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post #1 of 9 Old 03-10-2013, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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clear differential covers?

I have a leaking rear diff on my 90 yj. I figured if I have to take it off to seal it. I might as well get a new cover. So i googled dana 35 differential covers and came up with a post for clear ones on ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-and-up-...4846f8&vxp=mtr is the link. Has anyone used one of these? I kinda like the idea. I will always know if how the oil level is, and will be able to see everything inside if there is any problems. I was just wondering if anyone has used one, and if they are worth it. I mean strengthwise. let me know what ya think.

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post #2 of 9 Old 03-10-2013, 06:01 PM
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post #3 of 9 Old 03-10-2013, 06:03 PM
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I have seen these before. They won't hold up long on the trails. Would be better for a show truck. I have thought about them as spares but Silicone or jb weld is probably better, just not as quick. Plus they aren't that cheap, so used stock covers would be better anyway.

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Also as long as your seals are good, oil level will be fine. If you get into water your going to need to change it anyway, so seeing it first is mute. You will more than likely hear or feel any diff issues also. Save your money.

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post #5 of 9 Old 03-10-2013, 06:07 PM
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My bro got those. About a year later they got fogy and was no longer transparent.
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I assume that you do not use your Jeep for any offroading. They look cool, but have no place on a rig that is going to be used offroad.

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post #7 of 9 Old 03-10-2013, 07:30 PM
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Makes it easy to diagnose a busted spider gear or axle shaft.

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post #8 of 9 Old 03-11-2013, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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i just got another wrangler, so havent done much offroading yet. but definitely have plans to. i just want to work all the bugs out first. i saw them and thought they were different, and kinda liked the idea so thats why i posted. as far as a show rig. i never saw the point in that. spend all that time and money, and then never do anything it? just trailer it to shows. not my style. I will put a lot of road miles on my jeep, it will see plenty of trail miles also. i have done a little bit since i got it on thursday, but i dont want to get too serious by myself and get stuck, as we all know it doesnt matter how big and bad your rig is, it will get stuck. i dont have a winch yet, so another reason for my hesitation. so clear covers, bad idea. ill go with the one i was going to get. thanks for the input!
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post #9 of 9 Old 03-11-2013, 02:17 AM
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had one on the rear. kinda fun for a bit. it just got so dirty you couldnt see through it anyways. not like you can see it work while youre driving anyways.

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