Originally Posted by jgano23
fixed it for ya
that was funny!
These are all good diff guards/covers. I've seen them all on the trail I think and none of them have failed to do their job. I prefer the heavy duty covers though instead of a seperate guard but they both work.
I liked the Alloy Usa diff covers because they were 1/4" steel but also slim so the trackbar and tie rod don't interfere with it. But now that Alloy Usa is out of business I wonder if I can still get my hands on one.
I currently have the Solid design but my tie rod and track bars make contact alot. I have a d44 in the front... I mention that because d44's have more of a clearance problem with the steering and track bars than the d30's.
all aftermarket diff covers have a raised fill hole so that if you put them on the back axle and the pinion is rotated up you can still get the required amount of fluid in there. Wanted to be clear that this raised fill hole is not so you can put loads and loads of extra fluid in. otherwise the breather tube would burp up the extra fluid if you hit highway speeds. Only put in what the owners manual says and no more.
anyway, can't go wrong with any of these choices. some are better than others but I don't think any will fail you on the trails.