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new diff cover...need opinions...

Ok, as much as i like the chrome cover, im getting pretty tired of crawling under there to get off surface rust, and it annoys me when its there. So its time for a new diff cover and I needed some opinions. I narrowed it down to two. Let mw know what you guys think. I'm thinking of I got the Ford Racing one with bearing support, she;d be 302-ready for that possible swap someday lol......but im not sure how realistic that is.

here's the first one
http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts...tKeyField=9291

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http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

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I'm not sure why you would want a clear diff cover... and the other one idk its ok.

put some work into it...

something like this one

granted my truck is all dirty and this picture really shows it...

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geez zach you were all over this post. lol. I like it, but I don't think I want to go blue.
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out of the 2 you posted, i would get the Ford Racing cover....

but i like my Explorer diff cover.......i am going to paint mine black and polish the fins up like Zach's.......

even in raw, unpainted form the Explorer diff cover looks good...
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geez zach you were all over this post. lol. I like it, but I don't think I want to go blue.

i just meant the Explorer cover itself. i painted mine myself.
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oh is that what that's from? i like the design of the cover. I could probably polish it out with some work. where can i get one of those other then a junk yard?
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you can try the classifieds here and other Ranger sites......or eBay..
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well here is one on ebay but it comes with more then what you need.

but this is what it looks like originally
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-...spagenameZWDVW

or here is another diff cover...
http://www.jusnesmodified.com/store/...roducts_id=444

but i like the explorer one the best...
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this place makes some sweet covers as well

http://purplecranium.com/
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^^^ yes they do!
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Two threads with more info about the 2002+ Explorer cover:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=25944
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ead.php?t=6931

Here's mine:

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wow thats a bad a** cover. thanks guys. i think im gonna go that route.
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Ok, I just went out and looked at my buddy's S-10 with a clear cover and it looks pretty sweet. I'll have to sleep on it lol
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eeee dont get a clear cover...
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wouldn't the clear turn colors after a while??? plus what type of heat dissipating would it do?? nothing
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i would think so......and as the gear oil gets older, it will look worse and worse
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Get some real BEEF and run this badboy

http://www.oconeeoffroad.com/servlet...ce-Diff/Detail
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Damn for 180 bucks!
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i like the explorer ones but im picky, and finding one on ebay probably isnt going to work. i thought about powder coating the stock one....eh. im still leaning towards either finding an explorer one or getting one of the aluminum ones from summit. im too darn picky lol

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you think some never dull might help remove some of that surface rust better? its just pitted on the outside of the cover and its bugging me. i guess for 30 bucks you can just buy a new one each time you change the gear oil
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http://www.mag-hytec.com/differential%20covers.htm

Dipstick
O-ring seals
Magnetic drain plug
Thermocouple port
Stainless hardware
$240
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the first one or ^^ that one
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I know I am kinda wierd, but I kinda like the clear one or the one Bob posted.
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if civics had a Dif. cover.. itd be clear
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if yo want an Explorer diff cover, PM 94Ranger355.....he has 3 of them as of today....i PM'd him and ask.....i bought mine from him......even came with the bolts....i think i paid $50 shipped....
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