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    Question Front suspension bump stops? (Coupe Turbo)

    Since fitting my Koni shocks to my Coupe which also has Eiback Pro-kit springs, the front end has been very harsh on bumps. I think it is down to the suspension running out of travel.

    Does anyone else have this problem? Do people fit aftermarket bump stops? The standard bump stops are very soft, so may not be up to the job. What length should the bump stops be?

    Many thanks for any help given.
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    i have the same problem and would be interested if you find a soloution
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    I've been reading around the net and it seems that the standard bump stops are very soft. By shortening them, they can be compressed to their limit quite easily. I think a stiffer bump stop may solve this.

    Anyone tried/solved this?
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    Ermm...there are no bump stops on the front. What you're hitting is the end of the shock.

    I think new, shorter/longer travel shocks are what's required.
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    There are bump stops on the front.
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    Where are said bump stops then?
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    On the shock pistons. I followed the instructions and cut them down when lowering the car.
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    Oh, I see what you mean now. That's not what I call them.

    Tried Powerflex? They do all that kind of stuff.
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    Hey Mike,

    Yeah im wondering bout my std bump stops too, as i cant find and aftermarket ones anywhere for my gmax kit. Is it ok to just cut down the originals ??

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    i have got shorter shocks as well
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