Originally Posted by Uncle Sams Misguided ChildView Post
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.
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. )
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.