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Installed my explorer IRS cover...pic

Well bought my IRS cover from Dustin (TrndAssassin) great shipping and prompt. Took it to Mid5 and had them powder coated it Silver Hammer tone and installed it today.. I think it turned out good have a look...








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Cool, I should have bought it off him but didnt know when I was at his place
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Looks great! Whats the little bolt in the middle for? Can't remember
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^^ the black one is the fill hole if thats the one you are talking about.


i need one of these
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Dang that seems way low for a fill hole
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Looks good stone
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if you dont mind me asking how much did you pay stone?
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Dang that seems way low for a fill hole
Its the Fill hole for the IRS explorers remember there just a diff on those trucks and CV's so doesnt need a whole heck of alot of fluid... DO NOT EVER recommend using it as the ranger full plug still use the front one in the axle... the only reason that plug is painted black is the guy doing the powder coating didnt want to heat it up because it is a magnet on the back so its the only thing not powder coated



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if you dont mind me asking how much did you pay stone?
i think it was 50 shipped from him i cant remember to be honest. and it was $25 for having it powder coated
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Ah that makes sense, I would have still thought it would have taken more fluid, thats surprising. Looks great!
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I have been looking for one of those for like 2 months and can't find one. Looks great Zach!
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is there any benefit with this upgrade? i see fins, do they cool?
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is there any benefit with this upgrade? i see fins, do they cool?
i cant really think of one other than the cool factor...lol
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is there any benefit with this upgrade? i see fins, do they cool?
it prob does cool it a little the benefit is the drain plug on the cover so i dont have to keep opening the cover to swap fluid. thats all... and I like them and my stock steel one was crap and dented so it had to go...
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Cool. What kind of gasket is on it?

I'm thinking of getting a mag hytec diff cover for the rear of my F150 (9.75"), but I'm not sure what to run up front (8.8"). I would like something with a magnetic drain plug and fill hole (higher than that one) on the cover.
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looks good stone, Ive been wanting one forever
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if i remember correctly this cover also allows more fluid


looks nice stone, i still have one sitting in my garage, waiting to be installed for over 2 years now
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Cool. What kind of gasket is on it?

I'm thinking of getting a mag hytec diff cover for the rear of my F150 (9.75"), but I'm not sure what to run up front (8.8"). I would like something with a magnetic drain plug and fill hole (higher than that one) on the cover.
Gray RTV it's what Ford tech says to use never had an issue unlike black RTV LOL
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Gray RTV it's what Ford tech says to use never had an issue unlike black RTV LOL
what issues with black? Thats all we ever use in the shop
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Ahh hell I used orange on the sport trac because it's what I had in the garage! lol
I asked because the mag hytec comes with a rubber o-ring gasket. I just realized they made one for the 8.8" anyway.
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what issues with black? Thats all we ever use in the shop
every diff cover i have ever used black on with in like a couple months the god damn thing is leaking... never had that issue with gray
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Ahh hell I used orange on the sport trac because it's what I had in the garage! lol
I asked because the mag hytec comes with a rubber o-ring gasket. I just realized they made one for the 8.8" anyway.
this cover uses an o ring if you so like to order the damn thing. no place anywhere around here stocks damn 8.8 gaskets thus why i never care to even check anymore
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