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    Exclamation Cutting off rear bump stops

    Has anyone bottomed out their car?

    I chose to completely cutoff the rear bump stops to tuck in the tires as much as possible (custom wheels).

    Am I asking for trouble or is that OK?

    Jason Polzer
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    I would yes that it was a bad idea. But tell us what you got!

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    Bad idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Bad idea.
    So what do I do now? The rims and rubber needed the bump stops completely gone to fit how I wanted. No moving, trimming, or cutting in half would work.

    What do I do now?

    Jason

    P.S. they are Enkei Wins widened to 17 x 10.5 with just over 8" backspace and Goodyear F1 315 rubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Polzer View Post
    So what do I do now? The rims and rubber needed the bump stops completely gone to fit how I wanted. No moving, trimming, or cutting in half would work.

    What do I do now?

    Jason

    P.S. they are Enkei Wins widened to 17 x 10.5 with just over 8" backspace and Goodyear F1 315 rubber.
    So you want the car to be slammed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    So you want the car to be slammed?
    Nope stock ride height is fine with me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Polzer View Post
    Nope stock ride height is fine with me
    Get some pics so we can see what you got

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    I ended up swapping to the Z28 bump stops for my 02 SS since I was bottoming out on the passenger side. Big improvement over the SS bump stops. I am lowered with hotchkis springs. Are you jacking up the car from the "pumpkin". If you are jacking up the rear of the car from the side the wheels will angle in and hit the bump stops. But its generally a bad idea of removing them completely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    Get some pics so we can see what you got
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    Where do the tires rub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    Where do the tires rub?
    No where!

    But I had to completely get rid of the rear bump stops (could not just trim them) and had to trim the part that they bolted to on the body completely away.

    So now I am trying to get some kind of bump stop invented in case I bottom out to save my tires and possibly my life.

    Or should I not worry about it? Perhaps I will never bottom out?

    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Polzer View Post
    No where!

    But I had to completely get rid of the rear bump stops (could not just trim them) and had to trim the part that they bolted to on the body completely away.

    So now I am trying to get some kind of bump stop invented in case I bottom out to save my tires and possibly my life.

    Or should I not worry about it? Perhaps I will never bottom out?

    Jason
    Oh, now I understand why!

    Why didn't you just grind part of the bump stop down. I did the same thing for my 17X11 ZR-1's with 315's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    Oh, now I understand why!

    Why didn't you just grind part of the bump stop down. I did the same thing for my 17X11 ZR-1's with 315's!
    They wouldn't fit my backspace is well over 8" something like 8.25"
    So we got rid of the stops totally to avoid using any spacers at all.

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    when we put my new rims/tires on, my idiot bf cut my bump stops off. i was MAJORLY PISSED. but i havent had any probelms so far. the cars lowered .5 in in the back too. no one sits in the back of my car and the only really heavy thing that is in the back is my box with subs.

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    Can you move them to the inside or put them on the front link bar?

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    you can always get strong stoppers on the shocks... there is a thread on frrax about that.
    I'll put the link once i find it... look for it tomorrow.
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