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need a good looking Diff cover where to get?

i think i have a 8.8 can someone tell me what i have i'm not into drivetrain stuff lol

99 4.0 off road 10" rear drums

i looked at Stuffforyourranger.com but i didnt really like the all chrome ones.

i have seen others on here that look a lot better then that like some dodges have the cool heatsinks built on to them and all that stuff.

i have to change all the fluid and id like something to replace the rear cover with when i do

or if someone has a cover laying around there house willing to sell give price and pic of it.

Thanx il lbe on Vacation till mon night so if i dont post back soon thanks for your help in advance.


O and i'm looking for sho not offroad special ones but maybe just not all chrome.
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why not get an Explorer IRS diff cover....cut the ears off it and boom you are done.....not to mention that they are only like $50...
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here is a picture for ya...


i have sicne painted it black and polished the fins...
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I got a chrome diff cover from summit and a rock gaurd diff cover from purple cranium on mine.

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thats nice!
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thats nice!
and roughtly $150.....
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http://mag-hytec.com/store/index.php...31efbaf03241bd

always liked that one, but it's $240.
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buy me this
http://bluetorchfab.com/store/produc...roducts_id=156

and ill send you mine after i have sandblasted it and re-polished the edges. no sonic blue unless you want it.

here is a crappy picture of mine.

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Not enough cashe here so i just painted mine. No pic at the moment though.
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i am gettin an Explorer one for free, painting it black and then throwin on one of these

http://purplecranium.com/wsm/i-77_fo...ock_guard.html

yeah its 130 but i like it Maurice jk jk
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i am gettin an Explorer one for free, painting it black and then throwin on one of these

http://purplecranium.com/wsm/i-77_fo...ock_guard.html

yeah its 130 but i like it Maurice jk jk
I have the same one from purple cranium and i dont think it is big enough to go over the explorer cover
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you sure? maybe ill reconsider then... im gettin it for free from a friend, but oh well
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i really dont think it will either.
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it fits pretty tight over the stock cover, i dont think there will be enough room to clear all the fins on the explorer cover
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about that explorer IFS cover, is that what it looks like



Thats what it looks like stock, does it cool better, and is it stronger?
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I have the Blue torch fabworks diff cover. Its a quality cover and there ain't gonna be anything bending or puncturing it.

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about that explorer IFS cover, is that what it looks like



Thats what it looks like stock, does it cool better, and is it stronger?
yea that is what it looks like stock......it is actually holds more fluid than the stock cover......
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i need to get one of those 1/4" or 3/8" thick ones.. i beat on my truck too much to not have it, and soon ill be wheelin up in mountain trails with lots of rocks lol

and idk why yall want to get a full purple cranium diff cover, unless its for looks, a 1/2 one costs what, $40-$50 less, and i dont think ill ever punch the top of the diff open lol

heres mine, but one of the holes didnt line up.. so we need to send it in to get re done.. its been sitting on the chair ready to get shipped out for a few months...

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I have the Blue torch fabworks diff cover. Its a quality cover and there ain't gonna be anything bending or puncturing it.

i like this one out of the onez posted.... should be ez to make.....
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Picture is not 8.8 but shows how its made from one peice.

(shown with drain and countersunk bolts)

http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...ver-p-180.html

Ruffstuffspecialties are the only covers ill ever buy, 3/8" one peice plate with 1/2" flange, fill plug standard, plus options for drain and countersunk bolts for a clean look. I have their 44 cover for my axle.
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x2 for the exploder . . . we use them on foxbodies all the time. Its nice to have a drain plug on em.
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i kinda like the explorer one what it the link for it? or where can i find one?

the only thing is its not that flashy, it would be kool painted like the mag-hytec one and not the 240$ lol.
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Picture is not 8.8 but shows how its made from one peice.

(shown with drain and countersunk bolts)

http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...ver-p-180.html

Ruffstuffspecialties are the only covers ill ever buy, 3/8" one peice plate with 1/2" flange, fill plug standard, plus options for drain and countersunk bolts for a clean look. I have their 44 cover for my axle.

whats the purpose of the counter sunk bolt? filling?
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