Suspension & Brakes - Hitting Bump Stops
01 Red WS6
01-29-2008, 11:16 PM
What does it feel like or how does it sound? I'm thinking I'm hitting them when I got on it from a low roll. At first I thought it might be exhaust but the more I do it the more I'm thinking it's the bump stops.
01-30-2008, 12:55 AM
Whats your suspension setup? I think you would know when your hitting the bump stops. There isn't much give in them at all.
01-30-2008, 11:06 AM
All these cars hit the bumpstops at some point. It doesn't sound like anything (provided they are in place) because you never hit anything metal to metal. It feels very abupt if you have lousy shocks and/or springs because you hit them very hard and very quickly. But again, it's a normal thing for these cars regardless of the shocks and springs, better ones simply soften the blow and you can't even tell when you get to them if things are setup right.
I don't think that's your problem.
01-30-2008, 11:18 AM
Mine are shot and it sounds like a sledge hitting the rear undercarraige over bumps sometimes.
01-30-2008, 11:55 AM
If they aren't there, or are trashed, your axle can hit the body. That's a big reason we don't remove them. They are there for a reason, and if they are worn out need to be changed like anything else.
01 Red WS6
01-31-2008, 12:55 AM
Well I know I've got a good set of shocks.
Right now I have BMR springs with Koni SAs. I did change up my relocation brackets and the car wants to plant now instead of wheel hop real bad. It never did this before and I could even have people in the back and it wouldn't happen like this. This is pretty hard the 1st time it happened it scared me. I really think it's something other than the bump stops but I'm exploring all options at this point.
01-31-2008, 11:32 AM
I'm probably going to get new rear bumpstops before the racing season. Mine are cracked pretty bad and look like they could fold over at any time.
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