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Unread 06-16-2011, 05:39 PM   #1
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Show me your front dif covers and talk about them

considering asking abou the riddler cover yielded me like 2 results, ill just ask the cherokee owners.

shoot me a picture, tell me what lift you have and talk about track bar clearence.

I have a week or so to decide which diff cover I want. Originalyy I wanted riddler, because its smooth, but I heard its got poor track bar clearence.

post up, let me hear what you run, what you reccomend ect. I'll be doing alot of woods running. So tree stumps ect happen. Along with rocks

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Unread 06-16-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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I have the riddler cover with 3.5" lift. no clearance issues noticed.




I recommend it. my other choice was going to be a crane cover.
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Unread 06-16-2011, 08:52 PM   #3
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I have the rough country dana 30 diff guard on my xj ruffstuff on the rear chrysler 8.25
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Unread 06-16-2011, 09:06 PM   #4
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thank you bob!!! thats exactly the kind of posts I'm looking for!!
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Unread 06-16-2011, 09:26 PM   #5
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Rough Country guard over my stock cover. Looks cool, performs well. The only thing I don't like is, you can't add any fluid without taking it off which means 5 lower cover bolts need to come out. Also sucks when you do a fluid change. You have to install the cover with the stock bolts, let the sealant dry a few hours or overnight and reinstall he guard the next day. I'm looking in to the "Solid" diff covers next. They have them for a good price.
Oh, no clearance issues btw

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Unread 06-16-2011, 09:45 PM   #6
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thank you!
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Unread 06-17-2011, 05:38 AM   #7
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YW. Here is a link to that cover I mentioned. You can't beat that price. http://solidaxle.com/ProductCart/pc/...1&idcategory=0
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Unread 06-17-2011, 10:17 AM   #8
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Solid Differential Cover & LubeLocker Gasket:

Since I am stock height (no lift), it rubs when going over a semi-decent bump in the road. I am sure if I was even lifted 2", I wouldn't have this problem. Nothing that a little grinding won't take care of though. Can't beat it for the price of $64.
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Unread 06-17-2011, 04:59 PM   #9
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No lift yet, no clearance issues. I like the cleaner look of the riddlers.
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Unread 06-17-2011, 06:15 PM   #10
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Rough Country guard over my stock cover. Looks cool, performs well. The only thing I don't like is, you can't add any fluid without taking it off which means 5 lower cover bolts need to come out. Also sucks when you do a fluid change. You have to install the cover with the stock bolts, let the sealant dry a few hours or overnight and reinstall he guard the next day. I'm looking in to the "Solid" diff covers next. They have them for a good price.
Oh, no clearance issues btw

This is the same problem I have with my rough country diff guard.They sold us the wrong diff guard I think their is a difference between the factory diff covers verus high or low pinion dana 30 axles.
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Unread 06-17-2011, 06:29 PM   #11
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This is the same problem I have with my rough country diff guard.They sold us the wrong diff guard I think their is a difference between the factory diff covers verus high or low pinion dana 30 axles.
There's no difference between the hp/lp, except for the back of the housing, and the gearset.
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Unread 06-17-2011, 07:47 PM   #12
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I have Solid covers front and rear. My tie rod does contact my front cover when I'm flexing and turning. The tie rod is built from 1.5 DOM tubing.

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Unread 06-17-2011, 09:15 PM   #13
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nice

This is an awesome paint job

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No lift yet, no clearance issues. I like the cleaner look of the riddlers.
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Unread 06-17-2011, 09:56 PM   #14
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I run Riddler in the rear D44 and Ruff Stuff Specialties on the front D30: http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/D30COV.html

I would highly recommend either. The Ruff Stuff is just pure beef.
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Unread 06-18-2011, 06:11 PM   #15
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There's no difference between the hp/lp, except for the back of the housing, and the gearset.
Then why do some of these diff guards block the fill plug hole and some of them don't?
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