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G'Day all,
Has anyone had the same problem as me that after going through a nice bit of thick mud,the front rotors get all cloged up with little stones & grit? It really sounds & feels horrible!!
I took a look the first time it happened & saw that the meatl "bit":D covering the rotors is like a massive scoop for mud??
Please educate me lads.

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Macca.
 

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The meat bit?
 

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G'Day all,
Has anyone had the same problem as me that after going through a nice bit of thick mud,the front rotors get all cloged up with little stones & grit? It really sounds & feels horrible!!
I took a look the first time it happened & saw that the meatl "bit":D covering the rotors is like a massive scoop for mud??
Please educate me lads.

Much appreciated,

Macca.
Great to hear you found a "nice" bit of thick mud, 'cause most of us (except Jacket) think mud is crap. lol. All you can do is take the wheels off and gerni the calipers and disc to clean the rubbish out and save some money for the brake overhaul you will eventually need.

The good thing about disc brakes is it's easy to remove the calipers and pads if you have to clean them properly.
 

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Is the issue of intense speed wobbles after going through a heap of mud the same thing? I couldn't drive past 70km/h without hurting my arms, when I got home cleaned the wheels problem went away.

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Is the issue of intense speed wobbles after going through a heap of mud the same thing? I couldn't drive past 70km/h without hurting my arms, when I got home cleaned the wheels problem went away.

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Yep. Has happened to me everytime i played in mud. Brakes get full and mud dries inside the rim and wobbles all the way home. I hate mud now.
 

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The meat bit?
I think he means the metal bit, truckster, being the metal backing plate behind the rotor, it has a scoop that directs air into the rotor - also taking mud to the same place.
 

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Yep. Has happened to me everytime i played in mud. Brakes get full and mud dries inside the rim and wobbles all the way home. I hate mud now.
Just like to opposite to a wheel balance, the mud acts as weights in the rim and gives you all sorts of wobbles until you wash it out. thats why I dont like it as well, the old saying of mud means money- the more that you play in it the more repairs and expense that this hobby costs you.
 

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Think he means metal bit that acts like a scoop. Probably the break pads-caliper
 

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Truckster/Meat!!

Truckster!! I did mean metal not meat, I was eating my lunch at the time and thinking how pov it was!! Cheers.:crazy:
Bert-O that is exactily what i was trying to explain, the design seems really good for air, really bad for mud.
 

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G'Day all,
Has anyone had the same problem as me that after going through a nice bit of thick mud,the front rotors get all cloged up with little stones & grit?
As others said, best to avoid mud. Too expensive for a couple of seconds of fun (bit like a child I suppose).
Particularly try to avoid mud with sediment (ie stones and grit). You can replace your brakes but think of where else it's got to.

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i like mud. . . . . everyone knows this:D

i usually remove my disc guards at my earliest convenience (replacing rotors or servicing wheel bearings etc) then no mud gets stuck in there. . . . :p

as for the brakes no longer getting air. . . . are you serious:confused:? its a patrol. . . not a F1 car.

See. . . no worse for wear after being dragged thru some mud. . ;)
 

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as for the brakes no longer getting air. . . . are you serious:confused:? its a patrol. . . not a F1 car.
c'mon mate you've been here a while, you get the usual where people preach stuff they dont practive, something goes wrong and everyone knows better, and patrols are treated like they are made of glass.

My favorite is people that say stuff like 'i put in my new clutch today' and what they really mean is 'the mechanic put in my new clutch today'
 
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