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Wanted to install Mag Hytec diff covers for the rear dana 44 axle on my 08 JK Rubicon Unlimited. Can't do it because of track bar conflict. I would appreciate suggestions regarding other brands. Running 5:13 gears.

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Wanted to install Mag Hytec diff covers for the rear dana 44 axle on my 08 JK Rubicon Unlimited. Can't do it because of track bar conflict. I would appreciate suggestions regarding other brands. Running 5:13 gears.

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I'd go with a Riddler (or the same re-branded "G2") diff cover. They are 1/4" thick, rock solid. But unlike most of the ridiculous diff covers out there with all the stupid raised letters (e.g. SOLID covers) that catch on the track bar - the Riddler covers are low profiles, and very smooth/rounded on the outside. Get 'em from Trailduty.com. Phil will treat you right.

 

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I'd go with a Riddler (or the same re-branded "G2") diff cover. They are 1/4" thick, rock solid. But unlike most of the ridiculous diff covers out there with all the stupid raised letters (e.g. SOLID covers) that catch on the track bar - the Riddler covers are low profiles, and very smooth/rounded on the outside. Get 'em from Trailduty.com. Phil will treat you right.

Yep,....Rockcrusher/Solid on mine hits track bar slightly...mine hits the Ribs that protrude out the front for strength.
 

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First time I've really taken notice of this item, that looks really good. Does it take a thin walled socket to install? Can't tell from the pic, but looks really tight around bolts.
 
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I put G2s on mine which are identical to Riddler. Nice low profile and strong.
 

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Installing my Riddlers as soon as the powder coat cures :)
 

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x3 on the normal socket for installation.

And I don't think those rockcrusher/solid "ribs" are not extra strength on their diff covers. Their covers are 1/4 inch. They don't need ribs. They add those stupid things just to display their company names at the expense of function. In two years those knuckleheads will have changed their design.
 

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Are these really necessary? Are the stock covers really that crappy?
Bashed in my rear to the point it was leaking badly and doing the front as insurance
 

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Are these really necessary? Are the stock covers really that crappy?
I have not bashed one in yet. But I have peeled up the rear before draging across a rock. Like said above, cheap insurance. Nothing more annoying then ending a trail day due to a stupid stamped cover :pissed:
 

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never saw the Riddler covers before but looks like those are what I will be going with it. Question, do anyone know the actual amount of fluid needed with these covers?? Seems every forum I have been it is a "best guess" idea for the D44, no clue on the D30...
 

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RIDDLER, RIDDLER, RIDDLER.......i love mine held up great in Moab
Same here!

On Golden Spike I stopped to talk to a guy who was fixing a blown bead. I sort of pulled over to the side of the trail when I stopped. I wasn't looking where I was going when I headed off and my passenger wheel slipped off a ledge. My diff hit directly on a large rock. I hit it right on the front diff cover and actually broke the rock into two peices. They guys I was talking to laughed at the event. :D But the diff didn't have hardly a scratch on it and the boulder was pulverized. I'm definitely sold on Riddler.
 
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On Golden Spike I stopped to talk to a guy who was fixing a blown bead. I sort of pulled over to the side of the trail when I stopped. I wasn't looking where I was going when I headed off and my passenger wheel slipped off a ledge. My diff hit directly on a large rock. I hit it right on the front diff cover and actually broke the rock into two peices.
I was watching you as you crashed it. I was going to stop you but figured it was much better for you to test the diff cover than me :laughing:
 

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I was watching you as you crashed it. I was going to stop you but figured it was much better for you to test the diff cover than me :laughing:
That's cool since I decided to test what would loosening three lug nuts would do on your jeep. :D :D
 
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