This is a set of five optional RPM Snap-Tite Body Savers, and are intended for use with any vehicle that uses 1/4" body posts. One of the weakest points on a Lexan body is where the body mounts to the chassis. The holes put in the body for the body posts have a tendency to crack & fracture. This is the reason RPM designed these cool body savers. With their ideal two piece design, it allows one piece to slide through the bottom of the body while the second piece snaps into place from the top of the body. These body savers stay right where you put them, on the body, so you never have to worry about chasing them around! RPM has found that body life tends to triple when they are installed! Molded from black nylon and sold in a set of five, four for the body mounts & one for the antenna hole!
This product was added to our catalog on October 13, 2009
1. Nearly impossible to fit on the body. My JConcepts SCT body is a pretty standard model, and when I drilled out the hole to fit the washers, i found that you have to go quite a bit bigger before anyone can snap the two washers together (to allow the inner part to flex enough so it would reach the mating part). I am a 6'2" 240lb man with strong hands, and it was all I could do to snap them together. Once together, the don't want to stay together. Because body post positions on a SCT are often in corners or curved sections, anytime there is movement, the two sides are pried apart. I ended up CA gluing them, but suspect they'll pop off the first bad wreck I get in. Disappointing cause i can't go back since the holes are now so much bigger, and even more disappointing cause I put these on a brand new body I had just meticulously painted with a four color masked scheme (ie, a lot of work).
2. Once on, the body post clips are nearly impossible to put on. Due to the increased thickness of the bodysavers, the holes on the body posts are too low. I had to Dremel down the post flange a bit to get the clips on (which incidentally means you will need new posts when you go back to NO bodysavers on future bodies, which I certainly will).
On the plus side, they do look good on the body and had several nice compliments as to their appearance.
Good idea but bad design for thick(er) bodies