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ScottG

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FishOnOne wrote:

Turtle n Peeps wrote:

This whole thing reminds me of a solution waiting for a nonexistent problem.

Kind of like people freaking out over 240F ATF temps. [emoticon]


Well said....


Totally agree.


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Does one think AAM would design a differential cover and install it on their differential that would compromise it? Following AAM’s severe service recommendations with a quality synthetic differential oil would be a better way to spend $400.00, than a flashy differential cover.

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Posted: 11/08/19 08:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks like a well engineered product. Reminds me I need to change my rear diff lube [emoticon]


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Hard core off readers understand this

Imagine crawling over a field of boulders...ranging from 1ft to 3ft or more

You manage to keep the front diff from hitting, but the rear does

The drive shaft may miss, but the pinion end of the rear diff casting might hit and climb up and over...while sliding off..the back side might Catch the diff cover lip and bend if lucky...if not..it bends or rips off to lose fluid

Part of why I converted my K5 to a Dana 60 front and GM 14 bolt rear

My Diff covers had 3/8th inch plate bolster. Take the diff cover and trace it on a piece of plate. Cut it and cut the center out to match the diff cover bolt pattern. Drill matching holes

Grind the OEM diff cover bend back

Gasket the diff casting, then the modified diff cover, then bolt the 3/8th inch thick bolstering over that stack

This is more wishful thinking these days...71 and might try rock crawling again...but my Sub is a whale out there...


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ScottG wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

Turtle n Peeps wrote:

This whole thing reminds me of a solution waiting for a nonexistent problem.

Kind of like people freaking out over 240F ATF temps. [emoticon]


Well said....


Totally agree.


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BenK wrote:

Hard core off readers understand this

Imagine crawling over a field of boulders...ranging from 1ft to 3ft or more

You manage to keep the front diff from hitting, but the rear does

The drive shaft may miss, but the pinion end of the rear diff casting might hit and climb up and over...while sliding off..the back side might Catch the diff cover lip and bend if lucky...if not..it bends or rips off to lose fluid

Part of why I converted my K5 to a Dana 60 front and GM 14 bolt rear

My Diff covers had 3/8th inch plate bolster. Take the diff cover and trace it on a piece of plate. Cut it and cut the center out to match the diff cover bolt pattern. Drill matching holes

Grind the OEM diff cover bend back

Gasket the diff casting, then the modified diff cover, then bolt the 3/8th inch thick bolstering over that stack

This is more wishful thinking these days...71 and might try rock crawling again...but my Sub is a whale out there...


Ben.....did you watch the entire video or read the responses on the previous page? The fins that hang down break away to keep the fluid from leaking out. And if it does breakaway for whatever the reason, they will send you a new one!

Not to mention this wasn't designed for off-roaders.


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After watch is whole video and flow of fluid, I decided to just stay with the OEM cover, and spend the saved money for something fun to do!


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Me Again wrote:

After watch is whole video and flow of fluid, I decided to just stay with the OEM cover, and spend the saved money for something fun to do!


The money saved will pay for multiple tanks of fuel to your favorite camping destination!


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Posted: 11/09/19 07:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And I'm sure the consumers will repay Bank$ for that research ($$$). Good products with very premium price tags.


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Turtle n Peeps wrote:

This whole thing reminds me of a solution waiting for a nonexistent problem.

Kind of like people freaking out over 240F ATF temps. [emoticon]


Well I've turned my gear oil into sludge with the stock cover, and turned a couple sets of ring and pinion gears blue from heat, using a "flat back" cover. My diff temp gauge maxes out at 250F. While 250F won't break down synthetic gear oil, it does affect the additives in them, and if I run that hot for a while, I'll end up with limited slip chatter until I change the oil. If I see it climbing past 250F and I'm not near the top of a grade, I pull over and let it cool. Or slow down if I'm not going to hold up any traffic.

Does everybody need this? Nope. Not at all. But anybody running over factory GCWR and over factory HP levels, and tows through mountain states, they should at least monitor their diff temps. They might be a candidate.

If anything happens to my current flat-back (or I blow up another axle), I might consider one of these. But for now, I'll just continue with my M.O, and pull over for 15 minutes once a year (if that).


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