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Old 07-06-2011, 06:05 AM
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Rear Diff Cover

So I brought my new truck home and I was pouring over it with a fine tooth comb. I noticed that there is a Stamped Steel differential cover and NOT the aluminum fined differential cover that I thought it was supposed to have.

What is the story here Ford? Should I be concerned about burning the rear end up while towing heavy for long periods of time?
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:40 AM
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I dont know that the finned cover is really going to make that much difference but there is also another thread on another forum that people are talking about how some trucks have them and some dont.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:51 AM
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Its me, ProStar197. I was thinking I may be able to get an explanation from Ford if I posted it here. It just seems way to random who gets one and who didn't.
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Ok I gotcha. Yeah its very random. Im not sure how much better temps would be with the finned cover if the capacity is the same between it and the stamped but purely from a looks standpoint id rather have the finned one myself.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:23 AM
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I seem to recall that it was a rolling change and some diffs had the new cover before others as Ford worked through inventory. Still think that a finned cover would be better AND look nicer.
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Can get them from ford, I paid mid $60.00s if I recall. Some day I will put it on.
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Do you have the rear locking diff? From what I have seen the trucks without the rear locking diff has the finned cover and those with the rear locker do not have the finned cover.

Can anyone confirm this? I could be totally wrong but that has been my observation so far.

Rascal
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:25 AM
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Do you have the rear locking diff? From what I have seen the trucks without the rear locking diff has the finned cover and those with the rear locker do not have the finned cover.

Can anyone confirm this? I could be totally wrong but that has been my observation so far.

Rascal
Not saying your are right or wrong because I really have no idea, but that sounds to be about the stupidest and most backward thing ford could do.
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Do you have the rear locking diff? From what I have seen the trucks without the rear locking diff has the finned cover and those with the rear locker do not have the finned cover.

Can anyone confirm this? I could be totally wrong but that has been my observation so far.

Rascal
I have rear locker and finned cover. My truck was also just recently built.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:28 AM
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Ok, well it appears my observation(s) have been wrong and I got screwed out of a finned rear diff cover! Story of my life....

Oh well...guess I will look at a MagHytec solution.

Rascal
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