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  1. #1
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    problems with gear covers on dewalt

    my gearing is 18-68 and i have to shave the gear cover a bit to fit in. i tried going 65 spur but couldn't put in the gear cover anymore as i have to shave a lot. so i tried 19T but still couldn't fit the gear cover snugly as the screw to the dewalt interferes with the gear cover.

    any suggestions on how to make the gear cover fit in with a smaller spur or bigger pinion?

  2. #2
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    leave it off?

  3. #3
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    but it's too much dirt.

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    nitros run without covers. i dont see the point of it unless your running in sand or something.

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    Could you post a picture?
    Maybe that way we'll be able to help you further.

  6. #6
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    I don't understand how you got this problem...

    Here are some pictures of my Dewalt in the e-revo.
    You can see the cover fits well. Maybe these pictures will help you:




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    billyboy.. what gearing are you using? i'll take pics tonight of what i'm saying.

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    I had to trim my cover some when I went up to a 22t pinion, never ereally had a problem with the 18/68 with my 775.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff_o
    billyboy.. what gearing are you using? i'll take pics tonight of what i'm saying.
    It's 19/68.

  10. #10
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    I had to shave a bit off the gear cover, but I assumed it was because I was using a large caphead screw to keep the dewalt secure (vs a flat head which sits flush). Anyhow, a quick nip with the dremel fixed that, although I've also run plenty of times w/o a gear cover and there's no real risk to it.

    As noted earlier, if a gear cover was critically important they'd be on every vehicle including nitros.

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