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post #1 of 5 Old 01-26-2017, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket High Clearance 8.8 Diff Covers

So, I'm in the market for a new diff cover for my 8.8. I've tagged my stock cover on several rocks and now want to upgrade.

I love the Warn diff skid, and would be ideal for me, but seems to be discontinued. Now I am looking for an entire cover but want one with a low profile or high clearance so it will still clear my gas tank. I don't want to push my axle forward to clear a different diff cover if I can avoid it.

Can anyone tell me which diff covers are closest to the same height as the stock diff cover? When I mean height, I am referring to how tall they would be if I laid them flat on a table and measured how tall they would be at the highest point.

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-27-2017, 07:49 AM
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I can't compare the stock cover, because it never made it past the install phase. I did start out with a Ruffstuff cover. It wouldn't clear the Warn gas tank skid plate, on my YJ. So I went with a Riddler cover. It was the lowest profile I could find, and just barely clears the skid.

Here's a pic to compare it to the Ruffstuff cover:




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post #3 of 5 Old 01-28-2017, 07:01 AM
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It's hard to beat the price of the Solid diff cover. I've used them for years, and they are great. Every other option will be 2x or 3x the price


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post #4 of 5 Old 01-28-2017, 11:15 AM
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I looked at the Solid also, back when I was in the market for one. But my concern was the clearance issue. All the research I did said that the Solid 8.8 cover was just a little bit taller than the Riddler. Then I found the Riddler on sale, for just a few bucks more, and went for it.

If clearance is as a big an issue for you as it was for me, I'd go with the Riddler. If not, I'm sure the Solid would be just fine.

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post #5 of 5 Old 01-28-2017, 03:27 PM
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I put the ruffstuff on my 8.8 and it hits. I have it tilted up a lot with the cv and tummy tuck so it hits on the top bend. I'm thinking I'll have to cut the corner off and weld a plate in there. It rubs the factory skid but honestly is not terrible.
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