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Old 09-14-2017, 08:45 AM
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Choice of Differential replacement from stock to rugged vs. Differential skid plate?

Have most likely stock of the assembly line Rubicon 10a 2013 differential plates. Want to do some moderate rock climbing, (Moab, Rubicon) but not sure if what I have is sufficient.

On waiting list for full skid aluminum plates, but till then, is the full skid plates I'm waiting list for, going to do the job, or should I hold off and just get replacement Diff. Covers and individual skid plates for those?

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Have most likely stock of the assembly line Rubicon 10a 2013 differential plates. Want to do some moderate rock climbing, (Moab, Rubicon) but not sure if what I have is sufficient.

On waiting list for full skid aluminum plates, but till then, is the full skid plates I'm waiting list for, going to do the job, or should I hold off and just get replacement Diff. Covers and individual skid plates for those?
Replacing the stock diff covers and protecting the lower control arm brackets on the front and back axle since these are the two lowest points. I went with Rancho and Rock Hard 4x4 as I like to buy Made in the USA. I did not do glide plates for my diffs since I was not planning to use them to crawl over stuff....

Then skids that protect the oil pan, fuel tank and transfer case - probably in that order. For a JKU you might do the fuel tank first since that is more likely to hit something with the longer wheel base.

Lots of different opinions on the evap cannister. I put a skid under mine, some people relocate it, others do nothing. I have never hit mine and I don't know anyone who has.

All my under armour if Rock Hard 4x4.
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Have most likely stock of the assembly line Rubicon 10a 2013 differential plates. Want to do some moderate rock climbing, (Moab, Rubicon) but not sure if what I have is sufficient.

On waiting list for full skid aluminum plates, but till then, is the full skid plates I'm waiting list for, going to do the job, or should I hold off and just get replacement Diff. Covers and individual skid plates for those?
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Just get a good diff cover and you will be good to go. Dont worry about diff skids. Differentials are plenty strong enough to handle more than a few hits from rocks.
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