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Discussion in 'Driveline' started by AFLOCOBRA, May 13, 2021.

  1. AFLOCOBRA

    AFLOCOBRA #2168 Established Member

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    So a few months back i popped my differential cover or "IRS" cover with bad wheel hop, i made the mistake of purchasing $160.00 dollar "IRS" cover brace from ebay...all that brace did is not allow the cover bolts to tighten ALL THE WAY DOWN correctly causing leaks and made the install very difficult, might i add it also made a nasty howl inside the cockpit..my advice to anyone who goes through what i did is purchase the ford racing aftermarket diff cover its worth the money and pain youll save yourself, i do my own work and it made a world of difference. Heres a before and after.. IMG_20210509_144349_360.jpeg 20210510_141918.jpeg
     
  2. AFLOCOBRA

    AFLOCOBRA #2168 Established Member

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    dont hate on the nice silicone work lol 20210509_144125.jpeg
     
  3. 01yellercobra

    01yellercobra AKA slo984now Established Member

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    That looks like the old Billetflow brace. Were the bolts not long enough? I ran a similar brace back when I got into Cobras and didn't have any issues.

    That being said I have the FRPP cover now and prefer it.
     
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  4. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    Looks good. Did you redo the rearend?
     
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  5. AFLOCOBRA

    AFLOCOBRA #2168 Established Member

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    The bolts where plenty long just was very difficult to tighten all the way down almost like the holes for the bolts where not on point. EBAY special :confused: lol
     
  6. AFLOCOBRA

    AFLOCOBRA #2168 Established Member

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    no sir, rear end was done a couple years ago from the dealer by the previous owner.
     
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  7. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    Yes, it looks like a Billetflow copy. The Billetflow brace was solid, but the Ford Racing Performance Parts cover is superior in every aspect. THAT'S the one to go with! $325.
    1999-2004 COBRA IRS AXLE GIRDLE COVER

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  8. P49Y-CY

    P49Y-CY fomoco, mofo Established Member

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    yeah that is some kind of cheap knock off of the billetflow/mjchip design. the billetflow came with all of the correct hardware and worked very well for what it was - a quick and easy way to strengthen the cover without dropping the diff.
     
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  9. HudsonFalcon

    HudsonFalcon Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Yeah that ebay stuff is mostly miss. I have the FRP diff cover and it's been solid for years.
     
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  10. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    This. Wanna guess who brought the need for that cover to the attention of TA (the manufacture of the FRPP piece) years ago?
     
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    cj428mach Well-Known Member Established Member

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    They need some praise.....I'm so glad the cover was available and I went that route. I had almost bought a brace several times out of the marketplace prior.
     
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    shurur Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I got the Steeda stop-the-hop brace.
    Same thing..another Billetflow copy.

    I think Steeda still sells them.
     
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  13. AFLOCOBRA

    AFLOCOBRA #2168 Established Member

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    ebay stuff is good for some things but i definitely learned a lesson this time lol
     

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