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Old December 11th, 2012, 07:31 AM   #1
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Default What diff covers do you run?

I'm looking to buy new myself,

What do you run?
How do you like it?
Do you actually abuse it?
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Old December 11th, 2012, 08:18 AM   #2
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I have a SOLID cover on my rear diff. Its about 5 times as thick as stock. Very beefy IMO. I think it was $80 shipped. Well worth the money to not have to worry about backing in to rocks with it.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 08:26 AM   #3
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Solid up front, it has been beat to hell and back. I have to find a new housing cause the axle has been beat so bad. Rear is a ruffstuff. Its a 14bthat i made into a 13b so i needed to be able to modify the cover.

My explorer rear is a solid.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 08:30 AM   #4
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Solid donated several to me for the Operation Hansen run at Rocks and Valleys. They will get my business.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 08:40 AM   #5
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I don't remember.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 08:40 AM   #6
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IronMan sells Solid Covers
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Old December 11th, 2012, 08:59 AM   #7
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i have a SOLID rear cover on my 8.8 and a RuffStuff cover on my D30. i like them both.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 09:20 AM   #8
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Stock. My steering takes the abuse
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Old December 11th, 2012, 10:36 AM   #9
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GLO for the front and solid for the rear
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Old December 11th, 2012, 10:52 AM   #10
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Solid on the rear D44 - they donated ti for the Pig Gig some years back (where I won it).

They seem pretty supportive of the sport and will get my business.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 04:06 PM   #11
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Sounds like I have a solid decision!
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Old December 11th, 2012, 04:13 PM   #12
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I have run Solid and Ruffstuff covers (among others) They are both well made, the SOLID is a cast piece that is then machined the RuffStuff is a bent and welded plate design that is machined after welding. The ruffstuff can be welded to easier than the SOLID, for truss or steering or whatever.

Ruffstuff is a vendor here, and offers a discount.

Cant go wrong either way.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 04:15 PM   #13
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I try to get ones that match the axle I have. The benefit is that it typically holds the diff fluid better. The downside is that you sometimes have to pay more for the one that fits rather than just buying whatever is on sale.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 04:25 PM   #14
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i got a good deal on blue torch fabs diffs and i love them, they take abuse
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GLO for both the 60 and 14

beat the living crap out of them and they look great.

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Cast vs plate steel is what swayed me to buy ruffstuff. I sold a brand new solid cover to buy the ruffstuff cover. I can weld/bend/ect to plate steel. I welded my hydro assist bracket to my front cover and plan to eventually modify my rear cover.
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currently have Ballistic frt/rr but have run Ruff Stuff on almost every other rig I've had.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 10:35 AM   #18
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solid front and rear
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Ruffstuff is all I've run...I beat em hard, they hold up.
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