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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-30-2003, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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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?
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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.
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Re: Are dust shields really needed?

I agree .... toss them.
They like to collect rocks and rust.

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Re: Are dust shields really needed?

i agree with the rest. scrap them!
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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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