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9fngrs
July 9th, 2011, 01:55 PM
New Covers

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I was in the market for a new front diff cover (to replace the leaking stock one) when I happened accross the American Rebel Manufacturing website. I ordered one of their front covers and they gave me a good deal on another one for the rear so I decided to get them both. I got the "extreme" version of their 3/8" all aluminum covers. I was not too sure about the aluminum but I liked the look and they told me they would definately stand up to the abuse I could dish out. So out to the garage I went this morning...

Stock front end with leaky cover
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj104/mikey9fngrs/Differentials/055.jpg

Old cover off and mating surfaces all cleaned up.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj104/mikey9fngrs/Differentials/057.jpg

New cover installed and filled with oil

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj104/mikey9fngrs/Differentials/058.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj104/mikey9fngrs/Differentials/059.jpg

On to the back. I was using a Riddler cover for the rear ford 8.8. This cover is awesome...took a beating and never leaked (after Ed suggested going back to a gasket instead of sealant) Great advice if I might add!!

Before...

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj104/mikey9fngrs/Differentials/054.jpg

Old cover off and mating surfaces all cleaned up.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj104/mikey9fngrs/Differentials/061.jpg

New cover installed and filled up with oil.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj104/mikey9fngrs/Differentials/065.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj104/mikey9fngrs/Differentials/069.jpg

I like the way they look and I hope they stand up like the Riddler one did.

Carl
July 9th, 2011, 05:44 PM
Those look great. Keep us posted on how they hold up.

csuengr
July 9th, 2011, 06:18 PM
You could have saved yourself a bunch of time and money if you would quit running into things.