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badboy2 07-31-2010 11:56 PM

fg owners!!!
do u run your offroad fg with gear cover??how long did your gears lasts?i have a 2 speed in mine and i nver tried it offroad since im afraid i might mess up the gears.i know theres a cover by bigboystoys but im not even sure if it fits accurately.

pwaicon 08-01-2010 12:33 AM

RE: fg owners!!!
I run steel gears (pinion and spur), not the plastic ones and I have never had an issue running without a gear cover.

frumpy 08-01-2010 04:11 AM

RE: fg owners!!!

ORIGINAL: pwaicon

I run steel gears (pinion and spur), not the plastic ones and I have never had an issue running without a gear cover.

+1 steel gears but no 2 speed or cover:D

Lars from Norway 08-01-2010 11:13 AM

RE: fg owners!!!
I have heard about people changing gears less often without the gearcovers than with them. I guess that is because of the heat building up inside the cover making the gears melt and not get enough cooling. And partly for the cover not being totally sealed, some rocks and debris will enter and not getting out.

badboy2 08-01-2010 10:36 PM

RE: fg owners!!!
did u guys experienced the gears getting chewed up?when running like in sand or clay?

fgbasher 08-02-2010 09:16 AM

RE: fg owners!!!
WHen I did run a cover (when running where small rocks could blow the gears out), I had the cover slotted around the entire side using a dremel cutter disk. It took a couple of tries to get it perfect but the final one I was using had good ariflow through it so the gears did not heat up and melt.

mooman007uk 08-02-2010 11:16 AM

RE: fg owners!!!
I ran plastic spurs with metal pinions on my 2 speed with no problems running in gravel pits with open gears. off road with 48 or 46 spur you'll want to invest in some alloy upper rear arms to stop the arm flexing into the 1st spur which then grinds the teeth down.

badboy2 08-02-2010 10:18 PM

RE: fg owners!!!
yea i do have alum rear upper arms..i wanna switch to plastic spurs and metal pinion set up instead of metal to metal i guess.

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