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post #1 of 9 Old 03-24-2014, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Metal hub shield

Quick stupid question. When I put the new hub assemblies on my 00 xj I didn't transfer over the metal shield on the backside of the old one. After, while greasing the new tir rod ends I noticed I could see the rubber ring on the back side of the hub assembly. Is that shield important? Should have I put it back on?

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post #2 of 9 Old 03-24-2014, 12:50 PM
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It's the dust shield for the brakes. Honestly it is not necessary and a lot of people remove them to avoid getting rocks stuck in between it and the rotors when wheeling offroad.

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Like WJChris01 said... I left mine off last time i had mine apart. If you've ever had a rock or mud stuck in there, you'll know why.
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I left my Brake Shields on because came from the factory with them. I don't see myself getting 'stones' jambed between the shields and rotors driving on paved roads. Had them for 15 years and no problems so far.
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I left my Brake Shields on because came from the factory with them. I don't see myself getting 'stones' jambed between the shields and rotors driving on paved roads. Had them for 15 years and no no problems so far.
Nothing wrong with leaving them on, specially if your jeep spends most of its time on the roads. But also not going to cause any problems being off. Personal preference really

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I left my Brake Shields on because came from the factory with them. I don't see myself getting 'stones' jambed between the shields and rotors driving on paved roads. Had them for 15 years and no no problems so far.
Haha, it came with OEM ride height springs too
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Yeah I figure that if it isn't providing any protection for the backside of the wheel hub assembly then I wont bother taking it all apart to put then back on.
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Haha, it came with OEM ride height springs too
LOL

I'm going to be putting new OEM springs on this summer.

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Yeah I figure that if it isn't providing any protection for the backside of the wheel hub assembly then I wont bother taking it all apart to put then back on.
Just clean them up and put them away for the next time you have your hubs off (2 years down the road).
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