Originally Posted by SamS
Yeah I saw it. The circled part looks like a chunk came out. Maybe it is the angle or the flash? I don't recall my diff ever having that kind of visible damage. I know it hangs awful low, but you hit something alright.
I may have missed this... why not try an insurance claim via some road hazard situation?
Again, you could do that "damage" with a pebble. I already gave my reason for not wanting to file an insurance claim. No engineer would declare that any sort of impact that caused such minimal damage would be capable of shearing a 10.9 bolt; this would not hold up at trial for five seconds even without compounding the evidence of numerous bolt failures reported by other owners. As someone already stated an impact with the force required to shear a 10.9 bolt would basically destroy the entire differential cover. Do you work for my dealership?