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Unread 11-07-2008, 08:39 PM   #1
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Differential Cover or glider? Which better?

Planning to change the fluid in the front diff soon and was thinking about getting a new diff cover. But it seems to me you could still slam the pumpkin down on top of a rock and the front cover wouldn't do anything for you.
Then I found this glider and was wondering if this would or wouldn't work better.
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12523_200.htm
Tell me why a diff cover would or wouldn't be better than this. This is for the Dana 30 front diff

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Unread 11-09-2008, 04:46 AM   #2
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I was wondering about this myself. They look like they would work very well, but I've never seen anyone running them. Comments, anyone?
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Unread 11-09-2008, 05:30 AM   #3
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the 2 things mentioned do different things. the diff cover is a heavy duty cover that resists impacts directly to the cover. whereas the skid allows the axle to slide over the rock or whatever could potentially get you hung up. for the max in strength and protection get both.
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Unread 11-09-2008, 07:15 AM   #4
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Planning to change the fluid in the front diff soon and was thinking about getting a new diff cover. But it seems to me you could still slam the pumpkin down on top of a rock and the front cover wouldn't do anything for you.
Then I found this glider and was wondering if this would or wouldn't work better.
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12523_200.htm
Tell me why a diff cover would or wouldn't be better than this. This is for the Dana 30 front diff

Thanks
I had one similar to that one on my YJ, and it saved my front diff both on the trail and off ! That on part was when a large chunk of concrete fell off of a construction truck going down the freeway. Off-road; it helped alot to get me past some of those low obstacles. Too bad my tie-rod took a hit though...
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Unread 11-09-2008, 09:10 AM   #5
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A SOLID or Riddler diff cover will take enormus amounts of abuse why add a slider when it lowers ground clearance and will probably get you hung up on something.
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Unread 11-09-2008, 09:31 AM   #6
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That is the RockIt by TurboCity and that's the last thing I'd pay good $$$ for. Gliders can be very good but that one isn't strong enough to hold up to anything serious. Several local guys I know used to run that exact glider but the rocks ended up ripping it right off. That particular product is just not strong enough to use in truly rocky terrain where a glider would otherwise be handy to have.

Between that and a good beefy diff cover, I'd go for the cover every time.

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Planning to change the fluid in the front diff soon and was thinking about getting a new diff cover. But it seems to me you could still slam the pumpkin down on top of a rock and the front cover wouldn't do anything for you.
Then I found this glider and was wondering if this would or wouldn't work better.
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12523_200.htm
Tell me why a diff cover would or wouldn't be better than this. This is for the Dana 30 front diff

Thanks
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