Active Bump Stops Deteriorating!?

Airwelldone

Active Member
First Name
Aaron
Joined
Aug 14, 2018
Messages
36
Reaction score
44
Location
Maryland
Vehicle(s)
2017 Fusion Sport: 2017 Fiesta ST
So I regularly look under the truck to check for debris, leaks, etc. and noticed that the bump stops don’t look how they did when they were new and unused. Can I have a few of you guys who haven’t towed anything look at your bump stops and tell me if they look like this?
Furthermore, the owners who have towed larger loads, maybe take a look and see if this is normal.
Thanks.

5F7FBB92-DAD7-400D-87A6-A0111440C19C.jpeg



Advertisement



 

RedlandRanger

Moderator
First Name
Rob
Joined
Nov 14, 2018
Messages
2,833
Reaction score
2,703
Location
Oregon
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat FX4, 1973 Mercury Capri
Vehicle Showcase
1
So I regularly look under the truck to check for debris, leaks, etc. and noticed that the bump stops don’t look how they did when they were new and unused. Can I have a few of you guys who haven’t towed anything look at your bump stops and tell me if they look like this?
Furthermore, the owners who have towed larger loads, maybe take a look and see if this is normal.
Thanks.

5F7FBB92-DAD7-400D-87A6-A0111440C19C.jpeg
How many miles have you driven your truck? That looks abnormal to what I would expect - except maybe if you had a lot of miles on it.
 
OP

Airwelldone

Active Member
First Name
Aaron
Joined
Aug 14, 2018
Messages
36
Reaction score
44
Location
Maryland
Vehicle(s)
2017 Fusion Sport: 2017 Fiesta ST
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
How many miles have you driven your truck? That looks abnormal to what I would expect - except maybe if you had a lot of miles on it.
2,600 miles on the clock.
About 500 spent towing a 4,000lb trailer
 

Floyd

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 6, 2019
Messages
1,310
Reaction score
1,129
Location
illinois
Vehicle(s)
1980 pinto V8, 1995 Mustang GT conv, 2019 SuperCab 2WD Ranger, 2016 Transit Connect
What does anew one look like?
 

RedlandRanger

Moderator
First Name
Rob
Joined
Nov 14, 2018
Messages
2,833
Reaction score
2,703
Location
Oregon
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat FX4, 1973 Mercury Capri
Vehicle Showcase
1

Stic-o

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 27, 2018
Messages
451
Reaction score
406
Location
Lake View Terrace, CA
Vehicle(s)
'99 Explorer ,'16 Explorer, '91 Navajo, '19 Ranger
Vehicle Showcase
1
They look like that new I think. I remember seeing mine right after I bought it thinking wtf?

Someone with little miles can verify.
 
OP

Airwelldone

Active Member
First Name
Aaron
Joined
Aug 14, 2018
Messages
36
Reaction score
44
Location
Maryland
Vehicle(s)
2017 Fusion Sport: 2017 Fiesta ST
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
Tongue weight was 510lbs. I’m curious to see how unused ones look.
On previous trucks, I replaced my bumps with Sumo Springs, helped the ride quality and kept things level. I’ll reach out to them and see if they plan on making a set for our trucks.
 

djrobb

Well-Known Member
First Name
David
Joined
Nov 12, 2018
Messages
403
Reaction score
281
Location
Alexandria,Va
Vehicle(s)
2006 Tacoma 4dr Sport Long Bed
Vehicle Showcase
1
Here is mine from one side. 300 miles on the truck. Filled the bed with mulch a few times but no towing. You can see they are hollow somewhat and have kind of a lip around the top.
2B651B9E-D1EE-42FD-948A-3C1DF14E9CE0.jpeg
9985C47A-8677-4C07-9BC5-97516F9580D3.jpeg
782F8FE0-4327-4D7F-A58A-DBA77FA34A53.jpeg
 

RedlandRanger

Moderator
First Name
Rob
Joined
Nov 14, 2018
Messages
2,833
Reaction score
2,703
Location
Oregon
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat FX4, 1973 Mercury Capri
Vehicle Showcase
1
So they are built with a hole in them - OK, that doesn't look so bad then - I guess the black is from hitting the springs. I had assumed they were a bulb and that the bulb had worn thru. Glad that is not the case.
 

THLONE

Well-Known Member
First Name
Thom
Joined
Feb 12, 2019
Messages
579
Reaction score
496
Location
Tucson,AZ
Vehicle(s)
68 Chev C-20, 1996 Ford 1t Powerstroke 4X4, 2019 Ford Ranger XL 4X4
Vehicle Showcase
1
Dang maybe that one leaf spring in the back is not so good. The highway systems in this country are bad so 500 lbs tongue weight bouncing along hitting chuck holes requires a beefed spring.
 

skibuff

Well-Known Member
First Name
Kevin
Joined
Nov 1, 2018
Messages
151
Reaction score
117
Location
Northern California
Vehicle(s)
2009 Ford Escape / 2019 Ford Ranger XLT Lighting Blue
Just to confirm what other have said. I was at the dealership today and looked at a new truck on the showroom floor and it looked the same with the hole in it.
 

P. A. Schilke

Well-Known Member
First Name
Phil
Joined
Apr 3, 2019
Messages
2,269
Reaction score
5,602
Location
GV Arizona
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ranger FX4 Lariat 4x4, 2016 Lincoln MKX, 2005 Alfa Motorhome
Occupation
Engineer Retired
Vehicle Showcase
1
Hi,

Yep...this looks like my Ranger when it only had about 5 miles on it....This jounce bumper seems to be a progressive rate, and when severely loaded it gets more resistivity...Beats the old rubber blocks a ton...From what I see...your bumpers are perfectly normal. Important that you read the owners manual for trailer tow for both tongue weight and GCW. Make sure you are within these specs.

best,
Phil Schilke,
Ranger Vehicle Engineering
Ford Motor Co. - Retired
 

Garnet

Well-Known Member
First Name
Garnet
Joined
Feb 21, 2019
Messages
46
Reaction score
27
Location
Moose Jaw, Sask.
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ranger
My truck looks the same as in the first picture. No towing or heavy loads. Ford is replacing them today with the same thing? Under warranty.
 

Mellow

Well-Known Member
First Name
Joe
Joined
Mar 11, 2019
Messages
260
Reaction score
303
Location
DFW
Vehicle(s)
19 Sport Lariat 2WD Plat. White
Looks fine to me, the excess material simply looks like what's left over from the mold process and wasn't trimmed.
 











Top