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Old 3rd January 2011, 16:43   #1
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Received this from Banglore today, was thrilled to see the build quality.
Powder coated in St. Germain red.

The square rod is a single piece (arrows) so is the frame with fasteners holes that face the pumpkin.

These are must for off roaders who want to guard their front and rear differentials from jutting rock, tree stumps etc.

Solid and rugged, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

You can find it on T HP Classified, Accessories.
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Congratulations! looking forward to these jewels adorning your jeeps...ahem jewels
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Old 3rd January 2011, 18:38   #3
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Congratulations! looking forward to these jewels adorning your jeeps...ahem jewels
ROTFL Venky..
Vijay Sir, awesome stuff, as always!
Any plans of something similar for Gypsies?
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Received this from Banglore today, was thrilled to see the build quality.
Powder coated in St. Germain red.

The square rod is a single piece (arrows) so is the frame with fasteners holes that face the pumpkin.

These are must for off roaders who want to guard their front and rear differentials from jutting rock, tree stumps etc.

Solid and rugged, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

You can find it on T HP Classified, Accessories.
Regards,
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Hurray, I do have this one for my Explorer. In a day or two Explorer will wear the same guard to secure it's pumpkin under the body
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Just Got a pair for my MM from Viji. Will update when it arrives, on my thread. Was smitten by its top class looks and coupled with his experience in off roading, im sure the quality is top notch.
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Received this from Banglore today, was thrilled to see the build quality.
Powder coated in St. Germain red.

Haaarrrumph! Looks more like a testicle guard to me ... the color matches the application too. Shouldn't there be two?!! One for each?!!
Oops! sorry Viji, couldn't help it

So does this testicle guard (most precious) fit both the Jeep and the Jeep-Si or is there a different design for it?

Good for people who practice S&M (off-roading) on their Jeeps

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Sachin and I got a pair each of these in Feb. But we are yet to install it for lack of proper sized bolts to replace the OE bolts.
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Friends,
I have brought 2 pcs from bangalore and installed on my new Major.Fitted in M&M ASC Bangalore.Problem faced are listed below.

1)Holes of the guard and differential not alligned.
2)Holes of the guard is too tight to pass the bolts thru.
3)Holes cross- causing bolts to break in the middle, with half thread inside the pumpkin.
4)Diff Oil leak started after fixing (Opened the cover, cleaned and put anabond and closed).
5)Get all right size bolts as we need 3 types of bolts to have proper fixing.

Its a worthy,but check all these issues mentioned above BEFORE PUTTING TOOLS TO FIX THIS.

Good amount of lathe work and Man hour has been put on this to make a clean fit.
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Friends,
I have brought 2 pcs from bangalore and installed on my new Major.Fitted in M&M ASC Bangalore.Problem faced are listed below.

1)Holes of the guard and differential not alligned.
2)Holes of the guard is too tight to pass the bolts thru.
3)Holes cross- causing bolts to break in the middle, with half thread inside the pumpkin.
4)Diff Oil leak started after fixing (Opened the cover, cleaned and put anabond and closed).
5)Get all right size bolts as we need 3 types of bolts to have proper fixing.

Its a worthy,but check all these issues mentioned above BEFORE PUTTING TOOLS TO FIX THIS.

Good amount of lathe work and Man hour has been put on this to make a clean fit.

Hi Rajith,

I have installed he diff-Guards in Jan 2011, just before Aavalakonda2011. They surely save my diff a few knocks on the trail.

The catch to fixing is accurately measuring the thread depth including the guards (5 Bolts).

Initially the holes appeared cross drilled, but actually it is the Synthetic Powder coating, which reduced the diameter of the mounting holes.

I had some of the holes widened, which was a few minutes job.

The Real Problem is that the 57" OKBJ and 53" Track FFRA have different Diff Cover Bolts (Thread & Pitch)

So I had to buy 2 Sets of Bolts.

The installation took about and hour including buy 2 different set of bolts, a mockup on the vehicle, re-drilling, without any oil spilling.

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Dear Arka,

Thanks for your inputs.Indeed this is saviour in terrain like Avalakonda and i have installed just before the same event.

I have learnt this in a hardway, as it was a new concept here and no one was there to guide .Now all fixed, no issues.

brought 3 sets of bolts and washers for front and rear.
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Initially the holes appeared cross drilled, but actually it is the Synthetic Powder coating, which reduced the diameter of the mounting holes.

I had some of the holes widened, which was a few minutes job.

Arka
Arka,

Like you said the holes at first seem misaligned, but I didn't need to widen them, as once the bolt got in it was straight fit on my 340 with MM550 51" diffs.

The 5 bolts on the guard need to be 1/2" longer than the OEM bolts.
Fitted the guards last Saturday.
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Fazal Bhai and Arka kindly please put up some pics and directions of what the bolt length should be. Will help us all in installing.
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Fazal Bhai and Arka kindly please put up some pics and directions of what the bolt length should be. Will help us all in installing.
Gogi Bhai,

Take the OEM differential pumpkin bolt to the hardware store and get the same thread, pitch, diameter bolt, but half inch longer.
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Great Fazalbhai. Will do as soon as it arrives.
Will these fit OE on the CJ3B too?
Will the body of the diff be the same or will there be a difference? I plan to take both the Jeeps for the Examm and AKC so better to equip both of them with protective gear.
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Whatever you do, get a pair for both front and rear. I had initially got 1 for front and went for a mini OTR to test and ended up sliding over a rock and kissed the rear!! Immediately called Viji and ordered the 2nd!!

Yes, the powder coating does take up a millimeter of bolt space and I had to drill all the 5 holes again. Bolts - just get same OE spec just 1/2 inch longer.
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