If you're going off-road, protect that front differential from damage/leaking!

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Did you have any trouble getting the glide plate to line up to the diff correctly during install? Mine doesn’t line up right. I have double checked and it’s the right model for my Jeep.

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Mine went in good, but i have heard issues where one of the holes has some weld left in it and you have to dremel some of it out to fit it correctly.



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I really like the build quality of the Next Venture Motorsports. I hope they release a Front Diff Skid soon.
 

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these items are easy fixes, aftermarket takes care of it.
No they are not.

There is NO WAY to fix the dumb drain plug location without losing a lot of ground clearance or replacing the axle housing.

On the JK, all you need is a $100 Poison Spider diff cover and you are protected with no loss of ground clearance.




P.S. Changing the diff fluid by removing the cover is still the best way. Gives you a chance to inspect the gears, lockers, everything, before bolting the cover back on.
 

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That's not a solution, that's a cop out.
Not at all, that's a joke!

Of course this is a stupid place for the drain, bangs like that can happen anywhere with serious off road travels! I do believe however for serious rock crawling/climbing, one should have a dedicated vehicle and with that all things would be protected!

Go Jeep!!!
 

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Wish someone would make a slider for the rear dif for my 2018 Sahara JL Rancho doesn’t and neither does metalcloak. Rancho does make the front but not the rear
 

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It would have been fine if they just protected the bolt better/created a shoulder/recessed the drain plug. Maybe a shorter plug could be designed that prevents direct rock contact.
 

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Wish someone would make a slider for the rear dif for my 2018 Sahara JL Rancho doesn’t and neither does metalcloak. Rancho does make the front but not the rear
Rancho makes one for the rear too. (Do they not make one for the Sahara axle?) I went with the MetalCloak one though.
 

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No they are not.

There is NO WAY to fix the dumb drain plug location without losing a lot of ground clearance or replacing the axle housing.
Uh...Post #15?
 

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Rancho makes one for the rear too. (Do they not make one for the Sahara axle?) I went with the MetalCloak one though.
So the Sahara and sport both have the Dana M200 axle which according to Rancho is an odd size so right now nobody makes one for the rear
 
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I'm struggling to see EXACTLY the problem? In Post #1 the plug looks recessed as it is .

I mean sure there's rock rash but what's the complaint? That the plug was loose? Isn't it easier to just check it occasionally and carry a spare pipe plug? I'm guessing this is NPT?

I mean I'm not in favor of dumping gear oil on the trail but the skidplate solutions look to eat up valuable ground clearance (and like they came from the AutoZone "tuner" aisle) and IME when 'crawling even 1/4" matters

What's the worst anyone has seen here? Anything beyond a loose plug?
 

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So the Sahara and sport both have the Dana M200 axle which according to Rancho is an odd size so right now nobody makes one for the rear
That's unfortunate.
 

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I was wondering if it would be possible to weld up the drain hole?
 

                           
























































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