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Crane Crane Extreme Duty Differential Covers

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MSRP: $190.00
Average Price: $147.50
Manufacturer: Crane
Recommended?
Yes: 5 / No: 1

Crane differential covers have increased fluid capacity, higher fill plug position for vehicles with corrected pinion angles and the lipless design allows vehicles to easily slide over rocks without hanging. The Crane Extreme Diff Cover is virtually indestructable! The kit includes cover, RTV and attaching hardware....made with pride in the USA!

Available for the following models: Dana 30, 35, 44, 60, AMC Model 20, Ford 8.8, Chrysler 8.25 and GM Corporate 14 Bolt.

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snodevil11

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snodevil11's Reviews
02-08-2012, 02:50 PM
Price: $175.00
Pros: cast Cromoly steel so they're strong and can be welded to. I like the design which ramps over the bolts instead of most that have a lip around the edge.
Cons: None yet. Could stand to come with a diff style set of mounting bolts. I preffer the heads to be alen screw cap style instead of the 12point head style, which is more vulnerable to getting screwed up on rocks and such.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: pros and cons stated above should cover it. Otherwise they come coated in green powdercoat or bare, your choice. Include mounting hardware and fill plug.
Expensive, but worth it in my opinion. One of the best designs on the market. Has been copied by many others, but these are made of the best material period!


UCTJ

Registered User
UCTJ's Reviews
11-29-2009, 04:27 PM
Price: $120.00
Pros: Great solid product.
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Well made product nothing bad to say about it.


CB3
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CB3's Reviews

06-27-2009, 09:01 PM
Price: $170.00
Pros: Many. Lighter than other aftermarket covers of similar immense strength, yet as strong as they come. More front trackbar clearance than a Riddler. Way more front trackbar clearance than most aftermarket D44 diff covers. The Crane D44C (chromoly) cover has 1/4" to 1/2" more front trackbar clearance than a Riddler cover. I've measured both brands side by side. It has enough room and a flat spot on inside front of cover to add a nice big NAPA trasmission magnet to inside of cover. I think it's the best front D44 diff cover and a good rear D44 diff cover. I've owned ARB and Riddler before and had to remove both for hitting my front trackbar. The Crane has more clearance than most aftermarket covers, yet still more oil capacity than stock. I love the fill hole halfway up. Perfect place for diff oil fill hole on a 2.5" to 4" lifted Jeep. Very well machined gasket mating surface. Angled, flush lip, recessed mounting holes. Nothing to snag or break on rocks. Will slid over obstacles good.
Cons: Comes painted lime green, which conflicts with my paint scheme. You can request unpainted though. The raised logo on the front decreases the trackbar clearance some (Riddler is a bit worse for that though, and ARB cover is much worse). So I'm going to grind/sand off the raised logo to get the outside of cover smoothder and more trackbar clearance. The mounting bolts included with the kit stick out to far, defeating the purpose of the recessed mounting bolt bolt holes. The solution is to use regular bolts. I prefer grade 5 stainless bolts like come with a Riddler cover. In fact, I'm using Riddler bolts on my Crane cover to get the best of all things.
Recommended? No

Comments: I highly recommend this cover for any front or rear diff. It's among the best.

For the front diff of a D44 I think it is one of the best two covers made.

The other best front D44 cover is the Barnett cover that is sold by various places, including Currie.


alf4444

Registered User
alf4444's Reviews

06-03-2008, 12:36 PM
Crane Crane Extreme Duty Differential Covers
Price: $130.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Awesome Diff Covers!! Got these on ebay for $130 shipped, brand new. Install was simple and the harware kit that comes with it makes it even easier.


RubiCrawler_LJ
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RubiCrawler_LJ's Reviews

03-17-2008, 10:53 AM
Crane Crane Extreme Duty Differential Covers
Price: $99.99
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The Crane logo cast into the covers sucked; I wound up grinding them smooth and rattle canned them chassis black. The covers seem to be bulletproof. No clearance issues with OEM steering setup.


barry1me

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barry1me's Reviews

03-28-2007, 02:45 PM
Crane Crane Extreme Duty Differential Covers
Price: $190.00
Pros: excellent quality, heavy duty construction
Cons: super heavy
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This is a great cover. If you can break one of these then you deserve an award. Very heavy duty will withstand years of punishment. One downside is they are very heavy.



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