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Old February 20th, 2018, 12:29
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Re: 8.25 diff skid, anyone ever run one?

I just run a Solid diff cover on mine. Any heavy duty diff cover is fine, I went with Solid because they're cheap.

Are you talking about the half cover like Rusty's sells or something like the one they make for the D44 that goes under the entire differential housing and u-bolts around the pinion?
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Old February 20th, 2018, 13:52
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Re: 8.25 diff skid, anyone ever run one?

I made one similar to that of the D44 that completely covers the underside of the diff with a smooth surface, nothing to get hung up on. It also goes far enough forward that it protects the u-joints. Took me about two days to make a mock setup with cardboard and then transfer it to steel. Some bent on a brake and the other parts all welded in. I also have a a heavy duty diff, but it didn’t give me the protection I wanted...now I have it

The half cover gets hung up just as much as anything else, but the lip on the bottom of he 8.25 will catch on things and stop you dead in your tracks.
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Old February 20th, 2018, 14:05
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Re: 8.25 diff skid, anyone ever run one?

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I just run a Solid diff cover on mine. Any heavy duty diff cover is fine, I went with Solid because they're cheap.

Are you talking about the half cover like Rusty's sells or something like the one they make for the D44 that goes under the entire differential housing and u-bolts around the pinion?
Just bought solids front and rear, however I do mean the d44 type
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Old February 20th, 2018, 14:12
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I made one similar to that of the D44 that completely covers the underside of the diff with a smooth surface, nothing to get hung up on. It also goes far enough forward that it protects the u-joints. Took me about two days to make a mock setup with cardboard and then transfer it to steel. Some bent on a brake and the other parts all welded in. I also have a a heavy duty diff, but it didnít give me the protection I wanted...now I have it

The half cover gets hung up just as much as anything else, but the lip on the bottom of he 8.25 will catch on things and stop you dead in your tracks.
I've found that it helps to put my tires on the rocks and not my differential.
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Old February 20th, 2018, 16:19
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Re: 8.25 diff skid, anyone ever run one?

Haha...thatís usually the plan, but sometimes I just canít help it.
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Re: 8.25 diff skid, anyone ever run one?

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The half cover gets hung up just as much as anything else, but the lip on the bottom of the 8.25 will catch on things and stop you dead in your tracks.
Fifthteen minutes with a grinder and a flap disc will round and smooth the bottom the axle's lip.

Lightly shaved 8.25, with a Riddler cover.



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Old February 22nd, 2018, 19:43
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Re: 8.25 diff skid, anyone ever run one?

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Fifthteen minutes with a grinder and a flap disc will round and smooth the bottom the axle's lip.

Lightly shaved 8.25, with a Riddler cover.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lwade/...7692953375854/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lwade/...7692953375854/



I can't see the pics.

Says I have to be signed in...no permission...

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Old February 22nd, 2018, 19:47
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I'm a fan of the Nth Degree Diff slider simply because it extends forward far enough to protect the pinion yoke and u-joint. BUT, they do not make one for the C8.25. Just the D44.

Would that be this one: https://www.nthdegreemobility.com/da...ider_rear_tjlj

I like the idea.

Being the guy on the smallest tires I am finding myself wanting my underside a bit more heavily protected.
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I can't see the pics.

Well, you didn't ask for permission. :-)
It's fixed
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That looks like a job well done.
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Re: 8.25 diff skid, anyone ever run one?

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Fifthteen minutes with a grinder and a flap disc will round and smooth the bottom the axle's lip.

Lightly shaved 8.25, with a Riddler cover.



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Yep, Same thing I did on my 99. Although I feel like I was able to trim higher with my Riddler Cover

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Re: 8.25 diff skid, anyone ever run one?

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If I could figure out how to post a pic...Iíd share some details on a pinion skid that I built for the 8.25. Covers the entire diff up to the u-joint, the lip on he bottom of the case drove me nuts getting hung up so now I slide over everything with ease.
I'd like to see that. Can you p.m. a pic to me? If you do, I'd be glad to post it for you in this thread.
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