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Diff. Cover and Guards What kind do you use????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazen_md, Dec 15, 2002.

  1. blazen_md

    blazen_md 1/2 ton status

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    Just wondering what you guys have found to be good diff covers and bad diff covers. I have always heard that the stock ones were the strongest and that is what I am looking for is strength. I have a d60 and 14bff. I was wondering if you guys used any after market protection or if there was any stronger covers. I appreciate any help thanks. I am running 4.56 with detroit in the front and a detroit in the back if that makes any difference.
     
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    [​IMG]
    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifThese are the strongest out there IMHO
     
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    I'd been thinking about one of these type diff covers for a while.

    D60 diff guard

    Probably stay stock in the rear - never had any problems.
    -- Mike
     
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    ive been thinking if you have a welder why dont more people just make their own diff covers. I saw one guy selling one for 69 and anothe for 110 that is a lot of money.
     
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    just make sure that guard is made from solid rod and not tubing.

    i have one similar to it and have smashed the bottom tube flat.
     
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    A heep Cherokee had these 1/4" thick ones on a D60 and a 14 bolt. They sound sweet, but at $250 I'll keep making my own. BTW the stock 14 bolt cover is crap. Back into one rock and its toast. The stock front covers are thicker and so far mine has held up ok to a few bumps.

    [​IMG] http://www.wagonermachine.com/heavy_duty_diff_cover.htm
     
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    Got my guards at toyboxoffroad.com They are really nice, drag across rocks well to /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Just a few weeks ago, I damaged my front (thick) D60 cover for the first time. So, I beat it out and welded on a 3" x 5/16 strap of steel across the ring hump. Fit almost perfectly, and now I have a 3/8" thick arch over the ring gear that braces into the housing. Later I may plate the lower portion of the recessed face, but I don't think it's really worth it, waiting to see. In the back, I welded in 2" x 1/4" strap over the spring arch, with extra horizontal straps for extra stability and protection with the 14 bolt tin-foil cover. Then, I welded in some 5/16" strap along the lower lip to prevent peeling back the lip. At the same time, I shave about 0.5" off the bottom lip of the D60 and about 0.75" off the bottom of the C14. I also smoothed the bottom of both (from the axle tupes down) to eliminate any anchors going forward or to the rear...
     
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    i meant diff gaurds not covers
     
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    Ya know www.offcamber.com has some nice ones too.. and you support this site and Steve!!! Go check it out... nice stuff! I want the dana 60 one for my dana 60 in the future...
     
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    What the hell link is that? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    I got something about spears and bikers. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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