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brake dust shields

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Shaggy, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> So I'm tearing down the D60 and cleaning up the pieces to get them ready to paint before the reassembly. My question is whether there is a good reason to run the tin dust shields. I'm leaning towards leaving them off, seems like it's more likely that they would trap stuff than actually deflect it. I run in mud, sand and rocks, if that matters. <FORM METHOD=POST ACTION="http://coloradok5.com/forums/dopoll.php"><INPUT TYPE=HIDDEN NAME="pollname" VALUE="1029743532Shaggy">


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    I took mine off. The mud used to pack in there and bake. Now they stay nice and clean.
     
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    I second that. Leave them off. They do nothing but collect the crap.
     
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    left mine off /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    Yep, left mine off too /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif .
     
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    <font color="green"> I kinda figured that this would be the consensus. I was gonna leave them off unless someone gave me a good solid reason why I need them. Looks like that isn't gonna happen, so now I have one less part to clean and paint. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif Soooo, anyone want to buy some D60 brake dust shields? /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/wink.gif </font color>
     
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    Are they the common sheetmetal type or are they the thick steel kind like some D44's have? If they are thick steel kind then I will take them. I don't even know if they made a thick steel one for a D60 but like I said, if they are I will take them.
     
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    <font color="green"> Nah, these are just the regular tin ones. I think the ones for the 44 are thick because they are part of the bracket that the brake bolts to. On the 60 they are 2 seperate pieces. I was just kidding, I didn't think anyone would actually want these things /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif .</font color>
     
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    Actually, what do you want for them, I still might want them just to have extras. Are they straight or all bent up?
     
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    <font color="green"> Seems to me that they were in perfect shape, just a crust of dirt and surface rust on them. The axle was in beautiful shape, so I don't see why anything would be wrong with them. So, since you want spares there must be a reason that you run them. Care to share it? /forums/images/icons/wink.gif /forums/images/icons/smile.gif </font color>
     

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