Anyone using Rough Country Diff Skid Plate?

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I installed front and rear RC diff skid plates on a 2019 JLU 2L Sahara with Dynatrac 2" lift and the rear has interference with the 48V battery factory skid (driver side) just like the previous 2 door post. Removed it on the trail to stop the metal on metal tapping, need to grind it down and reinstall.

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Do you have a Dana 44 (M220) rear axle? That rear skid looks different than mine based on the angle going up to the driveshaft, could be the camera angle playing tricks on me though :)

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Do you have a Dana 44 (M220) rear axle? That rear skid looks different than mine based on the angle going up to the driveshaft, could be the camera angle playing tricks on me though :)

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I assumed it was an M200 Dana 40, though looking back at the window sticker printed by the used car dealer (not the original), it does say Dana 44 or M220. The skid plate seemed to be well made and bolt on fine (Rough Country says it's for M200), it just rubs on the 48V battery skid like the previous 2-door post and I think it will be fine once I grind the corner off.

Here's a picture from behind, you can see the 48V skid too.

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Anyone can confirm if the rear m220 will fit 3.6 M220 Sahara even if specified Rubicon only?
 

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Anyone can confirm if the rear m220 will fit 3.6 M220 Sahara even if specified Rubicon only?
Shouldn't be any difference, the D44 (m220) should be the same in the back for both models.
 

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Shouldn't be any difference, the D44 (m220) should be the same in the back for both models.
I know, but they specify Rubicon only! I chatted with them and said Rubicon only also. Dunno why.
 

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Yeah, it's pretty darn heavy, wouldn't want to have to ship it back on your dime in case there is some small difference. Can't imagine what it would be though?? Might shoot a PM to @chevymitchell he deals w/ all those differentials on a regular basis, might know one way or the other.
 
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I know, but they specify Rubicon only! I chatted with them and said Rubicon only also. Dunno why.
Yes, it will work if you have the M220. The D44 housings are the same between Sahara and Rubicon.

Rough Country and their website details have always been off a bit. If you read the notes on their site for this part, it also says it will protect the front diff from off-road hazards.
 

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Yes, it will work if you have the M220. The D44 housings are the same between Sahara and Rubicon.

Rough Country and their website details have always been off a bit. If you read the notes on their site for this part, it also says it will protect the front diff from off-road hazards.
Okay!!! Their description needs to be fixed up a bit!!! :)
 

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Just installed my rear one and had to bend the tabs a little as it would rest on the seal for the driveshaft as it came. Heavy and solid, welds and cut marks are not pretty but it will do what it’s supposed to.
 

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Just installed my rear one and had to bend the tabs a little as it would rest on the seal for the driveshaft as it came. Heavy and solid, welds and cut marks are not pretty but it will do what it’s supposed to.
Easy to bend? You have picture?
 

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I stood on the 2 tabs with a long adjustable wrench so it took some force. Below is the before picture now it’s back 3/4 of an inch
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