BAM Products Solid Roller Lifters?

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BAM Products Solid Roller Lifters?

Post by BradH » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:30 pm

I know a couple of places that sell BAM Products roller lifters as their private label brand, but don't know anyone who has used them. Can I get some feedback on how their Pro-series solid rollers have been working for people, and the type of application they've been used in? Thanks - Brad

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Re: BAM Products Solid Roller Lifters?

Post by MadBill » Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:33 pm

The name is not auspicious... :)
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Post by EDC » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:26 pm

Brad Miller -

He just markets a lifter design he copied from another manufacturer.

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Re: BAM Products Solid Roller Lifters?

Post by Criterion » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:50 pm

I purchased a set of their "Pro-Plus" big block Mopar lifters for a 512 project. I acquired the solid rollers through MRL Engines after talking to Mike, the owner, for a long while about them. I can't speak to their reliability because I haven't run the engine as of yet, but the fit and finish is impeccable. Really nice fatigue resistant rivets on the link bars (I've had bad luck with COMP elite rivets failing in another application), great looking surface grinding, very accurate sizing, one-piece construction, oversized wheels and axle, good block and lift compatibility in terms of oil hole placement, and they have a lot of options available if you want to customize them (e.g, offsets, pushrod oiling or not, and "custom-custom" if you're willing to pay).

From what I know, "BAM products" was started by a former Crane employee. Visually the lifters are good as anything I have seen, and if you want some real-world experience, call Mike at MRL engines. He uses them in a lot of his builds -- many street oriented. When I had spoken to him, those lifters were his preference. There might even be an option to use bushings instead of needle bearings now.

The only other comparable lifter that I have experience with in my specific application would be Isky Red Zones, and those were three times the price. From what I've seen, the BAM lifters acquit themselves very nicely irregardless of cost, but only time will tell the full tale.

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Post by j.toney » Sun May 20, 2018 9:40 pm

Updates? Looking into these now for my bbf.

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Re: BAM Products Solid Roller Lifters?

Post by swampbuggy » Sun May 20, 2018 10:19 pm

I remember a sign on a wall somewhere in the past that read, "The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of a cheap price is forgotten" :wink: Mark H.

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Re: BAM Products Solid Roller Lifters?

Post by PerfTech » Sun May 20, 2018 10:50 pm

We have been using BAM lifters for almost 3 years in oval track, drag race and street. We have had no failures. We have used bouth the needle bearing and bushing type we are dealers for them if you want some give me a call.

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Re: BAM Products Solid Roller Lifters?

Post by GARY C » Sun May 20, 2018 11:14 pm

My guess is they are made by one company and named in house ... Morel makes a large number of the lifters out there.
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Re: BAM Products Solid Roller Lifters?

Post by KnightEngines » Sun May 20, 2018 11:59 pm

They aren't made by anyone else, they are made in house.

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Re: BAM Products Solid Roller Lifters?

Post by GARY C » Mon May 21, 2018 12:10 am

KnightEngines wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 11:59 pm
They aren't made by anyone else, they are made in house.
Thats cool, you don't see that a lot these days.
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Re: BAM Products Solid Roller Lifters?

Post by Geoff2 » Mon May 21, 2018 6:32 am

I would be more worried if the name was BANG products...

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Re: BAM Products Solid Roller Lifters?

Post by houser45 » Mon May 21, 2018 7:17 am

I have used many of them. No failures when cycled out every 30 nights. My only wish was that they had a 3/8 axle size like the crowers.

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Re: BAM Products Solid Roller Lifters?

Post by cstraub » Tue May 22, 2018 4:19 pm

KnightEngines wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 11:59 pm
They aren't made by anyone else, they are made in house.
Must have one hell of a basement underneath the house:


BAM Lifters
1321 Oak Forest Dr.
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

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Re: BAM Products Solid Roller Lifters?

Post by Scotthatch » Tue May 22, 2018 4:39 pm

cstraub wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 4:19 pm
KnightEngines wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 11:59 pm
They aren't made by anyone else, they are made in house.
Must have one hell of a basement underneath the house:


BAM Lifters
1321 Oak Forest Dr.
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Google Earth is your friend.
That's funny.......

Guess he could have a shop he farms it out too but I would think import more likely
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Re: BAM Products Solid Roller Lifters?

Post by grandsport51 » Tue May 22, 2018 5:08 pm

Not too many basements in Ormond Beach!!!
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