Semi-Float Rear Axle Question (1 Viewer)

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The diff plug is protected by a raised edge on the housing that encircles the plug. That raised edge can get peened over from hitting rocks making it difficult to get a socket wrench onto a standard hex plug. Using an allen wrench on the plug you show doesn’t have that problem.

I agree. That is why they were created and a more sensible design.
 

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Curious to know thoughts on the plug in the image ? Seems a HEX is better all around.

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My suggestion was aimed primarily at removing OEM plugs that have been on an axle housing for a long time and can't be easily removed. But that type of plug is better as a replacement.
 
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My suggestion was aimed primarily at removing OEM plugs that have been on an axle housing for a long time and can't be easily removed. But that type of plug is better as a replacement.

Thanks. I agree. I had my issues with the 15/16 threads that were shallow. Someone smart designed the hex head one. Actually, my first cruiser required a weld as the PO rounded off the drain plug points. I will always use the hex head.
 

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