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So after reading this thread on the national forum 3in procomp lift got a bump stop issue and having the same issue, I think I will cut off those stupid brackets. The only thing I wonder is, with all that extra room, will that put too much pressure on my CV joints?

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TONS of angle in compression for the CV's - droop is what you have to worry about.

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OK so if I'm understanding you correctly it will be allright to cut off the bottom ones but not the top because I dont want too much down travel?

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OK so if I'm understanding you correctly it will be allright to cut off the bottom ones but not the top because I dont want too much down travel?
Sort of.

you can cut that off, but you need to weld on another piece higher up. You do need a bumpstop.

There is A LOT of uptravel to be had, but make no mistake, if you cut that off, and don't weld something on farther up, there is a VERY good chance you will snap your torsion bar brackets with a quickness. You will also likely be able to bottom the truck out completely, as in, smack the frame into the ground, and possibly wreck your lower a-arms.

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So what if I put on something on like the bump stops Marlin Crawler has or would it be better to make something and bolt on the OEM stop. Also how big, 1",2"?

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If it were me, I'd carefully cut off that bracket, and weld it on higher. Up to you though.

How high you go up is going to depend a lot on your fender. If you don't mind cutting it out, and tubbing the firewall, then go to the max angle of the CV, which I want to say is 30 deg. Don't quote me on that though.

I will be doing this same mod on my stock set up, hopefully this summer. I'm going to be tubbing the firewall.

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I think it's 23 * for "normal" CV's, the Porsche ones go to like 29* IIRC

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Ah, there you have it 23.

So, I'd set bumpstops so that when the arm contacts the bumpstop, the cv is at 20 deg. Gives you some "squish" room.

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