|Brand new Rancho front diff slider and the same company's sump shield (foreground). Wonder how long the shiny new look will last?|
|Nth Degree rear slider, a quality piece of gear.|
I chose the Rancho front differential glide plate that protects the casing from direct contact in severe off-road use, at the cost of a few millimetres of clearance. The sump shield mentioned above slid into position with aerospace-industry precision, but the slider was nowhere near as exact and needed a little assistance from a well-aimed hammer.
For the back, I went to the well-regarded AEV company for its Nth Degreee under-axle skid plate that deflects potential hits from the diff and protects the rear driveshaft, CV joint and flange. It sacrifices no ground clearance. Built primarily from 1/4-inch steel it fit perfectly; a quality piece of gear.