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Finally got around to removing the factory bumpstop bracket on my truck and damn it was a pain in the ass. Here is the factory configuration:

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With bumpstop cut out via sawzall

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Bit of grinding and elbow grease

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Final product with rubberized undercoating

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I am now able to drop the pressure in my helper bags to 2 or 3 psi and the truck rides just like it did stock. I plan to add a pair of lower profile bumpstops at some point though the bags do an excellent job of stopping the travel. Kind of a pain in the ass to do the mod but completely worth the effort.
 

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So does this allow the suspension to travel a further distance under compression? What part of the truck actually comes in contact with the bumpstop?
 

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its definitly worth it especially when its free!!! i noticed in the pic that you have a custom link on your upper control arm, is that being of any use since your not using the factory air ride shocks.
 
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Those are shortened links I had back when the autoride still worked. I didn't put any bumpstops on since I'm running the helper bags, I'll just have to remove them later when it's bagged anyway.
 

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whats your plan with bagging the rear, im working on mine this week. i know u always got something up your sleeve
 
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Buddy is hooking me air ride tech kit that I'm gonna modify. I'm gonna call Bill at Fox for some black/chrome non-resi shocks at all four corners and run this digital interface for the bags:

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Haven't decided on compressors I'm leaning toward an EDC even though I'm just bagging the rear. Probably a 5 gal tank and plumb a quick connect in case I want to use some air tools.
 

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HAHAHA your a freak!!!! just like i said, always got something up your sleeve

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i got first dibs on your billsteins
 

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Damn Max I though you been done this mod!
So your gonna run Fox's in all four corners, gonna be unique on a lowered truck. Sounds like GMFS type of stuff.
 
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Foxes are the shit! I've been running their stuff on cars/trucks for years they're just expensive.
 

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