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Unread 07-01-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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rugged ridge steering system and g2 aluminum diff cover not compatable

yo all, just switched back to stock diff cover on front dana 30. had upgraded steering to rugged ridge hd cross over steering system and when i installed front locker thought why not add fancy new diff cover, right. Wrong, steering tie rod hit cover when turning ether direction and i suspect when going over bumps. Gotta stop spending money on things that will not work together. More research i guess. to bad, new diff cover looked good, not so much on work bench!

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Unread 07-01-2013, 01:36 PM   #2
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relevant note 91 yj and stock cover 9/16" less deep,or thick than g2 = more room for tie rod
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Unread 07-01-2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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I found this out the hard way too. I went with a cage type guard over the stock diff cover and didn't adjust my steering stops so my clearance is paper thin.

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Unread 07-01-2013, 02:31 PM   #4
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I found this out the hard way too. I went with a cage type guard over the stock diff cover and didn't adjust my steering stops so my clearance is paper thin.

live an learn i guess, less diff fluid = less drag hopefully
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Unread 07-01-2013, 03:26 PM   #5
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I have stock steering (knock on wood - nothing dead yet) and an ARB front cover and my steering will just rub- my sticker I put on the cover is worn away but not the paint on the cover- that is some pretty tight clearance...
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