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      11-05-2019, 09:18 AM   #1
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Removing dust shield from brakes

My garage recommended to remove the dust shields from the brakes for improved brake cooling at track driving.

Is this a good idea - any disadvantages? I hate that these scratch the inner rim of the wheels when I'm not super careful while taking off a wheel. But would this blow much dust into the brake disc if it wasn't present any more?

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      11-05-2019, 02:23 PM   #2
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Essex BBKs recommend the same. The shield blocks a lot of airflow that can help cool the rotor. I went with a compromised solution, which was to cut away the majority of the shield, except where it covered the rotor hat, so that I could install a duct connection that blows toward the center.

The downsides include increased heat exposure on components in the wheel arch and that may lead to more rapid degradation of the rubber and plastic parts. I suppose water splash is also a risk, so maybe tap your brakes if you drive through any deep puddles.
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Thanks! I'll give it a try.
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