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Long hauls on freeway pulling a 8000lb travel trailer thinking of larger diff. cover any thoughts?馃槑
 

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agreed, there's a lot of discussion on it, but no real science provided. some believe that as diff spins, it throws lubricant up against the inside of the diff cover which is designed to channel it back to the top of the diff so that it's always being lubricated throughout the entire revolution. The larger capacity pans move the wall back fluid does not reach the top of the diff above the gear again. But there's more fluid. Upgrading the fin-ned aluminum cover has been a popular option that's stock on the newer trucks. So stock design but with increased cooling.
 

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Ruff Stuff, Ballistic and Artec have never had a customer pinion failure.
 
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Looks better, and has a drain. If you鈥檙e gonna change the fluid on the stock one and remove the cover anyway, just go ahead and do one. Running a mag hytec and it works great
 

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Best testing and documentation that I have seen was from Banks.
 
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That wasn鈥檛 skewed in any way.

I鈥檇 like to something comparable to UL do testing in the different diff covers.
 

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That wasn鈥檛 skewed in any way.

I鈥檇 like to something comparable to UL do testing in the different diff covers.
Be interested in hearing your thoughts. Feel free to message me or send information where other manufacturers have been as thorough...

I hadn鈥檛 ever seen where someone went through the effort of making clear covers to evaluate what the factory and aftermarket were doing...
 

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Be interested in hearing your thoughts. Feel free to message me or send information where other manufacturers have been as thorough...

I hadn鈥檛 ever seen where someone went through the effort of making clear covers to evaluate what the factory and aftermarket were doing...
I still haven't seen Banks go through the effort of comparing comparable products to his "new and improved" version of existing products. Such as the Factory finned cover, or the PML cover. Or one of the others that are offered with the circular back for oil flow. His entire series does point out the down sides to a flat backed design, which anyone who sits and thinks for a second can see that/ However he deliberately ignored the existing products that were actually comparable to his, because he knew his would not have a substantial increase in value over those, and he knew he planned on selling them for top dollar, so why show a comparable product for a fraction of the cost that gets the same job done? Because sale's pitch. that's exactly what the videos are, don't take them for science because they aren't. He knew what he was going to say about the various designs before he "tested" any of them and used those "tests", which were desgined to fail the other covers, to prove how much better his is. When he compares ones that are actually comparable, i'll consider watching another one of his sale's pitches. However he will deliberately choose to show off the worst offerings, so that he can prove how much better his stuff is then the worst that is available.
 

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I still haven't seen Banks go through the effort of comparing comparable products to his "new and improved" version of existing products. Such as the Factory finned cover, or the PML cover. Or one of the others that are offered with the circular back for oil flow. His entire series does point out the down sides to a flat backed design, which anyone who sits and thinks for a second can see that/ However he deliberately ignored the existing products that were actually comparable to his, because he knew his would not have a substantial increase in value over those, and he knew he planned on selling them for top dollar, so why show a comparable product for a fraction of the cost that gets the same job done? Because sale's pitch. that's exactly what the videos are, don't take them for science because they aren't. He knew what he was going to say about the various designs before he "tested" any of them and used those "tests", which were desgined to fail the other covers, to prove how much better his is. When he compares ones that are actually comparable, i'll consider watching another one of his sale's pitches. However he will deliberately choose to show off the worst offerings, so that he can prove how much better his stuff is then the worst that is available.
I do respect Banks BUT he has always been a marketing genius of sorts .
Fact .
 

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He's good at marketing, and he is not stupid. But he isn't really a marketing genius. Anyone with any kind of sales history can see right through his gimmicks. While his products generally do work, they are generally not the best, most original, or most economical, even if they are marketed as the best, most original, and most economical based off gains per dollar. Banks isn't what it used to be. These days they play it safe, wait for someone else to do something, then tweak it enough to call it their own, and charge twice as much. I personally am not impressed by their current businuess strategy as it is not who they used to be
 

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So s guy that sells products for our trucks is in no way skewing the slant to buy HIS product.

What I鈥檓 saying, and I did stay at a Holiday Inn once, is have a company like Underwriters Laboratory whom has no skin in the game, test each cover and see which one comes out on top.

Hopefully you understand and your subtle keyboard cowboy analogies can be kept to yourself.
 

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So s guy that sells products for our trucks is in no way skewing the slant to buy HIS product.

What I鈥檓 saying, and I did stay at a Holiday Inn once, is have a company like Underwriters Laboratory whom has no skin in the game, test each cover and see which one comes out on top.

Hopefully you understand and your subtle keyboard cowboy analogies can be kept to yourself.
Almost as if third party testing is the best way to prove a products claims.....
 

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So s guy that sells products for our trucks is in no way skewing the slant to buy HIS product.

What I鈥檓 saying, and I did stay at a Holiday Inn once, is have a company like Underwriters Laboratory whom has no skin in the game, test each cover and see which one comes out on top.

Hopefully you understand and your subtle keyboard cowboy analogies can be kept to yourself.
Whose 鈥渟ubtle keyboard cowboy analogies鈥?
 

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Several college studies have used clear covers...that being said, thanks to Isaac Newton fluid will travel straight up when it flings off the ring gear. The channel in the front of the housing collects fluid for the pinion. The cover if close fitting will shear fluid off the ring gear and send it back to the sump otherwise the cover shape has little effect. Banks is a fraud and business is down other than his government contract for the hummer replacement engine. Here is a picture of your ring gear at speed with no cover or housing....


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