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So does anyone have any experience with the differential cover from Poly Performance?

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It probably isn't as strong as the ruff stuff cover, but it is also half the price.
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Nice, it would be nice to have one like that for the 7.5"

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looks "solid" and nice. i'm not feeling that finish though. i'd rather have it flat black.
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Yeah, Solid makes nice covers. Saw one in person. The finish is powdercoated I believe.
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Hmmm... on the list now!
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Trevor, you should get one with the bearing support screws..



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I was recommended to that cover back when I got my 8.8, has good reviews all around and you can't beat that price.

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Nice, it would be nice to have one like that for the 7.5"

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lol, if you did enough off roading with a 7.5 that you needed a SOLID diff cover the ring gears would have already blown up from abuse.
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lol, if you did enough off roading with a 7.5 that you needed a SOLID diff cover the ring gears would have already blown up from abuse.
I would want it more for the look and fluid capacity!

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The 7.5 is garbage, if you're spending the money on it for a diff cover you clearly have enough for an 8.8 to swap over.
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mine too.

glad i could post something up that people may be interested in.
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The 7.5 is garbage, if you're spending the money on it for a diff cover you clearly have enough for an 8.8 to swap over.
Exactly. You don't need "more fluid capacity" for something you use on the street. And if you off road you should upgrade to the 8.8.
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Exactly. You don't need "more fluid capacity" for something you use on the street.
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Why do you say this? Extra fluid capacity is just as beneficial to a street machine as it is to any offroad rig!

The SOLID is a nice lookin cover, but would be more useful to me if it was aluminum to disepate the heat.

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Exactly. You don't need "more fluid capacity" for something you use on the street.
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Why do you say this? Extra fluid capacity is just as beneficial to a street machine as it is to any offroad rig!

The SOLID is a nice lookin cover, but would be more useful to me if it was aluminum to disepate the heat.
How many rpm's do you plan on turning to produce enough heat in a 7.5 to jusitfy an aluminum cover?
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How many rpm's do you plan on turning to produce enough heat in a 7.5 to jusitfy an aluminum cover?
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Don't have 7.5's, mine are 8.8 L/S w/3.73's and may not turn enough RPM's to justify it in your eyes, but if I'm gonna spend the money, might as well buy what's beneficial IMO..........
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There is so much agreement on this thread it is making me woozy
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Don't have 7.5's, mine are 8.8 L/S w/3.73's and may not turn enough RPM's to justify it in your eyes, but if I'm gonna spend the money, might as well buy what's beneficial IMO..........
Why are you arguing about a 7.5 if you don't have one? Quit while you're behind bro.
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So, I could get this rear differential cover for looks and more fluid capacity?

I dont offroad much, and my truck is my dd. Should I get one? (I planned on changing my rear diff. fluid soon anyways.)
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So, I could get this rear differential cover for looks and more fluid capacity?

I dont offroad much, and my truck is my dd. Should I get one? (I planned on changing my rear diff. fluid soon anyways.)
Couldn't hurt if you want some bling but it's not like you would ever require the extra fluid capacity.
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So does anyone have any experience with the differential cover from Poly Performance?
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It probably isn't as strong as the ruff stuff cover, but it is also half the price.
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Why are you arguing about a 7.5 if you don't have one? Quit while you're behind bro.
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Dude.......the OP is for an 8.8, not a 7.5 and my comments were directed at the postin that ya wouldn't need extra capacity or coolin for a "street" truck.

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ANYWAYS... Searched around, they have my D44 cover and the 8.8 cover.. looks like an order is about to be placed! Love the high fill plugs.
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ANYWAYS... Searched around, they have my D44 cover and the 8.8 cover.. looks like an order is about to be placed! Love the high fill plugs.
nice, if you get it before i do let me know what you think of it when you get it in hand. thanks.
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Just an FYI as I'm sure there's quite a few of em in the boneyards ripe for the pickins.
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I have one on my 8.8 and my d44, best covers for the price IMO
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One thing that cover lacks is a high fill plug... they're cool lookin and all, but for a cover I like functionality over appearance...
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ive got SOLID covers front and rear on my 44 and 8.8 and there pretty good. they hold up to the beating and the rocks very well. i plan on selling both of them soon and getting ruff stuff covers
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