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 Posted: Wed May 22nd, 2019 03:46 am
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Hey guys,im new to ranger forums.I have read quite a few blogs on this forum and many have helped me.Ive owned a 07 B4000 for 4 years...,great little truck.Does anybody KNOW where i can purchase a rear diff cover with drain plug? Preferably not aluminum..Any advice much appreciated thx

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I've always used the Explorer IRS rear diff cover. But they are aluminum.




I don't know of any aftermarket steel covers with a drain. But you could always drill a hole in one and weld a nut over the hole.



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B40004life wrote:
Hey guys,im new to ranger forums.I have read quite a few blogs on this forum and many have helped me.Ive owned a 07 B4000 for 4 years...,great little truck.Does anybody KNOW where i can purchase a rear diff cover with drain plug? Preferably not aluminum..Any advice much appreciated thx
Welcome! There might have been 2 different size rear ends in there, if you could snap a pic of your door tag or just tell us the rear axle code on the tag it will help.
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in a 2007 B4000 it would be the small tube 27 spline 8.8 disc brake correct?
For offroad or on road? I like the SVO style (summit) aluminum covers that include bearing support girdles



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B40004life, welcome to F-R. I found this one with a search at Summit. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/str-r5234/overview/



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Not to be nervous Nelly but didnt one of our members change one out and it had a different drain plug location and they forgot and didnt fill it to the proper level?



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Ok is the aluminum one you have pretty durable?Im just worried about stripping the threads in plug.

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Ya its the 8.8 ring gear I believe the 4.1 gear ratio.And yes on road.I travel alot to work out of town.

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very durable the aluminum is like 3/8" thick they are tough
You still need to fill it to the full mark which is the factory plug location
Mike69 posted a nice one up above from Summit. This style includes a couple of screws that you tighten up against the axle main bearing caps, it acts like a girdle and gives extra support.

If you want bulletproof metal then there are several off road style 8.8 covers as well. For most applications I like the aluminum style because you get the extra strength. The aluminum is still WAY STRONGER then your factory plastic or even thin metal covers. (FYI Ford SVO used to make the aluminum girdle style for the 8.8 axle)....

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410customs wrote:
very durable the aluminum is like 3/8" thick they are tough
You still need to fill it to the full mark which is the factory plug location
Mike69 posted a nice one up above from Summit. This style includes a couple of screws that you tighten up against the axle main bearing caps, it acts like a girdle and gives extra support.

If you want bulletproof metal then there are several off road style 8.8 covers as well. For most applications I like the aluminum style because you get the extra strength. The aluminum is still WAY STRONGER then your factory plastic or even thin metal covers. (FYI Ford SVO used to make the aluminum girdle style for the 8.8 axle)....

I was just going to comment on the OEM plastic units. The aluminum units are just fine. If your concerned with over torquing the drain/fill plugs, it may be advised that you invest a few dollars into a decent to good Tq wrench, preferably one that does in & ft lbs. This way you can set it for what the bolt or nut requires rather than gorilla wrenching them on and risking damage.

What you should be looking for is units that offer better cooling capabilities, additional fluid, girdle abilities, maybe better placement of fill/drain plugs and many offer magnetic plugs and or fill plugs with dipsticks like the ARB units. Nitro, ARB, and a host of other companies make a quality product.

You'll be far more confident in your wrenching and happier knowing such things are tightened properly without risk of future damage. I happen to prefer my Snap-on digital 1/2" unit. it does Inch lbs, Foot lbs, and Newton Meters.. techangle® torque wrenches   Mines a bit older, like early 2000's. Its been worth every dollar I spent on it although I would suggest picking up one of these when on sale.

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