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Where did you guys buy your Timbren bump stops? I'm gonna order a set and need them within 2 weeks as I'm loading up the X for a camping trip and won't have time to get the Daystar on there before then.
 

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Okay- Ignore that, got em from Truckspring.com
 

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Try eBay. I got mine for $40 plus shipping, never used, still in box. The guy got them for his 99 Cherokee which was totalled before he got a chance to put them on. They were the same part number as needed for the X, and fit perfectly with about an inch between the bottom of the rubber and the top of the axle.
 

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I paid the $154 or whatever from Truckspring and all I can say is they are worth every penny. WOW, these things are awesome. There are some speedbumps next to my street where the X always bottomed out. I took the X over them today after installing the Timbrens and no nasty THUD like the old bump stops. Very happy with these.

One thing that was a bit of a pain, the hardware that came with them was to long by about 1/4". I had to go buy some 1½" bolts to replace the 1 3/4" ones that came with them. $1.30 at Ace and all was well.
 

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I had the same problem, but instead of buying new bolts i just used some good sized lock washers to take up the extra space. Hey were yours fatter (larger in diameter) than the ones on the "How-to" post on this site. mine seem like they were alot bigger around. I called truck spring to make sure everything was in order and they said that it was the right one (they even checked the part number on the rubber itself and all checked out).
 

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RiNkY said:
One thing that was a bit of a pain, the hardware that came with them was to long by about 1/4". I had to go buy some 1½" bolts to replace the 1 3/4" ones that came with them. $1.30 at Ace and all was well.
The supplied bolts (1¾") are not too long - There is some welding crap inside the hole after the treaded section - nothing that the wireless impact wasn't able to drive clean. Just a little persuasion power...

Anyway, Timbren rules!
 

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I lined up the bolts etc with them through the rubber piece and next to the end plate. They were just about in line with the bottom of the plate, no way those bolts were going to drive all the way. The 1½" bolts felt like they were just about bottoming out on the end plate.

Did you guys with the Daystar install the spacers too? Once I find someone to help me install the Daystar I might pull them off and throw the spacers on there, plus install some lock washers - I like that idea.
 

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I have to agree with Rinky on this one, there is no way that the supplied bolt could have been screwed down (with impact wrench or not) to tightly hold the timbrens in place without an extra lockwasher.
 

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I called Timbren about the bolt length when I installed mine and they assured me that if I really tried, the supplied bolts were correct. I chickened out after aplying a LOT of eblow grease with a long-handled wrench and bought some 1/4" shorter.

Like MC, I don't find them (I only have the rears) to be a problem off-road. They stuff way down. I haven't actually measured under compression, but I believe they squish down to where the OE bumpstop would be - at least they do when there's a load in the back. Plus the bottom isn't abrupt, and the dog appreciates that as he's trying to cope with the bumpy stuff back there.
 

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I think they actually helped me OR, I didn't bottom out in a lot of places other people did with larger tires and BL's I went in with just a Daystar, and Timbrens and never got stuck at ECXC on rocks or anything else. It really was noticeable on big hills where you might bottom out at the foot and at the top. The stability was incredible. There's no way I'd want to go OR without them now, and I seriously thought they would be a liability before I actually took them OR.

MC
 
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