front jounce bumpers

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So whatever you want to call them after installing the leveling kit and raising it about 2-3 inches from stock height.I do notice a pretty sharp dive when braking hard,i am assuming since my bumpers are not touching the control arms the suspension needs to load down to come in contact with them when braking hard.I started looking for longer jounce bumpers and have had no luck i think 2 inch longer ones should improve the nose dive.I cant believe out of all the threads on here and how many of us that have leveled i cant find any threads on it.So has anyone put longer jounce bumpers on the front of their tahoe after leveling and or slight lift.If you have can you post were you found them.
 
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Well after further research i found one thread on here yrs back and im gonna do the same.1 in button bump stop energy suspension-can add washers underneath if needed.I measured under truck not jacked up 1.25 or so space to control arm so it should work perfect or at least way better than what i have.Should be simple with a good drill bit which i have-will let anyone know that cares how it turns out.2nd pic is distance of my jounce to control arm alot of room there
 

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That angle in the third pic worries me. You would think that the leveling kit company would address this problem.
 
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The 3rd pic is off of this forum from another member in what he did to address the issue.I am choosing the red 1 inch stops.I will add large washers under them to get the correct distance to the jounce bumper that i will replace.As you can see by mine they have never touched the control arm ever by what i see.So parts coming next week will install prob weds will let you guys know.
 

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Maybe I'm missing something, but it seems odd that your suspension would collapse to the point of hitting the bump stops by simply braking while moving, even braking hard.
 
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I find it odd to but after an emergency stop the front dove so much felt like the bumper almost hit the pavement-so this is what i will try first its less than 50 bucks and everything is fine in front suspension including the bilstein shocks.Alsao seems a little floaty over large dips in the road at highway speeds.It cant hurt i know the distance from the jounce to control arm should be minor almost touching not 1.5 inches or more.
 

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This is how mine is set up. They're mounted to a drop bracket. No way to replace them without taking a lot of things apart. I float over speed bumps and the extra articulation is cool. The wear shows full compression at times but I haven't blown any shocks. Has this set up since '07.
 

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So update got the button bumps installed with a fender washer.I think its about perfect compared to what it was after the leveling kit.So first thing i notice is when i leave a standing stop hard it doesnt raise the front end up quickly like i have drag shocks on.I was shocked that it controlled the rise of the front end also.I have hated this since i put the bilsteins on and leveled it i took it that was normal for the shocks not the case.I am in belief that it has alot to do with the torsion bars rising the control arms from a stop.Leaves the line great heavy on the gas and very pleasant over large dips and potholes in the road.very happy with the outcome.No info anywhere about anyone doing this except 1 guy on the forum many years ago.Im betting thousands would benefit from doing it.Hard braking also does not dip down like im going to touch the bumper to the ground way better.Feels like a totally new front end for 15.00 dollars.P.S these are at ride height no jack to get under tahoe.
 

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