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    Oops!!! This isnít supposed to happen

    I had to toss this in the trash. I had this installed about a week. Definitely saved the diff but ended up snapping the heads off 2 bolts that came with the glide plate. No loss of fluids and made it home. IMG_8229.jpgIMG_8234.JPGIMG_8220.JPG


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    Did you reach out to Rancho directly?


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJL View Post
    Did you reach out to Rancho directly?


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    Iíve got something else coming that will definitely be an improvement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JP223/3USA View Post
    I had to toss this in the trash. I had this installed about a week. Definitely saved the diff but ended up snapping the heads off 2 bolts that came with the glide plate. No loss of fluids and made it home. [
    The Rancho diff guide plate has been around for many many years (way prior to the JL/JT platform). First one I've heard of doing that. How did it happen? Was this front or rear diff? Were you going backwards or forwards? I'm just trying to understand how something like this could even happen.

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    Glad it did it's job first and foremost.
    As mentioned more info is needed on HOW this occurred.
    Snapping some grade 8 bolts takes a lot of work,

    Thanks Matt


    Quote Originally Posted by JP223/3USA View Post
    I had to toss this in the trash. I had this installed about a week. Definitely saved the diff but ended up snapping the heads off 2 bolts that came with the glide plate. No loss of fluids and made it home. IMG_8229.jpgIMG_8234.JPGIMG_8220.JPG


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    Wow, thats impressing! I was thinkkng of this plate as well to save my diff, but now I am curious on your fix, JP223

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    Oops!!! This isnít supposed to happen

    I was backing up when this happened. There was a 4íish drop behind me and the rear slipped because it was wet. The glide plate grabbed a rock when this happened. One end of the u-bolt nut stripped off along with the 2 head of the diff cover bolts. The area I was in has very sharp rocks and I was avoiding slicing a tire. I still plan to get the rear glide plate but the front Iím changing up. It sucks I only had the front for such a short time. Itís definitely well built and I had to be that one guy in this world that had a freak issue. IMG_8249.jpg


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