Review – Driven Pro’s Gear Cover for RC18T/MT/B/R


If you ever ran your RC18T/MT/B/R in dirt you may have experienced a blown spur gear because dirt got stock between the spur gear and the pinion. The bad days are gone because Driven Pro offers a nice gear cover that protects the gears from debris.

Installation

Installing the gear cover is really easy and only took me about 30 minutes. I should have completed the installation faster but I goofed when I installed the gear cover and the spur gear was rubbing against the cover. I didn’t realize that the tab on the right side of the cover where the motor mount connect should go outside the chassis… My fault !

 Review - Driven Pro's Gear Cover for RC18T/MT/B/R Reviews

The part is perfectly machined and looks cool. This is a piece of art. It fits perfectly, no need of screw, it clips on the chassis. The cover is transparent so you can see the gears trough it and this is useful for quick inspection. A small “guillotine” closes the gap between the driveshaft and the upper plate to protects even more the gears. Even with the cover installed, access to the gears or motor will not take more time. This is really well made !

Testing

To test the DrivenPro’s gear cover I went to my track where the surface is loose and unprepared. With 2 fully charged packs I was more than ready to see if dirt will enter in the gear cover. After the first pack, my 3 years old son wanted to drive the truck. I let him drive the second pack, you can be sure the truck went into the worst section of the track where the surface is more “sandy”.
Even if I (I mean we) did few laps with no body on the truck, nothing entered the gear cover and the gears still spinning like new. It definitively fix the dirt in the spur gear problem.

Review - Driven Pro's Gear Cover for RC18T/MT/B/R Reviews

ConclusionReview - Driven Pro's Gear Cover for RC18T/MT/B/R Reviews

Once again DrivenPro surprised me with their great quality parts. The most important thing is all DrivenPro’s parts I have tested so far where useful and not just bling bling parts. They fix the few misses that the RC18 truck series have.

If you don’t want to worry about your spur gear, DrivenPro’s gear cover is definitively the way to go.

You can get all Driven Pro’s products at www.thetoyz.com

For more information, visit www.drivenpro.net

Sylvain Lafrance

Sylvain Lafrance

Hello, my name is Sylvain Lafrance and I am the man behind MyRCBox.com. I have bought my first hobby grade RC in the early 90s. With years, what that started as a simple hobby, quickly became a strong passion. I am so much passionate about R/C that I have created MyRCBox.com in 2006 to share my experiences with R/C products that I use for racing and bashing. Follow me !

3 thoughts on “Review – Driven Pro’s Gear Cover for RC18T/MT/B/R

  • August 15, 2009 at 6:25 am
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    Hi,

    Well, this is not totally true. I bought one of these covers, and I everytime I ran on dirt, I need to disassemble the cover on the bottom of the car to remove little pebles from the gears. Should I need to glue this piece to the chasis to sealet further?

    JZ

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  • August 16, 2009 at 2:56 pm
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    it only works on the stock chassis? I have the 3racing graphite chassis for RC18T

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  • admin
    August 17, 2009 at 5:18 am
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    You’re right. It works with stock chassis.

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