Differential Cover Suggestion Needed

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NOFEAREYES

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I'm thinking about one of these red diff covers on ebay...anyone have experience or better idea??

Alloy USA 11212 Aluminum Differential Diff Cover Red For Dana 44 Axle (Red)

ARB 0750003 Differential Cover (Red) For Dana 44 Axles
 
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There are MANY high quality 8.8 differential covers available. I'm using the Moser 8108 made by T/A. Just be aware there are many non USA knockoffs that appear to be genuine but are of very poor quality.

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Also be aware most aftermarket covers that have fill holes are much higher than the fill on the front of the axle. Fill to the factory axle location on level ground otherwise you will be over filled.
 

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My one mistake of my cover, was. I bought a cover that did not have the carrier bearing support bolts
I had a brain fart, when I saved $50.
 

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I used a 07-10 oem explorer irs diff cover with the ears cut off
 

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I would go with a TA or one that has the carrier bearing cap supports.
I wish I had done that with mine. When I installed my richmond mechanical in my open gear. I didnt realize, the only time it unlocks on corners. Is when you do not accelerate at all. Too much throttle and it locks and the inside tire skips. Im sure that is putting a load on the bearing caps.
Richmond gear said, that it was normal. I should have went with the cheaper Aussie unit. Or the Motorcraft LS unit. And paid a shop to install and reset the ring and pinion.
 

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I did the explorer one for two reasons, added a drain plug and it was cheap. I don't figure a 200hp v6 warrants the supports in a 150+ buck diff cover meant for a drag racing mustang.
 

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