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Missing Bump Stop Spacer

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What's missing here? The 2-inch bumpstop spacer. Deleting the spacer was a great improvement to overall suspension performance. Two additional inches of bumptravel meant that it took a bigger jolt to fully compress the rear suspension and send the FJ's tail end skyward. When the rear kicks up, it transfers the weight onto the front end. Can you say nosedive? If you choose to run 35s and the rear bumpstop spacer, just be prepared to hit the brakes sooner when a smooth trail suddenly gets nasty. For all-around use, 33s simply fit the FJ's chassis better.