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05-19-2013 02:45 PM
MajorChuck
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Originally Posted by dwigs View Post
.....Here is what quite a few 'experts' recommend, and it is what I am running: Heavy duty Dana Spicer differential covers
That looks pretty hardcore! I especially like the built in "skid plate" factor. I've always wondered why off road vehicle companies haven't designed their differential covers with more of a slope, angle, or skid type of style that would give the differential an opportunity to "slide" over an obstacle instead of "slamming" into it.

Seems like traditional differential covers have some serious design flaws that make them very vulnerable especially when you consider it normally has the least amount of ground clearance than any other part of the vehicle.
05-19-2013 01:48 PM
JeepandMud But Chipotle is good lol. Ok, so end of June, I'll take your diff cover, buy you and I subway combo meal and I'll head to the trail. Deal?
05-19-2013 12:19 AM
mo1416 plus the sandwhich would mean u have to come on trail.
05-19-2013 12:17 AM
mo1416
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Originally Posted by JeepandMud View Post
Uh huh. Besides, I thought you enjoyed Chipotle more so lol.
lol whicever is cheaper is my motto hehehe
05-18-2013 11:59 PM
JeepandMud Uh huh. Besides, I thought you enjoyed Chipotle more so lol.
05-18-2013 02:10 PM
mo1416
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Originally Posted by JeepandMud View Post
Yea Mike, and how do you propose I get to you? Considering you couldn't find me in Lakewood :-p
05-18-2013 01:37 AM
JeepandMud
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Originally Posted by mo1416 View Post

i plan on ordering psc covers and when i do as soon as i can get a volunteer to install them and change my fluid you can have my front 1 for a subway sandwhich :-)
Yea Mike, and how do you propose I get to you? Considering you couldn't find me in Lakewood :-p
05-17-2013 11:43 PM
mo1416
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Originally Posted by JeepandMud View Post

I would, but can't drive.
i plan on ordering psc covers and when i do as soon as i can get a volunteer to install them and change my fluid you can have my front 1 for a subway sandwhich :-)
05-17-2013 01:45 AM
JeepandMud
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Originally Posted by JFjeld View Post
I've got a stock D30 cover you can have for free; just come and get it. Came off a 2001 XJ I believe. This was from a donor axle I bought for the shafts. Not heavy duty, but free.
I would, but can't drive.
05-17-2013 01:07 AM
JFjeld I've got a stock D30 cover you can have for free; just come and get it. Came off a 2001 XJ I believe. This was from a donor axle I bought for the shafts. Not heavy duty, but free.
05-17-2013 12:49 AM
JeepandMud
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Originally Posted by Colo-TJ View Post
That's what sold me at first but now I like their performance. I have hit them a couple of times and thought that I had to have broke it but down the trail I went....great investment.
Good to know on both of your comments.
05-16-2013 07:33 PM
Colo-TJ
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Originally Posted by BV Jeep View Post
I have the Alloy USA on mine and the only damage I can do to it is scratch the paint. The Riddler cover does help to protect the bolts
That's what sold me at first but now I like their performance. I have hit them a couple of times and thought that I had to have broke it but down the trail I went....great investment.
05-16-2013 08:40 AM
BV Jeep
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Originally Posted by COLOUJK View Post
Ive got a HD Alloy USA dana 30 diff cover if you are interested.
I have the Alloy USA on mine and the only damage I can do to it is scratch the paint. The Riddler cover does help to protect the bolts
05-13-2013 09:59 PM
GoldenSahara00 Riddler and the PSC covers come from the exact same forging/mold. So I guess all 3 of us agree
05-13-2013 09:18 PM
G-Rocc
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Originally Posted by Colo-TJ View Post
Riddler on my rig. Banged the snot out of it on several occasions. Very happy with them.
I'll second riddler. Bomb proof.
05-13-2013 08:33 PM
Colo-TJ Riddler on my rig. Banged the snot out of it on several occasions. Very happy with them.
05-13-2013 08:31 PM
Michigunman SOLID. Inexpensive and solid! $65

Dana 30 Cover - Differential Covers - Spyntec Industries LLC.
05-13-2013 08:26 PM
COLOUJK
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Originally Posted by JeepandMud View Post
I've sent you a pm.
Hmmmm try again I did not get anything.
05-13-2013 12:33 PM
JeepandMud
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Originally Posted by COLOUJK View Post
Ive got a HD Alloy USA dana 30 diff cover if you are interested.
I've sent you a pm.
05-13-2013 11:18 AM
Goofyjumper I run Riddler covers on my JK and Ruff Stuff Specialtie's covers on my CJ.
05-13-2013 09:52 AM
COLOUJK Ive got a HD Alloy USA dana 30 diff cover if you are interested.
05-13-2013 09:00 AM
GoldenSahara00 I run the PSC cover with no issues.
05-13-2013 08:55 AM
dwigs Is there a company you recommend?

Must have missed this: Here is what quite a few 'experts' recommend, and it is what I am running: Heavy duty Dana Spicer differential covers

Essentially a beefed up stock cover with no track bar issues.
05-12-2013 11:56 PM
GoldenSahara00 I have 2 spare stock d30 covers. I will ship you one for cost if you need one and don't want to upgrade.
05-12-2013 11:53 PM
JeepandMud
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Originally Posted by Goofyjumper View Post
Even after you straighten the cover you will most likely still need to replace it. It may not seal properly after being dented and then repaired. Heavy duty diff covers are relatively cheap and made by dozens of companies.

Differentials are low to the ground, Colorado is full of rocks, and ring and pinions are pricey to replace. Swapping out covers to heavy duty ones is something I highly recommend for anyone who wheels.
Is there a company you recommend? Unfortunately it's the stock 30. So not sure if I should wait for money to upgrade it to a 35 or get a cover now.
05-12-2013 10:23 PM
Goofyjumper Even after you straighten the cover you will most likely still need to replace it. It may not seal properly after being dented and then repaired. Heavy duty diff covers are relatively cheap and made by dozens of companies.

Differentials are low to the ground, Colorado is full of rocks, and ring and pinions are pricey to replace. Swapping out covers to heavy duty ones is something I highly recommend for anyone who wheels.
05-12-2013 08:35 PM
Full Spool
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Originally Posted by dwigs View Post
I would fix/replace it before wheeling, IMHO. Bending the metal back-and-forth only weakens the material -
I'd find out if it's rubbing on the ring gear. Then set it on the cement driveway, and beat it with a hammer. A little rattle can and it's good as new.
05-12-2013 07:41 PM
dwigs I would fix/replace it before wheeling, IMHO. Bending the metal back-and-forth only weakens the material - like a paper clip, for example. It would just be tender and a bull's eye for something worse to happen. Just too risky...
05-12-2013 07:05 PM
JeepandMud Am I ok with still wheeling? Or would it be better to fix it (replace it)?
05-12-2013 05:48 PM
dwigs If you're asking how to "undent" the diff cover, well I would take it off and try to get the dent out with a hammer; however, I would be cautious doing so. I would probably only do this if stuck on a trail and not a daily driver.

Here is what quite a few 'experts' recommend, and it is what I am running: Heavy duty Dana Spicer differential covers
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