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Protect your critical driveline components with a high grade ductile iron Riddler Differential Cover. The cover is CNC machined with a lip free transition design so that you don't get hung up and includes stainless fasteners, permatex sealant and a lifetime guarantee.
Perfect fit, no leaks.
Fit really well. The angled fill hole allowed filling with gear lube bottle directly with no hoses or anything else. Slight increase in fluid capacity from the OEM cover. Cover seems very durable.
The fit and finish of the product was great. It bolted right up with no issue at all. Te stainless hardware is a great bonus.
Heavy duty replacement cover ready to paint included all hardware and RTV. Much more robust that stock (which I am replaceing due to pealing on rocks) I can't see this cover pealing or being punctured by rock or bulldozer the hardware would break first, all 10 bolts. Cast no seams nice workmanship and a tiny skull what more could you want.
The fill plug it came with was non metallic. It also was a different shape, requiring a tool. Ended up reusing stock fill plug. Otherwise I'm extremely happy with quality and craftsmanship of the cover.
The casting sprues are saw cut and not finished at all. Sharp with burrs. You'll have to do some grinding to get the round cover shown in the pictures. Bolt hole faces are not machined flat either. Lazy finish work.
I have been using these diff covers for a few years now and for the money I don't think you can beat them. I like the fact that they are not as deep as some of the others which I have seen create clearance issues with the gas tank. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that you usually have to use a die grinder to clean out the area around the bolt heads to provide the clearance to allow you to put a socket on the bolts.
I hung up on the ledge of the OEM cover and popped the rock out of the ground smashing things, this cover has no ledge so that fixes that problem.
I like the design and looks of the covers but, post casting cleanup of the iron is left lacking. Mine came with very uneven and deeply gouged grind marks around lip. Large sharp edge over cast on the other and some bolt hole faces with casting so uneven that a bolt torqued to spec will likely snap due to uneven load distribution. Some bolt holes were machined flat, but again poorly executed. Two covers were shipped in the same box one stacked on the other. The top cover's gasket face was messed up from sliding on top of the other. That will have to be filed flat again. The covers I received will require further processing before they can be installed.
1.WILL THIS DIFF COVER WORK ON BOTH FRONT AND REAR ON 2014 JK RUBICON? 2. HOW MUCH EXTRA OIL NEEDS TO BE PUT IN. OR HOW MUCH IS THE EXTRA CAPACITY? THANKS
Asked by FRODO from MESA,AZ. on
Hello Frodo, This will work on both the front and rear of your Jeep. They say an extra quart but always check the level while filling.
Answered by Matt C EXT 4831 from MESA,AZ. on
Will this work on the rear differential of a 2008 JKU?
Asked by OHG from Friendswood, TX on
Yes, this Riddler Manufacturing Differential Cover will fit the Dana 44 on the rear of your Jeep. Thanks!
Answered by Craig R. from Friendswood, TX on