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looks like someone welded a bunch of walking-canes together. If that is a differential guard/cover/plate/protector, etc. then I would say get yourself something good.


http://www.4x4ag.com/html/sr_qt_differential_guard.htm


http://www.qtservices.co.uk/diffguards.htm

these are only two....there are countless others...you should read this thread, because you must choose....WELD ON vs. BOLT ON.

http://discoweb.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4115&highlight=weld+bolt+diff+guard


Now that I think about it though....that really looks like a steering guard....if that is the case I would say that that isnt going to cut it. Something like these will:


http://www.rovertym.com/slimline.htm


http://www.roversnorth.com/RRD04/RRD04_85_87/RRD04_page87.htm
 

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LOL, is it really? Dang...flipped on its side....and he was talking about axle protection....well anyhow...

LRDisco94..I have posted what you need to protect your steering components and differential. The axle housings are strong enough and are usually not reinforced....though I have seen some crazy ****. ie. welding 1/4 plate onto the entire axle and diff:
 

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I can't blame Hank. The first time I saw the picture it reminded me of DAP's muffler protection for Freelanders called Skid Grid. Check under Rover Accessories/Freelander/Protection http://www.dap-inc.com/homeframe.htm

It could very well be an axle guard but I still can't figure out how it attaches to the axle itself. Unless the mounting brackets are similar to Southdown's axle guard hereinbelow. (Also found at AB).

 

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I saw that guard a while back.....one advantage is not having to worry about mud and grime getting caught between the diff & guard, and real easy to pressure wash out if it does hang in there.

I have the more common ones, like in Josh's post.......
 

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Craig said:
Its similar mate but mine is just a single wheel and is flush with the bottom of the axle (maybe slightly past it, say 10mm) So whats it for!!!!
I see....its the same thing craig, a harmonic damper for the front diff. It dampens harmonic vibrations created by the rotoflex I believe.......some people take it off once they go U-joints.
 

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I installed a SouthDown on a DI today... all I gotta say about it is that it's WAYYY overpriced considering how badly made the brackets are. It looked like a little kid made them with a jig saw. The holes were cut out instead of drilled and weren't round. The finish on it comes off just by looking at it hard.
Neat idea, poor execution. It has the potential, but what I saw today didn't justify it.
 

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roverX said:
Man, my harmonic balancer is all bent to ****...and there is no difference in how she handles or runs...
hmm.....perhaps it only helps if you break/wear out your rotoflex?.....I wonder if it has something to do with the rotoflex....though that picture craig shows has a u-joint on the end...hmm
 
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