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Rear rain/dust shield source? by Dennis LaGrua
Started on: 10-31-2016 05:39 PM
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Just lowered a powertrain down and noticed that the dust shields that attach around the rear bearing hub were rusted through and through. Anyone know where I can get a good set?

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I've got a set from an '88... Lemme know if ya want em!
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Dennis, if its for just the rear of a 84-87 Fiero...TFS sells them at 40$ / pair.

Check it out in the brake section.
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Originally posted by fierogt28:

Dennis, if its for just the rear of a 84-87 Fiero...TFS sells them at 40$ / pair.

Check it out in the brake section.


Appreciate the lead but $39 for two pieces of sheet metal doesn't seem like a good buy. If nothing good used comes up then its the Fiero Store by default.

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Interesting, my recently acquired 87 GT has none installed, hasn't had them since the grand am brake swap over 10 years ago. I drove in the rain myself twice now with no detrimental effects.
I have a truck with one that is missing on the rear (S10 ZR2 with rear disc) and it has no issues even in winter.
Are they needed?

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Originally posted by psychosurfer:

I've got a set from an '88... Lemme know if ya want em!


Checked the parts book. The 88 rear shields are different than the 84-87 shields. Thanks for offering though. The question is the part number listing different because they changed the design and is the bolt hole spacing the same.
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Originally posted by 2.5:

Interesting, my recently acquired 87 GT has none installed, hasn't had them since the grand am brake swap over 10 years ago. I drove in the rain myself twice now with no detrimental effects.
I have a truck with one that is missing on the rear (S10 ZR2 with rear disc) and it has no issues even in winter.
Are they needed?



Good question. Don't know the answer but we must ask why they were put there?

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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:
Appreciate the lead but $39 for two pieces of sheet metal doesn't seem like a good buy.


While the rear dust shields are indeed two pieces of metal, they are die stamped and formed using tools that carry significant cost. They are also powder coated. If they were two flat pieces of steel that we could simply laser cut, they would certainly be much less expensive.
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Theres no real harm in not having them. Dirt and water get past them easily. In fact it would probably let your brakes run cooler if they were gone. My race car didnt have them.
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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:


Good question. Don't know the answer but we must ask why they were put there?




May be mostly beneficial in keeping dirt from the pads, which would likely mostly happen on dirt roads. I did wonder about wet discs and that causing poor braking if the disc wast hot enough to keep dry. But haven't had any negative effect yet.
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Originally posted by FieroStore:


While the rear dust shields are indeed two pieces of metal, they are die stamped and formed using tools that carry significant cost. They are also powder coated. If they were two flat pieces of steel that we could simply laser cut, they would certainly be much less expensive.


I have dealt with you guys many times before and have always been pleased. I was under the impression that your dust shields were just repainted used shields. Were they not in the past? For brand new shields that have a significant tooling cost associated with them, I would agree that the price is in line. Thanks for clearing things up.

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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:
I was under the impression that your dust shields were just repainted used shields. Were they not in the past? For brand new shields that have a significant tooling cost associated with them, I would agree that the price is in line. Thanks for clearing things up.


No problem, the shields have always been new. For future reference, we always identify reconditioned parts as such. If you don't see 'used', 'reconditioned', or 'refurbished', the part will be brand new. Reconditioned parts almost always include a core charge as well.
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