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14b/60 aluminum diff covers... whose are good

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by camiswelding, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. camiswelding

    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    For my tow v3500
    Anyone have preferences...I see them on ebay from 75 to 250 bucks... and wonder if there is chinese junk out there thats no good...

    Im looking for a preferably higher capacity covers... mag tecs are way spendy

    thanks
    cam
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    is the stock diff getting to hot or is it just not bling enough?

    j
     
  3. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Hmmm,

    I can make you a high capacity diff cover... :grin:
     
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    85m1009 1/2 ton status

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    We have been in the diff cover business for over four years. All our covers allow for more fluid capacity. We also have just changed our cover designs and all of our covers now come with a top fill plug and a dipstick for easy fill ups and for ease of checking your fluid level without taking an oil bath. Our covers still have drain plugs as well. All this and a decent price as well. Give us a call Monday thru Friday 9 to 5 CST. 660-831-0101
     
  5. Russ

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    I would like to know this also. I have been looking for an extra capacity aluminum cover for my 70HD in my 88 V30. From what I understand the aluminum ones are supposed to help keep the oil cooler. I am running 4.56 gears and stock tires so the diff gets mighty hot.

    Russ
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Funny, I've been thinking about this too.

    I've been looking at the ORU aluminum covers but I'm curious if these would clear an OE rear sway bar. :thinking:
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I've got some ORU covers hanging on the shop wall for decoration. :laugh:

    Give me a gap measurement between your cover and sway bar and I will check the depth of the D60/70 cover. ;)
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    THANKS Wes! I'll check when I get home tonight. Any chance you've got a 14 bolt cover too? I'm sure the 70 would be close enough to know, just curious.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Oh yeah, I've got a nice shiny ORU 14FF cover on the wall, too, along with the old, old, old original "HE" (Hickey Enterprises) cover. Yep, remember those original covers with the "HE" in the center? Got one off eBay. :cool1:

    Just so you know, the 14FF cover is MUCHO HUGE-O than the D60/70 cover. :shocked:
     
  10. Russ

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    John and Wes,
    I checked the 70 under my dually and the inside of the factory swaybar is only 3 1/8" from the face of the axle housing. The top of the swaybar is approximately 3" up from the botton of the axle housing.

    Russ
     
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    John, here are 2 pics of the covers with a bubble level sitting on top to give an idea of the height of each.

    On the left is the ORU 14FF cover. Middle is the ORU D60/70 rear cover (unlike the front covers which are a little shorter in heigth). On the right is a bone stock D60/70 steel cover.

    The 14FF cover sits 5" tall. The middle D60/70 cover sits 4 9/16" tall. The steel cover is 3 1/4" tall.

    Hope that sheds some light on the cover depths. :cool1:

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  12. camiswelding

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    Wes... my good friend and ck5 bud....
    want to sell them???
    pm me if you do..
    otherwise post up and tell me to find my own

    cam


    ps STEVE..I like your stuff but I wanted aluminum... this is a street only pulling truck... it will never get its axles scraped...its the truck momma rides in... maybe a little dirt on them... but its never been in 4 x 4 yet that I know of....



    BTW... If its my Bling its cool... its everyone elses that looks hokey
     
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    :haha: :saweet:
     
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    Wes, that is a great demo!!!
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Sorry Cam, no sale. I got these to go on my K30 when the time comes to restore the truck.
    I will tell you to check out eBay for the best prices. These covers can be had for half of what ORU sells them for.....brand new, too! :cool1: I saw an ORU polished cover for the 14FF on eBay with a "buy it now" price of $75. :cool1: Mine were in the $300 range for 2 covers. :blush:
     
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    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have a kidjethro rear 14ff diff cover... and a willyswanter front D60 cover...
    Both of these diff covers are bulletproof. scratches in the paint are the only thing that happens to them, and i have SLAMMED into some rocks with them.
     
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    "Slamming" a mint condition v3500 dually crewcab into rocks isnt exactly what I have in mind....

    it is however an awesome tow vehicle for the desert fox and momma
     
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    sure the gears are set up right? Even when flogging my k5, my ff14b doesn't get hot. Warm, sure... but not hot. Do rear ends on tow rigs commonly burn up? I really think these covers are more about the bling bling than anything else...

    j
     
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    bling on my crewcab thing :p:
     
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    Cam, saw your thread in the "wanted" forums. Just had to let you know to be aware when you do find a D60 cover for the front, you will want to make sure its the front cover and not a standard rear cover because both are a different depth due to the tie rod being in the way if a standard deep cover is used. I have seen a standard rear cover used on the front and the fins need to be milled down so the tie rod does not make contact. Hence the reason ORU has the front covers. I haven't seen any front covers on eBay yet. Just lots of D60 deep covers and 14 bolt covers, too. ;)
     

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