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It's the a-arms hitting the fender. Mine does the same thing and it's common when lowering that way. You can notch the fenders (don't cut the plastic though) and that should help
 

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You need to cut the front bump stops in half
 

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Yes there are I promise. I did my kit the other week and my buddy had to cut them
 

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Where are the bump stops up front? We didn't think that we would have to cut them so we didn't look hard! Are they on the lower arms or what?

The backs have been cut before but we need to cut them some more!
 

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picss!!
 

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Ok there about 1.5 round 3" long and yellow
 

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They are under the dust boot
 

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The bump stops are under the dust boot the only way to see them
Or trim them is to disassemble the strut it's self
If you did the djm kit with arms and the new lower mounts
On the bottom of the strut.... That should not
Affect the strut piston travel..... I have seen the tire bottom out in the wheel well
And the upper a arm bottom out but it is different per vehicle obviously

I was the one that did chases front and I have the pieces from the bumpstops after being trimmed at work. I will take a pic tomorrow and post
 

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talked to tony and after driving and looking the actual upper a arm is touching the inner fender! Took a look and we need to cut it, and also we didn't cut the stock bump stops out back so we are good now! Gotta cut the rear and fix the front and it will ride like stock!!!!!! Pics will follow soon!:yay2:
 

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YOU DO NOT have to cut the front bumpstops with the djm kit. the only time bumpstops are needed to be cut is if you do the drop struts/or springs in the front.
 

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all good man. if the stock struts are shot will hit a lot more. Notching the wells you will be set to go. Just be careful on pass side not to cut to high cause you will cut into the overflow tank. You can unloosen the tank and pull it up some.
 

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Does anyone have pics of where to notch the fender well?
 

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best way to do it is to
1) pop off bolt that holds balljoint to a arm
2) push the a arm into the fenderwell
3) marks where it hits the fenderwell
4) cut accordingly
 

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On the drivers side, I cut out my notch, but the plastic fuse box is right there. Do I need to do something to raise the box or is it ok?
 

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i allways use a dremmel and just clean up the plastic lower tabs and nothing else is needed
 
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