The Rancho Front Dana 44 differential Glide Plate for the Jeep Wrangler JL Rubicon mounts to the front axle casting. Allows for a much smoother glide over obstacles forward and backwards. Protects your differential casting from direct contact in severed offroad conditions. Works with OE and most aftermarket differential covers. Manfactured from 1/4" high-strength, low-alloy steel and covered in a durable red powder-coated finish.
Does this fit the 2021 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, or is the u-bolt too short?
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Thank you for the question. The Rancho RS62116 is cataloged for the front of this application with Dana 44 M210 axle.
Confirmed with Rancho: this does NOT fit the 2021 JLUR. The installation instructions cite 2018-2020 JL Rubicon but NOT the 2021. I called Rancho support and they confirmed that this part does NOT fit the 2021.
Now, could it fit? Yes. You only need a longer u-bolt. But Rancho isn't willing to support the application by supplying a longer u-bolt.
from Austin, TX
Mine came with too short a U bolt, but Matt (go to the Wrangler JL or Gladiator forums and he's on there daily) sent me the right one the day he heard my complaint. I'm guessing there are two different castings, and some of us have a thicker one and are out of luck. I have a WiIlys JT, which is the same as Willys and Rubicon JL from what I've read. If you have a Sport, the part seems to work for most people.
from Blue Ridge mountains, NC
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