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Differential covers - GT500 pp cover vs aftermarket

Discussion in 'SVT Shelby GT500' started by Totalpkg, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. Totalpkg

    Totalpkg Active Member Established Member

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    Yes thanks for the replies... Still torn... I have the 2011 pp diff cover on (oem)... Just debating if I should go to the FRPP G2 version.
     
  2. 96gt02

    96gt02 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    IMO its not worth the change for you unless you really really want those bearing caps, I feel like the PP cover cools better because of the finns and Id prefer that personally.
     
  3. Robert M

    Robert M 800 HORSE FUN!! Established Member

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    tvspower Active Member Established Member

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    Thanks man, very informative.
     
  5. Robert M

    Robert M 800 HORSE FUN!! Established Member

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    For those who don't mind using a panhard relocation bracket, the Shelby girdle is good price right now through Shelby Performance Parts.

    Click on CS info. below......

    If you want to strengthen your Mustang or Shelby's 8.8'' rear axle, Shelby American has the perfect solution. Our 8.8'' axle cover/girdle is made from super strong 356-T6 aluminum and was designed to improve ring and pinion gear life and overall rigidity.

    It is a cool looking/unique Shelby engraved cover for your Shelby......

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    with relo. bracket installed.....

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    ^^^Very Nice cover for a good price.

    Many times, but not always, when Shelby cuts the price like they have in the link above, and moves the item to the Shelby Parts "Outlet" the item is going to be discontinued in the not too distant future, then the item is obsolete. I have noticed that they have been discontinuing many cool/unique 2005-2014 items and are stocking more and more 2015-up parts instead.

    R
     
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  6. lexustech48

    lexustech48 RIP FoMoCo 1903-2014 Premium Member Established Member

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    +1 for the G2. If you are that hardcore, you could get a machine shop to drill and tap the G2 for a diff cooler setup.
     
  7. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I think I have a couple of the KR style covers in my shop that I'm not using if anyone is interested. Not sure if I have the bolts but they are easy enough to obtain.
     
  8. Robert M

    Robert M 800 HORSE FUN!! Established Member

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    Tob - PM sent.
     
  9. Robert M

    Robert M 800 HORSE FUN!! Established Member

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    Tob - This is what I was asking about in my PM to you............

    Large drain plug.......

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    Small drain plug......

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    ^^^^^^^and it may be that the large plug was later in the Explorer/Mountaineer production, but I am pretty sure I have seen the large plug covers on some KR's.

    I also see that the cross ribs and vertical fins also changed at some point in Explorer/Mountaineer production.....

    R
     
  10. JRMotorsports55

    JRMotorsports55 Member Established Member

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    Just ordered the one from Shelby parts, good buy, and appears to be going away.
     

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