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I bought the NCD kit for my 2006 4x4 and it came with bumpstops. If I install the kit with the bumpstops will I have any problems? I'm not planning on taking it off road.
 

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Why do you think there will be a problem with installing parts(the bumpstops) that came with the kits?
Why would they come with them if you didn't need them?
 

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I must have phrased that wrong....
If I install the kit will I have any problems period. I searched and read you will have problems without the bumpstops so I got the bumpstops. I also read you'll hit the coil buckets with the bumpstops anyway. My truck will never go off road so will I have any problems?
 

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I believe the only bumpstop you would have is for suspension compression, and would do nothing to effect if the UCA(Upper Control Arm) hits the coil bucket or not.

Most kits add a urethane bumpstop that is progressive in nature, which smooths the bottoming better then the flat factory stop. Install the new bumpstop...:cheers:
 

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i spoke with gary at NCD and he said if you don't plan on off roading, then bumpstops are not neccessary. i know i don't plan on taking my 35,000 truck off road. no offense to you off road guys!
 

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i spoke with gary at NCD and he said if you don't plan on off roading, then bumpstops are not neccessary. i know i don't plan on taking my 35,000 truck off road. no offense to you off road guys!
Then forget about lifting the front and lower the rear.:upsidedow
 

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Then forget about lifting the front and lower the rear.:upsidedow
here here. i take my $37,000 truck off road all the time and love it.
 

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Can I ask you a question?
Why DON'T you want to run them?

You've been looking for a reason not to, why?
 

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kronos2 said:
here here. i take my $37,000 truck off road all the time and love it.
Yeah but SSgtLE08 has no plans to, so then lower it.:upsidedow

I take that BACK! look's way better bringing the front up.:upsidedow
look at this guys truck before and after.
 

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loufish said:
I believe the only bumpstop you would have is for suspension compression, and would do nothing to effect if the UCA(Upper Control Arm) hits the coil bucket or not.

Most kits add a urethane bumpstop that is progressive in nature, which smooths the bottoming better then the flat factory stop. Install the new bumpstop...:cheers:
I agree, also when you install a leveling kit you lower the shock location lifting the truck. I think the thicker bump stop might prevent the suspension from compressing too much bottoming out the stock shock(in it's new lower location) maybe even preventing damage to it.
 

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loufish said:
Can I ask you a question?
Why DON'T you want to run them?

You've been looking for a reason not to, why?
I can tell you why. When you install them it looks like there will be virtuually no suspension movement before the bumps stops hit. I know the wheels move much more than the bumps stops do, but it looks like you will really limit the amount of suspension you have left.
 

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Then forget about lifting the front and lower the rear.:upsidedow
Agreed 100%!!! Also you have a 4X4 and purchased the 2.5" kit, if you are really gonna install this your going to want the 2" kit.....
 

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I can tell you why. When you install them it looks like there will be virtuually no suspension movement before the bumps stops hit. I know the wheels move much more than the bumps stops do, but it looks like you will really limit the amount of suspension you have left.
OK, I thought it might be that, surprised it didn't come out in your original post...

The bump stop has a high motion ratio, and with the progressive stop you wont feel it when it comes into play, but it will smooth out even steep driveway and alley hits.

It's your truck of course, But I'd run it...if it's an issue take it off, you'll never know unless you run it.
 

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Quartz said:
I can tell you why. When you install them it looks like there will be virtuually no suspension movement before the bumps stops hit. I know the wheels move much more than the bumps stops do, but it looks like you will really limit the amount of suspension you have left.
Really need to see what is going on, like maybe a PIC.:upsidedow
 

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I installed the 2" kit from NCD last spring. I didnt install the bumpstops. This past fall I hit a big cross street "jump" where one street is higher then the cross, and I blew BOTH shocks out. I had to replace both shocks and I installed the bump stops.
Does that help you decision?
 

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midnightmadman said:
I installed the 2" kit from NCD last spring. I didnt install the bumpstops. This past fall I hit a big cross street "jump" where one street is higher then the cross, and I blew BOTH shocks out. I had to replace both shocks and I installed the bump stops.
Does that help you decision?
I agree, also when you install a leveling kit you lower the shock location lifting the truck. I think the thicker bump stop might prevent the suspension from compressing too much bottoming out the stock shock(in it's new lower location) maybe even preventing damage to it.
Even though the bump stop's are close at ride height I dont think they will have a negative effect to your ride. They will just smooch down:upsidedow and maybe save your shocks.:)
 
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