Ever hear that old saying that "An ounce of prevention is worth a Pound of Cure"? Well let me introduce you to 8 pounds of prevention! The Barnes 4WD Ford 9" Pinion Guard is intended to be just that, this product will keep you from ending a weekend of wheeling early. Most of the time when you get your pinion u-joint yoke on a rock and then turn it once the u-joint has had it and so has your forward momentum. Now you can wheel with confidence knowing that one vulnerable area of your rig is protected from the nastiest rocks. The Barnes 4WD Ford 9" Pinion Guard is laser cut from 3/8" plate. It unique shape maximizes both protection and ground clearance!