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CENTER SUMOSPRINGS ON AXLE
There are slotted holes in the bracket for the bump stops which allow you to move the bracket left or
right in order to center the bump stop on the axle. Keep in mind that when the axle flexes, it also
rotates forward a little bit with the factory 4-link.
As you can tell in the picture, the previous bump stop was a bit too far forward. With the axle level,
place the new bump stop a little bit in front of it and tighten down the hardware. When the axle
comes up in this position, it will be centered with the new bump stop.
PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER
If the rear wheels were removed, you can now reinstall them. (Torque wheel nuts to manufacturers spec). Clean up all your tools and call it a day. Before
you take it for a spin, ensure emergency brake cables are not touching the SumoSprings. Secure any cables out of the way with zip ties or by re-routing.
Ensure all A/C lines, brake cables, and frame are clear of contact or interference.
Overall, we are extremely impressed with the quality of these SumoSprings. We replaced our Timbren bump stops (a very reputable company)
with a set of these Blue SumoSprings on the rear of the white 4Runner.
The bump stops feel great both on and off the road. I noticed a
smoother contact while wheeling around the rocks over the Timbrens.
When wheeling with the Timbrens, you can literally feel the bump stop hit
the axle – it’s better than stock but the Blue SumoSprings are much
These really have stabilized our sway,
improved the overall driver control,
ride comfort, and will enhance load
carrying ability if we tow anything.
FOR MORE QUALITY RECOMMENDATIONS ON 4RUNNER UPGRADES,
The thing that stood out to us about SumoSprings is the fact that
they have three options available for the 4Runner. No matter what route
you go with your 4Runner build, SumoSprings has an option for you.
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