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SKU: R1268 Dana 30 Differential Cover

Dana 30 Differential Cover
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  • Dana 30 Differential Cover

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 29 reviews
  • Part Number: R1268
  • Shipping Weight: 12.00 pounds

  • $139.95

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Dana 30 3/8" Differential Cover

This is our basic differential cover, we see it as the only one worth making. The D30 came in a few different trucks but it primarily came in Jeeps, from the Jeepster in the late 60's, through most of the CJ5, CJ6, & CJ7 years, throughout all of the different Wrangler variations (YJ & TJ), Cherokees (XJ), and of course the early Broncos. The D30 axle is actually a pretty good axle for its size if you don't get carried away with too big tires.

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

One of the questions we get regularly is about the tie rod clearance, it is ~3/4" and it clears all of the D30 axle setups we have encountered.

The differential cover is a 1 piece 3/8" (.375") plate steel cap bent 8 ways then welded to a 3/8" ring, we had to make it thicker to make enough room for the thickness of the cover, it just happens to make it 30% stronger too! The fill plug is a generous 3/4" ID for easy fill and oil level check. This is arguably the strongest diff cover made for a Dana 30 axle.

We manufacture this and all of our covers 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 for a fully welded D30 differential cover with fill plug ready to plug and play.

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Super beefy
Jacob Stuart (SC) | January 18th, 2022
Been running this cover for a few months now and its ways a good feeling knowing that your diff cover is stronger than the axle it’s on so you have nothing to worry about haha.
Great products, great service...
Vic (San Antonio, TX) | January 14th, 2022
This is my second diff cover from Ruffstuff and I have yet to be disappointed. I had a few questions and their customer service folks were helpful and responsive. Their diff covers are no joke - I can tell you I won't be worried about my diff cover on the trail...
Chris Trinkle (Ohio) | July 12th, 2021
I really thought I knew what I was purchasing but this thing is way beefier than I expected. The welds, just wow. Beautiful piece. It’s a shame it’ll be covered in power steering fluid and dirt most of the time.
Definition of Strong
Tom (Martinez, CA) | April 18th, 2021
Got this after I got the cover for my Chrysler 8.25. Again, really impressed with the strength and the welds look perfect. My diff covers are now bulletproof!
Kix (Hillbilly Hollywood) | January 25th, 2021
These diff covers are so beefy it's insane! I expected the quality to be good based on what I read in the forums, but it is actually well beyond my expectations. I'm glad to find armore, and strength for the diff in one piece!

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