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new diff cover installed

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BIGRED74K20, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. BIGRED74K20

    BIGRED74K20 Registered Member

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    i just installed this new diff cover last week, and finally got some pics......

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  2. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    the cover's not my cup o' tea, but to each his own - i can see how some would enjoy it. however, i'm curious about the shock angles and mounts. can you tell me more?
     
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    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    My thoughts exactly
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    cover looks good man, dont mind them.
     
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    Dumb Question-Where's the drain plug??? I don't know much about that model rearend, but I assume it would have a drain plug in the cover.
     
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    The fill plug is located on the side of the center section. no drain plug.
     
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    blackblazer717 1/2 ton status

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    than why are their two NPT plugs on the top of the cover? i would have put on in the center on the bottom,
    but thats just me
    oh and im also intereted in those shock angles.

    LUKE
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    i did not even notice that, i didn't really look closely either. good Q, why two on top of cover? makes no sence.
     
  9. sandawgk5

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    It is so you can get oil down both axle tubes to the wheel bearings:D

    Ira
     
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    and it lets more air escape when filling, most likely you could use one as a vent to if you wanted.
     
  11. BIGRED74K20

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    i bought the 14 bolt which came out of a guys ramcharger so it already had the mounts welded to the axle(now there in more and higher) so i got rid of the staggered setup and went down to the junk yard and found a 80's dodge truck with no bed on it and took out the shock crossmember out of the back. then i had to shorten it by 3.5" to fit in my frame. i went to this is because it articulates better.
     
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    on the upper left side thats the fill plug which is a dipstick for easy reading. on the upper right side is another fitting for a breather or a diff temp sensor. and on the very bottom of the diff, to the left of the very bottom bolt is the drain plug
     
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    How much axle wrap do you get with those blocks, big tires without a traction bar?
     
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    Looks very stout! I like that shock mount in the back and have been considering something similar for my rig.
     
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    that's pretty cool engineering - covers all the bases for sure.
     

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