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buying a Diff Guard

who has em? whos heard good things about brands?
im getting one. looking at around $100 i dont like the superlift one..

heres the one im looking at currently
http://purplecranium.com/wsm/i-78_fo...ock_guard.html

powder coated bright red
http://purplecranium.com/wsm/i-198_bright_red.html

option 2, dont remember where i saw it.. but it was a whole cover and it was made out of 3/8" steel...


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or just take the standard black hammer tone for no extra charge..
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Superlift also makes 1 for the 8.8....
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http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...ver-p-180.html

Id go with the Ruffstuffspecialties cover. I have one for my front 44. It is crazy beefy. 1/2" flange with 3/8" cover.
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I like the spider diff guards, I may get one along with a chrome cover. Mine is more for show with the occasional potential for actual protection.
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dont like the superlift too much...

but too bad yall didnt chime in sooner, i ordered the spider one 2 nights ago...


and that rough stuff one was the one i was talking about..
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stop backing into stuff and you wont need it
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what im slowly getting into is rock crawling, as much as a ranger can do that is.. and i know that eventually im gonna come off some rocks wrong..

its just nice to have the added security back there
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^^when ever im not fawking working!
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what im slowly getting into is rock crawling, as much as a ranger can do that is.. and i know that eventually im gonna come off some rocks wrong..

its just nice to have the added security back there
if your trying to get into crawling, id change your coming soon sig to 15x8 steel wheels
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i got it on 15x10, but good catch haha

turns out i ordered the PCP Half guard... the holes dont line up and the mounting surface hits elevated part of the diff cover..

so im gonna send it back and get that fixed.
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i got it on 15x10, but good catch haha
the 8's will allow you to air down more, with less risk of blowing a bead.
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i like the first one you posted, a very nice cover ied sport.
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the 8's will allow you to air down more, with less risk of blowing a bead.

not as road friendly though are they? i have seen x14.5's on a 15x8" wheel perform flawlessly at 3psi..

i need a happy medium between road and trail.. unless i can get a good deal, im working on some 15x8's right now.. maybe just trail tires, we'll see how the money looks


anyways, i got my diff guard in, all but one bolt fits if no one saw my other thread
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looks nice and beefy! why didn't you get a full cover? just curious
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the full cage?
or the ruff stuff one?

this one looked cool, and i couldn't find the other ones before i ordered this one. then again i didn't look too hard
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didnt feel it was necessary, but now looking at the 1/2 cover, it doesnt go up nearly as high as i had expected..


who knows i may sell it in a few months..
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Now I am thinking you can install the half cover without much lube leakage? A full cover you have to remove all of the bolts which seems you could break the gasket seal? Or do the covers only line up with every other hole or something like that so you have no leakage?
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I have the half cage like you have but I also got an anodized cover and stainless bolts. hopefully I can get it installed this weekend.
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not as road friendly though are they? i have seen x14.5's on a 15x8" wheel perform flawlessly at 3psi..

i need a happy medium between road and trail.. unless i can get a good deal, im working on some 15x8's right now.. maybe just trail tires, we'll see how the money looks


anyways, i got my diff guard in, all but one bolt fits if no one saw my other thread
guard looks good....now lift that dude some more and get that guard dirty....it looks out of place with all that shine...
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Now I am thinking you can install the half cover without much lube leakage? A full cover you have to remove all of the bolts which seems you could break the gasket seal? Or do the covers only line up with every other hole or something like that so you have no leakage?
I pulled the bottom 5 bolts, no leaking..you MAY get away with pulling all 10.. but you may also pull all 10 expecting it not to fall off, then have a massive mess lol


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guard looks good....now lift that dude some more and get that guard dirty....it looks out of place with all that shine...
Im trying to get the RCD Kit for graduation.. then throw some 35's under it..
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looks good, now go test it and invite me :)
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looks good, now go test it and invite me :)
HELL YEA
man, i have gone offroading with Wayne once, but that wasnt much, a little muddy trail, it would be cool to see how other people push their trucks offroad



once we get into may, ill let you know, all my weekends in april were and are booked up lol, plus i wont get it back for a few weeks anyways

is there anywhere down by where u live we could go? (riverside not home home)

the only place i go is out by the dam, thats a hell of a drive for you lol, heh actually i almost rolled it last time i was out there.. knock on wood
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