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    do you run without your driveshaft and spur cover?

    I personally dont like to run a cover on my spur, I feel that when something does get in there it just stays trapped and keeps getting run through the gears, not only that but none of my race vehicles have a sealed spur. but my real question is does anyone just run without a cover on their center drive shaft? I always have a small rock or two when I change a battery but I just pop it out, but has anyone gone a very long amount of time without one? have you worn almost completely through the shaft? thanks, just curious?

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    Me I could not just because I would feel uncomfortable that something would go wrong but that's me being me ......peace
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    To get rid of small rocks getting inside
    - Hot glue the two drain holes where the spur and pinion are.
    - Center Driveshaft Cover modification
    - Get a shroud cover, I personally like Dusty Motor shroud cover. (not recommended with stock motor, the heat will be an issue)

    I did all 3 and there's nothing that can get inside, except dust.
    ... for the fun of excess!

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    I currently have a clear cover for the spur gear but for the center drive shaft I removed the clear cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmanhello View Post
    To get rid of small rocks getting inside
    - Hot glue the two drain holes where the spur and pinion are.
    - Center Driveshaft Cover modification
    - Get a shroud cover, I personally like Dusty Motor shroud cover. (not recommended with stock motor, the heat will be an issue)

    I did all 3 and there's nothing that can get inside, except dust.
    I am planning to not run either, with a cover. Is the dusty shroud the best?

    If nothing but dust gets in, I AM IN.
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    I doubt you will wear through an aluminum shaft with a rock in your driveshaft housing. You'd have to be pretty negligent not to notice it if it was in there that long. The gear box on the other hand, I would never run without a cover. This isn't a race truck, it's a basher. There is not weight or performance advantage by not running a gear cover, so you may as well run one to protect your investment.

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    I just sealed the center drive shaft with a piece of foam in the front. Works pretty well for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    I am planning to not run either, with a cover. Is the dusty shroud the best?

    If nothing but dust gets in, I AM IN.
    I thinks it's the best because it breath very well and is the only one that has a zip for easy access.
    NOTHING but dust!
    ... for the fun of excess!

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    I've been running mine without the spur gear cover, but I don't take it offroad. Well, sometimes I chase a squirrel or rabbit through the yard, but that's about it. No problems so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by O.G. View Post
    I've been running mine without the spur gear cover, but I don't take it offroad. Well, sometimes I chase a squirrel or rabbit through the yard, but that's about it. No problems so far.
    That's hilarious!

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    Yesterday a dog chased my stampede 4x4 at the bmx track. It was so funny to fool him around

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