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Postby Loren » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:12 pm

If you're ON the bump stops at rest, you should probably trim them a little bit. If changing the stops made it sit higher, you're probably on them.
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Postby Evil MS3 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:15 pm

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm on them. Gonna need to trim them I'm sure. Thing looks like a monster truck in the back. Feels better tho.

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Postby Loren » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:17 pm

But, again, if you were on FRESH shocks, you probably would be at that height and NOT on the bump stops.

Stock Miatas actually DO sit kinda tall... whether you think they should, or not!
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Postby Evil MS3 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:22 pm

This is also true. I'm gonna leave it as it sits and get a feel for it. We can all inspect it next Sunday and laugh at it. Lol

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Postby Loren » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:55 pm

They'll laugh until you beat them. Then all the cool kids will be rockin' Miatas all jacked up in the rear. :-D
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Postby Jamie » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:59 pm

Evil MS3 wrote:Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm on them. Gonna need to trim them I'm sure. Thing looks like a monster truck in the back. Feels better tho.
Did you measure them?
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Postby Evil MS3 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:06 pm

I didn't, just installed them as is based on other's having done the same. No big deal if i need to trim them.

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Postby Jamie » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:15 pm

Run 'em as is for a bit. They may compress down a little on the shock shaft. The car sits higher on newly installed shocks, too -- it may come down a bit as they wear in.
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Postby Evil MS3 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:20 pm

Reading through Loren's thread on Tampa miatas, these VW bump stops are apparently 130mm lol. I think that might account for the 4x4 look. We'll see if they come down at all by next weekend. If not I might trim them down while we're all working.

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Postby Loren » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:21 pm

You didn't get the 2000 Honda front bump stops???
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Postby Evil MS3 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:22 pm

No haha i got the same ones Ken did.

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Postby Evil MS3 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:22 pm

The $6 Amazon bump stops

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Postby Evil MS3 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:24 pm

URO Parts 1J0 512 131B Strut Bump Stop https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K8SEQX6/re ... LBb55X7A1K

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Postby Loren » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:28 pm

Yeah... those are the ones I've used for a Miata. Might have used them for the Mirage or the Festiva or something.

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Postby Loren » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:28 pm

If those are longer (clearly they are), you'll need to cut them to fit.
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Postby Evil MS3 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:30 pm

Guess I'll pull the suspension back apart then. Doh.

Now to decide what length to cut them down to.

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Postby Loren » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:38 pm

Being that long, they're almost surely softer than the stock NB stops. I wouldn't cut them to stock length. Find the length of those Honda stops. Maybe 5-10mm less than that would probably be a good starting point.
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Postby Evil MS3 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:42 pm

I just went and measured the set i bought to do the front. Sure enough, they're 130mm long. I figured our wires got crossed on the bump stops I was using that got suggested in Ken's thread. Lol

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Postby twistedwankel » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:43 pm

I no longer have any front bump stops on my Mazda as I let Philip drive my car too many times. Damn. But you other folks still cannot seem to beat me??? :geek:
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Postby Evil MS3 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:45 pm

Loren wrote:Being that long, they're almost surely softer than the stock NB stops. I wouldn't cut them to stock length. Find the length of those Honda stops. Maybe 5-10mm less than that would probably be a good starting point.
Looks like you measured the Civic bump stops according to your thread and they were 75mm long.

How is Ken using the ones I installed at full length and not complaining about his 4x4 miata? :snicker:

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