[QUOTE=Slasher5225]well, there are lots of mods in this forum that you can do to the center driveshaft/cover to prevent extra debris from getting stuck in it. The best one i think is here: [URL="http://monster.traxxas.com/showthread.php?t=504147"]http://monster.traxxas.com/showthread.php?t=504147[/URL]
I have had NO problems whatsoever with my clear cover/center driveshaft. Which leads me to say that this IS NOT a major flaw.[/QUOTE]
Thanks for posting my mod.
I have gotten great feedback from every one who has done it, as I have posted it up on multiple forums when the issue has been brought up.. Taking the rear end off to do it is the easiest way of doing it. I would say it takes no more the 15 minutes to do. I took mine apart yesterday to fill my diffs and install my center diff and threw another piece of heat shrink over it for a tighter fit.....haven't had 1 issue with it yet:cool:
This happens with the Erevo's center drive shafts, nobody cares because it's not a pretty blue color and it's not under a clear cover right under your nose.
What bothers me is that dirt has a path straight to the spur bearing.
[QUOTE=BL-Bob]This happens with the Erevo's center drive shafts, nobody cares because it's not a pretty blue color and it's not under a clear cover right under your nose.
What bothers me is that dirt has a path straight to the spur bearing.[/QUOTE]
The bearing is sealed and only fine dust will get in there. All bearings need regular maintenance anyways. The stub axle bearings get way more abuse than the center shaft one and they last quite a bit of time, with regular maintenance.
If you don't want to attract dirt to your bearings I suggest you use some silicone spray to lube them instead of oil. Silicone spray wont attract dirt and is good for about 400*.