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Unread 04-30-2008, 07:46 AM   #1
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Dana 44 Covers

What mileage are we suppose to change our fluids in the Rubicons, 06? I really would like to change out the covers and would like to know which ones are good and which ones are not. Pros and Cons? I have a 06 LJ Rubicon.

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Unread 04-30-2008, 08:02 AM   #2
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look at the first 5 posts on the 1st page.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/clearance-w-dana-30-diff-cover-552618/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/rubicon-diff-lube-552586/
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Unread 04-30-2008, 08:02 AM   #3
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Don't know about the fluid change schedule,,
But Riddler makes a nice diff cover. It's cast nodular iron, and it's "smooth" on the outer face to allow for minimal hang-ups. The covers come with RTV and new mounting hardware,,for about a C-note.
I installed my rear cover a few weeks ago, and did my front cover this last weekend. Perfect fit.
ARB makes a nice one also, which incorporates a drain plug. But they're not cheap.
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Ive been happy with my ruffstuff cover on my D30. Recently got some Rockcrusher covers to put on my new axles. The riddler, as mentioned, is also a good choice. There are lots of options and I dont see any need to spend more than 100 bucks per cover
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There are a lot of good covers out there. Out of the bunch I chose Riddlers for my D30 and D44. They've preformed flawlessly like expected. They're strong and look great.

This is a neat test, but not very realistic to a wheeling situation. Regardless, the Riddlers held up well haha:
http://www.jpmagazine.com/techarticl...est/index.html







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Lets not forget crane high clearance. BUT they are expensive
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FSM says diff fluid is to be changed every 12k miles. (I change mine annually).

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Riddler makes a nice diff cover. It's cast nodular iron, and it's "smooth" on the outer face to allow for minimal hang-ups.
Agreed, I think the Riddler has the best design out there right now, and they are reasonably priced at less than $100 to your door, they can be purchased at Rokmen.

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Lets not forget crane high clearance. BUT they are expensive
Crane is pretty much the same as Riddler, but costs more.
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Unread 04-30-2008, 12:12 PM   #8
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Here is a cool video on the Riddler covers.

2 minutes of tech, 8 minutes of trying to break one with some heavy equipment - goes by pretty quick though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G5upBGBej0
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