Diff skids or heavy duty diff covers?

  1. Huehue80

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    Here’s my MC from behind and the front Rancho. The Rancho is a bit scuffed up now after my Rubicon Trail run. But the red has grown on me.

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    I put the Dana covers on mine when I had my gears done. They are made from a heavy duty iron.

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    I'm running a rear golden diaper from Metal Cloak also. I highly recommend getting one. I was trying to hold out for them to release a front skid, but I may have to pick up a Rancho one.
     
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    I've been running the MC rear skid and a Rancho front skid. The Rancho skid folded on the first hit it took. I ordered the MC front and rear diff covers with the new front skid and got them last week. Unfortunately the front Rancho skid folded and I can't get it off due to it's deformation. Going to take it in to my friends shop and have them remove it. I'd stay clear of the Rancho skids.70591723_10220760014410691_392711631789883392_o-X3.jpg
     
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    Wow what a hit, makes me rethink the Rancho skid.
     
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    what exhaust are you running?
     
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    Well this thread just cost me $340 - thank goodness MetalCloak is having a sale.
     
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    I never have understood this mentality. It literally only takes one hit on the right rock to do major damage to a diff/cover. You don't have to be rock crawling to mangle your differentials/covers.
     
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    Just a head's up, the rear MC skid won't work if you have a track bar relocation bracket. Ask me how I know.
     
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    Lol. I did the same thing. :CWL:
     
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    I have the Teraflex relocation bracket, MC rear adj track bar and the MC rear diff skid and things are fine as far as I can tell ….
     
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    looks like it saved your diff from a disaster. being steel, you can probably bend it back and still keep using it. i have the save one on the front, and MC on the rear. the rancho is very beefy. that had to have been a hell of a hit. with the weight of the vehicle coming down on it. that would bend any piece of steel down there. but it saved the diff which is the important part.

    id like to get an MC for the front but wasnt planning on swapping out my diff cover. plus, they only have it for the M210(?) and not us lowly non-rubi owners. :(
     
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    mlebofsky,

    To fit the track bar, did you just shorten it all the way. I tried to install the same thing about three months ago but the track bar was too long. I do need to re center the axle after installing a after market driveline.
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    Are you going to relocate your stabilizer next. That is where I was hitting the most before I installed the SteerSmarts relocation bracket and my falcon Nexus stabilizer.
     
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