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I haven't seen too many of them on Jeeps, but I have the opportunity to install one on my Scrambler. I know the protection they provide, but before I do it, are there any cons to having one? Other than the obvious loss of about 1/2" clearance?...

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It really all depends on how that particular diff skid plate is designed & built. You have any pics to share, or maybe just a general description?

Loss of ground clearance is the major factor, some end up just being more parts to tear off on the trail...

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No pics, but it is designed for a Ford Ranger, and a spring over application, which I do not have. I'll have to do some hammerin' and modifying to get it to fit (like what else is new...). I can mount the cross bars with U-bolts to the back side of the axle, just above the leaf springs. I think it will be worth while.
'83 Scrambler, Ford 9" rear end, Detroit Locker with 4:10 gears, 4" suspension

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Hmmm.... is this the type that has bars that go out from the diff plate to towards the springs that are threaded on the end? I have never been really impressed by these, they just seems like a lot of extra stuff to get hung up...

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