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I need some. I made the mistake of not getting them last year when I put on my AGX/ProKit combo and now my front right is blown from hitting a bump. So my question is: Doesnt Ground Control make a poly bump stop, or should I just go to nissan and get them? And if I do get them from nissan, dont I have to cut them down?

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oh ****....what is a bumpstop? i hear about them alot and i think i need to know more. cuz i plan on GETTING the AGX's and ProKits..

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by jayac:
I need some. I made the mistake of not getting them last year when I put on my AGX/ProKit combo and now my front right is blown from hitting a bump. So my question is: Doesnt Ground Control make a poly bump stop, or should I just go to nissan and get them? And if I do get them from nissan, dont I have to cut them down?
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What's wrong with re-using the old bump-stop? I don't know if you've already disposed of the old struts, but the old bump stop for the front struts should be located under the dust boot - this is removable. The old bump stop in the rear is integrated into the dust boot, and as far as I know, cannot be removed without cutting it off. Well, at least that's how it is on my '91 SE-R.

A bump-stop is a polyurethane (?) "bumper" of sorts that sits above the outermost rod on the strut, limiting the strut travel. (Sorry for the poor explanation, and I cant find a picture right now; in somewhat of a rush, hehe.)

As far as cutting the bump-stop goes: if I remember correctly, the '91-'94 SE-R doesn't require the bump-stop to be cut with the Eibach ProKits; however, the 200 SX SE-R requires a small amount to be trimmed off of the bump-stop. Somebody on IRC (I forget who) suggested that I should've trimmed them anyway on my '91 SE-R.

Hope this helps...
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Pit_Viper:
What's wrong with re-using the old bump-stop? I don't know if you've already disposed of the old struts....yadda yadda yadda</font>


Well, there were no dust boots or bump stops on the shocks I replaced, which were put on by the previous owner, and I didnt think to buy them when I bought all the other stuff. I'll just go to Nissan and get the replacements for it then.

Siversx, to expand on Vipers explination, the bump stops are there to prevent the shocks from bottoming out, which is what happened to me. If you hit a big enough bump, and your car is lowered, the valve inside the shock slams into the other end of the shock, damaging it, and in my case, rendering the shock useless. It could also happen if your car isnt lowered, but less likely because you have more suspension travel.

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a couple of weeks ago I put on the motivatioal polyfoam bumpstops in my b14. so far I like them alot. seems over really bumpy roads or corners, it doesn't upset the chassis and suspension as bad.

I think they were $20 for the front pair.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by jacen99SE:
I've got a new set of Koni bumpstops (from Motivational) that I bought but haven't installed. I'll sell them to you. Email me if you want them.</font>
Are they the same ones nitrous_50 is talking about above? How much would you want for them.

Nitrous_50, are you using the same suspenion setup I am, AGX/PROKIT?

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