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Old March 19th, 2009, 05:13 PM
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QT rear diff guard rubs gas tank

I noticed my gas tank has pretty deep scores on the front side of it from my QT diff guard. Probably another accident waiting to happen.

I was wondering if anyone else using a QT diff guard on the rear has the same problem. If it's happening you should be able to take a look at the back side of the tank from below and see the damage.

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Old March 19th, 2009, 07:55 PM
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Are your rear suspension links stock?
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Old March 20th, 2009, 07:58 AM
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I have HD trailing arms from rovertracks, but I don't think the length is any different.
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We have seen this on quite a few of the UK suppliers rear diff gaurds, because most of those units were designed for the Euro style 90 that does not have a rear fuel tank like the NAS 90 does. Some fit, some don't.
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Old March 20th, 2009, 08:21 AM
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I have HD trailing arms from rovertracks, but I don't think the length is any different.

those links stretched my truck, my rear diff guard was hitting the gas tank.....
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Old March 20th, 2009, 08:26 AM
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Thanks guys. Sounds like I'm due for a diff guard change then.

Anyone have any recommendations for one? I'm thinking a weld on half moon type one. I just need protection on the bottom section. I do want to retain some pinion protection, but I can make one pretty easily.

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Thanks guys. Sounds like I'm due for a diff guard change then.

Anyone have any recommendations for one? I'm thinking a weld on half moon type one. I just need protection on the bottom section. I do want to retain some pinion protection, but I can make one pretty easily.

charles

call rockware, they make a pinion guard and a good looking weld on diff guard. I like thier design because it wont retain as much mud to rot the diff guard and pan.

http://rockware.net/rover/MVC-003S.jpg
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remove the offending trailing arms and throw them outside your garage door. I'll take care of disposal.
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Old March 20th, 2009, 11:32 AM
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Oops. No offense to Keith, but I just realized I misquoted my trailing arm brand. They are rover tracks.

And very happy with them Doug, thanks

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call rockware, they make a pinion guard and a good looking weld on diff guard. I like thier design because it wont retain as much mud to rot the diff guard and pan.

http://rockware.net/rover/MVC-003S.jpg
Hard to tell what the bottom of that one looks like. Know of any other pics? I think I need to save my pennies for that sexy rockware rear suspension kit!

Tyler, who sells the rovertym stuff?
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Charles,

I've just ordered the new Equipe guards from Justin ( F & R ).

They are due to arrive today or tomorrow, will install them Monday ( when I comeback to town ) and shoot you some pics.

Maybe I will ask Rover Dog ( upon bribery of some treats ) to post a picture of my D90 on their website
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Oops. No offense to Keith, but I just realized I misquoted my trailing arm brand. They are rover tracks.

And very happy with them Doug, thanks

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Hard to tell what the bottom of that one looks like. Know of any other pics? I think I need to save my pennies for that sexy rockware rear suspension kit!

Tyler, who sells the rovertym stuff?


http://rockware.net/rover/MVC-002S.jpg all their stuff in on the website. Might as well go ahead and order the rear suspension and armor and save shipping and time. I wouldnt bother with RTE.
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I make a diff guard like that rockware one pretty easily. Not sure it gives the best coverage though.

Gustavo, I'd like to see pics, even uninstalled.

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Charles, does your truck have a lift? Or does it have stock springs? I was thinking of getting a QT for the 95. maybe I should look elseware.
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It has an OME 2" lift, although I wouldn't be surprised if it's not a full 2"

It sounds like the HD trailing arms might reduce the clearance, but clearly the diff guard reduces the clearance enough to matter. I forgot to take pictures of the damage, but the edges of the guard are sharp, and it tapers to the top so I think that combination has a slicing action as it drives upward. I have vertical "cuts" correspondng to the dif guard profile on the tank. I'll post here once I take some pictures.

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Charles, does your truck have a lift? Or does it have stock springs? I was thinking of getting a QT for the 95. maybe I should look elseware.

the links with the spacers move the axle back. I got no rumble when I let off the gas though.

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How many of you have punched a hole in the rear diff cover?
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Charles,

I've just ordered the new Equipe guards from Justin ( F & R ).

They are due to arrive today or tomorrow, will install them Monday ( when I comeback to town ) and shoot you some pics.

Maybe I will ask Rover Dog ( upon bribery of some treats ) to post a picture of my D90 on their website
Mine are here already.
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My rovertracks trailing arms don't have spacers afaik. I'll take a picture of my diff guard and you'll see I need one

Joel, got any pictures?

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Just let them self clear the tank. Also known as redneck precision.
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Just do sewer caps and be done with it. They don't stick out much farther than the stock tin.
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