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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-14-2019, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Diff cover to clear Currie Correctlync

I am finally upgrading to the Currie steering. I would like to add a front diff cover, and know that some have had issues with clearance. What do you have on yours that works? I am leaning toward something like Barnes 4wd, Motobuilt. I am sure to 200 dollar forged, powder coated covers are great, but Im just going to beat mine up, and don't need extra bling. Anyone have experience with a simple steel cover and Currie steering?

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I have RuffStuff diff covers and Currie Correctlync steering. No issues.
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Before buying aftermarket diff covers view the interesting videos on the Banks YouTube channel. The did an interesting analysis of fluid flow. It might help you with your choice.
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No issues with old Rockcrushers. The factory track bar banged on it, but not the Currie.



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I have Currie HD steering (drag link and tie rod) and there's no interference with my ARB diff cover. There's a few variables though so YMMV.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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SV - I have seen the series, and I believe he makes a great point. However, my jeep is 95% offroad use, and the occasional 20 to 30 mile run for supplies/ gas. It rarely sees over 50 mph. It is more likely that I will kill a ring gear from impact than bearing failure from airation- I think..

I appreciate the comments from the rest of you, I'll check out the Ruff stuff ans Rock crushers. I missed those somehow...

John- ARB is aluminum. How have they held up seems like they could be damaged severely in dragging over rocks? Although I see quite a few that use them, Aluminum just scares me. heck, my cast diff housing has scars on it.
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The ARB covers are relatively massive (as far as diff covers go) and I've beat them up quite a bit - absolutely no problem with them. I use Lube Locker gaskets instead of RTV to seal them to the housing so I've never had any weeping or dripping. I've seen stock diff covers get whacked enough break the RTV seal and I suppose that could happen to the ARB cover. The other great feature of the ARB is the dipstick, especially handy for the rear axle if it's been rotated for a tummy tuck.
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I've had my eye on the Barnes. I talked to a guy at a local Jeep event that had them and he was really happy with them. Not sure what the best gasket would be. Mixed reviews for lube locker and RTV.
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Oh I didn't mention his Jeep was beat all to hell. He has abused his Barnes with no leaks. He also used lube locker gaskets.
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I have Poison Spyder diff covers and the Currie steering, everything clears.

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