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6" lift, can I leave brake dust shields off?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by clintonjeffries, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Aug 28, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    clintonjeffries

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    Almost done installing a pro comp stage 1 6" lift

    When bolting the wheel bearing and hub onto the new beefier knuckle, the stock dust brake shield doesn't fit correctly, it will bend it out slightly and the brake rotor rubs against it a lot... anyone have this same problem on an install?

    Are you supposed to leave the brake shield off? bend the shit out of it? haha
     
  2. Aug 28, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    jdkeller

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    You can bend it to fit I believe. But I just installed some spindles last night with two buddies. And the consensus was to leave them off.
     
  3. Aug 29, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    clintonjeffries

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    Right on thanks, got them to fit with the help of a hammer!
     
  4. Aug 29, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    I'm not sure about these trucks,but my camaro's rear dust shields were called backing plates and they hold the parking break cable.
     
  5. Aug 29, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    There are no dust brake shields or backing plates on the rear of taco's because they have drum brakes. The fronts are disc though.
     
  6. Dec 16, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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    allineman

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    2 inch body lift, 4 in suspension lift, superchipped, with a flowmaster and duals. No cats or Emmisions...
    My 95.5 has the shields.... well, they're on there until the morning;-) About to remove all of them during my bearing replacement!
     
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