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Old 03-16-2010, 07:58 PM
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Well bought my IRS cover from Dustin (TrndAssassin) great shipping and prompt. Took it to Mid5 and had them powder coat it Silver Hammer tone and installed it today.. I think it turned out good have a look...









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Old 03-16-2010, 07:59 PM
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Dude that looks really good.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:02 PM
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What year did that cover come off of? It looks awesome!!! I kinda want one...hmm maybe I won't do my fluid change till I get that....
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:21 PM
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What year did that cover come off of? It looks awesome!!! I kinda want one...hmm maybe I won't do my fluid change till I get that....
2002-2007? Independent Rear suspension explorers it has "wings" on the side you need to cut off that are not needed but thats simple...



just DO NOT USE THE fill plug on the COVER. still use the fill plug on the ranger diff in the front that fill plug is to low
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:24 PM
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2002-2007? Independent Rear suspension explorers it has "wings" on the side you need to cut off that are not needed but thats simple...



just DO NOT USE THE fill plug on the COVER. still use the fill plug on the ranger diff in the front that fill plug is to low
Good to know, I probably would have noticed that, but it might have been at the wrong time lol How much was the powder coating?
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:26 PM
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:28 PM
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Well then I'm getting one and I'll have to powdercoat it if my local powdercoater is that cheap. It'd be sick! I'd probably just go black though lol
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:28 PM
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Very nice Stone! Do the install yourself?
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:29 PM
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It still uses the same gasket as the stock rear cover?
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:36 PM
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Oh yeah, I want one too!
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:45 PM
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Very nice Stone! Do the install yourself?
Me Myself and the radio... LOL ya why?



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It still uses the same gasket as the stock rear cover?
what gasket LOL being no one ever stocks rear gaskets. Use Gray RTV its what ford tech service even states when installing covers again..

DONT use black RTV. it isnt a load bearing RTV and sadly even the weight of the fluid will make it seep over time. never had an issues using gray
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Me Myself and the radio... LOL ya why?
Just wondering...how difficult? Just drain, remove, seal, install, fill?
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:06 PM
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Just wondering...how difficult? Just drain, remove, seal, install, fill?
Hardest part is getting longer bolts. mine came with them tho... stainless and stainless washers i bought today.


take the truck on a couple mile drive to get the diff warm helps drain the fluid. un bolt, take screw driver/gasket scrapper, pop the cover let drain. remove cover. let drain... scrape off the gasket. take brake clean on a rag and clean mounting surface from oil. put Gray RTV bead around the cover edge. reinstall new cover. tighten bolts. move around to the front of the diff. remove fill plug. replace 2.5L of 80w90 also little bottle of limited slip additive if you have one. and your done
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:35 AM
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Me Myself and the radio... LOL ya why?





what gasket LOL being no one ever stocks rear gaskets. Use Gray RTV its what ford tech service even states when installing covers again..

DONT use black RTV. it isnt a load bearing RTV and sadly even the weight of the fluid will make it seep over time. never had an issues using gray
Lol do you want a rear gasket? Carquest here has 8, there is one in my cab right now waiting for a fluid change lol I'm using orange rtv, never had problems with it either on rear diffs.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:41 AM
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Best rear difff cover out there IMO
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