pinion gaurds - 80 or otherwise (1 Viewer)

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a piece of armor that I found effective on my last rig, was a pinion guard. Rover center chunks have two threaded holes on the pinion casting for the stock steering dampener, that you could bolt a skid to. Is there anyone out there that has bent up/welded/made a bracket for such an animal on a cruiser?
 

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I've beaten the livin %$$#$% outta everything on my rig...the pinions seem to hold up dandy...

WHY do you want one??
 

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Never found the need when I was running Toyota axles...


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sorry, let me be more clear. we called them pinion gaurds, but they actually covered the u joints and pinion flange. Most commonly hit when candy striping the driveshaft or in a rock garden.

maybe I'm a crappy driver, but I have hit them more than once. I tend to take my grocery getter to the wrong neighborhoods I guess.
 
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Looks like one more piece of metal to deflect and rub on the driveshaft...
 

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Rovers need em, cruisers dont...
 

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if you are worried about the yokes/flange/joints, don't be....they will survive most abuse than the d-shaft tube ever will....

I've always considered the yokes just one more possibility for getting un-stuck ;)
 

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there is always a first for everything ;)
 
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Eskimo said:
Never needed one.

I think it's cause I have always been using rather smallish tires on a long wheel base. You tend to drag more that way.

It's mainly a rock garden thing anyway. Was just curious.
 

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