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Old 05-25-2006, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wink Ruffstuff Real Deal Diff Covers, New Low Cost Options!

We have been selling these for over 5 years now here and elsewhere on the net, but our website is where you want to be.

This is one of the covers we have given away but it looks so good powdercoated that I think it will be our official advertising cover! Next to it is a sample of the Kit so you can really see how thick they are!



Someone asked me about the added weight? They wanted to know about the added weight of the 3/8" material.....

Well, there are several answers to that question

#1 - It is only 2-4lbs over a 1/4" cover
#2 - It is not Rotating weight
#3 - It is Un-sprung weight
#4 - Possibly the best answer in the era of top heavy vehicles, It is adding weight to the lowest portion of your vehicle!

Plus the peace of mind knowing you have the strongest cover made out there protecting your gears and lockers.....

Our diff Covers pretty much speak for themselves. But here are a few important points to consider when purchasing a differential cover......

#1 - Real Thickness before you start paying more for additional thickness. Our Covers are ALL 3/8" thick at no extra cost to you. No other manufacturer uses 3/8" plate.

#2 - Materials they are made of. ALL of our covers are made of A50 (536) plate steel, it costs' about .07-.10 more per pound but the additional strength is worth it.

#3 - Fill plug placement. We put the fill plug in the area you want it to be so you can easily check the fluid level. It is above the stock plug position but not so high so as to allow overfilling. Overfilling will just blow out seals, don't do it!

#4 - Finish Machining. We all know that when steel is heated it moves, there is no changing that no matter how well it is jigged. We ALWAYS machine our covers flat after welding. No other manufacturer does this and Any Welder with any experience can tell you that steel moves no matter how well it is tied down!

#5 - Welding. All of our Differential Covers are welded inside and out, yes, that doubles the time spent welding them, a cost other companies don't care to spend. We do it to insure absolute strength. Remember, any welder can have a bad day so welded twice makes way too much sense to not do.

#6 - Fair priced options that make sense. Our Drainplug is in the most protected area of the cover, not in the bottom of the ring which is the first place you hit. It cost's $5, no reason it should cost more. The Countersunk holes are only $10 and come with the special bolts. And at 3/8" thick we don't have to add anymore to get a bombproof cover!

#7 - Shipping Cost to you is $11.50 for 1 but we can ship 2 for the same cost, that is for anywhere in the US & Territories including Guam, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Alaska! We ship about 10 a week to Canada for $23 each.....

#8 - The PBB10 10% discount. It just makes a good deal better. Use it on anything we make except for beadlocks, they are a screaming deal already! And our covers start at $100 each so you can see the savings.....We give this discount so we can find out where our sales are coming from, it only makes sense to know, those that don't use it found us through Google and that helps us keep YOUR price low!

#9 - Variety. We make 10 different covers and are adding more all the time, we want to be your cover manufacturer! 14 Bolt, D70, D60, D44, D35, D30, Ford 8.8, Chrysler 8.25, Ford Sterling, Dodge 9.25 are available now, lots more still on the design table!

#10 - Guarantee. Our Differential covers & all of our products have Always had an Unconditional Full Guarantee! We don't have to say no BS, there isn't any.....

#11 - Fit. Our covers fit every stock steering assembly made and we have not run into an aftermarket setup it dosen't fit either. Our covers are made to fit very close to stock specs to retain their positive oiling qualities.

All of the Diff Rings can be purchased separately also.

Here's a pic of one with countersunk holes and a safe drainplug, keep in mind "safe" is a relative thing.....However this is the safest place and we give you a couple of extra for when they do get bashed!

That one is a D30, 3/8" Cap & 1/2" Ring!

http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...iffcovers.html
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Old 05-25-2006, 09:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Notice the fill plug was on the welded yellow one pictured but not on the kit, is there a fill plug for the kit also?

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The fill plug comes with everything but the 14 Bolt....

just wasn't in the pic, we used that pic to really show how thick they are. It's kind of hard to tell when they are welded up.....think beefy!
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Old 05-27-2006, 10:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You guys need to tell me when the pics suck....

