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Riddler Diff Covers

I had RockStomper (Solid) diff covers, which I was pretty happy with, but one of them was slightly porous and weeped fluid through the surface. Not enough to cry about, but enough to bother to me a little. I was going to live with it, but when I saw the Riddler Diff Covers, I decided I had to have them.

These things are substantial, nearly 12 lbs a piece, and look rock solid. Like most of the diff covers, they come unpainted, so I just rattle canned them black. They come with stainless steel hardware and a small rube of Permatex sealant, although I use paper gaskets as they are much easier to clean up after.

I understand that they were designed by the same person who designed the Crane high clearance diff covers, hence the resemblance. They are also identical to the Genuine Gear G2 covers, apart from the logo on them.

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damn those are cheap for what they are.

have you ever tried the lubelockers gaskets
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have you ever tried the lubelockers gaskets
I've used reusable gaskets on other vehicles, (or at least I did until a gear shop threw them away), but just never gotten around to getting any for the JK. I use the paper ones which are cheap and easily cleaned off. I used to use RTV, but got real fed up with cleaning it off.
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yup ive had them on my jk for about a year now

they are absolutely awesome

cant beat them for the toughness and price
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Those are my favorite cast diff covers because they are ramped at the mounting flange.

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post #6 of 7 Old 01-16-2008, 06:28 PM
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I put the Riddler covers on my front and back diffs. I really like them but ran into a problem on the front. I have the RE 3.5" lift and found that the front cover hit the track bar when the suspension was at full compression. I changed to the Full Traction track bar since it has a forward bow around the diff cover and thought that would solve the problem - but it didn't. We tried "clearancing" the cover a bit and that didn't help either. I finally went back to the stock front cover (the rear is fine).

I believe that the clearance problem depends on how much castor you run at the front - if you add in more castor there will be more clearance so others may not experience the same problem that I did. But, it's worth checking this to see if you have an issue.
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But, it's worth checking this to see if you have an issue.
Thanks, I'll check it.

I had the front apart today to swap my bump stops and didn't notice any issue, but I wasn't looking.

My track bar is raised at the axle end with a Poly bracket, so I don't think it will be an issue, but I'll definitely check.
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