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American Axle 11½" Gear, 14 Bolt, Rear Differential Cover For Ram Trucks

Part Number 10361

PML AAM Diff Cover For Dodge Trucks, as-cast
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PML AAM Diff Cover For Dodge Trucks, black powder coat
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PML AAM Diff Cover For Dodge Trucks, polished
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As-cast finish
$195.00
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Black powder coating
$245.00
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Polished finish
$310.00
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Volume: 0.75 quarts over stock

Dimensions: Click here for dimensions. The PML cover is 1 inch deeper than the 2003 stock cover.

This PML differential cover fits the American Axle Manufacturing (AAM) rear axle with 11.5 inch (292mm) ring gear.

PML designed this cover for these Dodge trucks:

  • Ram 2500, 2003 to 2013 with the high output diesel, 5.9 diesel or 6.7 diesel
  • Ram 2500 Mega Cab, 2006 to 2013 with the 5.7 Hemi, 5.9 diesel, or 6.7 diesel
  • Ram 3500, 2003 to 2016 (and some 2017 models)

Silverado or Sierra 2500HD 8.1 or diesel, 3500 or 3500HD with this AAM 11.5 rear: If you choose to use this cover, part number 10361, you have to bend the brake bracket located at 12 o'clock. PML part number 9511 fits the same differential and accommodates the brake bracket.

Ram 2500, 2003 to 2013: Some 2500s have the AAM 10.5 rear axle. Usually, Ram 2500s with the V10, or standard output diesel, or the 5.7 Hemi (regular, quad or crew cab models) have the 10.5. See our AAM 10.5 inch cover. The American Axle 10.5 cover is flat at the bottom while the 11.5 comes to a point. You might have a sticker in the glove box or on the driver's door that states the differential specifications.

2014 and newer Ram 2500 trucks With Sway and Pan Hard Bars: These Ram 2500 trucks have coil or air suspension with sway and pan hard bars close behind the rear cover. See PML cover part number 11147. If you truck is lifted, uses an aftermarket sway bar such as Helwig, or has spacers on the sway bar, this cover may work for you. See Installations for an examples.

2014 and newer Ram 3500 trucks have leaf suspension, with optional air suspension. This suspension does not have the sway and pan hard bars.

Some new trucks have an 11.8 inch ring gear. The cover does not change. Some common gear ratios for this American Manufacturing rear axle are 3.42 and 3.73.

Always check your truck to verify your differential and clearance.

Drain, Oil Fill, and Level Check

This differential cover has oil fill, level check, and drain holes to make it easy to follow the 15K oil change interval that Dodge specifies for the AAM axles used in 2003 and newer Ram 2500 & 3500 trucks.

Optional Machining for Temperature Sending Unit

This cover also has an undrilled boss for a temperature sensor. Please call to order if you would like the boss drilled and tapped. There is a $45 charge.

Front Cover for 4WD Trucks

PML also makes a cover for the front differentials on Dodge Ram trucks. On our front covers, PML keeps the profile close that of the stock cover to avoid interference with the steering, frame or suspension.

For the 14 bolt front cover: see PML's AAM 9.25" 14 bolt front differential cover

For the 12 bolt front cover (2013/2014 and newer trucks):, see PML's 12 bolt front differential cover

Inside of Cover

PML AAM Diff Cover For Dodge Trucks, inside view   PML AAM Diff Cover For Dodge Trucks, inside view
Inside views of our Dodge truck differential cover.
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PML Differential Cover Compared to Stock

PML Differential Cover Part Number 10361 height compared to stock  PML Differential Cover Part Number 10361, compared to stock
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These images show this PML differential cover compared to the stock cover.

Installations

Our thanks to those who have provided information and pictures.

2017 Ram 3500 Diesel

Nick has a 2017 3500 Dodge Ram 4 wheel drive, single wheel rear axle truck, and he purchased PML front and rear differential covers for it. He reported: "It was an easy install with no problems fits perfect."

2017 Ram 3500 with PML differential covers   PML 12 bolt front differential cover on 2017 Ram 3500 diesel   PML 14 bolt rear differential cover on 2017 Ram 3500 diesel
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2014 Ram 3500 Diesel

Corey installed this cover on his 2014 Ram 3500 diesel with no problem. He also installed PML's 12 bolt front differential cover.

PML differential cover on 2014 Ram 3500 diesel 2014 Ram 3500 Diesel With PML Differential Cover Installed
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2014 Dodge Ram 2500 with Hellwig Sway Bar

Andrew Lowe installed PML covers and pan on his 2014 Project Bloodhound Ram 2500 4x4 6.7 Turbo Diesel. Because the truck is lifted and has a Helwig Sway Bar, Andrew used this larger PML cover instead of PML part number 11147. Andrew customized the covers with red powder coating.

PML 12 bolt Dodge front cover, 2014 Ram 2500   PML transmission pan on 2014 Ram 2500, custom red powder coat   PML 14 bolt rear cover on 2014 Ram 2500
PML front cover, part number 11136 shown in first picture, PML RFE transmission pan, part number 10304 shown in middle picture, and this PML rear differential cover shown installed in last picture. Our thanks to Andrew for including PML on his projects. Click on images to view larger.

2013 Ram 2500

Andrew Lowe's "Game Over" Ram 2500 includes PML covers and transmission pan.

The front differential is an American Axle 9 ¼ inch ring gear, PML cover part number 11118, the rear is an American Axle 11½ inch ring gear, PML cover part number 10361, and the transmission is a 68RFE, PML pan part number 11039.

PML front cover, 2013 Ram 2500   2013 Ram 2500, PML rear cover   2013 Ram 2500 Game Over Truck
From left to right: front, rear, 2013 Ram 2500 Game Over Truck
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2011 Ram 2500 Diesel

Jim installed this PML cover on his 2011 Ram 2500 ST G56 6.7 Cummins.

2011 Dodge Ram 2500 with
	PML differential cover   PML differential cover on 2011 Ram 2500 Diesel, front view   PML differential cover on 2011 Ram 2500 Diesel, side view
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500

PML differential cover installed on Michael's 2005 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, Quad Cab Long Bed 4x4, Diesel, with 3 inch lift. Our thanks to Michael for the great animation!

PML differential cover for Dodge Ram 2500

Dodge Ram 3500

Kelderman Air Ride customized and lifted the truck, including the installation of this PML rear end differential cover.

PML differential cover on a Dodge 3500   Kelderman Dodge Ram 2500 truck witj PML differential covers  
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PML Differential Cover Features:

  • Increased oil capacity for cooler temperatures
  • Sand-cast aluminum with raised fins
  • 3/16-inch thick wall construction to add strength to differential housing
  • 3/8-inch thick gasket flange will not bend when bolts are tightened
  • Machined gasket surface for a secure seal using RTV or factory reusable gasket
  • Oil changes without removing the cover
  • All hardware provided, including magnetic drain plug

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