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What diff cover protection?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TX Mudder, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking at some different forms of diff cover protection.


    For both the D60 and 14boltFF there is:

    THIS and THIS

    They both look like they would be good for the front.
    What about thew rear? I think the second one would be better for it.
    -- Mike
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> I like the second style for both front and rear. </font color>
     
  3. imiceman44

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    I would go with the second.
    The first uses tubing, which is not as strong when it's dented as solid bar. And the solid is easier to fix if it gets bent.
     
  4. TX Mudder

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    Actually, the guy who makes those uses solid 7/8 bar for just that reason.
    I'm pretty sure I'll go with the 2nd style for both, though.
    Still thinking about it.
    -- Mike
     
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    I have Rons on mine both front and back. Mine are the steel bar type. I'm not a fan of just a piece covering the ring gear because the rest of the cover is exposed to jagged rocks which can punch a hole in the cover. I will be buying another set soon for Donna's truck and plan to get the same ones.
     
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    I will be making mine from 3/8" thick plate to cover the lower half of the diff.
     
  7. Mudzer

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    Not to sound like I am promoting Missouri Offroad Outfitters, but...

    Both of those designs are pretty cheesy when it comes to real rock bashing. I just bought my Dana 60 cover with ram mount from Steve and it's beefy. Not bad on the pricing either. Contact Steve at MO Offroad Outfitters /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Out of all of those, I like the MOO! Not that I've ever bought anything from him, but I've always wondered why someone just doesn't take an existing cover and make a duplicate with 3/8-1/2 sold steel! Drill the holes and counter them to hide the bolts! It seems too simple! AS long as the inside doesn't incroch upon the original design, you can shape the outside anyway you want! I'm going to make my own when the Beast gets moving! LAter! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [​IMG]
    100 % protection /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  11. 4x4 Cowboy

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    use the second one for front and back /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  12. K5BLT4FUN

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    I run a D60 and a 14BFF. I also have the MOO Diff Covers. While in Moab for the Blazer Bash I hit a rock with the front cover. It stopped the Blazer dead in its tracks. The only damage was that I broke the rock and chipped the paint on the cover. I can't say enough good things about them. Plus you can get the option of bearing preloads for the caps. Not really a big deal until you start getting big tire, low gearing and torque. The 14BFF has had problems with this.
     
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