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How to Install Rugged Ridge Black Differential Skid Plate For Dana 35 on your 1987-2013 Wrangler

Tools Required
  • Basic Hand Tools Required
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Step 1: Remove the bottom five bolts from the differential cover


Step 2: Place the skid plate to the differential and align the mounting holes.


Step 3: Install the differential skid plate using the supplied cap screws.


Step 4: Torque the cap screws to 17-19 ft. lbs.


Note: It may be necessary to remove the OE differential cover and reseal it to the axle housing when installing the differential skid plate. Removing the bottom bolts may cause a leak in the seal. Please check with your car dealership where your vehicle was purchased. In some cases it may be necessary to have an OE Service Center reseal it to maintain vehicle warranty.