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Old September 29th, 2014, 09:04 PM
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Defender 110 Differential Guards & Underbody Plates: Which Ones?

I just got back from a weekend of Trail Running with my 1986 D110, with the rig mostly unscathed, except for 2 minor scrapes on both diffs. The truck is at stock height, and I have no plans to lift it, so the next upgrade is under body protection (plates) and differential guards.

What does the forum recommend, and who's got the best pricing?
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Were you up at RR in Big Bear this weekend? I thought I saw all the 90/100's that were there but if you were I must have missed yours.
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Pretty hard to hurt a Salisbury unless you are backing up and, even then, damage is likely to be limited to the removable cover. I would just fit a front diff guard. They are all pretty similar in effectiveness. The only other really weak spot it the tie rod and you can either go heavy duty or sleeve it. Beyond that you are looking at sliders and gas tank skid plates.
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Were you up at RR in Big Bear this weekend? I thought I saw all the 90/100's that were there but if you were I must have missed yours.

Yep. You couldn't have missed mine, it's the blue one, white roof, Front Runner full rack. I was there Friday and left early Sunday morning.
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Yep. You couldn't have missed mine, it's the blue one, white roof, Front Runner full rack.
Well, apparently I did. I didn't get up there until late Saturday afternoon. Which campsite were you in and which trails did you run?
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Rockware makes some decent underarmor. Check them out. Basically two main types of diff guards, the sewer cap style or the qt style that wraps under. I prefer the qt.
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Well, apparently I did. I didn't get up there until late Saturday afternoon. Which campsite were you in and which trails did you run?

I was at site 67. I ran Upper Holcomb Friday night, and White Mountain Saturday morning. I was also at the dinner and raffle on Saturday, but didn't win anything.

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Rockware makes some decent underarmor. Check them out. Basically two main types of diff guards, the sewer cap style or the qt style that wraps under. I prefer the qt.

Thanks Mark. I'll call them tomorrow to see what they have on offering.
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Pretty hard to hurt a Salisbury unless you are backing up and, even then, damage is likely to be limited to the removable cover. I would just fit a front diff guard. They are all pretty similar in effectiveness. The only other really weak spot it the tie rod and you can either go heavy duty or sleeve it. Beyond that you are looking at sliders and gas tank skid plates.

That's what I'm trying to avoid, damaging the covers while on the trail. Thanks for the tip on the tie rods.

I already have sliders and a gas tank skid plate. What about a skid plate for the front end?
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I will be getting some QT diff guards so my Safariguard ones will be for sale. They are the bolt on to protect the cover, not the bottom of the diff. PM me if interested and we can work something out, send pics etc.

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I was at site 67. I ran Upper Holcomb Friday night, and White Mountain Saturday morning. I was also at the dinner and raffle on Saturday, but didn't win anything.
Snazzy - I was there for the dinner and raffle as well. I was sitting next to Chris who won like half of the raffle prizes. I won one of the Discovery ladders towards the end. I was camped out in the corner at site 58 where Amarveer with the Green NAS ST was camped Friday night. Have to look out for you on the trail next time.

Also, back on topic.. I *think* you can use the cover from a regular Dana 60 rear end if your rear axle is a Salisbury. Someone please correct me of i'm wrong. The casting on the Sals is pretty thick and beefy, unlike the standard rover style axle tube up front.
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I will be getting some QT diff guards so my Safariguard ones will be for sale. They are the bolt on to protect the cover, not the bottom of the diff. PM me if interested and we can work something out, send pics etc. Chris

I think he has a sals rear...
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I will be getting some QT diff guards so my Safariguard ones will be for sale. They are the bolt on to protect the cover, not the bottom of the diff. PM me if interested and we can work something out, send pics etc.

Chris

Thanks for the offer Chris. I'm looking for the full guards as well much like the QT ones you are after. Are those available in the US?
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Might try Rovertym engineering. They make a third type which is welded over the cover. I have used them for 10 years with no issue.

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Going to be hard to beat this deal on a guard for the Salisbury
http://www.roversnorth.com/ProductDe...102&type=0&eq=
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I did forget that I don't have a Sals rear diff. My rear axle was swapped with a RRC one I believe with disc brakes. So my rear diff cover is not for a Sals.

Sam, I'm sure you can find the QT in the US but as Doug posted, the RN rear Sals guard looks like a great deal. Ebay UK has the QT stuff for sale occasionally.
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Alternatively look for a diff guard for a dana 60. A salisbury is a 60 built under license from Dana.
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For the front, I recommend a weld-on diff cover.

One of the first things I did to my truck was weld on a pair of Randy's Roverbones Diff Guards. They are pretty much indestructable and most importantly, they never fall off. which bolt-on guards seem to do.

The extreme iteration of a weld-on diff cover is a so-called "Sewer Cap".
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Hey Samer, it's Amarveer with the green 90 from big Bear. It was good to meet you on friday and see that beautiful 110 climbing holcomb.

(Apologies for the off topic greetings)
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Hey Samer, it's Amarveer with the green 90 from big Bear. It was good to meet you on friday and see that beautiful 110 climbing holcomb.

(Apologies for the off topic greetings)

Good meeting you as well. That was a great weekend, and thanks for the props!
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