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Old 11-02-2010, 07:25 AM   #1
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Best front diff protection: seeking advice & options

This is what I'm trying to decide between;

*Rancho front differential skid
*Riddler or some other HD cover
*Replace current Mopar skids (which I have now front & rear)

My front axle is a D-30.

I'm trying to decide which would provide the most/best protection. Right now I have the Mopar skids that bold onto the factory covers. My front one took some serious damage this past weekend, it did it's job and saved me from a torn diff cover but it now needs to be replaced as it's completely toast...
I'm wondering if I should just get the Mopar one again as it's the least expensive option and can almost act as disposable armor or one of the options I listed above. Price is really not an issue, just looking for the best protection against rock damage.

Thanks!

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Old 11-02-2010, 08:15 AM   #2
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I have the ARB covers front and rear.

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Old 11-02-2010, 08:30 AM   #3
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I have riddler and no problems here
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rancho. it saved my front diff.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:57 AM   #5
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Riddler here.

Paint it before you install it.

Have you seem Rokmen's video on the Riddler? Its damn near indestructible. and it has no ledges to get caught up on.
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I run River Raider front and rear. Stood the entire weight of the Jeep on the front on a rock going up Crawler Ridge at Rausch Creek (OOPS! )- not even a drip of oil out.

Most aftermarket covers WILL seep some gear oil, by the way- be ready for that. Pretty much anything out there is good. The big things to look out for are the thickness of the steel, and the mounting hardware. I also run a Lubelocker gasket- works like a champ- Mark W.

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