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Old 08-21-2011, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default brembos swapped on wrx, no dust shields, what to do?

so on my 05 wrx i did the 04 sti brembo swap this weekend.
i drove about 2 days couple of hard stops and a bunch of normal stopping.

anyways my rims and brakes are already super dirty due to having to remove the dust shields for the rotors to clear.

is there anything to prevent this? a spray defender or anything?

possibly can the sti dust shields work on this setup? has any one tried?
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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i have the same set up and the same problem, although i'm pretty positive it's from my hawk race pads. before when i had cheap pads it wasn't near as bad
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:53 PM   #3
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"wheel wax" has decreased the brake dust on my wheels significantly. idk about its use on calipers though.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:37 PM   #4
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i have the same set up and the same problem, although i'm pretty positive it's from my hawk race pads. before when i had cheap pads it wasn't near as bad
Same here, I have Hawks all around. They work great, but what a mess they make. With one day of driving the wheels become BLACK.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:38 PM   #5
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It's not a dust shield it's a backing plate. It really doesn't serve much purpose. Supposedly it's for protection or to keep heat off the ball joint. Who really knows. Your dusting is due to your new pads. Even stock sti pads dust like crazy. Can't say I've seen one Sti come to the dealer that didn't have stains from the brake dust.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:31 PM   #6
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dang and i am also running hawk pads....balh
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:44 PM   #7
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It's not a dust shield it's a backing plate. It really doesn't serve much purpose. Supposedly it's for protection or to keep heat off the ball joint. Who really knows. Your dusting is due to your new pads. Even stock sti pads dust like crazy. Can't say I've seen one Sti come to the dealer that didn't have stains from the brake dust.

Agreed... Those shields are on the back of the rotor. How do people think they will help keep the wheels clean? At most, they keep dust from caking anything under the car and possibly heat of the ball joint as said. I removed mine last year when I put in new pads... They've been removed from my SHO for 6 years or so.

If the OP really wants some, I'll sell you my shields that I took off my STi.

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Old 08-21-2011, 09:52 PM   #8
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dang and i am also running hawk pads....balh
Hawk pads have always been known to dust really bad. That's why I run Carbotechs. Obviously all pads dust but these aren't to bad compared to Hawks.
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