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American Axle 11½" 292mm Ring Gear, 14 Bolt
Rear Differential Cover For Dodge Trucks

P/N 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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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

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, please see PML's AAM 9.25" 14 bolt front differential cover. 2013/2014 and newer trucks have a round front end stock cover with 12 bolts. Please 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.

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.


Our thanks to those who have provided information and pictures!

2014 Ram 3500 Diesel with PML Differential Cover

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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2012 Ram 2500 With PML Differential Cover

Andrew Lowe installed PML front and rear differential covers and a PML transmission pan on his truck, a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD. He powder coated the covers sky white by Du Pont. He filled the differentials with Royal Purple fluid. Look for this truck and the PML covers in a feature in 8 Lug magazine. Our thanks to Andrew Lowe for selecting PML covers.

PML differential cover on Dodge Ram 2500 Dodge Ram 2500 truck with PML differential covers

2012 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD and close up of rear PML differential cover on Andrew Lowe's truck.

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2014 Dodge Ram 2500 with PML Differential Cover and Hellwig Sway Bar

Andrew Lowe installed this cover on his 2014 Project Bloodhound Ram 2500 4x4 6.7 Turbo Diesel. He also installed PML RFE transmission pan, part number 10304 and PML front cover, part number 11136. Our thanks to Andrew for including PML on his project.

The images below show the PML 12 bolt front cover installed, the transmission pan installed, and this rear cover installed. Andrew custom powder coated the covers and pan red.

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
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2015 Ram 2500 With PML Part Number 10361

Paul tried to installed this cover on his stock 2015 Ram 2500. The PML cover fit the truck and cleared the sway bar no problem but it will not clear the pan-rod bar in any position but stationary. If the rear end bounces more than 1 inch it will hit the cover. If the truck is lifted 4+ inches, the pan hard bar should should clear. On a stock ride height 2014+ Ram 2500 coil spring or air ride truck, this PML cover will not clear. See PML Part Number 11147 for a cover with additional clearance to fit these trucks.

PML differential cover on 2015 Ram 2500, sway bar clearance   2015 Ram 2500, Bar Will Hit, Click On Image to View Larger

Dodge Ram 3500 by Kelderman with PML Differential Cover

PML differential cover on a Dodge 3500 Kelderman Dodge Ram 2500 truck witj PML differential covers

PML rear end differential cover installed on a Dodge Ram 3500. Kelderman Air Ride customized and lifted the truck.

2015 Ram 2500 6.7 Spacers On Sway Bar With PML Differential Cover

Matt installed this cover on his stock 2015 Ram 2500 6.7 diesel truck. The PML cover cleared the pan hard bar and the sway bar when the truck is sitting on its tires. The sway bar swings up when the suspension is completely relaxed (for example, when the truck is on a lift) and hits the larger PML cover. Matt added a spacer to his sway bar. He also painted his cover red.

PML differential cover on 2015 Ram 2500 6.7 diesel, sway bar hits when lifted    PML differential cover on 2015 Ram 2500 6.7 diesel, 1/2 inche spacer on sway bar    PML differential cover on 2015 Ram 2500 6.7 diesel
First Image: 2015 Ram 2500 6.7, sway bar hits about here when suspension completely relaxed
Second Image: 2015 Ram 2500 6.7, 1/2 inch spacer on sway bar
Third Image: 2015 Ram 2500 6.7, Spacers and PML cover installed
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2013 Ram 2500 With PML Covers and Pan

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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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 with PML Differential Cover

PML differential cover for Dodge Ram 2500

2005 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, Quad Cab Long Bed 4x4, Diesel, With 3 Inch Lift

Our thanks to Michael for the great animation.

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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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