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saharanate 04-24-2011 02:36 PM

front backing plates
how many have removed there front backing plates due to rocks getting stuck? any noticable problems?

UnlimitedLJ04 04-24-2011 02:51 PM

you mean the brake dust shields? or something else?

saharanate 04-24-2011 03:33 PM


UnlimitedLJ04 04-24-2011 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by saharanate (Post 1198913)

no, I've had no problems with rocks getting in them. also keep in mind if you don't have them, they do change the spacing of the unit bearing. the thickness of them is factored into the unit bearing spacing, such that the axle shaft u-joint rotates about the center line of the ball joints.

theres really no reason to remove them...

saharanate 04-24-2011 04:26 PM

i get rocks stuck in there about every other time i go wheelin and the screeching noise is getting to me lol. the thickness is less then a 16th of an inch. im wondering how many guys here have removed theres?

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