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Unread 07-18-2011, 09:02 AM   #1
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rotor shield?

will it hurt anything if I remove the guard that surrounds the rotor, I put it a tj unit bearing and i believe its the rotor rubbing. i even spaced the rotor with some washers and it still didnt help.

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Unread 07-18-2011, 09:10 AM   #2
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I don't have the details handy but there are certain years and or versions that have rotors with a different offset. So, maybe you don't have a matched set.

We did an axle swap on a friends tj a few weeks ago and put on the newest rotors we had but they dragged horribly until we compared the two sets and swapped.

As for the shield, I left mine out but plan on putting them back next time I have it apart. Mr Blaine tells me that that are thick enough to effect the caliper spacing.
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Unread 07-18-2011, 10:15 AM   #3
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so maybe if i get a tj rotor it will stop rubbing?
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Unread 10-25-2013, 04:13 AM   #4
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I know this is a necro but I just finished my CAD delete and TJ axle swap yesterday and my rotors rub the knuckles now

I didn't put my dust sheilds back in either, I had to put an 1/8 thick washer behind the rotors to keep them from rubbing.

Anyone know what year wrangler would have the rotors that may help this?

I may have to order some small spacers because I damn sure am not taking those hubs apart again.

Nevermind I think I found my answer here
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Unread 10-25-2013, 05:41 AM   #5
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I don't use the dust shields. Took them off years ago
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