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post #1 of 11 Old 04-04-2009, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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DIFF. Covers?

are differential covers actually worth buying?

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If you do a lot of towing, get the 2008 cover for your 10.5 sterling.


Otherwise, not really.

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well i imagine the cover from ford is gonna run what a hi-pro would? i mean the look cool but are they actually serving a purpose worth 400-500 bucks?

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BANKS 4" Turbo-Back w/ Power Elbow
Converted from 3/4 to 1TON
Napa 6637 DIY Intake
6.0 Trans. Cooler
Dipricol Gauges
Warn Hubs
TW 6 Pos.

And Some Other Boring Stuff

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I just put an 08 cover on my 05. $68 from ford dealer.
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3.73's??? cool didnt know that would be that cheep.

2002 F-250 POWERSTROKE 4X4

BANKS 4" Turbo-Back w/ Power Elbow
Converted from 3/4 to 1TON
Napa 6637 DIY Intake
6.0 Trans. Cooler
Dipricol Gauges
Warn Hubs
TW 6 Pos.

And Some Other Boring Stuff

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Yah, I have 3.73s. You will probably need longer cover bolts though. I did.
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are you just wanting the shiny cover? Im a cheap *** i just pulled the cover, sand blasted it and then primerd and used rust enamel paint and painted it Chrome. Looks the same as the expensive covers for only $2. Unless ur going for something else, thats a thought.
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im not in it much for the look, just wondering if it helps...

2002 F-250 POWERSTROKE 4X4

BANKS 4" Turbo-Back w/ Power Elbow
Converted from 3/4 to 1TON
Napa 6637 DIY Intake
6.0 Trans. Cooler
Dipricol Gauges
Warn Hubs
TW 6 Pos.

And Some Other Boring Stuff

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Iv always been told to stay away from the Aluminum covers because of their heat transfer capabilities. They dont hold the heat as well. A friend of mine was in a burn out contest and melted his aluminum diff cover. It was actually a very good sight, the bottom half of the cover jus melted away.
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that is ridiculous... well my truck is like a child to me. i raised it. lol. i dont do burnout contest or race.

2002 F-250 POWERSTROKE 4X4

BANKS 4" Turbo-Back w/ Power Elbow
Converted from 3/4 to 1TON
Napa 6637 DIY Intake
6.0 Trans. Cooler
Dipricol Gauges
Warn Hubs
TW 6 Pos.

And Some Other Boring Stuff

THANK GOD FOR YOUR BLESSINGS EVERYDAY
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