Pull up a chair... It's not out of the realm of possibilities, but highly unlikely. At rest, I have 4" of uptravel until the links hit the hood, and 5" of uptravel before the axle hits the bare frame. I'll be running heavy, all-rubber bump stops. They'll get installed the next time I have my axle out. (Can't fit the drill in there till then.) Compressing the bumpstops to less than 1" would require some huge forces. I understand that articulation will allow the link to travel farther than it would through perpendicular travel, but having the swaybar in function should keep that at a minimum. I'm building this thing to use and abuse, so even if it does hit, it won't be too big of a deal. The hood already looks like it was driven over. If I plan on a big trail weekend, I'll pull the links for flex and it won't be an issue. I remember being asked this before... we'll see if I still have the same reasoning. I'm not a big fan of coilovers on anything but a racer for a few reasons. 1) My biggest gripe is how they push until they are maxed out. That aspect is desirable on a racer where you want an airborne tire to offer resistance throughout a long distance of travel for a soft landing and control. I know that can be minimized with coil tuning (see #3), but still, it's an issue. When you are in an off-camber situation off road, the jeep will lean. It loads the downhill side and unloads the uphill side. A traditional coil will unload to a point, then begin to enter its negative spring rate where it's actually using the weight of the axle to pull the jeep back to the ground. It could very easily be the difference of a fun day or vehicle recovery. I've been careful to build this suspension with as much negative spring rate as positive, front and rear. 2) The most important lesson I've learned over my wheeling life is the importance of equal, or near-equal performance from the front/rear suspension. Nothing feels as unpredictable on a trail as a rig with one end that is way-softer than the other end. Equality is the name of the game. If you run a super-flexy front suspension combined with a standard leaf sprung rear, the front will do all the work and the body will follow the rear, making for a very uncomfortable, unstable ride. 3) Price. This thing is getting built on zero budget. Coilovers are a "go big or go home" type of purchase. Any less than top of the line and you'll regret it. I'd have double the $ into one shock than I have into this whole build so far. 4) is a bit weak, but it's important to me. I feel like it's a bit of an easy way out. I want this to handle like a car on the road, and just throwing coilovers in there would be sacrificing some road manners just to make it easier to build. I'm not out to build the wildest rock crawling monster I can. I just want my wife to be able to get in it, turn the key, and get to work safely without dealing with any quirks or compromises. On the weekend, take the family out on trails that other rigs on 32s would struggle on. Thanks for the interest.