Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
That plastic ring is just there to keep the bigger rocks and pieces of debris out. Which is all the axle tube really needs in my opinion.
Tube seals are helpful depending on where you live. In souther CA where there is little to no mud then I agree with you but places where mud is more common then yes it is a good idea.
In GA i try to aviod it but sometimes there nothing I can do and it is part of the wheeling.