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Old 11-27-2010, 08:04 AM
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I got a slash 2 wheel and tried putting rpm gear cover on it and it dont seem to fit it seems like the shaft that comes out of the motor is hitting the cover like its to long. I knoe you cant run 90t so I put an 86t on and that didnt work anybody else have this problem
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nobody has had this problem please help
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I have a 90T on my 2wd Slash w/RPM cover;no problem. Are you using the XL5motor? Mine has VXL in one of them and CC4600 in the other. Even w/XL5 no problem.
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its a stock 550 12t motor i just dont get it. It just hits the shaft on the motor
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i had that problem with both a slash and an SC10,seems some motors have a little longer shaft, i just drilled a small hole so the shaft can come out of the cover
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just leave the gear cover off! They don't do much to keep dirt out, but they sure keep it in.
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Originally Posted by lowroad View Post
just leave the gear cover off! They don't do much to keep dirt out, but they sure keep it in.
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the only thing i find them good for are the marshals fingers
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:41 AM
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guess its time to run coverless
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what about grinding the shaft down. Will this throw the balance off or something
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You most likely have an older RPM cover.The original covers were shallower as the motor shafts used to be shorter before the XL5 models onwards.RPM made a running change to the covers to make them deeper to fit motors with longer shafts.
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what about grinding the shaft
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Originally Posted by cbass722 View Post
what about grinding the shaft
You can grind the shaft down without affecting the balance.
Just be sure to leave enough length to properly mount the pinion.
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