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Differential cover "load bolts"? #5190119 08/18/19 07:39 AM
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Hi All,

I'm curious if someone can educate me on differential cover "load bolts?" What value do these provide?

I'm considering buying https://youtu.be/mOPfcwHJA20?t=175, and it has load bolts but I've never come across them before.

Thanks!

-kehyler

Re: Differential cover "load bolts"? [Re: kehyler] #5190134 08/18/19 08:01 AM
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They press against the bearing caps that support the differential, they help to hold the caps in place.


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Re: Differential cover "load bolts"? [Re: kehyler] #5190227 08/18/19 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by kehyler
Hi All,

I'm curious if someone can educate me on differential cover "load bolts?" What value do these provide?

I'm considering buying https://youtu.be/mOPfcwHJA20?t=175, and it has load bolts but I've never come across them before.

Thanks!

-kehyler


What kind of vehicle are you considering putting it on?

Re: Differential cover "load bolts"? [Re: kehyler] #5190293 08/18/19 10:57 AM
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F150 that tows occasionally near its max GCWR.

Re: Differential cover "load bolts"? [Re: kehyler] #5190339 08/18/19 12:12 PM
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I am not aware of any differentials that need them with a stock horsepower engine. Off road in low range, maybe. Bigger engine, and keeping the same rear end, then will not hurt anything might help before then next week link fails

Does look cool though, so your lifted Bro-Dozer must have them so all can see.

Just don't set them too tight.

Rod

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Other than the cool factor
Want really see any gain by having it

Re: Differential cover "load bolts"? [Re: ragtoplvr] #5190446 08/18/19 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by ragtoplvr
I am not aware of any differentials that need them with a stock horsepower engine. Off road in low range, maybe.

Just don't set them too tight.


Agreed!
Stock engine = no real need,
except certain Dana 70 rears in some Cummins Dodge trucks, but even then the cover only helps a little bit.

The screws do NOT get tightened much, i think only 20 inch lbs? it is very, very little. More torque just distorts that caps!


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4th Gen F body car guys use them all the time for the inevitable grenade going off in the rear with stock motor and manual trans.....

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