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Old April 22nd, 2004, 11:47 AM
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Question Who Sells The Best Valued Diff Guard?

I need to get a front differential guard for my soft top. Any suggestions as to where or what brand?
I do 100% of my off roading in the very rocky southwest deserts. It is important that I can check and drain the diff lube without a major production. Thanks....
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 12:02 PM
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The beefiest cover by far belongs to Rover Tracks but you have to modify the panhard rod, I know they were working on one w/o modifying but not sure if they came out with it yet.

The second best one belongs to RoverBiz.
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 12:28 PM
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Do you want a full Diff guard or just a a diff cover?

Diff guards - Southdown guard I think is the best for full coverage, then I think QT makes one that looks like a mini southdown unit where the whole front diff is surrounded buy the guard. The downside to the Southdown though is that they are wicked pricey, and in deep mud or creasting sandy areas, can act as a plow. But in rock, I think they are the cats meow and once again, now run both Southdown front and rears on my wheelers.

Diff covers - I dont recall seeing the RoverTracks one yet but if Yousef thinks they are beefy, I would lean to say you can take his word on it. The ones from RoverBiz have a great reputation with people that have them.
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 12:55 PM
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Cut your stock diff cover off and replace it with a sewer cap. Never worry about your diff again (except for the exploding R&P).

BTW, I have a front axle housing that is sewercapped for sale.

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Old April 22nd, 2004, 02:29 PM
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QT wrap-around with pinion guard is the best, IMHO. I ordered direct from QT in the UK.

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Old April 22nd, 2004, 04:19 PM
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That QT unit is pretty sweet.
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Old April 26th, 2004, 02:24 AM
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Who sells the QT stateside?
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These guys sell the QTs in the states. Last time I asked they were $245 a pair. http://www.discountbritishparts.com/
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Have the SGs - pretty tough, but of course they don't cover the full housing like the QTs. I'd get the QTs if ordering today.
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I have QT's, got them from Nathan at the address tyler posted. They are sweet!!! He once said he would separate (front and rear), but get the rear too, it's great as well. (and Nathan is great to deal with!)
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Here is a picture of the QT's before I installed them (front guard is ont the right, and the rear guard is as viewed from the rear of the truck)
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close up of underside of the front guard:
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close up of the rear one:
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finally, another close up of the front, viewed from what will bve the front of the truck:

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Ok since everyone posting pictures I'll post mine. This is IMO is the best guard in the market. I had SG, and RoverBiz, but this one by far is the best as it covers the whole diff.
.. and if you care about the pinion guard then get one of those.
http://www.rockware.net/rover/rw-d90reardiff.JPG
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Thanks, I just installed a pair of SG's. If the work as well as they look, I should never have a problem.
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