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post #1 of 14 Old 10-15-2019, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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aftermarket diff covers or skid plate ???

Hi guys,

i would like to hear your opinion on this matter , should i go for aftermarket diff cover such as PS, solid, alloy usa or skid plate ? thanks
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i would like to hear your opinion on this matter , should i go for aftermarket diff cover such as PS, solid, alloy usa or skid plate ? thanks
Umm... Yeah. And you should wear a condom, avoid ghettos after midnight, see a doctor now and again, take a shower daily and a whole bunch of other blatant common sense things.

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Diff covers for diffs, skid plates for underbelly soft points.

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Diff covers for diffs, skid plates for underbelly soft points.
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How about aluminum covers, you havenít talked about those yet. Oh wait, mine are aluminum. Can they take a hit? Iím asking for a friend.


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I have a set of Riddler covers. They must project some magical force field that sends the rocks right into my control arm brackets.

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. . . - wait, I have Riddler diff covers - should I be offended?

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I have a set of Riddler covers. They must project some magical force field that sends the rocks right into my control arm brackets.

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You need skids for your control arm brackets.
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You need skids for your control arm brackets.
I had them up front, but the thin brackets deformed a little anyway. Replaced the entire brackets with Artec. Rears look scary too; going to replace all the brackets sometime in the near future. OR, just go back to OEM diff cover lol.

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How about aluminum covers, you haven’t talked about those yet. Oh wait, mine are aluminum. Can they take a hit? I’m asking for a friend.


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you can't hide the true sentiment I detect in your comment,dude.
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can tell you asked this solely 'cuz you wanna see the
stringent tests that G2 puts these thru ...

it's been years , thankfully, :





OP.

If you can't tell, both protections are important.
you'll want both if you are really using the Jeep in rocks however, if you are choosing one or the other , I'd suggest the oil pan skid first ,then the diff protection.

if you're tight on budget, u can get something like this really pretty affordably: or just save for what you want.
(Yukon , WFO , Ballistic Fab , RuffStuff, to name a few , all who have diff covers for your R&P protection. )

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I thought this might help.

This is a fantastic flow chart. 10/10

To the OP, if you run rocks, get covers. I run an Undercover Fab on my front 60 and a motobilt 13bolt on my rear. Both take a serious beating.

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This is a fantastic flow chart. 10/10

To the OP, if you run rocks, get covers. I run an Undercover Fab on my front 60 and a motobilt 13bolt on my rear. Both take a serious beating.


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I have to agree with the Poison Spider diff cover choice. After destroying the rear original & an aluminum cover, the Poison Spider has lasted the longest & still looks good after dragging on some rocks that really scratch up the diff housing.
I wanted the diff protector or skid plate for the front after destroying the original & an aluminum cover but let my local guru talk me into an ARB cover. So far so good but can't make any sense about where on the dip stick I should find the correct fluid level.
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You can also do something like these from Ruffstuff.

https://www.allensoffroad.com/Axles-...VERS-RUFFSTUFF

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