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Old 12-15-2010, 02:36 PM   #1
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Help with diff cover install

I was lucky enough to hit both my front and rear diff's on a rock and I broke the seals. I broke my front stabilizer shock too.

One of the reasons I got a Jeep was because I heard "if something breaks, you just replace it with something better."

What a great opportunity for just that. So I'm looking at some Riddler diff covers and I don't know the first thing on how to replace them.

Rokmen - Riddler Differential Covers

This seems like a good first project to start getting my hands dirty.

Would anyone have any tips, links to instructions, pitfalls to watch for, recommendations or tools I'll need to buy, etc.?

Thank you!!

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Old 12-15-2010, 03:31 PM   #2
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Im waiting for answers. Im interested too. !

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Old 12-15-2010, 03:44 PM   #3
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remove old diff covers. ( clean them and use for ash trays) get two studs of same thread size for diff bolt covers thread studs into the 10 and 4 o-clock position ( make sure diff surface is clean and dry) applie silacone sealant , let it set up about 10 minutes . install diff cover over studs, ( they keep the cover in place while you install the rest of the bolts) install bolts, remove studs , install remaining 2 bolts torque to factory spect's .


your done,,, should take 30 minutes per axle.

oh yeah don't forget to add YOUR favorite diff oil.
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:57 PM   #4
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love my riddler diff covers oh dont forget to use thread tape on the plugs..





turning this



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Thanks you two. So, I'm going to quick smoking soon....really. I'll need to find another use for the old ones. haha.

I sure hope I don't need to take the axil off my Jeep for this!!! That looks really scarry to me. haha

This does help a lot though. Thank you.
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:00 PM   #6
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Hey if you're still looking for a new stabilizer look at Rustys Offroad
I bought one from them and haven't had any problems. You can also see part of the tie rod i got from them as well. Much bigger and stronger than the factory tie rod.

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Old 12-15-2010, 05:36 PM   #7
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You're going to need a torque wrench so that you can torque the bolts to 25 ft. lbs.
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Thanks you two. So, I'm going to quick smoking soon....really. I'll need to find another use for the old ones. haha.

I sure hope I don't need to take the axil off my Jeep for this!!! That looks really scarry to me. haha

This does help a lot though. Thank you.
heh i should have mentioned.. i swapped in a d44 replacing my d35.. just happened to get my riddlers when it was time to do the swap to make everything easier on me..

you can tell i had just painted the d44
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Replaced Differentials

Well, I did replace my differentials and I thought I would finally post the pictures of the before and after. It was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. I big help was that I got some lublockers and they worked great!

Thank you everyone for the help on this.



















pictures to be continued...
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:08 PM   #11
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Where credit is due

By the way, I followed instructions from this link....it was a big help!

Jeep Axle Differential Fluid Change Service

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