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How many of you run Dustshields on your Dana 60?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Flexy K20, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. Flexy K20

    Flexy K20 1/2 ton status

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    I was curious before I went out and got new dustshileds/backing plates, how important are they? and do you need to run them? Thanks
    -fLeXy K20
     
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    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Nope, not on either one.
     
  3. Don

    Don 1/2 ton status

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    I don't, the water washe's the rotor's off better, and rock's and stick's don't get caught in there, and make knarly grinding noise's. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    i had them on there... but one time when i was spinning the rotor to see if they were draggin on the brakes, My finger got sucked up between the plate and the rotor tore the skin off the top of my finger down to my knuckle, I ripped those damn things off asap... Looks beyter with out them.
     
  5. Flexy K20

    Flexy K20 1/2 ton status

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    Ok cool. Got two more Dana 60 questions:

    1. How do you get the spindle bearings out?

    2. I got some overspray on my rotors, can I just install them and let the pads wear it off or will that contaminte them? Thanks
    -fLeXy K20
     
  6. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    1. BFH + block of wood

    2. It'll burn off at your first stop sign
     
  7. jekbrown

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    no dust shields on my D60. Mech said they arent really that vital and there are pros/cons to running with or without em, so I just ditched em. Still have em in a box somewhere tho...

    j
     
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    Ran my D60 for two years without them.............no issues. Dump them. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  9. Flexy K20

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    Cool sounds good, one less thing to buy. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I am all the way down to only 1 Part left on my Dana 60 Build up! Brake Calipers.... I really didn't wanna have to waste more money on a part that I didn't need like some backing plates. Plus it'll make my rig more lightweight!
    -fLeXy K20
     

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