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    Rear Diff cover

    My 07 Silverado has the 10 bolt Eaton G80. I would like a little more fluid capacity and of course a drain plug. What covers could accomplish that and what are you guys using?
    I'm thinking about this....I like the dipstick/magnet...and of course the drain plug....
    http://www.mag-hytec.com/store/index...31efbaf03241bd
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    If you like the look of the cover and you have $250 to blow, then go for it. Otherwise what does it buy you? Once the axle is properly filled, there is no need for a dipstick. The magnet, maybe, but I've pulled covers with more than 100k operating miles and never saw a need for a magnet.

    Basically, there is very little wear and/or maintenance requirements for differentials. Extra fluid capacity doesn't buy you much other than it takes more to fill it. And a $250 drain plug versus a $5 gasket and 10 bolts doesn't seem like a good payout. So basically, if you like the way it looks, buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim the Tool Man View Post
    If you like the look of the cover and you have $250 to blow, then go for it. Otherwise what does it buy you? Once the axle is properly filled, there is no need for a dipstick. The magnet, maybe, but I've pulled covers with more than 100k operating miles and never saw a need for a magnet.

    Basically, there is very little wear and/or maintenance requirements for differentials. Extra fluid capacity doesn't buy you much other than it takes more to fill it. And a $250 drain plug versus a $5 gasket and 10 bolts doesn't seem like a good payout. So basically, if you like the way it looks, buy it.
    Yeah I appreciate what your saying ...but I really would like a drain plug
    I see LS2Tuner has some options for less money....thanks fella's....

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    I've got a transdapt polished aluminum piece on my 2004 1500, I put it on when I did 4:10 rear gears. Any cover for a GM 10 bolt 8.5" ring will work.


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