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Old 01-09-2011, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
Actually, as shown, the rear dust shield is rotated in the wrong position. It will need to be turned prior to final assembly. I'm guessing it's too late to consider swapping to the larger dust shield, but you are correct that would have been nice to do for a future brake upgrade. Note that the later / larger dust shield would have to be notched to allow the small 258mm caliper to fit. The 278x9 rears from the M104 cars (or '87 wagon) would be a nice upgrade without upsetting the bias much.

Yeah ... I just left the old ones on. I didn't even know about an upgrade. I had my mechanic press the bearings in and out and it didn't occur to me the shields should be changed. I just replaced the calipers and hoses this summer, plain old stock.
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