Hydraulic bumpstops have become popular on every type of off-road vehicle. It doesn't matter what type of ride you have-if you don't have hydraulic bumpstops, then you want them. The problem is that at around $220 each, a hydraulic bumpstop, or "airbump," is out of a lot of people's price range. So what's a guy to do if he can't afford the hydraulic bumpstops? More importantly, what about guys who don't quite need airbumps, but are overusing their conventional urethane bumpstops while in the dirt?
This is why Daystar created its Stinger bumpstops. And we're guessing that these new 'stops may change the bumpstop game. Coming in at a price point of only $220 per pair, these new Stinger 'stops offer an adjustable four inches of bump travel while giving you the ability to afford two for the price of a single hydraulic bumpstop.
After using these ourselves, would we recommend these bumpstops on a race truck? Probably not. But for lighter-duty prerunners (read: street-legal) or any trail vehicle, the Stinger stops will be a good choice.
We were lucky enough to try out the very first set of Stingers from Daystar (and bring you the story) before anyone else has had a chance. We were asked to put some miles on them, and get back to the Daystar bigwigs with our thoughts before they released them to the public. We were so pleased with the results that we asked Daystar if we could run the story before the Stingers were even to market.
Our test truck of choice: a 2002 Chevy 2500 4x4 with a Cage solid axle swap and coil front suspension. It's a daily-driven truck that gets romped hard on the weekends, and we knew it would be a good test platform for the market that Daystar is gunning for.