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Banks Back-End

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty' started by Clark Kent, May 21, 2020.

  1. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent Junior Member

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    Just posting a picture as I wrap up the gear swap on the rear of my 2018. Banks newer diff cover. The series they had on youtube of diff cover studies roped me into buying one.

    The RC adjustable track bar clears as long as your collar bolts are pointed away. I need to rotate mine as shown in this picture. Banks sway bar spacers are required to clear the cover, not shown.

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    I've watched those same videos, and was impressed by the amount of engineering that go into making them. Most of the ones for sale are just for looks, but it seems Banks look good AND function well.
     
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    That's a sweet looking cover.
     
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    Some have said you can flip the sway bar to clear aftermarket covers, but not sure about this Banks cover. I was going to go for one, but opted out. The fins and scoop or whatever it's called extends below the housing. Hit something and break it off or destroy something. I assume this is a towing truck? That track bar has a similar adjuster like the one on the 4th GEN OE drag link.
     
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    What do you think of the RC track bar?
     
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    Nice looking set up!
     
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    Banks sold a sway bar spacer for clearance. That's what I'm using. Looking at it, I'm not sure if flipping the bar would have helped instead of spacers.

    I was concerned about the wider cover myself. It doesn't hang any lower than the diff. However, Banks has a video where he takes a hammer to it and they break off cleanly without compromising the cover. And yeah, I have no plans on taking this big girl out on the trails. She just needs to tow my Jeep there.

    At 400 miles I leveled the truck and put spacers in the rear. I added RC front and rear track bar. They have 10k miles on them and no issues.
     
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    Looks great! Very nice. I thought I read somewhere also that if you do catch it on something and it breaks that banks would warrant it and send you a replacement? I could be wrong.
     
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    I believe Banks himself said he'd warranty it in a video, but I didn't see anything in writing. Be it the instructions they sent or their website.
     

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