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Old 04-27-2014, 07:40 AM   #1
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Rough Country Skids

Looking at Dana 44 rear and Dana 30 front skids...Any good?? Didn't get a response from the JK Gen section...Anyone use their products??

Any help appreciated...

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Old 04-28-2014, 06:39 PM   #2
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Ordered them today....Figured 1/4 inch plate should be able to take some abuse...Should be here by Friday....Sweet!

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Old 04-30-2014, 08:29 PM   #3
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skids arrived today!!! Built like a tank!!! They go on tomorrow!! Should be nice!!!

Next it's either a M.O.R.E oil pan skid or Hard Rock skid...Haven't decided yet...
Would ask but I have a feeling I won't get a response!! LOL!
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:17 AM   #4
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skids arrived today!!! Built like a tank!!! They go on tomorrow!! Should be nice!!!

Next it's either a M.O.R.E oil pan skid or Hard Rock skid...Haven't decided yet...
Would ask but I have a feeling I won't get a response!! LOL!
Well, put the skids on today only to find out that the rear differential was leaking after install and the front was weeping oil....Had to remove them and pull the inspection covers to reseal them...Now my cost just doubled...

Not happy...
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:07 PM   #5
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It can happen since you are removing half of the bolts.

So how do you like them?
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:38 PM   #6
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It can happen since you are removing half of the bolts.

So how do you like them?
I don't..Sending them back...
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:07 PM   #7
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So what is going to ne your next choice?
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:41 PM   #8
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So what is going to ne your next choice?
AEV for the rear and found out mopar has a front skid for dana 30...

The AEV is bolt on that doesn't require mounting with inspection plate bolts..
Not sure about the mopar skid...

Would have gotten away with only 50 dollar charge to mount the rough country if the leakage problem hadn't occurred... now I have a 3hr tab for removing and reglueing the front and back diff covers....

PO'd.....
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:08 PM   #9
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I don't..Sending them back...
Why don't you like them?
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:16 PM   #10
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Why don't you like them?
Because after installing, the differentials both leaked...

Talking to someone on the forum today at our get together in Dulles, he told me to stay away from them...

I am going to get the AEV and possibly a new cast front cover from rancho in combination with their front skid for dana 30...

Gonna check out Spyder also..
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Did you already send the Rough Country Skids? Where did you get them?
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:53 AM   #12
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Did you already send the Rough Country Skids? Where did you get them?
Yep...Got them through Amazon.com...The front was 50.00 less than everyone else...It ships directly from Rough Country...
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Because after installing, the differentials both leaked...

Talking to someone on the forum today at our get together in Dulles, he told me to stay away from them...

I am going to get the AEV and possibly a new cast front cover from rancho in combination with their front skid for dana 30...

Gonna check out Spyder also..

Not sure why. I've used them twice and their customer service, products, and warranty are great. I mean, if you're taking the majority of your diff. cover bolts off you're destined to have leak...
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Not sure why. I've used them twice and their customer service, products, and warranty are great. I mean, if you're taking the majority of your diff. cover bolts off you're destined to have leak...
^^ ya, it's pretty well expected, if you remove a bunch of cover bolts you need to reseal them. No different than a thicker diff cover
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Well, they acted like they had never heard of this happening before...They should state that in their video on installing the skids if it is a possibility.. I am new to jeeps. My last vehicle was a 2014 Raptor SVT SE...didn't do any mods on it...

No big deal at this point...I decided to go an alternate route after examining my options...

Decided to go with new diff covers from poison spyder....Seem like a good product and my mechanic will change them out for 70 bucks...not a bad deal...Gonna try Lubelocker gaskets instead of a sealant..
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^^ ya, it's pretty well expected, if you remove a bunch of cover bolts you need to reseal them. No different than a thicker diff cover
Obviously replacing a diff cover regardless of thickness would require sealing the cover...
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I haven't decided on a diff protection but looking at the Rough Country and AEV rear diff skids actually protects the rear pinion. I do like that. Can't tell if there is one or find one that protects the front.

Did you do the install of the of the Rough Country skid?
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I haven't decided on a diff protection but looking at the Rough Country and AEV rear diff skids actually protects the rear pinion. I do like that. Can't tell if there is one or find one that protects the front.

Did you do the install of the of the Rough Country skid?
I had my mechanic install the rough country front and rear and the rear does protect the pinion same as AEV. Have not found one for the front that does the same...

If I was to do it again, I would go with AEV simply because it doesn't require the use of the diff bolt covers to fasten it. Wish they still made a front one...
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Picked up poison spyder diff covers...very thick and better protection than factory..should be better than nothing...may still get the aev rear slider...
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diff covers are a better idea than skids. but the RC skids are top notch.

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