalcloak Bumpstop Length

So I installed my Metalcloak 3.5" Game Changer a few weeks ago and I followed the recommended 4" of bumpstop. But I feel I may have more room I have a 2014 JKU Rubicon with Crawler Conceptz flat flares and 37 12.50 nitto trail grapplers. Anybody else running similar with less stop?
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post #2 of 11 Old 04-14-2015, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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No access to a ramp. Here's the best pic I have at the moment
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Their bump stops are easy enough to adjust. Just take the pucks out one at a time and flex it. Stop just before things start to rub like the tires and the flares. Make sure you don't remove too much and let the shocks bottom out though.
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3 things determine bump stop length:
-Keeping the tire out of the fender/sheet metal
-Preventing the shock from over compressing
-Preventing the spring from going to block height

You're not running high steer so there is no concern with linkage-frame contact.

My reccomendation is to tune your bumpstops to the 2nd and 3rd points, and trim anything out of the way from the body. You should have ample clearance with those fenders.

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That's kind of what I was hoping to do but without a ramp it seems a little rough. Time to Jerry rig something together to figure it out
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We run the full GC 3,5" lift with 35" Nitto Trail Grappler and Bushwacker flat fenders and have 2" bump stop front and back. Just clear the fenders at the front.
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Awesome I'm thinking I can reduce by 1" all the way around.
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You can do it "trial by error", or pull the springs and leave the shocks in, put the tires back on and cycle everything.

Both will work.

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I'm running the 3.5" GC ARB w/ Overline fenders and 37s w/ 3.0"bs and 3" bumpstops all around. Was going to look at 2" but ended up going to a high steer setup which called for 3". Had to trim pinch seams in rear but everything else is good.

I would think 3" or 2" would be your sweet spot. Either get a forklift or build a ramp to check clearances on each corner or it's going to be trail and error.
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I did the same thing. I started with the recommended height of the bumpstop and I have been adjusting since the install. I removed one puck at a time and flexed the suspension out in my garage with a Jack. When I was happy with the height I took the jeep out and found some rocks. I think that I ended at 3" all the way around. That is with the 6pak shocks, high steer, 37's and the PS Flat Fenders.

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I'm running the 3.5" GC ARB with trimmed stock fenders, 37" Nitto Trail Grapplers with 3 bump stops.

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