Re: Fiberglass One-Piece Tile Front End, no tilt?
You will never be able to get a permanent mount winch with a forward tilt front end. You could get one of those removable winches, but that is too much truouble for me. I personally would never by a Jeep with a front tilting hood, unless the price was unbelievable.
You could cut the hood loose from the fenders and grill. Attach a hood latch and tie downs, and permanently mount the grill and fenders to the frame(one piece grill and fenders). This should solve all problems with the weight of the frontend pushing on the hinges and not have those front tilting problems.
Oil and dirt(found in most any water that will get in diffs) or just plain water for that matter don't mix. Either water or dirt will ruin the lubricating oil(it will either be gritty or milky, either way this is ruined oil). Bad oil can damage berrings, seals, cause excessive gear wear, etc. All in all not good. If you get water in your dif., change the oil immeditly. Yes this could cause a high piched whine in the rear, but this is probably an indication of worse problems(than just a whine)
To avoid this run longer breather lines and cap them with a commonly found(and cheap!) chevy breather cap(they will supposedly shut off the line if water goes over the top). They can be bought from any chevy dealer.
llll '90 YJ, NV4500, XD9000i, 35" MT/R, Snorkle, 4.5" RE lift, Tera Revolvers, etc. etc.