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PostSubject: Budbuilt Rear Differential Skid Plate (pic heavy)   Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:10 pm


Here is the skid plate.




Here is what I am trying to protect.





Protecting the E-locker was a main goal. It is tucked up and away pretty good, but it wouldn't take much to break it.



E-locker protected!



Rear diff protected



After the install. I Plasti-dipped the bolt heads. Its makes easier to get off if when I need to. Plus I love plasti-dip!



New pic of the underbelly of the Green Monster.

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PostSubject: Re: Budbuilt Rear Differential Skid Plate (pic heavy)   Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:23 pm

looks awesome...how heavy is that beast?..also what it is actually mounted to? are the mount wrapped around the axle or mounted directly to the axle?
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PostSubject: Re: Budbuilt Rear Differential Skid Plate (pic heavy)   Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:21 pm

Nice, armor is next on my list, gotta have it if you're going to running with the "bigdawg!"
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PostSubject: Re: Budbuilt Rear Differential Skid Plate (pic heavy)   Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:40 pm

HA....i have no underarmor....but im looking to acquire some soon...
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PostSubject: Re: Budbuilt Rear Differential Skid Plate (pic heavy)   Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:24 pm

bigdogdewey2 wrote:
looks awesome...how heavy is that beast?..also what it is actually mounted to? are the mount wrapped around the axle or mounted directly to the axle?

Mike, it is pretty stout. The shipped package was 22-23 pounds, so probably around 20lbs. It mounts around the drive shaft in the front and mounts to the rear end using brackets in the back. It is a very tight fit. All of the force from a hit would be transferred, but distributed to the rear end.
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PostSubject: Re: Budbuilt Rear Differential Skid Plate (pic heavy)   Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:53 pm

That looks great Brian!
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PostSubject: Re: Budbuilt Rear Differential Skid Plate (pic heavy)   Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:17 pm

ok i got ya Brian...i just couldnt tell where it actually mounted...but sounds like the way it is mounted is gonna distribute all the stresses away from the actual pumpkin itself...good job...
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PostSubject: Re: Budbuilt Rear Differential Skid Plate (pic heavy)   Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:08 pm

The sides of the skid touch the axle and the bottom rest pretty much against the diff. So it will take some of the force just not at one single spot. I really wanted to protect the e-locker also. I heard that thing is $600-700 alone just for the part. If you get under you can see it is tucked away pretty decent, but hit one rock jutting up in just the right place.
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