Welding on front Diff.

RFB

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I just got these two in from Ruffstuff, and Im curious are there any special precautions to take when welding onto the front differential? And is RTV better for rear or gasket?

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Weld an inch at a time and move to weld another area. Then wait. I just did some armor for my rear dif and drain plug area. I use an infrared thermometer to monitor the temp of the housing up to several inches from the project.

Welding one inch is a good thing. Going two inches and things heat up a lot more.
I did this with oil in the dif.

What are you going to do with that bolt on cover???
 

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I have the same ruffstuff front armor piece. Be prepared to do some grinding on it for a decent fit that doesn’t require welding it gaps. It’s a beast of a guard.
 
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@RFB That cover is for a semi-float 9.5" diff. Your rear diff is full-float, no removable cover. The only one that will work is the maxi-pad with wings. Just take it slow as baldilocks mentioned.

There are a few other options if you want full-face armor for the front diff. Trail Gear, Marlin and Ballistic Fab are some that come to mind.

There is nothing for the rear.
 
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@RFB That cover is for a semi-float 9.5" diff. Your rear diff is full-float, no removable cover. The only one that will work is the maxi-pad with wings. Just take it slow as baldilocks mentioned.

There are a few other options if you want full-face armor for the front diff. Trail Gear, Marlin and Ballistic Fab are some that come to mind.

There is nothing for the rear.
My GF ordered these for xmas and they came early. All I wanted was front armor. Ill have her ship back wouldnt be the first time. And Im on Marlins site right now. ty
 
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