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Unread 05-22-2010, 11:23 AM   #1
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Riddler diff cover or Warn diff skid plate?

Please help me decide which one for the FRONT dana 44 axle on my 2006 rubicon. I've heard a lot about people having clearance issues with a lot of the aftermarket covers. You guys advice would be much appreciated!

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Unread 05-22-2010, 01:40 PM   #2
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I say Riddler. I believe they have one of the lowest profiles available for a aftermarket diff cover, I have one on my 8.8 w/ plenty of clearance of the gas tank oem skid. There's a thread on here somewhere that offers different cover depths.



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Riddler: 2-7/8"

Solid: 2-7/8"

Rockcrusher: 3-1/4"

Ruff Stuff Specialties: 3-9/16"
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Unread 05-22-2010, 01:45 PM   #3
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Here it is:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/lo...92/index2.html
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Unread 05-22-2010, 02:06 PM   #4
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Unread 05-22-2010, 02:20 PM   #5
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I am going with the Riddler for sure but I have a D30.
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I love my riddler cover. I just hate the track bar that doesn't clear it.

go with the skid or a Barnett cover if you plan to run less than 4" of lift.
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I love my riddler cover. I just hate the track bar that doesn't clear it.

go with the skid or a Barnett cover if you plan to run less than 4" of lift.
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I would go for the Riddler. I love mine. Looks great and is Indestructable.
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I'm only running about an inch of lift and don't really intend on going any higher. At least not anytime real soon, so maybe the Warn skid would be the best on the front, then go with the Riddler on the rear.
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I believe they have one of the lowest profiles available for a aftermarket diff cover
that may be true for 8.8... but for the D30 and D44, Riddler makes the biggest cover on the market. in fact, the stock mount on the frame actually hits the Riddler D44 cover at 1.75" bumpstops - with the track bar completely removed. it also hits all aftermarket track bars with less than 3" of bumpstop.



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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/tj...it-fit-738948/

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I'm only running about an inch of lift and don't really intend on going any higher. At least not anytime real soon, so maybe the Warn skid would be the best on the front, then go with the Riddler on the rear.
when i was at stock height the D44 Riddler rubbed the gas tank at full compression. not bad...but enough to scratch paint off the cover & the Kilby skid (which has more clearance than the stock skid)
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What about the SOLID or Rockcrusher covers on the rear? Maybe I should just go with the Warn skids on the front and back? I know I'll have to rinse the mud out of the Warn skids, that's why I was wanting a cover for the rear. The front will be pretty easy to rinse out but the rear has the gas tank in the way. But I don't want any rubbing issues.
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Oooooh. My bad. I just assumed that they are all the same depth. Sorry. My bad. Noted.
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i have a warn on the front and have beat the **** out of it and its held up great. it has big drain holes so when you get back from wheeling you can hose it out pretty easily. my only advice would be to get rid of the allen head bolts it comes with and use some slightly longer hex head bolts. i ground the bottom allen bolt down on rocks so bad that the hole where the allen key goes was ground in half. the skid is very nice though.
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oh and its made in the usa as well, which is a plus in my book.
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I've had a Warn differential skid on the front axle for 6 years. Works well for me...
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