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Unread 08-13-2011, 01:16 PM   #1
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I have to remove the rear diff cover, AGAIN!!!

Last weekend I changed the oil, oil filter, air filter, t-case fluid, and the fluid in the diffs. I had to remove the rear diff cover as it had been seeping oil for some time now (I had smacked in on a rock or two). Well I pulled it off and cleaned it up, inspected the internals, washed it out with some Brake Kleen, sealed it with RTV and put her all back together. Now I have to do this all over AGAIN! ARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! The fluid MAYBE has 300 miles!? And now I have to change it again! Gah!!!!!!


So, the reason I had to take the rear diff cover back off is because some JERK at 4WP just happened to have a really awesome Riddler diff cover for a Dana 44. He just HAPPENED to have a lubelocker to go with it, jerk. I just replaced my fuid in there, and because he just HAD to do his job and keep cool stuff stocked, I have to redo the work I already put in! Man, what a pain!





















Annnd! The piece de resistance!

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No one really had anything that even came CLOSE to Sunburst Orange or even Mango Tango. I tried to darken it up a bit with a basecoat of black, but I still think that it looks awesome. I also put some paint on my giant JK muffler that seems to hit everything in the world. It makes it almost disappear now when looking at the vehicle and the orange draws you to the "pumpkin"! Heh, Jake pointed out that it has my initial on it. He also suggested that my Jeep be called Simba now!

Yay! For new parts!

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Unread 08-13-2011, 02:03 PM   #2
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That looks awesome! I'm very jealous, my Poison Spyder did covers are on backorder.

I hope you re used your did fluid!
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Unread 08-13-2011, 05:22 PM   #3
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I refilled with RP. Seems to hold up well.
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Looks great. I've been planning to do this front and back with some 'Surf Blue' paint from Quadratec for awhile now.

How much was the 'package'. Northridge has a Riddler front and back kit with lube lockers for $230.
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Love the riddler diff covers. Looks really good. Northridge4x4 has 2 with free shipping for 198 right now. Planning on getting me a set soon. Also just did m diff fluid so will have to install at a later date.
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Came out really nice, I like it. Qtech and probably others have started carrying touch up paint. I know they have mango. No need though, looks great as is.
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Looks great. I've been planning to do this front and back with some 'Surf Blue' paint from Quadratec for awhile now.

How much was the 'package'. Northridge has a Riddler front and back kit with lube lockers for $230.
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Love the riddler diff covers. Looks really good. Northridge4x4 has 2 with free shipping for 198 right now. Planning on getting me a set soon. Also just did m diff fluid so will have to install at a later date.
Those are really good prices. My cover was $110 and the lubelocker was $20. I didn't have to wait though, just went down and picked them up off the shelf. Should've shopped around

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Came out really nice, I like it. Qtech and probably others have started carrying touch up paint. I know they have mango. No need though, looks great as is.
Thanks! Yeah, in the sun it appears to match quite well as the Jeeps paint is lighter in the light and the diff is darker in the shade. Looks really good from a bit further back. When it is darker out though, the Sunburst orange turns a deep red looking color and the cover stays a bright orange. I still like the way it looks though! And it's got my initial on it.
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Anyone else see this review on the Riddler covers? LOL.

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And that's all it took, lol. Very convincing.
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I hate when people are selling cool stuff
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And that's all it took, lol. Very convincing.
Yeah, i saw this video a few years ago. It was the only diff cover then that I knew of that was actually round, no over hangs or edges, and recessed hardware. I never liked the ARB one because of the lip all around it (it DOES look really cool though), which I hit and peel on the stock one already.

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I know, right? This thing is STOUT. When I first picked it up, I couldn't believe how heavy it was.
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