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Daystars Shorty Stingers: Add Bumpstops Anywhere!

Posted in How To on April 1, 2012
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Need some bumpstops in a tight location but can’t quite make a standard 2.0 bumpstop fit? Well, if you can live with a non-hydraulic bumpstop, Daystar’s Shorty Stingers have 2.5 inches of travel, and can be mounted to weld-on caps or in bump cans, depending on what you need them for and where you need to mount them.

Typical nitrogen-charged bumps have a long body that has a Schrader valve on top that you need access to. Unfortunately, sometimes there is just not enough room in a truck build to fit a typical hydraulic bumpstop or standard body Stinger.

That’s why Daystar has these Shorty Stingers that feature a shorter body and stroke. When combined with Daystar’s optional weld-on caps, you can mount 2.0 bumpstops where you could not before.

01. On this particular Jeep, the rear four-link-and-coil conversion gave us very little room to add any type of bumpstop except within the coil. Unfortunately, there was not enough room for a standard 2.0 bumpstop. But we could weld on a Stinger cap and add a Shorty Stinger if we cut off the original bumpstop at the top of the coil pad.

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05. With the coils back in place and the Stingers inside the coils, this Jeep’s rear suspension was ready for some whomping. A recent desert trip let us feel how they worked, and we actually moved from the soft (blue) pucks to the harder (black pucks). Part of the beauty of the Stingers is that you can tune them or rebuild them with new foam pucks.


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