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Ford 9" Pinion Guard

Ford 9" Pinion Guard

We have added more access to the bolts while still protecting them and they are long enough to actually protect the U-joint. They are made of 3/8" & 1/2" material and will take a beating for many years to come.
  • Mounting plate is 1/2" and the guard is 3/8"
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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 1985 Ford Ranger Ford 9 inch swap
By Spencer Ramsey in OR on 5.11.2020
I did a 1979 ford 9 inch and dana 44 swap on my 85 ranger and wanted some protection for the yoke on the 9 inch, well Ruffstuff delivered with is awesome strong! Yoke Guard! I am very happy

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wow!
By Zach Cupp in VA on 11.28.2016
This thing isn't just beef, its filet mignon! No doubt this thing will hold up to abuse for years to come. I'm also extremely impressed by the shipping, I ordered on the busiest week of the year and it was at my door all the way across the country in under a week!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 At ease!
By shane meadows in MI on 6.20.2016
I will be at ease knowing I have this protection for my pinion. This thing is thick and strong! Highly recommend if you do any kind of rock crawling or risk hitting pinion

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Super HD
By WILLIAM BAKER in Ontario on 6.3.2016
I ordered a few items and they were received on time. individually wrapped in the tiniest box, packed tight, securely banded and taped near waterproof. Now, with this SUPER stout Pinion Guard shielding my driveline, I am supplied with the piece of mind needed when bush wheeling in forests of Northern Ontario. Rocks and trees will fear me. I will not hesitate to order from Ruffstuff in the future. I feel a 4-link rear end coming and I know where to find it!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S.T.O.U.T.
By Bill MacDonald in ME on 9.29.2012
This thing is beef. Pure and simple. See how it looks in the picture? It really is that stout. Something not shown in the picture is the way the guard-plate is attached to the mounting ring. It is a single piece of 1/2" plate that has two bends in it (for the sides). The whole skid part is tabbed and inserted into cutouts in the mounting plate where it is welded front, back, inside and out. Then the mounting face has been ground smooth. My ONLY comment on workmanship is that the welds next to the 'left' bolt hole and the 'lower right' bolt hole are in such close proximity to the hole, I will need to clearance it slightly so the bolt head sits flat instead of half-on the weld. 5 minutes on the grinder. No big deal. Otherwise, that is the ONLY negative thing I can find about this part. Once my 9" is done (currently doing a full overhaul and regearing) I am positive I will be able to smash the hell out of this guard without fear. After seeing this, I fully intend to pick up the rear brace from Ruffstuff. Also, a couple of the other guys in the club have really started looking at Ruffstuff parts, now that they have seen an example of how good their work is. Thanks guys! Keep up the good work and you will definitely get my continued business! Disappointed that I didn't get a Ruffstuff sticker for the back of my rig! I like to show off all the badass parts I put on it with decals/stickers. Don't stress though. Rock Krawler didn't send me a sticker either. :)

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Jim on -- Asked: Hi. This is probably a dumb question,but I'm not a differential expert. Regarding the Ford 9 inch pinion cover, to install this cover, I assume I have to remove the rear drive shaft (this is for a 1971 Ford Bronco), then the pinion bolts on the front of the housing. My question, will I have to drain the oil from the differential first, or can it be installed without first draining or losing oil if not drained? Thanks.

Answered: You should not have to drain it. The seal should hold with the bolts out as long as you don't smack it with a mallet or anything while your in there.
Adam on -- Asked: What trucks do the ford 9" pinion guard fit on?

Answered: The Ford 9" was used up until the mid-80s when they replaced it with the 8.8" Ford 9" axles were used in many applications including F150, Bronco, some muscle car applications, and even older utility/dump truck

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5 Reviews Read
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14.00 pounds

Ford 9" Pinion Guard Bolts:
No Bolts
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