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ok guys what are my options........saw the one from allpro but that welds on.....any other options or companys making them?

weld on or bolt on......what are my options thanks!
 

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all i've seen is the one from All-Pro... I guess you could go custom at a Fab shop with some technical drawings and what you wanted... All Pro's is simple, but I don't own a welder... I guess I'll just take it easy for now...
 

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Allphase offroad makes a bolt on skid for the rear diff. I don't know anything about it, but I saw a few folks complaining about the quality. I talked to Bud from Budbuilt a long time ago and he said he was working on a bolt on option. You have to call him to find out about it because his website is way outdated.
 

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The AllPro is nice, but it only covers the back of the diff. Is weld on. I have one, never hit it on anything.

The All Phase looks really nice (I have one waiting to go on in my garage). The only quality issues were associated with a massive group buy that I think got out of control for All Phase. The crux was that the U-joints that hold the plate on got made slightly too small. You can check with All Phase, but I'm sure that this is not the case with their non-group-buy versions.

Several others have versions "in preparation" but since there's no photos, these are by definition vapourware right now ("vapourware" = Pronunciation: (vā'pur-wâr"), —n. Computer Jargon. a product, esp. software, that is promoted or marketed while it is still in development and that may never be produced.)
 

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I've got the AllPhase diff skid and it works fine. The only thing you have to watch out for is when it's tightened down you need to pay particular attention to positioning because if you get it wrong the driveshaft will make contact with it on every rotation. You'll know it immediately though.

Jim
 

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Rumor has it that Bud Built is developing one. I think it's the bolt on kind if not mistaken.
 

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I've got the AllPhase diff skid and it works fine. The only thing you have to watch out for is when it's tightened down you need to pay particular attention to positioning because if you get it wrong the driveshaft will make contact with it on every rotation. You'll know it immediately though.

Jim

This is no longer an issue. The front of the skid that comes close to the driveshaft has been shortened with the new version.
 

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A drill, a vice, a metal grinder, 3 pound sledge, chunk of scrap steel, and 2 u bolts will do just fine. Paint is optional.
 

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All Phase Offroad diff skid. Bolt-on

 

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The all phase one looks a lot more useful than the all pro one, mostly b/c the all pro one only covers the back of the diff instead of underneath it. :cool:
 

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I couldn't remember from the other thread. Does the u-bolts on yours contact the sway bar?
It does, but the sway bar rotates very little. I never had any noise or problems come from the U-bolts rubbing the sway bar. I'm soooo unhappy that the group buy went bad. My original diff skid came off my Tacoma and was put on my FJ in March of '06. It didn't come off till All Phase needed it for the group buy. Luckily it was winter time for me during that time so not much wheelin. I did 2 Moab trips and my FJ felt naked not having it. I'm very glad to have it back. The rear sway bar also doesn't make much of a difference in handling with it on and also limits my articulation. With it off I only notice paint missing from were the U-bolt rubbed. No indentation or wear.
 
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