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post #1 of 8 Old 08-21-2005, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Diff cover hitting gas tank skid

The diff cover on my 8.8 (Blue Torch Fab cover) is hitting my gas tank skid. I have a Skid Row skid, which just covers the OEM skid plate. The best I can figure for now is to just remove the Skid Row skid, and see if there is enough room between the two.

The diff cover is very very large, and may also contribute to the close proximity of the the two. This gas tank skid doesnt give any addition clearance like a Kilby skid does, but I was thinking maybe I could just tuck it up farther b/c I do have a 1.25 body lift. Either that or just section out an area of the Skid Row skid with a grinder to allow room between the diff and skid...what do you guys think?

I already added some coil spacers to try and get some room, but when I added my SYE and dialed in the pinion it seemed to move em closer. Any ideas......

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anyone??????
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post #3 of 8 Old 08-21-2005, 08:39 PM
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could you grind the diff guard, or cut the skid?

I have the Tera diff cover and the Skid Row skid...and no contact...

since the area you are hitting on the skid is not likely to ever be a spot you'll hit with a rock, you could cut out a small section for extra clearance...

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big waylon....yea I think I am goin to cut out a section of the skid....first Im gonna drop the skid plate and see if it'll clear the stock skid...then either try and tuck the tank up more...and/or section that area of the skid....hopefully it'll all work out...thanks for your input
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That is a very common problem when you rotate the pinion. You might have to put on adjusable lowers and move the axle a tiny bit in.

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That is a very common problem when you rotate the pinion. You might have to put on adjusable lowers and move the axle a tiny bit in.
ahhhhhhh never tought bout that I have all adj CA's....so I would need to shorten em the lowers? Possibly????
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ahhhhhhh never tought bout that I have all adj CA's....so I would need to shorten em the lowers? Possibly????
That would be the easiest fix.

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Cool thanks guys...I'll do that in the AM...and let you know how it went. I really appreciate your replys....

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