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differential guard

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by 08pretaco, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Oct 3, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    got an 08 prerunner. what the most popular/best diff guard out there? went under the truck this morning and it felt like about 1/16" or more was taken out so ya haha
     
  2. Oct 3, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    ya its amazing to me how little abuse these diffs take. i went offroading in a rocky area once and drove pretty good lines i thought and still little chunks taken out.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    looking at the picture though doesnt look like it guards to much of the bottom of the diff
     
  4. Oct 3, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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    the bottom of the axle is plenty tough and thick... you would be hard pressed to do anything more than put some scrape marks in it.

    trust me.. :D

    the vulnerable part of our axles is the actual rear diff cover.. it is really thin and can be dented in easily...
     
  5. Oct 3, 2009 at 10:38 AM
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    thats looks true. i looked at the cover again and its a probably a little deeper than i thought

    oh and do the "elocker" guards fit the regular open diff's casing?
     
  6. Oct 3, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    what would you need an elocker guard for it you dont have an elocker to protect?
     
  7. Oct 3, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    Cast iron vs stamped steel is no comparison. I could definitely see needing something for these axles off road.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    i was just asking cause the allpro one states that its for the elocker diff. i think they are different sized diff for both thats why i asked if that would work with my diff.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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  10. Oct 3, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    ahh... i see what you were asking now. not sure but i would suspect it would fit.
     
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    good observation... yea then i would say it would fit. honestly i dont see any reason it shouldnt. they may be a touch different but not enough to effect that mounting up..
     
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    Brian this is one of the things I want to talk to you about doing for me very soon. Lets hook up so you can offer these guys something :thumbsup:
     
  13. Oct 3, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    wat?
    i've got one welded on my 09 sport (open rear diff) and no probs
     
  14. Oct 3, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    sweet thanks guys just adding to the xmas list of things for the gf to buy
     
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