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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:50 pm 
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replacing front axles on dana 30... dust shields look like they do little if any thing, I was going to omit them and just reinstall hub into spindle any suggestions???

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:47 pm 
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Is it entirely necessary to post the same question in multiple sections of the forum, within a couple minutes of each?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:37 pm 
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mako23 wrote:
replacing front axles on dana 30... dust shields look like they do little if any thing, I was going to omit them and just reinstall hub into spindle any suggestions???


If you don't put them back, you'll get much more crap into the 'dry'sections of the axle housing and will develop rust faster, as well as be more likely to damage the oil seals near the center section.

But Cowboy is right, please don't post in more than one section, just pick the appropriate area.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:04 am 
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As per the original question...I haven't had the dust shields on my front shafts since the first time they were replaced. They don't seal them anyway, I just stay out of the muck/mud/water. None of the rocks my Jeep likes will fit in the tube, with or without the plastic disk.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:33 am 
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Are you talking about the little plastic shields on the axle shafts or the metal brake dust shield? In either case I ditched both on mine and never regretted it.

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Mine went almost 2 years ago during some work, one got bent to hell so I went symmetrical. I haven't noticed anything yet. Why not just keep them if you have the option. Can't hurt.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:28 pm 
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Cowboy wrote:
None of the rocks my Jeep likes will fit in the tube, with or without the plastic disk.


LMAO! :D

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