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Ballistic Fab diff cover

Figures the only spot on my truck that has some rust thats beginning to bubble is my rear diff cover so i'm looking for a new one.

I saw ballistic fab has one for the 8.8, has anyone run this cover before? I'm curious for clearance with the ring gear as i know some of the SOLID covers make contact with the ring gear on select trucks. I wouldn't mind a solid cover but i can't find the exact issue with them on here.

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I haven't seen anyone with that particular one but it looks beef. I've seen several people with the ruffstuff one and it's supposed to be good. I've got the Blue Torch Fab cover and it's beefy and fit's nice.
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Clear gearz yo!

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I haven't seen anyone with that particular one but it looks beef. I've seen several people with the ruffstuff one and it's supposed to be good. I've got the Blue Torch Fab cover and it's beefy and fit's nice.
i just looked at it, looks nice. I might just try the SOLID one. its on clearance haha. I hope i don't run into a problem

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Ballistic has had issues with customer service, be wary. Search yields a **** ton of people who have had issues with them. Mostly on pirate. I am pretty sure they were pulled as a sponsor there. What about the aluminum one from mag-hytec?
Ford #10-8.8 [Ford #10-8.8] - $255.00 : Mag-Hytec

It's costly but you don't wheel enough where it's gonna get damaged.
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Get one with a fill and drain plug !

Future lube change will be easier.
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I was looking at the SOLID cover, but I read that clearance with 4.10s was an issue.
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Ballistic has had issues with customer service, be wary. Search yields a **** ton of people who have had issues with them. Mostly on pirate. I am pretty sure they were pulled as a sponsor there. What about the aluminum one from mag-hytec?
Ford #10-8.8 [Ford #10-8.8] - $255.00 : Mag-Hytec

It's costly but you don't wheel enough where it's gonna get damaged.
my rear diff drags and hits rocks too much when i do go wheeling that I would run a high risk of that thing getting bent lol
I'd obliterate them pretty easily if they screwed around and not sent my cover or something

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Future lube change will be easier.
Thats what i'd prefer. Do you have an links?

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I was looking at the SOLID cover, but I read that clearance with 4.10s was an issue.
I believe its the older trucks that have the issue but I couldn't find anything searching but i was also on my phone
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Koyn had those solid covers front(D44) and rear(8.8) and I don't recall him having any clearance issues. He ran 4.88s and 5.13s.
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I have one on my Dana60. its beef and no issues at all. I would buy one from them

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Oh btw Pedro, I have one of those weld-on ballistic skulls lol.
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I have one on my Dana60. its beef and no issues at all. I would buy one from them

Off topic momentarily.

Have you ever put any pressure on that rear shackle?

If so, did you see any flexing/bending of the tubing?
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Have you ever put any pressure on that rear shackle?

If so, did you see any flexing/bending of the tubing?
oh yeah plenty of times. ive drug jeeps around and pulled sleds etc... There is a video of me pulling toreador4x4 ranger up a hill at he sand dunes then i drug him around running like 30ish just to show off. lol

No change in frame, its all .120 DOM I really doubt it will bend unless I was using a jerk strap and just yanking and pulling but I wouldnt recommend that with any truck. My ranger knows all about that yanking and pulling crap. lol
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cant go wrong with a ruffstuff cover.. youll never break one. i had to grind it a tad for the ring gear, but that is hit or miss from what ive read.
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Went with an OEM one at cost. I'm ordering a diff cover skid from Rusty's Offroad though.
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Went with an OEM one at cost. I'm ordering a diff cover skid from Rusty's Offroad though.
That's what I am running and it has worked well.
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That's what I am running and it has worked well.
yeah i heard they're good and another member has installed one in my driveway. I like the looks of them.
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Pics? I can't find an image on google.
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If your looking for a rear diff rock guard there is always these guys.

Ford 8.8 Half Rock Guard

Ford 8.8 Full Rock Guard

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That thing is gonna look bad *** Pedro. What's the price?
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If your looking for a rear diff rock guard there is always these guys.

Ford 8.8 Half Rock Guard

Ford 8.8 Full Rock Guard

yeah i've seen those. I'd rather have a 1 piece skidplate though.

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Pics? I can't find an image on google.
for the rear differential skid? Its 60 bucks. the pic is here
http://www.rustysoffroad.com/jeep-sk...kid-plate.html

and im taking this from wingman108's build thread since it was put on in my driveway haha
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yeaa buddy, you'll like that diff skid. mines done well and i'm sure saved me some pain on those rocky *** trails we've been on.
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dont get why people would buy that for $60, but not pay $30 more for a legit full cover...
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I bought it because I needed a cover in my hands yesterday. Maybe if i had a solid axle truck like Zach I'd wait to have a cover shipped since its an actual trail rig. I don't need anything overkill but a little added protection wont hurt.
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dont get why people would buy that for $60, but not pay $30 more for a legit full cover...
I bought mine because I did not want to change my diff fluid for a third time right after I did my gears.so it saved me $70 in fluid
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