Car bump stops
The humble bump stop is a simple yet important device that stops 2 objects making direct contact with one another that will cause one or both of them to be damaged. They are also used to restrict objects being pushed too far by limiting their travel. In a vehicles suspension system they are used in a lot of places to stop bottoming out under full compression.
Popular Questions Asked
Are Bump Stops needed?
Bump stops are usually made of rubber or these days nolathane. They are designed to absorb impacts without damaging the 2 components that are hitting together. This and aging will cause wear and tear so they will require to be replaced at some point.
What is another name for a Bump Stop?
Bump stops are also known as jounce bumpers. They got jounce from a vehicles ability to jolt and bounce when going over bumps and combined the words.
What do Bump Stops look like?
Bump stops come in various shapes, colours and sizes. Some are solid, some have air gaps and some are concertinaed so they fold down on impact. They will have all been engineered to take the bump in their stride. Usually they are not very big and will fit in the palm of your hand. Most are easily replaced with some hand tools.
Can I reuse a Bump Stop?
It is best to replace a bump stop rather than re-use it. Compared to the cost of other suspension parts they are cheap and quick to change over.
What is a hydraulic Bump Stop?
Hydraulic or air bump stops work just like a shock absorber. They are used in rallying and off road racing where suspension components get compressed hard and fast. The standard rubber or nolathane block found on your road going version will simply get destroyed. These bump stops progressively absorb the bump rather than simply stopping damaging contact