I just wanna hear what some of you think about this. I read on the Viking forums where a guy is making heat shields for the rear diffs due to the heat of the exhaust heating them up. I have noticed mine get really hot after I ride a while.. just trying to get some input on the situation... and maybe see if anyone is building anything for the wolverine to deflect some of the heat. Or to see if any of you think it even matters. IMO I would think it would affect the integrity of the rear diff and the oil in it a bit quicker than if it weren't getting hot. I mean they got shields to protect the bottom of the bed looks like they'd stick something above the rear diffs to keep them from getting so dang hot... but that's why I'm out here in the gas field working and not in an office building drawing up schematics for new utv's, atv's, motorcycles etc etc...