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Old 02-28-2020, 05:43 AM   #1
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Good Price Alert?

So I'm somewhat in the process of swapping a FF rear axle into my '05 E350 eb---want the added weight capacity those offer. I'm fairly sure my donor axle's oil fill bung won't be an easy removal as I've already tried and it doesn't want to ease out. Wanting a way to refresh the lube and there's no easy way that's accomplished with the typical differential cover so I found one of these: https://www.rockridge4wd.com/search.html?q=yhcc-d60

That price is for a brand new in-the-box part and so far its priced far below any other seller I've found online or locally--FWIW most are asking $200 or more for the same part. Jeg's one and only retail store is local to me and they were shocked to see such a low price, told me their cost was something like $163. (That's the lowest price they'll sell it for and still make a small profit---they probably buy it cheaper. Of course it would have to come from Yukon Gears as they don't stock them.)

I just received mine and its exactly what I expected. Do be advised it seems Yukon Gear is using Chinese or Taiwan parts these days but for this that shouldn't make too much of a difference. It does come with oil fill/drain plugs as well as hex-drive bolts/washers for mounting to the axle housing.

PLUS when I was talking with someone named Nick at RockRidge4WD he gave me a promo code that saved another $13.99. My final delivered cost was $125.96.

Anyway if you've ever thought to add something like this time's now. I don't know how these guys are selling that cheap but maybe strike quick before they smarten up?
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Is the diff cover universal for SF or FF?
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Should fit ALL Dana 60's, FF and SF, as well as front axles.

On the subject, I was surprised to find the "Solid" diff covers were so cheap ($65 + ~$20 shipping) when I was looking awhile back: https://solidaxle.com/collections/di.../dana-60-cover They're also nodular iron and have a fill plug.
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Should fit ALL Dana 60's, FF and SF, as well as front axles.
Yes on this---I'm told that cover fits all the Dana housings including the 50,60 & 70 series. I'm sure this one would fit my SF's---they look exactly alike, bolt patterns the same etc etc.

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On the subject, I was surprised to find the "Solid" diff covers were so cheap ($65 + ~$20 shipping) when I was looking awhile back: https://solidaxle.com/collections/di.../dana-60-cover They're also nodular iron and have a fill plug.
Those too are nice---VERY cheap and would be a great replacement---nice price too. As I say the biggest reason I went with the Yukon Gears version is the magnetic fill and drain plugs. Its not like I'll be changing fluid all that often but its nice having a way to do so when the time comes.

Either cover would be a nice addition I think.
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Old 02-28-2020, 01:27 PM   #5
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I ordered one. Thanks!
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I ordered one. Thanks!
Which one?

Either way kewl deal!
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After watching the vids from mr banks I am skeptical about all of them now, lol. Is it shaped like the oem cover? Mind posting pix of a side view and what they look like inside?
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After watching the vids from mr banks I am skeptical about all of them now, lol. Is it shaped like the oem cover? Mind posting pix of a side view and what they look like inside?
Yeah I hear that! Bitchin' Banks sure wrote a new chapter in THAT book huh?

Here's what I cobbled together rather quickly:







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Cool beans!
I will probably go with ARB once i get a Dana 70
https://www.amazon.com/ARB-0750001B-.../dp/B00RUM92D2
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Which one?

Either way kewl deal!
I got the one you linked. For the same price as you too. Coupon code was listed on their site for an additional 10% off.
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