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Old 03-26-2012, 09:40 AM   #1
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Diff skid questions

Does anyone have any experience with all pro's diff skid? Does it offer any protection underneath? I googled for more pics, but all I found was the pic from all pro's site. Does anyone have any other pics/ reviews/ advice on these diff skids that all pro offers?

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Old 03-27-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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It does not offer any protection underneath the diff.
It only covers the rear ring gear cover, just like you see on the website.

Here's a pic of it on my rear diff.


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It's bad form to pimp other vendors in one vendor's forum - but if you look around TW, you'll find a couple other vendors that have a diff skid that offers more coverage and protection, if that's what you need.

You'll pay some coin for it, though.
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bottom of the diff is pretty thick. The 3rd is also pretty thick. Only concern is backing into rocks with the thin metal covering the ring gear. This fixes that.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:01 PM   #6
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bottom of the diff is pretty thick. The 3rd is also pretty thick. Only concern is backing into rocks with the thin metal covering the ring gear. This fixes that.
only problem area on the bottom is the drain plug. i need to take the dremmel to mine because currently, i am not able to get a socket on that bolt with the bolt guard caved in on it.

i'd say the AP guard with some extra steel welded around the drain bolt would have you protected well though.
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Yeah I just pried around the plug with a screw driver until I could fit a socket. Was thinking of welding a lip around the existing metal.
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or you could get a hex head plug instead
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:09 AM   #9
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It does not offer any protection underneath the diff.
It only covers the rear ring gear cover, just like you see on the website.

Here's a pic of it on my rear diff.


-Scuba.
Thanks for the pic!

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It's bad form to pimp other vendors in one vendor's forum - but if you look around TW, you'll find a couple other vendors that have a diff skid that offers more coverage and protection, if that's what you need.

You'll pay some coin for it, though.
Yeah, I wanted a cheaper alternative than some prices I've seen so far.

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bottom of the diff is pretty thick. The 3rd is also pretty thick. Only concern is backing into rocks with the thin metal covering the ring gear. This fixes that.
Thanks for the info, I'm glad to hear that the armor in question does what it needs, and that the bottom and 3rd are pretty thick!

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only problem area on the bottom is the drain plug. i need to take the dremmel to mine because currently, i am not able to get a socket on that bolt with the bolt guard caved in on it.

i'd say the AP guard with some extra steel welded around the drain bolt would have you protected well though.
Thanks for the tip on the extra fab idea. I've got some steel lying around, I think ill have to do this!
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only problem area on the bottom is the drain plug. i need to take the dremmel to mine because currently, i am not able to get a socket on that bolt with the bolt guard caved in on it.

i'd say the AP guard with some extra steel welded around the drain bolt would have you protected well though.
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Does anyone have any experience with all pro's diff skid? Does it offer any protection underneath? I googled for more pics, but all I found was the pic from all pro's site. Does anyone have any other pics/ reviews/ advice on these diff skids that all pro offers?

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Yeah Mike, Our diff armor offers great protection for that ring gear. Toyota makes a strong axle housing from factory but the material is a lil thinner that covers the ring gear, We designed the diff armor to protect that ring gear and to maintain ground clearance as well. We also offer a low profile drain plug which makes a good combination with a great price.
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