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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:32 pm 
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i have an ef fairmont ghia and ive noticed they have plastic brake dust covers on all the wheels, i dont like the look of them as they are fading a bit, should i just remove them or are there any benefits????

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:33 pm 
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Stroff em off, they look shyte. You dont mind cleaning your wheels every now and then do you?

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:37 pm 
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Take them off, will look better, and the dusty wheels will inspire you to wash your car more often!

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:38 pm 
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na dont really wash it now :shock: thats cos new house and no fun washing on mud....will go to diy carwash soon. funny thing is i dont even know if its rear disc or drum :shock: :shock: :shock: but i guess ive not had the car long and never had the wheels off ( im pretty sure theyre disc) :wink:

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:57 pm 
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maybe i should modify them to fit on my wifeys festiva :shock: at least then she will stop complaining about dirty wheel trims! :roll:

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:05 pm 
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na dont really wash it now :shock: thats cos new house and no fun washing on mud....will go to diy carwash soon. funny thing is i dont even know if its rear disc or drum :shock: :shock: :shock: but i guess ive not had the car long and never had the wheels off ( im pretty sure theyre disc) :wink:


Guarantee it. As far as i know, Hyndai have been the only ones keen enough to put rear drums on a passenger car in the last 10 years, lol.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:24 pm 
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the focus had rear drums on the base model. don't think the new model does though, they must've realised how stupid it was!

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:16 pm 
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bentfairmont wrote:
na dont really wash it now :shock: thats cos new house and no fun washing on mud....will go to diy carwash soon. funny thing is i dont even know if its rear disc or drum :shock: :shock: :shock: but i guess ive not had the car long and never had the wheels off ( im pretty sure theyre disc) :wink:


As far as I know all E series have discs all round.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:30 pm 
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also some toyota corollas have them; why dont fkn know or care to lol - stupid to me..

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:09 pm 
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Me brother in laws new lancer has drums on the rear

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:11 pm 
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heaps of cars have rear drums still.. focus... mazda2.. lancer... old astra... pulsar... actually i think the list of small/medium cars with rear discs would be smaller...
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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:46 pm 
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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.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 12:00 am 
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bentfairmont wrote:
na dont really wash it now :shock: thats cos new house and no fun washing on mud....will go to diy carwash soon. funny thing is i dont even know if its rear disc or drum :shock: :shock: :shock: but i guess ive not had the car long and never had the wheels off ( im pretty sure theyre disc) :wink:


As far as I know all E series have discs all round.


s**t yeh

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 12:31 am 
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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.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:47 am 
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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.


or you could take my approach on removing things that are stubborn and i have no intention of keep and beat the living christ out of it with a hammer.

maybe save it for a day when you want soem stress relief :wink:

 

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