Originally Posted by Z K
I don't think I've hit the bump stops on mine. How do you tell?
It gets pretty rough sometimes when I hit a large bump but I never feel like it is hitting bottom. I have my sleeves at max height.
The car will hit and ride on the bumpstops pretty often.
It is a common misconception that hitting the bumpstop is bad. The stop is designed to be a part of the suspension as the inherent design of this cars suspension doesn't yeild a lot of shock travel to begin with.
Nothing will happen if you hit the bump stop.
Chances are, a mistake could have been made during installation, and the shock shaft was not held in place while the shock retaining nut was loosened. If the shaft is excessively spun (due to not holding in place), it can prematurely wear out the seals and cause a leaky shock.