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Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 12:03 pm 
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ahmen beat them out with the handle of a hammer... we took them off dads au, actually braked better after, that car does a bit of heavy towing and we all know how fantastic au series 1 brakes were.. keeping the heat and dust in couldnt have been helping

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Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 1:54 pm 
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take em off!

like mitch said they restrict airflow and will allow better braking!

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:40 pm 
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ef302 wrote:
dyl wrote:
Hey guys same problem, anyone got any pics off an ef ghia with no covers? Are they easy to take off, i would assume so just thought i would ask.


I took mine off with only a little trouble. Obviously you have to take the wheels off first... Then I just pushed on the shields from the outside using a socket extension. They're a right bastard to get off 'cos they are so tight, but it's very straight forward... kinda like taking the lid off a tin of paint... loosen one point, move to the next, loosen, move etc. etc.


I also have these covers, Is it possible to remove them without damaging them? in case I change my mind.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 3:31 am 
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When I removed mine, I got all 4 off without a single crack. When I said (wrote) that I used a socket extension I meant the big bastard you use for extra leverage (some call it a strong-arm). I used the padded (handle) end to push from the outside and then jammed a screw-driver in the gap this created. Then move to the next gap between spokes and repeat until it just pops off. It does take some force as they are really tight.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 6:07 pm 
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ef302 wrote:
When I removed mine, I got all 4 off without a single crack. When I said (wrote) that I used a socket extension I meant the big bastard you use for extra leverage (some call it a strong-arm). I used the padded (handle) end to push from the outside and then jammed a screw-driver in the gap this created. Then move to the next gap between spokes and repeat until it just pops off. It does take some force as they are really tight.


Thanks, I give that a go.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:55 pm 
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i finally took them off and i must say "much better

 

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