With Dodge performance suspensions continuing to push the envelope in terms of capability and ride quality, more and more heavy duty truck owners are beginning to take their trucks off the beaten path. As these trucks are used and abused, weak points continue to present themselves in the form of axle housings that bend easily and need to be trussed or ball joints that need to be replaced with bulletproof units.
One aspect of these suspension systems that has been addressed is the bump stops. There are a variety of solutions on the market for hydro bumps - both bolt on and others that require custom fabrication. Unfortunately, these options can be cost prohibitive and tend add a "jarring" effect to the last few inches of suspension travel.
The solution? A replacement bump stop that engages during the last few inches of travel, "ramps up" as it nears full compression, doesn't rebound back, and survives up to 40,000 pounds of force without splitting or cracking. Traditional rubber compound bump stops weren't going to cut it. Many foam materials tested managed to absorb impacts but at the expense of cracking. Locating the correct material and design for trucks that weigh 7000 pounds or more proved difficult.
After a year of sampling materials, engineering bracket designs, and testing various compounds, "Boogie Rated" bump stops are ready. Boogie Bumps are the result of a collaboration between various Dodge off road enthusiasts and manufacturers within the industry.
-Made from microcellular urethane. This material is progressive in that the more it is compressed, the more bottom out resistance it provides. Using presses and lots of real-world testing, there were no failures with this material in testing.
-Taking measurements and testing with nearly every production shock/spring combination available, these bump stops are design to be completely bottomed out with 1/2" of shock shaft remaining, effectively increasing shock bearing lifespan.
-Buyers have the option to choose between brackets that modify the factory bump stop mount or brackets that clamp on to the factory mount.
-These bump stops are 4.5" long, 2.5" wide, and 2.5" tall. They are black in color.
-Each set of Boogie Bumps will include a 180 day replacement warranty.
-This material has been used in industrial applications for over 20 years.
-These bump stops are designed to work on trucks that still have the factory front bump stop mounts. If your factory mounts have been cut off or shortened, please call us as we have a solution for trucks that have been modified as well.
-These bump stops have been tested on 2003-2013 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4's as well as 2003-2012 Dodge Ram 3500 4x4's with 2" and 3" of lift over stock. If your truck has more than 3" of lift, please call us for mounting options.
There are two mounting options for these bump stops:
-Weld on plates. If you have access to a competent welder, this solution includes plates that weld to the bottom of the factory bump stop mounts. No cutting of the factory mounts is necessary.
-Clamps. This solution includes clamps that are engineered to allow you to install Boogie Bumps with no welding required. This is a great solution if you would prefer not to weld on your truck or do not have access to a welder.
*Package includes 2 Boogie Bumps, plus selected mounting hardware.
Do not fit the rear bumps if you have airbags mounted where the OEM bumps were.
Due to limited production,
Replaced my orginal red boogies with the new design. great fast shipping.
Thuren Boogie Bumps are extremely soft, progressive, cellular foam bump stops. They effectively reduce bottom-out harshness, by controlling the last 2.5" of suspension travel, seamlessly absorbing up to 40,000 pounds of force.
The cellular foam used also functions somewhat like memory foam, drastically reducing bounce when you inevitably do bottom out. These may look like normal rubber or Polyurethane bump stops but they are far from it!
Boogie bumps are key components required to comfortably take any Dodge Ram off road.
For the 2019-2022 model year trucks, Thuren's standard front stainless clamps do not fit. The Sumo Bumps are the same material as our Boogie Bumps, in a more compact package, so that they clear the Track Bar mount. While the mounting is not as sturdy as our Boogie Bump mounting, we have tested this product and it functions very well as the closest equivalent in performance we could find.