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Old 06-05-2006, 10:28 PM   #1
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Is the optional Rear Differential Cover necessary?
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Old 06-05-2006, 11:06 PM   #2
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What do you mean by an optional Rear Differential Cover? Do you mean a skid plate? A skid plate is only necessary if you spend a lot of time off road jumping over rocks etc...
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Old 06-05-2006, 11:58 PM   #3
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I have one and broke one of the nuts that's welded onto the top of the rear subframe when i put my tranny back in. I need get under there and take that bolt and nut out of there because it makes my car sound white trash when I start from a stop.
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Old 06-06-2006, 12:02 AM   #4
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It all depends on what kind of driving you do. For street driving or even Solo I or Solo II its not necessary as you're unlikely to strike the rear diff with anything on the track or road. Where it comes in handy is if you drive a lot of gravel or logging roads. Its way easier to replace a $100 piece of steel than the whole rear diff, and if you look under the car, its kind of exposed if you're driving rutted gravel roads...
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Old 06-06-2006, 12:57 AM   #5
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That totally answered it for me.. thanks
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Old 06-06-2006, 09:01 AM   #6
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The rear diff is a jacking point. You can drop the car onto the diff without any ill effects. If you plan to run down rocky roads at high speeds, yeah, a rear diff protector might help.
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