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front strut insert bump stops-question?

I was sending my Bilstein front strut inserts out for rebuild and noticed that the original rubber bumper donuts inside the strut housing had been disintegrated into litttle pieces. Possibly age or likely impact damage from bottoming out the front struts but anyway here is my question:

I have been told that the original style bump stops are no longer required as they are internal to the strut inserts that are being currently remanufactured/rebuilt. IS THIS TRUE?
I have not seen a replacement offered for the Bilstein insert on this Pelican site where I order all my parts so am wondering if this is a true statement. I am scepticle and want to make sure before I reinstall the inserts without new bump stops and in the event I do bottom out the suspension I dont damage the insert.

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