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Axle Truss Installed

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This is the complete axle truss installed on our donor Dana 35 axlehousing. Detail-oriented readers may notice a small differential skidplate protecting the lower section of the differential cover. We added this because we thought the factory cover might leave an opportunity for rock damage. Rugged Ridge supplied us with one of its bolt-on Dana 35 differential skidplates designed to go on over the lower portion of the factory cover. We had to modify it slightly to fit with the Super 35 Truss installed. This modification didn't compromise the strength of the skid or mounting footprint. This part gave us peace of mind that the thin stamped sheetmetal differential cover wouldn't be damaged on the trail.