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Bump Stops

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Bump stops are components that are typically located in the wheel well to prevent the suspension system components or wheel from moving too far and colliding with something in an undesireable way. Bump stops are typically made out of rubber or polyurethane.

Bump Stop Locations

Some bump stops are attached to the frame of a vehicle so that when a suspension component comes near it, it collides with the bump stop. Another common location for a bump stop to be found is around the shaft of a shock absorber or strut.

Jounce Bumpers

Jounce bumpers look like bump stops, but serve a more active role in the suspension.

Replacing a Jounce Bumper