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Who\'s using boat rollers for body lift?

I know someone mentioned it. I'm adding about 500 pounds to the Scrambler tub in new steel and am curious as to how they hold up. I have one, and it seems rugged yet slightly pliable. I was also wondering about the cold and how it affects the rubber. They have a 1/2" opening as well, so I can go to the larger bolt size. I just don't trust the nylon/fiberglass body lift with all the extra weight. I also can only find the ones with the plastic insert in the middle, so I was going to drill that out and go with a steel sleeve. Any thoughts?

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Re: Who\'s using boat rollers for body lift?

I have the boat rollers for lift on my '63 CJ5. I will tell you to get the hard body mounts. As soon as i can get money i will get a real body lift. I put the lift on because my headers wouldn't clear the floor boards. I need to do the lift quickly, so i went and got the rollers. I cut them to 2 1/2 inches. My problem with them is that deform really bad. THe nylon inserts break. I know my support channels under my body are really bad, but they are bending at the body mounts. It seems that there is not enough support to hold the tub.I plan on getting the 3 inch lift hard plastic pucks. 4 wheel drive and hardware sells body mount rubber in i think 4 foor lengths. This might be harder rubber than the boat rollers.
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Re: Who\'s using boat rollers for body lift?

Depending on how high you want to go, I installed hockey pucks on top of polly mounts. It gives you exactly an inch of lift, and you don't have to worry about the cold (they were designed for ice) best part, they only cost $1 each at sports authority.

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Re: Who\'s using boat rollers for body lift?

Hockey pucks would be a little too noticeable, so I don't want to use them, I have also heard reports of them cracking, so they're out. 1" also isn't enough, I need about 2" to have the body clear the transmission and transfer case.

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Is the body metal bending due to the size of the lift (diamater) against the body? All my mounts are at least 1/4" thick, so bending them isn't really a concern. I know the nylon inserts will break, which is why I was going to replace them with steel. How are the rollers holding up under compression, are they deforming, cracking, or breaking at all?

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Re: Who\'s using boat rollers for body lift?

It is probably a combo of lift size, old metal and my fat a$$ [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] that is beding the channels. The mounts seem to be bloating out. That is the most noticable deformity i see. The nylon inserts already broke on mine and i am not that hard on my jeep every time I go wheeling. If you go for the rollers, look around for different quality. there might be a defference between rollers.
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