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14BFF Yoke Protection- The Guardsman

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by thebigdaddyof2, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. thebigdaddyof2

    thebigdaddyof2 1/2 ton status

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    Have you guys checked out the Guardsman from DIY4X?

    Kert at DIY4X has a great product on the market for the guys running a 14BFF in their rigs.
    Check out my review article:
    Guardsman Review
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Good review :D
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I like Pop Tarts!

    :D
     
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    I dunno, looks like a hangy-down part to me. I'd like it better if it fit up tight against the yoke.
     
  5. thebigdaddyof2

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    Thanks guys.

    PopTarts ROCK!

    The Guardsman actally fits fairly close to the yoke.
    I found time after time that it wasn't the Guardsman hitting the rock, it was the 14BFF.
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    I had to look at the article to figure out what all the pop tart stuff was about. Now I get it. :haha:

    Like stated in the article the Guardsman can catch on a rock. If it does, your 14 bolt pinion cage would have caught on it anyway. Most of our pinions point up a bit which angles the Guardsman up as well. This is where the "ramp" comes into play. I won't say that it will never hook on a rock cause that just aint so.

    One thing I will say as I have yet to hear a single complaint on this product. It does what it is designed to do.

    Thanks for the write up Bigdaddyof2
     
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    fits 1410?
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Didn't actually fit one. I did measure the 1410 and compared to the ID of the Guardsman, shoud be no prob.
     
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    I'll have to try one as my initial opinion was the same with its hanginess. My 14bff is enough of a land anchor already with that huge bottom lip. However saving the yoke from an early grave does sound tempting :thinking:
     
  10. thebigdaddyof2

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    In reality, the Guardsman is a ramp to help you (us) drag the 14BFF on over the obstacle.
    It sure never hurts to have already shaved the bottom of the 14BFF as well.

    Copy of Fig 10.JPG
     
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    I was thinking of doing something similer except welding it directly to the housing...anyone see a problem with that? :confused:
     

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