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Old 08-29-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
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Does such a thing exist? I plan on lowering my ranger with a 3" beam kit in the front and an exp axle flipped in the rear. My issue is that I live on a dirt road that has a tendency to have large rocks placed in inconvenient areas. So much so that even with a 1/4 inch thick skid pan on it, a rock managed to punch a hole in the cast oil pan of my Volvo.

So my interest in it is to keep from punching a hole in my differential on a similar when I lower my truck down
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:00 AM   #2
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You could prob make one to work that bolts in the front of the diff housing, but you would need larger bolts... or just weld a peice of metal onto the arm below the diff.. any padding would help.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:29 AM   #3
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But the differential won't be getting any closer to the ground. When you lower it, the springs and body will sit lower, but unless you are putting on tiny little tires, the diff will be the same distance off the ground. So if you aren't having issues as you sit already, you've got no worries mate!
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I do plan on running lower profile tires Right now I have 245 70s and I want to put probably 40 series rubber on it do the diff will be lower
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I do plan on running lower profile tires Right now I have 245 70s and I want to put probably 40 series rubber on it do the diff will be lower
Yes but total diameter is what matters that's why they are low pro not smaller.on normal tires the rubber makes up a fair chunk of the diameter. On low pros the rim makes up most of the diameter. So in reality going from average tires to low pros will not change where the diff sits relative to the ground. Now if you were going from 35's or bigger to low pros you might notice a big difference but otherwise what the previous poster said holds true.
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