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Pic. of 88 Form. bump stop. New 1" drop. Can I get a shorter one? Or cut it? by Highjumper
Started on: 02-10-2008 06:23 PM
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Report this Post02-10-2008 06:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for HighjumperClick Here to Email HighjumperSend a Private Message to HighjumperDirect Link to This Post
I got the front 1" drop springs from the fiero store. The old spring only gave 1" 1/4 travel before the it would hit the stop. With a 1" drop...Wow...no travel at all. I saw on West Coast Fiero site, they have a diagram of cutting the bump stop 3/4 of an inch. Just cut it in half and then re-weld it together.
I don't think this is the same bump stop I have. Mine looks all rubber, I think I can just cut it off an inch. It came off with just a bolt. SO...is it possible to get a shorter one?? Or should I just cut it off and be done with it, and bolt it back on??
I know many of you have shortend the front 1" on an 88 formula...so what did you guys do?
Here is a pic. of mine.
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Report this Post02-10-2008 06:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 88White3.4GTSend a Private Message to 88White3.4GTDirect Link to This Post
i put 1 inch lowering springs on the front of my 88 GT, and with the 18" wheels with 225/40 series tires, it never hits...
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Report this Post02-10-2008 06:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruDirect Link to This Post
Here is an 88 front bump stop that was cut down (saws all or hack saw) sitting on a stock 88 bump stop.



Here is my lowered 88:


Here is my stock 88 with the same wheels/tires:

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Report this Post02-10-2008 07:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fierokid87Click Here to Email Fierokid87Send a Private Message to Fierokid87Direct Link to This Post
what size wheels do you have? Seems 88's are hard to find wheels because of the factory off sets.

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Report this Post02-10-2008 07:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for HighjumperClick Here to Email HighjumperSend a Private Message to HighjumperDirect Link to This Post
Thanks...nice pics. It looked like I could just cut it down but I was not sure. I have stock rims that I am putting Hankook RS2 all around. 225/50/15 and 205/50/15. So I think I will cut mine down to the bend where you did.
Does it ever scrape when you hit a big bump. Tires to wheel well?
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Report this Post02-10-2008 07:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Emc209iClick Here to Email Emc209iSend a Private Message to Emc209iDirect Link to This Post
You'll be fine. My bump stops are entirely gone, and mine are cut two coils in the front. Never had a bind or bottoming out. I'd take about an inch off of each.
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I wonder if one could use rubber freeze plugs for bump stops.

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Report this Post02-11-2008 12:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for HighjumperClick Here to Email HighjumperSend a Private Message to HighjumperDirect Link to This Post
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Rodney:

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I wonder if one could use rubber freeze plugs for bump stops.

You almost could...it's just a bolt and washer. You would just need a washer large enough to cover the hole. I think I will cut mine down.
Thanks Rodney...can't wait for my order to come in. Of course then I have to start the work again.

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Originally posted by fieroguru:

Here is an 88 front bump stop that was cut down (saws all or hack saw) sitting on a stock 88 bump stop.



Here is my lowered 88:


Here is my stock 88 with the same wheels/tires:





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