Mag hytec or AFE diff cover

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Best upgraded diff cover?

  1. Mag hytec

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  1. DirtySCREW

    DirtySCREW I am Negan Charter Member Supporting Member

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    What say ye? For an upgraded diff cover.

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    Gspec Beautiful Bastard Supporting Member

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    Can go wrong with any cover that's finned for heat dissipation and has added oil capacity. I personally like the Mag Hytec's look and plan to eventually add one to my Ram.
     
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    DirtySCREW I am Negan Charter Member Supporting Member

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    That's what I was leaning towards

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    Like my mag. easy to drain, nice magnetic dipstick, and a gasket.
     
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    DirtySCREW I am Negan Charter Member Supporting Member

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    @Mike Overlay

    Do I still need the Motorcraft friction modifier if I go with Amsoil gear oil?
    (17 F150 4x4 5.0L SuperCrew)

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  6. Mike Overlay

    Mike Overlay pull the target, call the range master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    yup on the friction modifier. Ford already is using a high quality synthetic diff fluid. Rear fluid is rated for 100,000 miles, front is 150,000 unless contaminated with water or mud in thru the vents

    But pretty sure you would be wasting your money unless you just absolutely have to have that look.
    I have seen diff failures before, but none could have been from over heating. All the ones I have repaired or replaced were due to bearings failing due to low fluid from ignored leaks. Or the Dodges from crappy ring and pinion gears.

    If it was such a big issue, why doesnt every over the road truck have that set up on their rear ends? Pretty sure their diffs go thru a lot more abuse than the pickup truck/luxury sedans of today do :D
     
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    DirtySCREW I am Negan Charter Member Supporting Member

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    True...but I just like the look! Lol

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  8. Mike Overlay

    Mike Overlay pull the target, call the range master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    by all means then, go for it.
     
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    Mag Hytek is quality stuff. I have installed a few covers and switched over to BG synthetic or AmsOil for customers when I was at Chapel Hill Tire. The people that I replaced covers for were heavy towers that were moving boats from down south back up north and some custom car hauler guys. Easy to check fluid condition, level and its a good looking addition to a rig.
     
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    DirtySCREW I am Negan Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Yeah.. besides the cool look....I really want an easy way to service the gear oil. God forbid Ford actually puts drain and fill plugs in!! No that would cost an extra nickel.....<rant off>lol

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