Best diff guards for D2

DiscoPhoto

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What caps did people end up going with? Im 90% sure mine is too small ID to even work with trimming for the crown wheel
 

DiscoPhoto

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Good to hear that they should work. A friend of mine recommended cutting & bending a bit for the crown gear which I think I'll do anyways. And weld it like this

 

DiscoPhoto

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Don't you also need a skid for the underside anyway, with that design? That bugger must be pretty heavy, and the weight/thickness on the upper area is kind of wasted

No, the bottom is plenty strong and very unlikely to bend. The plug you see on that one is a Series drain plug, not recessed like later vehicles
 

Jeff Blake

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I put the Tactical Rovers in this week. Much sturdier than the terrafirmas

Had to make 1/4" steel plate spacers to clear the pinion on both ends. Made sense for the rear, since I don't have a harmonic balancer anymore, but I don't think the front ever had one of those

The included bolts were too short to get the nut fully threaded on, and I didn't want to go longer bolts as it was already too close to the diff, so I got Grade 8 thin nylock nuts to replace the standard nut and lock washer

The threads on the diff housing is some kind of crazy british thread, not M10x1.25. I retapped them to M10x1.5. Not totally ideal, but it seems to hold strong

Since tactical is close to me, I'm also thinking about replacing my terrafirma low profile bumper with a TR - I want a bull bar
 

fishEH

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I put the Tactical Rovers in this week. Much sturdier than the terrafirmas

Had to make 1/4" steel plate spacers to clear the pinion on both ends. Made sense for the rear, since I don't have a harmonic balancer anymore, but I don't think the front ever had one of those

The included bolts were too short to get the nut fully threaded on, and I didn't want to go longer bolts as it was already too close to the diff, so I got Grade 8 thin nylock nuts to replace the standard nut and lock washer

The threads on the diff housing is some kind of crazy british thread, not M10x1.25. I retapped them to M10x1.5. Not totally ideal, but it seems to hold strong

Since tactical is close to me, I'm also thinking about replacing my terrafirma low profile bumper with a TR - I want a bull bar
Its 3/8-20 British Standard Fine thread. I retapped to 7/16-14.
 
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SCSL

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Bill is done. I think Luke took over.
Yup, Luke bought all his equipment and moved it down to ATL. He’s going to do some cool stuff! He’s got Bill’s designs, and Denny’s designs, and I think it’s going to be Hard Labor Creek (redux). Luke always runs a tight business so I think you can count on some cools stuff coming your way soon.
 

kennith

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Yup, Luke bought all his equipment and moved it down to ATL. He’s going to do some cool stuff! He’s got Bill’s designs, and Denny’s designs, and I think it’s going to be Hard Labor Creek (redux). Luke always runs a tight business so I think you can count on some cools stuff coming your way soon.
I hope so, but I'll believe that when I see it, because every time they're supposed to have reached some quality milestone, it doesn't happen.

As for Denny's designs... I don't believe they have the skill to manufacture them properly.

Hopefully I'm wrong, but I've been right for near twenty fucking years about their stuff so far, and I'm still waiting to eat my words.

Cheers,

Kennith
 

K-rover

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Who cares, in the end? It's the same shit either way. It always has been.

That mythical era in which they were supposed to be the cat's ass of quality simply did not exist.

Cheers,

Kennith
You're talking about RTE. This is Overtyme. Bill continued to make the same product for a fraction of the cost of RTE and with better weld quality
 

kennith

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You're talking about RTE. This is Overtyme. Bill continued to make the same product for a fraction of the cost of RTE and with better weld quality
Thought it was a typo, as I forgot about the whole "Overtym" thing. I don't use Facebook, though, so it's easy to forget this crap. I know RTE sucks ass, and I've had stuff from those glory days, and it sucked ass too.

God damn people need to get their shit together. Brand identity matters. There should be no confusion in a name, and a website is kind of important. Have I just missed the site somehow?

I know Denny doesn't have anything to do with it. I'm about to make his rear bumper with a couple of changes for my own vehicle. Well, I'm about to cause it to be made, anyway. I want the rear end done before I ship it off for other stuff.

Cheers,

Kennith