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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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how dare you bring actual thought into an argument about the almighty banks
 

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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...


You wrote it and by reading it, I see the smug attitude and let you know that I’m not going take crap from a keyboard cowboy. So if it’s different, accept my apology and we can move on.
 

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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...


You wrote it and by reading it, I see the smug attitude and let you know that I’m not going take crap from a keyboard cowboy. So if it’s different, accept my apology and we can move on.
Sorry if you received it as smug... wasn’t calling you out - just trying to keep from derailing the discussion. Didn’t work so well.

I am not a Banks cheerleader. My post was simply that I hadn’t seen anyone else back up their claims with as much testing or documentation.
 

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Picture of real testing not for cover bling but for external cooling to save 10hp loss in racing applications. At highway speeds you can see oil is everywhere. It’s called churning. The lighter color is aeration the darker color is running down the cover. Pinion temperature is about 170F under load at maximum torque. The lubricant level is reduced about 25%. Synthetics are good for 250F. You are not starving your pinion no matter what cover you choose. I chose a Ballistic cover for smacking rocks. The extra capacity keeps the oil level higher.


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...my post was simply that I hadn’t seen anyone else back up their claims with as much testing or documentation.
I watched ALL of those videos with ALOT of interest and while there was plenty of infographics and test set-up, there was NO actual data presented even though said data was promised the whole way through all the videos. My jaw dropped when I finally finished watching them and there was still NO actual test result data presented and I realized that it was ALL MARKETING !!!
 

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I watched ALL of those videos with ALOT of interest and while there was plenty of infographics and test set-up, there was NO actual data presented even though said data was promised the whole way through all the videos. My jaw dropped when I finally finished watching them and there was still NO actual test result data presented and I realized that it was ALL MARKETING !!!
Disclaimer- Feel like I need to preface by saying that I am not trying to start something...

Did you look at the information on their website?


Do you disagree with the graphs?
 

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Interesting thought on that. One giant marketing tool when a company tests their own product, is how they can alter things for the results they want in ways you won't notice.

In reading their technical data on that page, I noticed they were very clear to list all the specifics on what they used in testing except what diff oil. They say they changed it out every test, they say they prefer amsoil, but they never say what was used in testing.

What kept them from doing a heavy weight gear oil on everything but their own cover? They also don't say with the dynp runs if they used a fan or not unless I missed it. So same thing, what keeps them from running a fan on theirs but not on the others?

Maybe I'm just paranoid because I've seen these games used for a decade on vehicles for things like cold air intakes. Run stock on the Dyno with the hood down and no fan. Then run your open intake with hood up and a fan running. Then show amazing power increase that isn't accurate.
 

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Gasp....misleading marketing disguised as science??????????
 

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Disclaimer- Feel like I need to preface by saying that I am not trying to start something...

Did you look at the information on their website?
Do you disagree with the graphs?
Well thanks for the link and as a matter of fact, that is the first time I have seen any actual numeric test results posted...in each of the videos he keeps promising numbers but never delivers on them... which is what led me to my statement about the videos being marketing only depsite their intricate set up and editing. That said, I certainly do not have any standing or even desire to call Dale a liar, but I am going to be happy with the results of the MagHytec cover on my rear diff, which was already expensive enough !!! LOL
 

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Wow for only $400 I can lower my differential temperature by 12.5 degrees and it will pay for itself in 100k miles. The bling factor is priceless....sign me up!
 

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Wow for only $400 I can lower my differential temperature by 12.5 degrees and it will pay for itself in 100k miles. The bling factor is priceless....sign me up!
Still have the factory cover on mine.
Some of the numbers weren’t as impressive as one would expect.

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But a Mag-Hytec Dodge – Mag Hytec looks like it is only 100 clams less...

This appears to be a more significant difference though:

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And aside from the flat back fluid dynamics, Bank’s position regarding the fuel economy was interesting.

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But, I agree that there is no way to ever know whether claims from any manufacture are legit - which is why there are so few modified trucks out there.
 
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