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Old 09-29-2007
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stainless steel diff cover

My chrome diff cover has seen better days and needs replaced. I was thinking of going up to Summit sometime this week to see what my options were.

Does anyone know of a stainless steel chrome diff cover? If not, do you think I should stick with the chrome cover or go with something different? I thought about one of the clear ones, but I'm a little worried about it turning yellow lol

I guess aluminum is my only other option.
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i haven't ever seen a polished stainless one.....

IF i were you, i would get an Explorer diff cover.....but if you are instant on buying one, get one of the Trick Flow covers with the diff girdles in it....
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I tried finding an Explorer cover but didn't have any luck. Apparently they're hard to come by in there parts lol

I was actually looking at this one. http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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ScottG has an Explorer diff cover for sale.......search for his classified ads....

that is the same style as the Trick Flow one....that one looks even better because it doesn't say anything on it..
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Could this be what your looking for?

http://www.quadratec.com/products/12011_021.htm
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go with aluminum. stainless steel....someone wants some bling eh?
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So, nothing wrong with that.
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Could this be what your looking for?

http://www.quadratec.com/products/12011_021.htm
Wait....this will fit the Ranger!? If it will, you're my hero lol
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yes it should. 8.8s are 10 bolt. so i would say it will.

btw i will sell you my explorer cover. i will even sand blast it for you. it will be a nice finish.

i have a D60 i will be running no need for the 8.8 cover.
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Wait....this will fit the Ranger!? If it will, you're my hero lol
yes it will.....all those vehicles listed have a 31 spline 8.8 in them from the factory.....
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yes it should. 8.8s are 10 bolt. so i would say it will.

btw i will sell you my explorer cover. i will even sand blast it for you. it will be a nice finish.

i have a D60 i will be running no need for the 8.8 cover.
no don't do that....whenever i buy the 31 spline axle from you, you can leave it on there, just sand blasted with that nice finish!
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Zach....nice Avitar. I love that show.....and that's pretty much the reason LOL

I might have to jump on the stainless cover. Thanks for the info guys. You really made my day
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no don't do that....whenever i buy the 31 spline axle from you, you can leave it on there, just sand blasted with that nice finish!

and what if shawn wants it?
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he wants the stainless cover!
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LOL yea I'm gonna go stainless. Leave the Explorer cover on the axle for Mr. Jones.
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Well man, im in the same situation as you. I have the chrome ford racing chrome cover, and I love the looks of it as I have other stainless things on my truck, but I really want stainless. I came across that one day. If you get it, let me know how that works out for you and I will get one as well.
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Will do.
BTW, I know a guy that does powdercoating and could get the factory one powdered for next to nothing. I'm not sure if I'd like a blue diff cover though. opinions? Should I stick with chrome or get it color matched?

bah nevermind. i was support for the rear end. I think I'll either end up with the Trick Flow onw or the Moser Enginering one

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Will do.
BTW, I know a guy that does powdercoating and could get the factory one powdered for next to nothing. I'm not sure if I'd like a blue diff cover though. opinions? Should I stick with chrome or get it color matched?

bah nevermind. i was support for the rear end. I think I'll either end up with the Trick Flow onw or the Moser Enginering one
The trick flow and moser both look real nice!!!

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Well, that is if an 8.8 cover would fit my 7.5.
nope....wont fit...
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nope....wont fit...
Yep, just checked and found that out...
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No to sound stupid here, but is the maind cap support really necessary like on the Trick Flow and Moser covers? I don;t do any 4x4'ing....really at all. So would I really need it? I understand the idea that it stiffens up the main cap area, but do I really need that?
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what if evan wants the explorer cover?
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No to sound stupid here, but is the maind cap support really necessary like on the Trick Flow and Moser covers? I don;t do any 4x4'ing....really at all. So would I really need it? I understand the idea that it stiffens up the main cap area, but do I really need that?
Well, if you go with that polished one you won't have to worry about it. I think I may get one here soon before the snow flys.
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Same here Mike. I'm pretty sold on the stainless one. Just waiting for payday lol
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So I ended up taking a little road trip to Summit this weekend. I simply couldn't talk myself into the stainless cover and ended up with the Trick Flow one. I'll snap some pictures when I get home. I think it looks really good on there.
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