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Mrhavasu 08-18-2018 02:07 PM

Banks power and Diff cover
 
Just saw that Gayle is testing rear Diff covers and oil levels to see what difference it makes. He has a video on
his web site at the bottom. He is not done yet, but very interesting. Can't wait for the results.

brownbear 08-18-2018 02:26 PM

Pretty much everyone who buys one of those overpriced covers does it for the bling factor, while trying to justify it as an increase in performance and longevity. I think they're a waste of money, and I suspect he's going to prove it. I am excited to see the results.

zran22 08-18-2018 06:22 PM

I do like the look, although I want one only for the fact for easier maintenance with a drain bolt at the bottom. It doesn't need to cost me $300 though, although I can see the bling factor overweighing the cost! They sure do look sexy under our trucks.

Diesel1892 08-18-2018 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by zran22 (Post 28696521)
I do like the look, although I want one only for the fact for easier maintenance with a drain bolt at the bottom. It doesn't need to cost me $300 though, although I can see the bling factor overweighing the cost! They sure do look sexy under our trucks.

Agreed, I did mine for the ease of future maintenance and looks. If it lowers it a few degrees that’s a bonus if not I’m not worried. It also has extra magnet on the dipstick which certainly can’t hurt. Mag-Hytec makes a very solid well made product.

Also, Gale Banks is a great product marketer. He probably has a new product coming out and this is part of the campaign. Get people talking and let it simmer a while then come out with a “solution”. The solution will probably come out in video part 2. No other reason not to just give the result in the first video. Take like 30 mins to do the test.

zran22 08-18-2018 11:03 PM

If I were to get one soon, it would be a mag hytec.

SR3500 08-25-2018 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Diesel1892 (Post 28696577)
Agreed, I did mine for the ease of future maintenance and looks. If it lowers it a few degrees thatís a bonus if not Iím not worried. It also has extra magnet on the dipstick which certainly canít hurt. Mag-Hytec makes a very solid well made product.

Also, Gale Banks is a great product marketer. He probably has a new product coming out and this is part of the campaign. Get people talking and let it simmer a while then come out with a ďsolutionĒ. The solution will probably come out in video part 2. No other reason not to just give the result in the first video. Take like 30 mins to do the test.

Have the same covers front and rear on my 3500. Love the look plus the magnetic features. Changing fluid is a dream compared to the stock.

nick00less 08-25-2018 10:09 AM

Never kept a truck long enough to do diff fluid maintenance. The ONLY reason I would get one would be for bling.

I too would get MagHytec

lzhome 08-25-2018 09:45 PM

I have a Mag-Hytec on order now. It does look nice but I'm wanting it for the drain plug, hold more fluid and hopefully run cooler.

Mud yapster 08-25-2018 10:30 PM

I think the Mag-Hytec looks good also but the vented rear diff cover that cames with the Aisin option trucks also looks cool. I like the looks of my OEM vented cover. I'm more worried about the thin OEM front diff cover from a rock or something than anything else.

HeavyTwo 08-25-2018 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Mud yapster (Post 28704713)
I think the Mag-Hytec looks good also but the vented rear diff cover that cames with the Aisin option trucks also looks cool. I like the looks of my OEM vented cover. I'm more worried about the thin OEM front diff cover from a rock or something than anything else.

I agree, the OEM Finned cover looks the nicest out of them all. Iíll also bet it does a better job at cooling then ANY of the aftermarket ones. Just probably wonít handle an impact too good.

boshog 08-26-2018 08:00 AM

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Originally Posted by HeavyTwo (Post 28704723)
I agree, the OEM Finned cover looks the nicest out of them all. Iíll also bet it does a better job at cooling then ANY of the aftermarket ones.

It is possible cooling the lubricant isn't the best idea given that lubricants are designed to lubricate at certain temperatures. Temperature is critical to the performance and life expectancy of lubricants, cooling can be as bad as overheating.

ironpony 08-26-2018 10:40 AM

And Gayles will have the best results..................
I prefer to remove the cover to see what is in the bottom so the drain plug is kinda moot.
Looks ? definitely sexy
Cost ? nope factory painted for me.


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