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Unread 08-29-2015, 09:30 AM   #1
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protecting brakes and calipers while offroading/mudding

So the last couple times i was offroading/mudding in my 2000 wj and get all sorts of stuff stuck in my calipers that start scratching and making noises. A few days ago i bent the back rotor cover thing and had rocks stuck in there scraping and i really dont want to cause damage to my braking system. Is there a type of cover for brakes? I image it also has to do with rims, i notice many offroading rims are mostly covered on the outside, unlike the stock rims that have large openings to the brakes. I though about trying to make some type of cover that goes on before the wheels go on to protect them but id like to have other peoples 2 cents on protecting the brakes.

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Unread 08-30-2015, 06:00 PM   #2
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Don't worry about them, they're not going to be harmed by trail debris. Hose them off real good, straighten the sheet metal brake shields if necessary, or pull the calipers/pads and clean them if a piece of grit got caught between the pad and rotor and is screeching, but I wouldn't do anything or worry about them beyond that.

Just keep in mind that the pistons in the calipers might wear prematurely which can make them stick but there's no protective brake cover available or different wheel design that's gong to significantly reduce the amount of mud/debris/dirt getting past them and into that area.
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Alright thanks! I guess im just worried too much.
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