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) or 11.8 inch (300mm) ring gear found on Ram heavy duty trucks.
- Extra capacity
- Open interior and shape similar to stock cover
- Drain, oil fill, and level check holes to make it easy to follow the 15K oil change interval
- Magnetic drain plug and new mounting hardware included
- Finned for heat dissipation
- Heavy duty, sand cast aluminum construction
- Machined gasket flange for a secure seal
- Option for temperature sensor machining
PML designed this cover for these 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, may have AAM 10.5 check shape
- Ram 3500, 2003 to 2018, maybe 2019 and newer
- Some GM/Chevy Heavy Duty trucks, see note below
Always check your vehicle to verify differential and clearance. Configurations vary.
2019 and newer trucks: These trucks may have the similar AAM 12 inch. Please see PML Project, Part Number 11176.
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 the top of the cover. 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 side door that states the differential specifications.
2014 and newer Ram 2500 trucks With Sway and Pan Hard Bars: See PML cover part number 11147.
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.
There are several gear ratios for this differential, such as 3.42 and 3.73. The ratio does not change the ring gear size, 11.5 or 11.8 inches.
- 2017 Ram 3500 Diesel
- 2014 Ram 3500 Diesel
- 2014 Ram 2500 Diesel
- 2013 Ram 2500
- 2011 Ram 2500 Diesel
- 2006 Ram 2500 Diesel
- 2005 Ram 2500 Diesel
- Ram 3500
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."
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.
2014 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 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.
2011 Ram 2500 Diesel
Jim installed this PML cover on his 2011 Ram 2500 ST G56 6.7 Cummins.
2006 Ram 2500
PML rear differential cover on 2006 Ram 2500
PML front differential cover installed on a 2006 Ram 2500
PML transmission pan on 2006 Ram 2500
2006 Ram 2500
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2005 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!
Kelderman Air Ride customized and lifted the truck, including the installation of this PML rear end differential cover.
Drain, Oil Fill, Level Check and Hardware
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.
PML includes plugs, mounting bolts and a magnetic drain plug.
Optional Machining for Temperature Sending Unit
This cover has an undrilled boss below the level check hole. Optionally, PML drill and tap this boss with a 1/8 NPT hole for an aftermarket temperature sending unit.
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
This cover follows the same general curved profile as the stock cover.