Show me your front dif covers and talk about them - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 31 Old 06-16-2011, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
The_Blacksmith
Genius with this metal
 
The_Blacksmith's Avatar
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 2,851
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

The_Blacksmith is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 31 Old 06-16-2011, 06:25 PM
bob6987
Registered User
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 297
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.

1991 YJ, 4.0, 6" lift, 40" tires, full cage, dana44/ford 9, detroit locker, 5.38 gear
2012 JKU
bob6987 is offline  
post #3 of 31 Old 06-16-2011, 08:52 PM
JeepRide
Registered User
 
JeepRide's Avatar
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: West Virginia 25015
Posts: 1,160
I have the rough country dana 30 diff guard on my xj ruffstuff on the rear chrysler 8.25
.

98 xj 4.0L 231 / aw4 /8.25/3.55
31x10.50 a/t 3 inch bastard lift
JeepRide is offline  
post #4 of 31 Old 06-16-2011, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
The_Blacksmith
Genius with this metal
 
The_Blacksmith's Avatar
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 2,851
thank you bob!!! thats exactly the kind of posts I'm looking for!!
The_Blacksmith is offline  
post #5 of 31 Old 06-16-2011, 09:26 PM
lyon
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 277
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

lyon is offline  
post #6 of 31 Old 06-16-2011, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
The_Blacksmith
Genius with this metal
 
The_Blacksmith's Avatar
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 2,851
The_Blacksmith is offline  
post #7 of 31 Old 06-17-2011, 05:38 AM
lyon
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 277
YW. Here is a link to that cover I mentioned. You can't beat that price. http://solidaxle.com/ProductCart/pc/...1&idcategory=0
lyon is offline  
post #8 of 31 Old 06-17-2011, 10:17 AM
MCObray
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Orygun
Posts: 1,558
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.

1994 Dodge Ram 2500. 12V Cummins Turbo Diesel.
MCObray is offline  
post #9 of 31 Old 06-17-2011, 04:59 PM
ADTR14
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lodi
Posts: 52
No lift yet, no clearance issues. I like the cleaner look of the riddlers.
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_1732.JPG  
ADTR14 is offline  
post #10 of 31 Old 06-17-2011, 06:15 PM
JeepRide
Registered User
 
JeepRide's Avatar
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: West Virginia 25015
Posts: 1,160
Quote:
Originally Posted by lyon View Post
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.

98 xj 4.0L 231 / aw4 /8.25/3.55
31x10.50 a/t 3 inch bastard lift
JeepRide is offline  
post #11 of 31 Old 06-17-2011, 06:29 PM
srmitchell
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Humboldt County, CA
Posts: 3,498
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepRide View Post
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.

I work on Mopars
srmitchell is offline  
post #12 of 31 Old 06-17-2011, 07:47 PM
JeepSpeed18
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Boise, ID for now
Posts: 1,441
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.


_=====ooooo
//__l_l_,\____\,_____
l_/-\_l__l_/-\_|lllllll|
_\_/==== |; _\\ \\_|;
_(o)_)___(o)_)--o-)_)

96 Jeep Cherokee 4" lift with 32" KM2's
94 Jeep Cherokee 3" lift with 29's!

JEEP Just Empty Every Pocket my life moto. :)

White Jeep Club Member #109

Jessie The Jeep (lots of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by aircruiser View Post
But yeah my 4.0 has been hydrolocked twice, ran upside down for 7 seconds it still keeps coming back for more. its like that crazy ex-girlfriend that just wont quit..but unlike her, its a good thing haha
JeepSpeed18 is offline  
post #13 of 31 Old 06-17-2011, 09:15 PM
bob6987
Registered User
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 297
nice

This is an awesome paint job

Quote:
Originally Posted by ADTR14 View Post
No lift yet, no clearance issues. I like the cleaner look of the riddlers.

1991 YJ, 4.0, 6" lift, 40" tires, full cage, dana44/ford 9, detroit locker, 5.38 gear
2012 JKU
bob6987 is offline  
post #14 of 31 Old 06-17-2011, 09:56 PM
the_weirdo
Registered User
 
the_weirdo's Avatar
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,739
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.
the_weirdo is offline  
post #15 of 31 Old 06-18-2011, 06:11 PM
JeepRide
Registered User
 
JeepRide's Avatar
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: West Virginia 25015
Posts: 1,160
Quote:
Originally Posted by srmitchell View Post
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?

98 xj 4.0L 231 / aw4 /8.25/3.55
31x10.50 a/t 3 inch bastard lift
JeepRide is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Front axle shaft covers Howard92XJ XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 3 06-07-2011 02:36 PM
aftermarket front bumpers??show specs for customs please! branscorp XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 1 07-24-2009 03:34 AM
Front 44 talk, WMS-WMS, bolt pattern, and such HeavyMetal XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 10 12-03-2006 02:27 PM
Can you show me how you trussed your Dana 30 Front Axle and ford 8.8 if its been done twisted_ed XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 5 04-13-2006 11:58 AM
97+ Front Seat Covers with map pocket jbouliane XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 2 06-22-2004 11:45 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome