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Question about cutting front bumpstops by Lou and Blue
Started on: 07-02-2015 11:41 PM
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Last post by: Patrick on 07-03-2015 12:34 AM
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Report this Post07-02-2015 11:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Lou and BlueClick Here to Email Lou and BlueSend a Private Message to Lou and BlueEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I see many threads detailing cutting the front bumpstops and then cutting 3/4 inch off and rewelding them.

Just a thought. But why cant i just cut the 3/4" off the end and put the rubber back on?
No weldeing needed that way.
Please tell me why that wouldnt work. I really haven't removed the springs yet, to look at it first hand, im just going by pics in threads here.
Thanks !
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Originally posted by Lou and Blue:

Just a thought. But why cant i just cut the 3/4" off the end and put the rubber back on?


Put the rubber back onto what... the piece you just cut off?

There are no shortcuts. Trust me.

[EDIT] You've seen this picture before. The rubber bumper that mounts onto the bottom of the cone has been removed. Now you tell me why your idea won't work.

[This message has been edited by Patrick (edited 07-02-2015).]

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Report this Post07-02-2015 11:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Lou and BlueClick Here to Email Lou and BlueSend a Private Message to Lou and BlueEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Oh you mean its the tip that accepts the rubber. Oh ok. I dont even know how the rubber attaches to tHe metal part
Thanks
Im not even sure if my 90 amp flux core wire welder will weld them.

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Report this Post07-03-2015 12:06 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Lou and BlueClick Here to Email Lou and BlueSend a Private Message to Lou and BlueEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Also, since i put eibach lowering springs in the back too do i have to cut the rear bump stops?

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Originally posted by Lou and Blue:

Also, since i put eibach lowering springs in the back too do i have to cut the rear bump stops?


It's just a hunk of rubber in each strut. I didn't bother on my lowered Fieros, as my struts have never compressed enough to bottom out on either my '84 or my '88.
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