Join Date: Nov 2001
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Re: Dust shields: necessary?
I can't answer your question other than to say that I have discs on all four corners with no dust shields and have had no problems.
I've never understood the purpose for the shields. Are they to keep dirt from depositing on the discs and getting trapped under the brake pads, or are they to keep metallic brake pad particles from finding their way into the engine compartment, depositing on spark plugs, the coil and distributor and shorting out the ignition? The best thing would be to ask the engineer that put them there in the first place but being an engineer, sometimes I don't even remember why I did something I did once the ink has dried.