I've seen some picturs of the front brakes without the dust shields. Can and should they be left off.
THE LITLE BOY IN ALL OF US MAKES US DO THESE THINGS!!! 302/345 HP,FI, 93 cobra int,GT40s, coil over F&B, FFR Rear Arms, HD-T5, Vintage Ga, Tan, Heater, color BRG/Pearl ivory stripes... Thats all I can afford at the present time, but I have plans! FFR4800
There were a couple threads a while back on this. Best I can remember, there's no downside either way. I put mine on and don't see any reason not to other than looks. Unsprung weight? How much are we talking here? Not much.
The bottom line is going to be, "Do want makes you happy and it's a PBAR."
(Probably Be All Right)
3733k Stock 5.0, 3:55 gears, 15" Halibrands, '91 donor, Tremec 3550. "Arrest Me" Yellow / Black Stripes.
My car: a lightweight, precision-guided, sledgehammer.
Just went through this decision yesterday (worked on my front donor parts). I was planning on leaving them off because they looked real bad but I noticed there is a small dish that looks like it seals the bearings (like David said). I decided to leave them on because of that. Here is before and after I prepped and painted them (with no-gloss black engine enamel). Looks pretty good I think (converted to 5 lug also)....
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