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post #1 of 12 Old 01-14-2014, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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differential covers - stock JKUR dana 44

It seems Teraflex works without rubbing the stock suspension. What about Riddler? I've read Poison Spyder rubs and that Riddler makes PS covers, so will they rub too? I've also read that Riddler doesn't hide the bolts and that they can get scraped up and need replaced often.

So... if you want to save money and get a better cover than the stock diff covers for your stock Rubi, what's the best choice?

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post #2 of 12 Old 01-14-2014, 12:39 PM
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I have Teraflex covers know and like 'em. I originally tried the Warn skids and found that they did OK. Kept the rear cover from peeling and did a respectable job of preventing the front cover being pushed into the ring gear. Might be an option for you.
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I have SOLID diff covers, but I have a Sport and em not sure if they will fit over the guts of your diff.
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my front riddlers didnt rub, but my rears did slightly. Yes the bolts get destroyed. I swapped them to socket head cap screws for a little extra help.

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No problems with clearance with my riddlers. I would 100% recommend them to anyone. Do NOT use the bolts that come with them, though. They're junk. Snapped two off before I even hit the torque spec on them..

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good feedback all. Thanks!
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I'm putting Rancho's on this weekend, front and rear, on my 14 JKUR. Will let you know.

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Any feedback on "solid" diff covers?

www.polyperformance.com/shop/Solid-Axle-Industries-D44-Differential-Cover-p-2676.html

Seems like a great price, but that's what concerns me.
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Any feedback on "solid" diff covers?

www.polyperformance.com/shop/Solid-Axle-Industries-D44-Differential-Cover-p-2676.html

Seems like a great price, but that's what concerns me.
I have had mine for over a year, they have been bashed on. They are doing great and the price is worth every penny. Havent lost any of the finish, the high fill hole is great. Quality is top notch. Customer service is good. The only true negative is that they have SOLID across the front. Not a huge fan of that but overall, happy and would buy again.
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I went with an ARB cover up front. It did rub alittle with my steering stabilizer bracket. My SS is flipped and my tie rod is on top of the knuckle so it didn't help that matter.

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I'm putting Rancho's on this weekend, front and rear, on my 14 JKUR. Will let you know.
Put Rancho's on yesterday. On their website it says newly designed. Looks exactly like the ones from Dynatrac. Used Lubelockers for the first time - amazing. Especially for the front cover where working space is tight. I went with what many others recommended, about 25 ft pounds of torque. The Lubelocker package says 15 first, then 35. Several have sheared off bolts using over 25 pounds of torque. All but the very top 3 bolts are recessed. Rancho sends you all new 12 sided, 8mm bolts, new fill and full bolts. You don't reuse anything from existing. Everything went very smooth, done in 2 hours total. Rear in bout 45 min, front a bit longer because of tighter working space. No contact or rubbing on any other components. I'm fully stock, tires, springs and shocks. No lift. Very beefy, 11+ pounds each, looks good, I'm happy. Had Dynatrac covers on my 08 Rubi, these look identical, except Red.

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went with arb, no issues thus far

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