I am sometimes so busy I can't always doublecheck everything. The website Dif Cover pics Suck bad! Man, it looks like they rusted after the pics were taken . We will fix them today. Another 1/2 dozen new items today also....
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Wouldn't a Front D60 fit a rear D70? I know the gaskets are the same.
Any deal buying 2?
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Deal buying 2.....

Well, we have priced these very well from the start, more than fair. But, when you apply the pirate discount ($11 each) and save the shipping on 1 ($9.45) because we can fit 2 in a box its a screaming deal, $207.45 delivered for the D60's, $189.45 for 2 D44's......You be the judge on that one.
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Better pics on the site now.....

These are top tier stuff.....

now you can see the welds and quality.....
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I am interested in two of the 60 kits. I have a tig welder to weld these, what would you recommend is the best way to weld them without warping?

How would you like the payment to be made?

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we do all sales off of the website.....

With a TIG you are going to take some time and lots of wire. We weld them from the inside out. First clean it up good, then position the cover on the ring, then a heavy tack on 4 or 6 corners, then start your weld, inside the cover plate itself, outside the cover plate, then inside the where the cover and ring meet, then the outer surface where the ring and cover meet. Using a TIG you should have no problem with warpage, just low heat and lots of wire. Like any welding operation, clean is one of the keys. We have had no real problem with warpage when welding them with this method. Thanks for your interest.

We cannot keep up with PM kind of sales so all sales are taken from the website and we prefer PaPal for the simplicity. For the discount plug in the code while checking out, it gives you the place to put it in.
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Just welded 40 more D60 covers.....

had 6 backordered for a few days.....shipping in the morning.
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The fill holes for a HP60 and a LP60 are different heights... where is the fill hole located on your differential covers?
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The fill holeis normally centered....

However, we can put it wherever you want it, no additional charge....
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3 new models over the next 2 weeks.....

Watch for them.....6 more over the next 7 weeks.....
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Will a d60 fit on ad70 rear? pm me a price in 2 D60 kits shoped to 72202 please!
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I tried one out on the D70 we have and.....

It does fit, the shorter pinion of the D70 allows the Ring to nest deeper in the housing.
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Blah, Blah, Blah.....

I hope everyone is having a great weekend while I'm working.....
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Weekends over and I'm still working.....

shipping 31 covers this morning.....
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It's another cover welding day......

I hope it stays under 100 today, we're going to try and get another 100 covers welded and it will be way hot enough! Midmorning and D60's will be back in stock, for a little while.....Demand is pretty good!

Ok, now my shadow can post, I know he has been waiting!

And remember the PBB10 discount!
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We finished 87 covers before we ran out of gas in 3 tanks....

Turned out only 2 were full, damm gas guy was supposed to leave 6 extra tanks too. Told someone he wasn't aware and didn't have enough on the truck . Anyway, 87 was a huge job in itself.....and the weather stayed nice all day, could have been a day in hell
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Any plans for making a cover for an Eaton rear? As far as I know, no one makes a cover for them so you'd have the market cornered if you decide to do it. I can send you a factory cover if you want to use it as a template.
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Any plans for making a cover for an Eaton rear? As far as I know, no one makes a cover for them so you'd have the market cornered if you decide to do it. I can send you a factory cover if you want to use it as a template.
I have not had any real demand for the Eaton's so they would have to go to the rear of the line but if the cover you have is an extra send me your PayPal info and I will give you $20 and $10 for a flat rate box for it.
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We have been bending all weekend......

3 new covers this week, that means tommorrow! Another weld-o-rama!

And Yes, we sell diff rings separately

14 Bolt $42
D60 $37
D44 $31

Not on sale, normal prices, BEFORE the PBB10 discount!
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Looks like all the new cover pics Thursday.....

or Friday.....D35, D30, Chrysler 8.25".....8.8 and Fj40/60 next!
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Watch for the next covers......

We are expanding our line of diff covers and are releasing 2 more every 2-3 weeks, more on the way.....
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Wow, that's an amazing price on these things

I am on your website now.....

You mentioned a "discount code"...what do we put in there to get the discount? Pirate?

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