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Unread 06-18-2011, 07:02 PM   #16
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I really love the look of the riddler.

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Unread 06-19-2011, 01:36 PM   #17
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This is an awesome paint job
Thanks! They turned out pretty nice. I was actually going to switch the black and silver, but wasnt sure how it would look.
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Unread 06-19-2011, 03:44 PM   #18
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I put on a front D30 Ruff Stuff and a rear 8.25 Ruff Stuff. Opted for the countersunk bolts and the drain plug for both (edit: rear didn't come drilled for countersunk bolts but came with 2 sets of bolts... still need to address this).. The drain plug is a little vulnerable, only drawback I can see? These are super beefy and a perfect fit. Very nice welding and look awesome in semi gloss black.

I don't have any pics specifically...yet. 4-4.5" lift front and rear, no clearance issues with the stock tie rod. Will see when I replace it?

Correction, snapped a pic or two.

Rear CH8.25



Front D30 LP



Basic black, I know...boring. You already chose the Riddler, but thought I would post up as I actually remembered to take pics this time.
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Unread 06-20-2011, 05:44 AM   #19
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You guys all have very pretty diff covers, nice paint jobs

Go wheel more!


Here is my front RuffStuff cover all beat to hell. Definitely could not have wheeled without this thing, I would have destroyed my gears 1000 times over. Yes, the tie rod hits the cover, but I have Currie steering, plus my axle is pushed forward about 2", so that doesn't help matters. It was fine with the Currie steering before the Poly longarm install.



I originally got mine front and rear with the drain plug and no countersunk bolts. I just bought a new front cover with no drain plug and countersunk bolts this time. The drain plugs will come loose if they ever hit a rock, and if you go offroad, they will definitely come in contact with rocks. Skip it, it'll just leak all the time. As far as the bolts go, I've used mine so much, I've literally scraped the bottom lip off the front cover, so the bottom 3-4 bolts have about half of their hex heads left. Makes it very hard to get the cover off. Countersunk bolts should fix this issue.
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Unread 06-20-2011, 02:39 PM   #20
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Riddler front d30, does not rub on anything. I cant see how a tracbar/tierod would constantly hit the thing. maybe on the d44 though..
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Unread 06-20-2011, 03:56 PM   #21
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You guys all have very pretty diff covers, nice paint jobs

Go wheel more!


Here is my front RuffStuff cover all beat to hell. Definitely could not have wheeled without this thing, I would have destroyed my gears 1000 times over. Yes, the tie rod hits the cover, but I have Currie steering, plus my axle is pushed forward about 2", so that doesn't help matters. It was fine with the Currie steering before the Poly longarm install.



I originally got mine front and rear with the drain plug and no countersunk bolts. I just bought a new front cover with no drain plug and countersunk bolts this time. The drain plugs will come loose if they ever hit a rock, and if you go offroad, they will definitely come in contact with rocks. Skip it, it'll just leak all the time. As far as the bolts go, I've used mine so much, I've literally scraped the bottom lip off the front cover, so the bottom 3-4 bolts have about half of their hex heads left. Makes it very hard to get the cover off. Countersunk bolts should fix this issue.
I didn't know being clean and detailed meant your vehicle never wheeled. This Rubicon has wheeled everything and always showed up prettier sms more detailed then most tow rigs.



Oh ya, riddler diff covers on her LOL



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Unread 06-20-2011, 04:19 PM   #22
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I doubt you wheel in very much mud in the desert Nice JK.
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Unread 06-20-2011, 04:50 PM   #23
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I doubt you wheel in very much mud in the desert Nice JK.
MUD? Whats that?
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Unread 06-20-2011, 08:39 PM   #24
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I as well have both riddler front and rear, and I smashed my front diff off a rock going 25 =[, thought i could clear it, put a ding in the cover, but it didn't do a damn thing to the cover, it took it like a champ. I have alot of clearance from trac bar, and I have rugged ridge upgraded steering. I may have pictures, i'll need to search, if not tomorrow I will take some from all angles.
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Unread 06-20-2011, 08:41 PM   #25
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Oh, and 7and a half inch of lift...
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Unread 06-20-2011, 08:44 PM   #26
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How much deeper are the Riddlers D30 diff covers than stock?

My JCR 1 ton tierod is within millimeters of contacting the stock cover and full lock...
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Unread 06-21-2011, 04:04 AM   #27
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thanks to all the awesome jeep forum members!!

riddler it is. ill post pics in here when i order it / get / paint it
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Unread 06-21-2011, 06:28 AM   #28
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I was talking about everyone's fancy paint jobs on the diff cover. You clearly have a bunch of rock marks on your cover, so you don't apply
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Unread 08-22-2011, 09:24 AM   #29
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I was talking about everyone's fancy paint jobs on the diff cover. You clearly have a bunch of rock marks on your cover, so you don't apply
forgot about this post... CRAP, I should have got out the touch up......
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Unread 08-22-2011, 01:14 PM   #30
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someone should message raven and tell her I need riddler.
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