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Tippy 03-30-2003 07:08 PM

Are dust shields really needed?
 
I begun tearing into my new axles for my swap today, and I have a question on the front axle. The dust shield that goes behind the front disk brakes is squashed. I have found them quite anoying on my presant axle because I always bash them up and the rub on the roter. Are they really needed to keep mud and junk off the brakes, or are they just a ploy by the 'Axis of Evil' to get me to straighten them out?

pontiac58 03-30-2003 07:13 PM

Re: Are dust shields really needed?
 
Get rid of the damn things. [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img] They dont do much more then rust away and bend into the way of something else.

DanStew 03-31-2003 07:32 AM

Re: Are dust shields really needed?
 
I agree .... toss them.
They like to collect rocks and rust.


**DONOTDELETE** 03-31-2003 09:16 AM

Re: Are dust shields really needed?
 
i agree with the rest. scrap them!

surveyboy 03-31-2003 04:21 PM

Re: Are dust shields really needed?
 
Keep them. they were put there from the factory for a reason. then help with keeping the rocks from actually hitting the rotor. they also help keep the rotors cool by directing air towards the rotor.











actually, I just wanted to have a differnt answer than everyone else. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Ditch em. I'll be doing mine next time I have them apart.


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