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Ford 8.8" 3/8" Differential Cover

Ford 8.8" 3/8" Differential Cover

  • Ring and the Cover are 3/8" thick
  • Plate steel cover bent 8 ways
  • Machined absolutely flat for a perfect fit
  • All seams welded inside and out
  • Optional bolt kit comes with (5/16) 12 point bolts with washers

This is our basic differential cover. The Ford 8.8 axle is easy to find in Ford Explorers, F150's, 4.0 liter Rangers, & a ton of Ford cars too.

The differential cover is a 1 piece 3/8" (.375") plate steel cap bent 8 ways then welded to a 1/2" ring. The fill plug is a generous 3/4" ID for easy fill and oil level check, it is located 1" above where the factory "should" have put it in a stock vehicle to account for pinion adjustment. One of the reasons it is so hard to hurt is that we manufacture it out of A50 Plate Steel, that's 50,000 PSI Tensile strength. After welding, the mounting surface is machined absolutely flat for a perfect fit!  

This is a fully welded Ford 8.8 Diff Cover, welded inside and out and it will include a Fill Plug unlike many of the stock 8.8's.

Customer Reviews
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 11 Reviews
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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Super beef
By Joe Sauve in NV on 6.20.2018
I can't speak for the durability of it since I don't beat on my rig like others but it sure is beefy. It weighs a ton, fits great and looks great. The welds are fantastic and the bends are perfect. I WILL be buying one for the front when I swap axles. Great work!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Super strong cover!
By Aaron Bengston in WA on 4.3.2018
This cover is awesome and it can definitely take a beating! And ordering for ruff stuff was easy as pie and shipping was pretty fast! I would definitely recommend and buy another one but I'm sure I won't need to with how beefy it is!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bad-ass Diff Cover
By Brenton Markert in MI on 10.11.2017
I ordered this cover to complete my ford 8.8 swap into my tj. This cover is awesome! It's super beefy and looks like it can take some real damage. I'm happy to have RuffStuff as a part of my build!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Very impressed
By Lucian Paunescu in CA on 3.12.2017
This cover is gorgeous. The welds are a piece of art. Heavy duty diff cover.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bada$$
By Scott Sewell in GA on 3.4.2017
Bad ass cover, really impressed with the welds, bends on the cover. Already shared this with the Jeep club.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Expertly crafted
By Richard Smith in AZ on 1.8.2017
This cover is a work of art, I should have clear coated it instead of painting it black. Seriously, someone give their welder a high five, that guy/gal is at the top of their game! The bolt kit was also equally high grade stuff. In all, this thing is heavy duty and will hold up to whatever I can throw at it. Ordered it through Amazon so it doesn't get easier. Shipping was incredibly fast. I couldn't be happier. I would definitely recommend this to anyone and I absolutely will buy from ruffstuff again!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Good stuff
By Steve Gilchrist in NV on 5.12.2016
I was very impressed with the quality of the bends,welds,fit, Will buy or use again

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Built Ford Tough
By Matt Sheldon in CO on 3.14.2015
I was very impressed with the quality of the bends and welds. I received the diff cover in a timely manner. Another perk; getting stickers!!!! 🇺🇸

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tank Proof
By Riley Walker in B.C. on 12.11.2014
This thing weighs a ton and looks like it will take more abuse then any other part on my truck can't wait to install it! Showed up less then a week after ordering and was packaged really well.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ! !!!BEEFY!!! !
By Josh Tougas in FL on 11.30.2014
Heavy duty steel NOT cast aluminum! Installed NO leaks! Best price around (I checked), TOP notch Quality & BEEEFFFYYYY!!!!!!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beefiest cover I've seen
By Thomas Cubberley in IN on 9.5.2014
Hands down this cover is better than the others out there. I cracked my previous "offroad" cover and this one looks tough as nails. Shipped in 2 days from Cali. Doesn't get any better than this. Order with confidence


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Brandon E. on -- Asked: How much fluid do I add for the 8.8 An Dana 30 an what thread size am length bolts do I need for both them

Answered: With the "add bolts" selection we include 5/16"x 1" long 12 point head bolts(6 point heads are difficult to get a socket/wrench on due to the thick covers). With our covers our plugs are about 1" or so above factory location, but I would still fill up to the factory recommended height unless you are running a high pinion/clocked axle(about to just where the bottom of the pinion bearing is wet with oil/ 1/3 of the ring gear)
Zach W. on -- Asked: Will this cover clear a 4.88 ring gear in the ford 8.8

Answered: Yes
Matthew M. on -- Asked: What size allen wrench is needed for the oil fill plug on the Ford 8.8" 3/8" Differential Cover?

Answered: That would be a 9/16" or 14 mm allen wrench.
Price: 
$138.00
Rating:
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 11 Reviews Read
Part Number: 
88DCOV
Shipping Weight: 
16.00 pounds
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