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Dust covers/ backing plates, are they necessary?
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I am doing a disc brake swap on my 71 mach.I am using all original parts off of a 72 vert. Are the dust shields behind the rotors really neccesary? mine are pretty rough and if i dont need them i'm not gonna waste my money on a set of repops. Let me know what you guys think.
Thanks Kevin

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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Yes they are necessary. They keep the dirt and debrie? away from the claipers.
Jim

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coilwire;44193 Wrote:Yes they are necessary. They keep the dirt and debrie? away from the claipers.
Jim

Exactely... as Jim says, even the dont seem to be efficient shields they are.... You can use them even if they are bitted up, just check for clearance when the wheel is rolling....

Why dont youask Don (OMS) for them?? i saw in a recent thread the new one were really cheap...



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URUGUAYAN_FASTBACK;44202 Wrote:
coilwire;44193 Wrote:Yes they are necessary. They keep the dirt and debrie? away from the claipers.
Jim

Exactely... as Jim says, even the dont seem to be efficient shields they are.... You can use them even if they are bitted up, just check for clearance when the wheel is rolling....

Why dont youask Don (OMS) for them?? i saw in a recent thread the new one were really cheap...

Yeah i can get new ones for about $50. just thought since it never sees dirt roads or rain or anything like that they might not be necessary.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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