I hope nobody minds but I'm starting a fresh thread for this question instead of adding to the 86++ page long brackets ordering thread.
My truck and writing about it
have been pretty much completely on hold for 2 years as I tried my hand at a tech startup
completely unrelated to trucks. No time, no money.
I've been running my Superlift / Coilover / Tall Leafs setup pretty much trouble free EXCEPT:
- The coil on the passenger side sometimes rotates into a position where it comes into contact with the frame, causing annoying squeaks every time it compresses. More grinding required.
- I'm still running the (now proven INCORRECT) Daystar KU09037BK Bolt-In Extended Bump stop setup and have just been gentle with the truck with mostly city driving.
- The new rear leafs lack the rubber spacers of the stock eye bushings and sometime shift (with a clunk) in a turn. It's not unsafe, a mechanic has told me, but something I now plan to fix.
I now plan to fix all this with a weekend of crawling around in my driveway, but first I want to order the right bump stops.
Insofar as I can find in the monstrous coilover bracket thread, mikerider
is running these: Eibach shaft bump stops
also suggested these Fox shaft bump stops
Thing is, these options are different heights and will all have different effects on actual shock travel. I obviously don't want to be bumping into the stoppers prematurely.
Could anyone who has tried these or another bump stop option successfully with the superlifted coilover setup (including some hard miles off road!) share their thoughts on what has actually been tried and has worked? I'd definitely like to hear from mikerider because those yellow Eibach stops seem to be the tallest (and most travel-restrictive) option. Did you notice premature bottoming out once these were on the truck?
Thanks for your help, everyone! Once I've got the info I'll install everything with a wearable camera on so I'll have some video to update my complete coilover writeup.