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BA XR6 17" rims, WTF is that disc between rim and rotor for? 

 

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 Post subject: BA XR6 17" rims, WTF is that disc between rim and rotor
Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:18 pm 
Oompa Loompa
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Looking at the wheel, the disc that sort of covers half the rotor so you only see the top of the calipers. Is it there to keep dust out or in, Keep heat in or out, For looks only?? does anyone have an explanation??

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:27 pm 
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its just a dusk deflector. you can get rid of it but your wheels might get abit dirtier sooner rather than later.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:47 pm 
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supposedly helps to keep rocks and stuff out of your callipers too
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Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:49 am 
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i say they're a croc. ditch em and have cooler brakes!!! just wash ur wheels a little more often.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:25 pm 
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also noticed 18" rims & FPV's dont have them so i reckon i will ditch them, and maybe paint the calipers too. thanks

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:07 pm 
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^^^ im doin the same
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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:22 pm 
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FPV's don't have them because they have a treated hub most cars have the rusty hub and it looks shokin, the discs hide that too

 

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