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I did this a while ago and may not have gave this new find away....The 07 and 08 PUs come with a cool aluminum diffy cover, it is natural aluminum, no paint or clear, is finned and is only $30 at your local Ford dealer, it is a cool looking add on and is functional beyond looks, 1 it requires you to change the fluid....to synth, and 2 the aluminum and fins help cool the diffy. It was so cheap I bought 2 and gave one to the mechanic i use for fluid changes and he did it for free. We used stainless steel bolts with washers. I used royal purple fluid and it did quiet the rear down, it made a drone that bothered me since it sounded like a problem brewing. When we pulled the cover it looked like new, not one bit of wear and that was at around 130,000 miles. I also just did the 2wd struts for the rear hatch, mine would not hold it up in the cold....one thing to watch for, one one is off it will fall hard, it nearly broke my finger and the strut was still attached at one end and ended up poking thru the gap between the glass and the body..with the hatch shut!!!! I still get the chills thinking of how close I was to breaking the glass...my finger will repair itself:no:. I ended up using my snow scraper to prop it up....You know, I have done dozens of things to this truck to make it better, like 22" wipers and 18" in the rear (get the new contoured ones for the back, it works great) and it is all due to this site, in fact the service guy was amazed at the 2wd strut idea, he even watched me change them in the lot with a pocket knife because he thought they would not fit....like the 2wd is a different truck than the 4wd.....what a tool.