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post #16 of 17 Old 03-06-2017, 08:04 PM
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There is a thread, I think in TJ Tech, with pictures of what can happen. The thread might have been about using hockey pucks as body lift spacers, but the concept is the same.

It may be common and cheap, but I think it is something with pretty big downside. Let's say you get in an accident and the spacer fails due to degradation of the materials. Bolt will then almost certainly snap and then stress and increased load potential issues on remaining bolts. Seat may come loose or at a minimum shift a bit. Not things you want happening in an accident. And what if it isn't your seat, but a passenger. A friend or family member gets hurt. Or someone is killed and their family sues you. Your choice, but personally not something I would choose to be cheap on.
Hi Biff,

After your comments, I did some more research which included the previous hockey puck posts on this website and thought I should look into using metal blocks instead of the hockey pucks. I was also contemplating this because I needed to fix a scratch in the truck liner on my tub. I was lucky enough to get the metal for free and use a nice shop to cut and drill the blocks. So for $4.00 in bolts and a chance to work on my Jeep I might as well replace the pucks. The picture below shows the puck with the most deformation on it from nearly two years of use. All 8 bolts were still very tight well over the required 35 and 55lbs of torque. So I am not sold on the previous comments that hockey pucks are as brittle as other forum topics say.

That being said I would never use them as a body lift or even a bump stop extension.

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post #17 of 17 Old 03-07-2017, 04:57 PM
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Thanks for posting the picture. Good to see.

I actually will use them as bumpstop extensions, in particular on the lower pad. When used as extensions they really don't need to be under any serious clamping force. In fact, on the lower pad you can even use epoxy to attach them, although use a lot as they like to come loose if you don't.

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