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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-12-2001, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Pumpkin protection

Anyone ever made/bought a skid plate for a 14FF or front D44?? I'm thinking that my money would be well spent on some dif skid plates as it seems that everywhere I go I have that 14 bolt track running down the middle of the trail and my D44 has taken out quite a few rocks and stumps.


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Re: Pumpkin protection

The skidplates and truss/skidplates are a good idea, however I personally think (in this case) that they will only hurt you. Because of your tire size you have limited ground clearance anyway and until you have tires that are 35" or more you can't afford losing any more clearance. On the other hand if you get stuck and someone has to drag you on your differentials for 50 feet or so they may save you. Well I'm rambling now, so the point to this is that you will loose precious ground clearance but they are a good idea for people that have a habit of leveling rutts with their differentials.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-12-2001, 07:04 PM
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Re: Pumpkin protection

ive had good luck with grinding down the bottom of the 14 bolt smooth it out und while you wont gain a ton of clearance( an inch or so ) it will drag much better. as for the front get another cover then cut the bottom half of the lip off weld on a a piece of 1/4 inch plate the aprox. shape of youre cover bolt itup with longer diff cover bolts and poof skid plate.

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