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14FF trusses, skidplates, rockguards?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ryan B., Oct 2, 2002.

  1. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    So who's got a truss, skidplate, or rockguard on their 14bolt??
    I'm building my 14 bolt before i swap it in...
    I've been thinking about what kind of custom truss i might want to do for it? Anyone got pic's or advice?
    How bout a skidplate or rockguard cover? I've seen a few types out there, what would you suggest going with?
    How about Like this one: [​IMG][​IMG]
    ...and frizzlefry's is pretty sweet:[​IMG]
    Thanks.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Not real fond of the tube ones.There is another post I saw today that a dude made a whole new heavy gauge cover from scratch.It is way cool.

    My one word of advise,shave it before ya put it in.Its a pain to do it later /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Doesn't Missouri Offroad Outfitters make one for it?
     
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    this is the MOO cover and truss and it will be all you would ever need /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif [​IMG]
     
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    here is another pic [​IMG]
     
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    http://mo-offroad.com/catalog.htm
    heres the link, the first pic i put up is on The Generals truck, the cover is solid and will be going on mine when i can fork out money /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    I run a Missouri Offroad Outfitters 14BFF diff cover myself. I dont have a skid plate or truss. I have had a great deal of luck with the cover. I drug the death out of the axle and bounced the cover off of several rocks while in Moab at the BB2002 with no leaks or problems. I also run their cover on my D60 and ran directly into a rock at Moab that stopped my truck dead in its tracks, with no damage to the cover other than scratching the paint. I would highly recommend their products.
     
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    Ryan B.

    I am not really fond of the "Hannibal Lecter" tube-style one there.... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    I think the BEST one hasn't been built yet:

    Outer perimeter is a THICK machined ring like Avalanches
    Bolts are all recessed into pockets so they don't get mangled
    Stock Steel cover is welded to the outside of the rock ring, not sandwiched underneath it. More fluid in the diff, and would look SMOOTHER
    Then a thick plating across the ring gear area that I've seen a few people do....
    Finally, some other cool stuff like a "smilie face" or ":finger:" icon made out of metal and welded on there too!!!




    ....If you don't build one, I will!!!!!! LOL /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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