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Old 04-11-2019, 02:47 PM
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Front bump stops

Do the coil spring trucks (2005-2007) have front bump stops? Iím having trouble finding them if they do. Iím thinking about adding a dual steering stabilizer and Superlift says I may need to ďslightly limit the compression travel with bump stopsĒ. I assumed Iíd need to get taller bump stops. Now I canít find that the truck has ever them or that anybody makes an aftermarket version thatís taller. Any advice? Thanks.
 
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Old 04-11-2019, 03:54 PM
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They do.....drivers side of my stock 2006 F350....view from bith sides of driver side tire





 
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Old 04-11-2019, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by seville009 View Post
They do.....drivers side of my stock 2006 F350....view from bith sides of driver side tire





That looks aftermarket to me. I think I saw one just like it on line. It also looks like it doesnít have a natural place to bump into. I suspect itís there because of a problem, rather than stock. I could be wrong...
 
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Old 04-11-2019, 04:21 PM
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You are wrong

Iím the original owner.....itís stock as I said

it bumps into the axle if it comes up too much, hence ďbump stopĒ
 
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Old 04-11-2019, 06:20 PM
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Well (hat in hand) I stand corrected! Hereís a picture of where mine used to be. That flat surface just below is itís landing pad. Itís maybe 6x6Ē or so, plenty of space to do a good job. Thereís another similar one (equally trashed) on the other side. So now that youíve squared me away (and helped greatly, thanks) the question changes: why is there not a readily available replacement part for this? Nobody Iíve found thus far make any front bump stop for the coil springed trucks. The 99-04 (leaf spring) bump stops are made by several companies. Have I missed something?

 
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Search for Timbren ses suspension parts.....I use them in the rear of my truck...think they also make them for the front for snowplows etc.
 
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Thanks! I looked at their stuff. Its better quality (and more cost) than I was looking for, but it may be just what I need. My front end can tend to bounce pretty hard on big bumps at interstate speeds. This seems like itíd dampen that some. Itís not obvious which one I should use. Iíve emailed their sales team and Iíll hopefully hear something tomorrow. Iíll update.
 
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For what itís worth, based on the condition shown in the pictures I donít think my bump stops have ever ďhitĒ, even with about 1,000 lbs of v plow and wings hanging off the front (I have 6,000 lb springs).

Iíve never done heavy duty off roading though.

I wouldnít worry too much about not having them. If you hear alot of banging, then put some on
 
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Originally Posted by sxrfun View Post
They contacted me this morning and recommended the FF350SDC. I have a set ordered. Based on what the company claims, the bump stops may help with some of the steering problems Iím having. Iíll try them out and see what problems are left to fix. Thanks for the help.
 
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Old 04-13-2019, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by DieselVol View Post
They contacted me this morning and recommended the FF350SDC. I have a set ordered. Based on what the company claims, the bump stops may help with some of the steering problems I’m having. I’ll try them out and see what problems are left to fix. Thanks for the help.
Bump stops don't do anything unless your overloading the suspension or hitting large whoop-de-dos at speed, you need to compresses the springs a fair amount before they hit. They certainly don't have any affect on the steering during normal driving.

Tasca Ford lists them for under $7ea, they just pop into that metal cup, those tabs hold it in.
There's 2" spacers available that lower the whole unit if you want to limit travel.

https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts...wtdjgtZGllc2Vs
 
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Old 04-13-2019, 11:25 AM
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Bump stops don't do anything unless your overloading the suspension or hitting large whoop-de-dos at speed, you need to compresses the springs a fair amount before they hit. They certainly don't have any affect on the steering during normal driving.

Tasca Ford lists them for under $7ea, they just pop into that metal cup, those tabs hold it in.
There's 2" spacers available that lower the whole unit if you want to limit travel.

https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts...wtdjgtZGllc2Vs
Agree with all of that and think itís unlikely to fix my issue, with the exception of some rough spots on my regular interstate runs that cause some significant compression of the front end. The product I have ordered is in constant contact, top to bottom, and can act to dampen that bounce, where as the stock bump stop only acts to stop extreme compressions. I often get bump steer in moderate compressions. Hopefully, this will reduce this problem. I agree that it may not.
 
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Old 04-13-2019, 11:39 AM
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Agree with all of that and think itís unlikely to fix my issue, with the exception of some rough spots on my regular interstate runs that cause some significant compression of the front end. The product I have ordered is in constant contact, top to bottom, and can act to dampen that bounce, where as the stock bump stop only acts to stop extreme compressions. I often get bump steer in moderate compressions. Hopefully, this will reduce this problem. I agree that it may not.
Bump steer is caused by a difference in geometry between the suspension travel and steering linkage travel, or worn parts. If you're compressing your suspension that much on highway driving, you probably need new shocks, not longer bumps. Would have probably cost less than those things that are now going to mask the real issue.
 
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Old 04-13-2019, 11:54 AM
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Look at Super Springs too. I put them on the rear of my truck to help manage the load of my in-bed truck camper. Work great. You can read the story below in my signature.
 
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Originally Posted by speedfreak78 View Post
Bump steer is caused by a difference in geometry between the suspension travel and steering linkage travel, or worn parts. If you're compressing your suspension that much on highway driving, you probably need new shocks, not longer bumps. Would have probably cost less than those things that are now going to mask the real issue.
Agree with that too. Itís a geometry issue thatís would be difficult and expensive to fix. Iím fine with just masking that problem, if I can successfully mask it. Your points are all spot on and you do have me thinking about my decision. This all started because I wanted to get a dual steering stabilizer to reduce the bump steer. Itís really not that bad, but I just got a new set of tires and had hoped to get more improvement in drivability than I got. In other words, Iíd been waiting on getting new tires, got them, now it drives better, but I want it betterer! The Superlift people think I have enough lift but want the bump stops for ďinsuranceĒ. The Timbren stops give a progressive reduction in bounce, rather than a free bounce up to a certain level. If that reduction smooths the ride some, I may skip the steering stabilizer, which costs even more. Itís a 16 year old truck with over 300k miles. Iím not looking for a Cadillac ride, just better.
 

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