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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BIGRED74K20, Jan 9, 2006.
i just installed this new diff cover last week, and finally got some pics......
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?
My thoughts exactly
cover looks good man, dont mind them.
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.
The fill plug is located on the side of the center section. no drain plug.
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.
i did not even notice that, i didn't really look closely either. good Q, why two on top of cover? makes no sence.
It is so you can get oil down both axle tubes to the wheel bearings
and it lets more air escape when filling, most likely you could use one as a vent to if you wanted.
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.
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
How much axle wrap do you get with those blocks, big tires without a traction bar?
Looks very stout! I like that shock mount in the back and have been considering something similar for my rig.
that's pretty cool engineering - covers all the bases for sure.
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