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Are diff covers worth it?
Benefits. Strength: Having a stronger differential cover can provide extra safety for pickup owners with high-horsepower engines or for those who head off-road. Many aftermarket covers are thicker than factory covers, sporting additional cross bracing for improved strength and cooling.
What is the purpose of an aftermarket differential cover?
An upgraded differential cover allows for you to carry more gear fluid oil. This extra fluid equals greater diff cooling. An aftermarket diff cover can also provide heavy, duty protection for your axle parts. This is a common impact point especially for those that like to take their rig off road.
What does a Mag Hytec diff cover do?
MAG-HYTEC heavy duty differential covers and transmission pans provide increased lubricant and cooling capacity for hard working recreation and service vehicles .
Does my JK have limited slip?
All JKs have BLD (brake lock differential), the rear brakes are used separately to perform like a limited slip. For road manners, this system works well.
Does a Wrangler Sport have a limited slip differential?
Most stock Wranglers are equipped with an open differential which works extremely well until you get stuck because only one wheel will be spinning. This is where it’s useful to have lockers for your Wrangler. There are also limited slip and spool type Jeep differentials.
What is a differential cover?
In addition to providing access for changing gear lube, differential covers help dissipate heat that can damage differentials, and they protect gears from contaminants like dirt and water, as well as rocks and other large obstacles encountered when off-roading.
How do I know if my Jeep Wrangler has a limited slip differential?
Rotate one wheel forward with your hand. Watch other side’s wheel. If other side moves forward also, you have limited slip. If other side moves opposite way, you don’t have limited slip.
Are all JK axles interchangeable?
Registered. JK axles won’t swap into a TJ/LJ, they aren’t even the same width.
What’s the best differential cover for a Jeep Wrangler?
There’s nothing worse than driving along a rocky trail and realizing later that you completely ruined a vital mechanical component on your Jeep Wrangler. 2007-2016 Wrangler Differential Covers do an excellent job of protecting against this kind of a disaster. The ARB 30 differential cover comes in black or red, and offers heavy-duty protection.
What is the best differential cover for my car?
The ARB 30 differential cover comes in black or red, and offers heavy-duty protection. The Dana Spicer HD differential cover also offers hardcore coverage, plus has a raised fluid plug that increases the space for fluids.
Is it worth it to replace the diff cover?
Standard factory diff covers do a standard job of safeguarding those gears in most daily driving situations. Usually for light off road use as well. But if your plans include jacking up the vehicle, adding larger tires and attacking those harder blue and black trails, then it is definitely worth it to invest in a new heavy duty cover.
Do you need a diff cover for off road driving?
Granted, it is a bit tougher skin, but when your ride goes off road it can be exposed to hazards that could puncture right through that protection. Standard factory diff covers do a standard job of safeguarding those gears in most daily driving situations.