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Boztec rear diff skid

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by PLC721, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Aug 2, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    PLC721

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  2. Aug 2, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    I'm designing something like this for all of our trucks hopefully I will have the 1st Gen prototype ready soon. The only thing I don't like about the Boztec is that it don't protect the pinion from being hit. And the 400 price is not so great.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    so you will be make a 2nd gen as well? hopefully better than 385!
     
  4. Aug 2, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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    Yes the 1st & 2nd Gen TRD 8.0 and the non TRD 8.4 and the E-locked 8.4 that the new Runners and FJ's have.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    sweet keep me updated :) while putting on my shocks i saw that ive hit my diff a few times
     
  6. Aug 2, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    That what made start looking onto a diff skid. After looking at the prices on these things I decided to design my own. Hopefully the cost of mine will be a lot lower then the others out there but I really don't know. I really think the most of the cost of the Boztec is labor seeing how every seam it welded that takes time to weld and grind smooth. I have a 20 ton press brake to bend the steel so less labor to cut the cost down and make it stronger then a welded seam.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    Sweet I'd gladly give you my business
     
  8. Aug 2, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    Of all the stock parts of the truck, the bottom of the rear diff is probably the last one that needs reinforcement.

    I'd rather have a weld-on solution to reinforce or replace the REAR of the cover, because that's where the real vulnerability is.
     
  9. Aug 2, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    The rear of the diff is what the boztec protects tho
     
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    Doesn't seem to from the pictures...am I missing something?

    O rly?

    I wonder if that new 8.4 e-locked rear bolts up to our trucks...
     
  11. Aug 2, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    Check TW live I sent a pic
     
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    For sure its cool, just for that much $$$ and not covering the pinion:confused: Kinda defeats the purpose i have never heard of someone denting the bottom of the axle they are gusseted pretty well. A $50 weld on will protect the back. Although this will keep the rear from hanging up a bit.
     
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