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NastyNate
01-26-2016, 04:00 AM
Question I searched but can not find much info on the updated bombshell ....I destroyed by rear diff cover this weekend at hidden falls and can not get it to stop leaking ....does anyone have any experience with the new versions that just came out of the bombshell diff cover for the rear of the jk? I know the old ones would not clear the stock track bar . Any info is greatly appreciated!!!

WJCO
01-26-2016, 04:02 AM
Question I searched but can not find much info on the updated bombshell ....I destroyed by rear diff cover this weekend at hidden falls and can not get it to stop leaking ....does anyone have any experience with the new versions that just came out of the bombshell diff cover for the rear of the jk? I know the old ones would not clear the stock track bar . Any info is greatly appreciated!!!

Do you have any pics? Where is it leaking, from gasket, or from a crack? Is it bent? I would use some Flex Seal if you have to temporarily.

tastethebeast
01-26-2016, 04:02 AM
Question I searched but can not find much info on the updated bombshell ....I destroyed by rear diff cover this weekend at hidden falls and can not get it to stop leaking ....does anyone have any experience with the new versions that just came out of the bombshell diff cover for the rear of the jk? I know the old ones would not clear the stock track bar . Any info is greatly appreciated!!!

Don't know about the bomb shell but I bought ARB and would highly recommend. It will clear the stock TB as well as aftermarket.

NastyNate
01-26-2016, 04:04 AM
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I peeled the bottom like a banana LOL SORRY crappy pic and I forgot to mention it in my previous post

WJCO
01-26-2016, 04:05 AM
PS doesn't say how it's re-designed but says it is and will clear the TB in the rear. But PS says you have to specify the part # :

http://shop.poisonspyder.com/Bombshell-Diff-Cover-Dana-44-Bare-p/42-11-044.htm#ps-faq

WJCO
01-26-2016, 04:06 AM
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I peeled the bottom like a banana LOL SORRY crappy pic and I forgot to mention it in my previous post

You could use brakekleen and flex seal temporarily until you get the new cover. At least you won't have to worry about running it dry.

10frank9
01-26-2016, 04:14 AM
You could use brakekleen and flex seal temporarily until you get the new cover. At least you won't have to worry about running it dry.

Running it dry is the worst! :crazyeyes: :eek:

Speedy_RCW
01-26-2016, 04:16 AM
I'm running the new bombshells front and rear with no clearance issues. Running stock suspension for the time being with just a teraflex leveling kit. Had the covers on before the leveling kit as well with no issue.

NastyNate
01-26-2016, 04:21 AM
Running it dry is the worst! :crazyeyes: :eek:

LMAO! #Truth!

NastyNate
01-26-2016, 04:22 AM
I'm running the new bombshells front and rear with no clearance issues. Running stock suspension for the time being with just a teraflex leveling kit. Had the covers on before the leveling kit as well with no issue.

Awesome thank you !

Speedy_RCW
01-26-2016, 04:32 AM
Awesome thank you !

Yeah no worries. If you go that route just make sure you actually get the new covers. From what I'm told/have read, there's still some old ones floating around which DO have fitment issues so just verify with whoever you go through.

jeeeep
01-26-2016, 05:08 AM
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I peeled the bottom like a banana LOL SORRY crappy pic and I forgot to mention it in my previous post

that's pretty common issue, the stock rear diff cover hangs just enough below the axle that as you found out will catch and peel enough to leak.

you could hammer that section flat again then mark where it's flush with the axle and grind off that bottom portion that hangs below the axle.
rtv seal it and you should be good to wheel

Jeepfan30
01-26-2016, 03:43 PM
I have been running the PS diff covers front and rear with enforcer lift, stock rear track bar with no issues at full flex. Is there a newer version than what I have? I bought mine about 1.5 years ago?

NastyNate
01-26-2016, 04:13 PM
I have been running the PS diff covers front and rear with enforcer lift, stock rear track bar with no issues at full flex. Is there a newer version than what I have? I bought mine about 1.5 years ago?

just picked up the new part number bombshell ...will install this evening!

NastyNate
01-26-2016, 10:01 PM
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Got it touched up

NastyNate
01-26-2016, 10:07 PM
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Now to fill it up

Speedy_RCW
01-26-2016, 10:10 PM
Looks good. No snapped bolts?

WJCO
01-26-2016, 10:28 PM
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Got it touched up

Looks great. How did you do the paint? I'm considering that cover for my front diff and definitely want to paint the spider. Did you mask and spray or use a brush?

CCTX50
01-26-2016, 11:07 PM
Looks good. No snapped bolts?

Funny you should say that. When I installed mine I researched on what to tighten them to to and had about a dozen answers. I don't remember what I went with but I had no issues and has been on for almost a year without issues.

NastyNate
01-27-2016, 12:23 AM
Looks good. No snapped bolts?

Nope none! Snugged em up in a star pattern then tourqed them

NastyNate
01-27-2016, 12:23 AM
Looks great. How did you do the paint? I'm considering that cover for my front diff and definitely want to paint the spider. Did you mask and spray or use a brush?

I used touch up paint with a brush

Speedy_RCW
01-27-2016, 12:43 AM
Funny you should say that. When I installed mine I researched on what to tighten them to to and had about a dozen answers. I don't remember what I went with but I had no issues and has been on for almost a year without issues.

Yea, if I remember right I went with like 27 ft-lbs or something. Read about a lot of broken bolts though is why I asked.

srosario
01-27-2016, 12:55 AM
3" lift no problem
the istructions said to torque to 25lbs
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WJCO
01-27-2016, 05:35 AM
I used touch up paint with a brush

Thanks. Looks great.

NastyNate
01-27-2016, 01:47 PM
Thanks. Looks great.

Thank you ! just need to do the front now.

professorkx
01-27-2016, 04:35 PM
Thanks for posting the update on the new cover. I pealed the rear on the bottom at Moab a couple of months ago, so been searching for a solution after I read the PS covers had clearance issues. Two covers are now on order, so problem will be solved very soon...

JTPhoto JK
01-31-2016, 05:20 PM
I have the new Bombshell on the rear with stock track bar no issues. 185300

professorkx
02-01-2016, 05:53 PM
back ordered...:doh::gaah: