I will agree with you and Jesse, on the main reason TC produced said part and that they aren't meant to be run with an air bump. But my question is: Do you think that even with the spindle gusseted it would not be able to handle the verticle load of the airbump? IMO i think that the gusseted spindle would be able to take 3-4 times the load of a non gusseted spindle. and that should be sufficent especially if the bump just limited the last 1" to 2" of travel and you were running a tripple bypass up front.
surfpunk said:no, i dont think that you would be able to run a bumstop with only that gusset. like jesse said, the slug adaptor will just slide out (that c clip will NOT handle the forces for long).
where are you getting these numbers from? have you done ANY tests? or is it purely speculation?
Dude I'm just as lost as you are. But yes it will be done........if it will work I dunno, but I'll get back to you on that one.joeylead said:I was just noticing that the you seem to be all discussing different points manybe? It seems that the issue is the c-clip breaking, not the spindle after it has been gusseted? Perhaps the spindle is strong enough, but the c-clip isnt? I dont know either way, it is just something I noticed in the discussion here. Also, you said that you enjoy fabrication and want to do stuf no one else has pn a tacoma. I say your pics of the rear shock setup, I must say it is very impressive. My guess is that you would be able to find some way to get those damn hydraulic bumopstops to work!
I've actually got a pair of Swayaway hydraulic bumpstops for the front-end of the LT Tacoma sitting in my garage. When I was telling you how well the CO's and bypasses are working, I wasn't trying to 'plug my business'. I really meant that we just haven't needed to install them. We've still got to do a lot of valving-work to get the front-end totally dialed-in with the bypasses.BLOWNYOTa said:If you had to put a hydraulic bump stop on the TC kit how would you do it? I thought about doing it off of the LCA, but there will be no room with the CO, and bypasses.