Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Clear Gearz

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ProJunkRacing, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. ProJunkRacing

    ProJunkRacing 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Posts:
    1,229
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    FrankFort IL
    Anybody seen one of thier covers in person or have one
    i am in the market for a cover and it would be cool to look instead of having to pull cover


    what is everybody got for a cover how storng how much ?
     
  2. Lonnie P

    Lonnie P Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2005
    Posts:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I have them, but they are not installed as of yet.

    The quality in rather nice. The bolt retaining ring is silver powder coated & the bolts are cad plated.

    Supposedly very strong, but time will tell. I got mine at Summit Racing.
     
  3. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Posts:
    2,164
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Plano, TX
    kinda pointless unless you change your diff fluid everytime it starts to look like a milkshake
     
  4. ProJunkRacing

    ProJunkRacing 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Posts:
    1,229
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    FrankFort IL
    how much did you pay how strong do they really seem like hit a rock Or what?
     
  5. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004
    Posts:
    8,933
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Fairfax Station VA
  6. dodgedude99

    dodgedude99 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2003
    Posts:
    784
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    burbia of illinois
    Petersons 4 wheel did a test of the covers back when.

    they sorta slammed into it with the bucket of a bulldozer.
     
  7. mudslinger99

    mudslinger99 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2004
    Posts:
    512
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Coast
    If they stayed like this and didn't cloud up it would be ok.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    If I were going to buy a new cover I would get one from Kid Jeffro :D
     
  8. ProJunkRacing

    ProJunkRacing 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Posts:
    1,229
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    FrankFort IL
    i thought he is not makin em for a while
     
  9. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

    Joined:
    May 26, 2003
    Posts:
    9,992
    Likes Received:
    130
    I have a crane diff cover and it is probably the strongest one you can buy. I think they are about $200 though (I didn't buy mine).
     
  10. atho

    atho 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Posts:
    1,115
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wayne County, Ohio
    from what I remember, the Clear Gearz covers are pretty spendy.

    in the diff cover test in 4WOR, they ran over the covers with a dozer and smashed them with the bucket. the clear gears got scratched and dented to hell, but they said there were no holes and it probably wouldnt have happened if there was a ring gear behind it.
     
  11. mudslinger99

    mudslinger99 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2004
    Posts:
    512
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Coast
    They are about $150..
     
  12. MattK

    MattK 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2005
    Posts:
    1,713
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    here's a pic of a member from the gmfullsize.com forum.

    [​IMG]

    he said thats what it looked like a year after installation.
     
  13. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2005
    Posts:
    2,609
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Georgia
    that looks awsome.. It would be very useful for monitoring diff parts and oil quality. Guess I will add it to my evergrowing wish list :p:
     
  14. k5 krawler 50

    k5 krawler 50 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2004
    Posts:
    1,467
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gardnerville, NV
    If you want something beef, check out GreatLakes Offroad diff covers. 1/2 thick mounting flang, and 1/4 thick plate. I got the one with the diamond plate. It was 150 shipped. The others he says, are like 110 shipped i believe..
    [​IMG]
     
  15. lrazer

    lrazer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2004
    Posts:
    231
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Mokena, IL
    i like the DIY4X one
     
  16. ProJunkRacing

    ProJunkRacing 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Posts:
    1,229
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    FrankFort IL
    i like that great lakes one? hmmm
     
  17. koldsimer

    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Posts:
    1,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    texas
    That is the baddest diff cover on the market. I saw Lepers cover in person and it's beefy to say the least. I do like the clear gearz idea though. After seeing a diff get ruined by water getting inside, it would be nice to be able to monitor your fluid level/quality without popping the cover. If they could make it as strong as a 1/4" steel cover I might get one.
     
  18. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    May 19, 2001
    Posts:
    45,030
    Likes Received:
    363
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA, USA
    I got my new D60 cover from Great Lakes Offroad a few days back. It is the most bad ass cover you can get. It has a 1/2" thick mounting flange, its countersunk for button-head screws so nothing sticks out to get hung up on... the rest of the cover is made from 1/4" thick steel, fully welded... and then the center of the cover is plated with a bent/welded piece of 1/2" thick steel. The area that is most likely to get hit by rocks is therefore 3/4" thick. The fill plug is also countersunk by use of a 1/2" thick steel ring welded around it. Serious beef. I really think that if my K5 was to get launched towards the sun, the very last things to vaporize would be that diff cover and my WFO steering arms. ;)

    [​IMG]

    sorry for the crappy pic. At any rate, the counter sinking and extra 1/2" plating are extra options. You can get the standard GLO cover for $110 shipped. I have one on my ff14b, it works great. For my D60 I wanted the ultimate cover though, so I went with all the extras. Cost $140 shipped. IMO its the beefiest cover you can get at any price.

    j
     
  19. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2000
    Posts:
    2,663
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Iowa
    don't tell my wife that those welds give me wood.
     
  20. ProJunkRacing

    ProJunkRacing 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Posts:
    1,229
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    FrankFort IL
    lol wow scary whats her number i will call her lol
     

Share This Page