Originally Posted by hkreck
I was looking under my MH today and I don't understand the bump stops? I mean their just there they don't make contact with anything that I can see as their about 3-4" above the axle. Can someone explain to me how their suppose to work?
Mr. Sandiegodoug answered it right after your post. It prevents that jarring metal-to-metal thing (axle-up-into-the-undercarriage "bang") when you hit a really big one. Prevents undue damage to the same also. Since you sent the neat pics you'll note that there is a 2-3" gap between the axle AND the bump stop.
SUMO's are much deeper(taller) then the current BS's that you and I have as stock equipt...that's the beauty of them plus the special hi-density medium that they are made out of. That's why you first have to raise a corner of the frame to let the axle drop down to the stops which will allow you room to get the taller SUMO's into place. I've read that you simply "pry" (crowbar or heavy flathead screwdriver?) the originals out and squeeze in the upgrade Sumo replacements into the bracket holder...that's all. Follow dir's carefully!
You'll note that the Sumo's make contact and always
ride on the axle full-time once
they are all in place. They "supposedly" also increase your weight load limits of the vehicle (but I WOULDN'T push
that one!) in addition to really
damping the up-and-down oscillations when running convoluted roads including some of the rock-and-roll stuff that the Hellwig does.