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Re: Riddler Diff Covers Test Video - Taken to it's limits.

You guys had altogether too much fun making that video. But you know what they say...Too much is never enough!

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Yeah yeah..... Old thread etc...

I know what I'm buying for diff covers after watching this. Cool!

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Rokmen made some excellent how-to videos - got me started on my upgrades.

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I would like to see a side by side comparison with this -and all the others-with the stock cover.

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I would like to see a side by side comparison with this -and all the others-with the stock cover.
I know of at least 4 front axles that were destroyed and repaired and although repaired, were never quite the same and eventually needed replaced.


I killed a front HP 44 and cracked the diff casting on the long side that the tube presses into in a sub 15 mph collision with a rock that stopped the rig cold. It hit on the lower corner of the diff.


I killed a Currie HP 9" housing and broke the axle tube in half through the weld where it attaches to the pumpkin. I repaired it and a few years later did it again.


I have been on the trail with 2 others in similar fashion.


What I learned from all that was if you need a diff cover that strong to protect your ring gear from damage, it really won't matter because the impact will ruin something else.


Pay attention to the HP 9 comments, I ruined that housing with no thicker than the equivalent of a 3/16" thick diff cover.
I ruined the HP 44 with a Barnett cover in place.


The others I've seen were not running heavy cast covers due to clearance issues. Just a Barnett or similar. That and I don't know of a single incident were the caving in of the stock cover ruined anything. The worst that will happen is you wear a hole in the cover from the ring gear spinning against it. But, anyone who has worked steel with a hammer knows that it is very hard to beat steel over against something and have it stay tight to it without heat.
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A dead stop at 15 MPH must have rattled the fillings!

I know the video was partially marketing but I like it anyway. I'm worried about peeling a diff cover on a rock or poking a hole in one and pretty much any aftermarket cover would prevent that I'm guessing.

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I know of at least 4 front axles that were destroyed and repaired and although repaired, were never quite the same and eventually needed replaced.


I killed a front HP 44 and cracked the diff casting on the long side that the tube presses into in a sub 15 mph collision with a rock that stopped the rig cold. It hit on the lower corner of the diff.


I killed a Currie HP 9" housing and broke the axle tube in half through the weld where it attaches to the pumpkin. I repaired it and a few years later did it again.


I have been on the trail with 2 others in similar fashion.


What I learned from all that was if you need a diff cover that strong to protect your ring gear from damage, it really won't matter because the impact will ruin something else.


Pay attention to the HP 9 comments, I ruined that housing with no thicker than the equivalent of a 3/16" thick diff cover.
I ruined the HP 44 with a Barnett cover in place.


The others I've seen were not running heavy cast covers due to clearance issues. Just a Barnett or similar. That and I don't know of a single incident were the caving in of the stock cover ruined anything. The worst that will happen is you wear a hole in the cover from the ring gear spinning against it. But, anyone who has worked steel with a hammer knows that it is very hard to beat steel over against something and have it stay tight to it without heat.

I have always figured these things were as benificisl as a snorkel

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I have an ARB cover in the front (used to have one in the rear but no need now due to the high pinion Dana 60) and I see just two advantages of the ARB (can't speak to the others) - it has a dipstick which is really really handy if you have rotated the rear axle. Number two benefit is if you do hit the ARB cover, it is unlikely to break the RTV or gasket seal. I used to have problems with my OEM covers weeping fluid after even a minor bump.
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I have an ARB cover in the front (used to have one in the rear but no need now due to the high pinion Dana 60) and I see just two advantages of the ARB (can't speak to the others) - it has a dipstick which is really really handy if you have rotated the rear axle. Number two benefit is if you do hit the ARB cover, it is unlikely to break the RTV or gasket seal. I used to have problems with my OEM covers weeping fluid after even a minor bump.

Cant remember the name for the life of me but I used that reusable gasket for both front and rear. No leaks, no seeps.

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