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Hi,

I just had my first offroad experience at the Mounds in Mt. Morris, MI and my priorities have changed for my upgrades. While nothing bad happened to my stock Commander, I have decided armor plating might be a good thing.

Does anyone know of any armored differential covers for the Commander besides the one by Superlift?
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12011_60X_PG.htm

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GetLost4x4 makes, or has made in the past, differential covers. PM him for details, or contact him at his site - www.getlost4x4.com .

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I must just be really lucky or something. I off road my Commander about 2-3 times a week and have yet to do any damage to the rear differential cover. My priority at the moment is to get the 4xguard skid plate for the transmission pan. That would be an expensive fix if it was damaged.




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Rocky-Road has one. That is what I have on mine. http://www.rocky-road.com/diffguard.html Chrysler 8.25 is what your need for qt2 and chrysler 8.25 w/elsd for qd2

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Just recently Phunkeydude was selling his old add on armor housing for his rear differential. He got a Get Lost diff cover and replaced his old stock plus the armor add on one.

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Just recently Phunkeydude was selling his old add on armor housing for his rear differential. He got a Get Lost diff cover and replaced his old stock plus the armor add on one.
His old one is in the buy/sell but is the Superlift version.



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I forgot to mention I have the Quadratrac I. Is the differential different for the QT I?
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the rr might work for you still
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I forgot to mention I have the Quadratrac I. Is the differential different for the QT I?
The QT I and QT II axles are the same except the QT I has 3.07 gears and the QT II has 3.73's. So yes the diff. cover will work.




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How exactly are most diff covers damaged in off-roading? Hit a rock? Scrapes? And how does one of these shells (on the back of the cover) protect it from those things?

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