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Old December 10th, 2008, 02:34 PM   #1
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Ruffstuff diff cover vs solid diff cover

both are cheap right now. i see the solid is cast and the ruffstuff is welded
which is better or stronger?

will be on a Rubicon D44
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Old December 10th, 2008, 03:15 PM   #2
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is the welded cover milled flat after welding? Most warp after welding and can be a bitch to seal up. The cast would be flat from the get go.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 03:44 PM   #3
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is the welded cover milled flat after welding? Most warp after welding and can be a bitch to seal up. The cast would be flat from the get go.
they are milled flat after welding.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 04:07 PM   #4
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well then just pick one.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 04:09 PM   #5
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That big ass gay "SOLID" is why I would never buy one.

I love my ruffstuff covers with drain
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Old December 10th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #6
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Yup, I got a Ruffstuff on mine and I love it. Never leaked either.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #7
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ruff stuff covers are milled and imo stronger than a cast cover.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 06:37 PM   #8
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i like the ruff stuff ones it gives you the option to weld to them if needed. i had part of my ram mounted on mine for a bit, and the drains are sweet
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Old December 10th, 2008, 06:54 PM   #9
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I like the ruff stuff ones better for the same reason hosejockey mention (welding to them). Also, they are stronger imo too. Cool article about this in the winter ed. of 4x4 Garage. Doesn't exactly use the ruff stuff cover but it does use a couple that are a lot like it (blue torch fab cover) and it does use the solid cover.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 07:32 PM   #10
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ruff stuff covers are milled and imo stronger than a cast cover.
thats what i was looking for.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 07:40 PM   #11
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solid is a ripoff
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Old December 10th, 2008, 07:48 PM   #12
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solid is a ripoff
why do you say?
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Old December 10th, 2008, 08:22 PM   #13
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Go with ruffstuff - great company, excellent diff covers and other products, and top notch customer service.
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Old December 11th, 2008, 08:36 PM   #14
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We use the ruffstuff ones. They aren't the nicest looking IMHO, but they are priced well, super strong, and the owner is cool.

I've done both the welded and the kits, and both are fine. The flange is 3/8 and even after welding the cover on with the welder retarded hot I didn't need to surface the face to seal properly.
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Old December 11th, 2008, 08:44 PM   #15
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i love my solid covers they are strong as hell. and a good price
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Old December 12th, 2008, 02:32 PM   #16
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I'll probably go with ruffstuff, they both seem to be pretty good. but as CC said i dont really like the "solid" on the solid covers
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Old December 12th, 2008, 05:53 PM   #17
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go to solids site there selling covers for 65 shipped so im sure no one can beat that
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Old December 12th, 2008, 08:17 PM   #18
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go to solids site there selling covers for 65 shipped so im sure no one can beat that
That's a stupid crazy deal !! I'm so tempted to order a couple cept im waiting and going with ruffstuff cause i wana do hydro assist and wana weld off the cover..
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Old December 13th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #19
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ruff stuff covers are milled and imo stronger than a cast cover.
They are stamped 3/8 steel... though the bolt surfaces are milled after welding (mostly to remove excess weld bead.)
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Old December 13th, 2008, 05:32 PM   #20
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They are stamped 3/8 steel... though the bolt surfaces are milled after welding (mostly to remove excess weld bead.)
never thought about that. well its a win win for whatever reason they mill them it works out for the best.
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