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  1. #1
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    Small gravel in driveshaft

    Is there any way to stop this? Or is it better to run with the plastic driveshaft cover off?
    P4d4 & Sl4sh

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    Turbo in the front, groceries in the back.

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    what size of shrink tubing did you use? i thought of doing this over the weekend but couldn't decide what size tubing to get.

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    i think the shrink tubing would grab rocks that are thrown at it since its rubber and try to pull them in which may bend the drive shaft. so i did this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandit
    i think the shrink tubing would grab rocks that are thrown at it since its rubber and try to pull them in which may bend the drive shaft. so i did this.
    Last time i checked rubber makes things bounce not stick.

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    not as in sticky but it has more friction than the smooth aluminium so rocks would be forced to spin with the shaft a little more and may go up under the cover.
    rtr slash 4x4
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    i think the best gravel/dirt mod for drive shaft is a piece of lexan shoogoo to your frame where the d.shaft enters the chassis.then u take your body reamer and ream a hole.no more scratched driveshaft.

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    Hi, you need to definetly seal the front of the drivehaft and plug the drain holes. But I think the place where most of the dirt gets in is the big hole next to the motor, see the pictures below. Easy to fix, make a small foan plug and stick it in there.






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