Re: 09 rear dust shield / backing plate
I'm looking at around $40 for the backing plates, $40's for Wagner shoes, $30 for the hardware, and about
$20 for Timken seals and $40 for Timken bearings and races if I decide to go all in while I have it apart. Why not, right? These prices reflect doing both sides.
Ford can keep their $400 per side junk.
The backing plate has me a little cornfused tho, the king of junk, Dorman, lists a ceramic coated plate for close to $150 whereas everyone else is in the $30-$60 range. I've always intentionally ignored anything with that name on it because they're..... what they are. But I wonder how durable something like that would be, I mean it's just a piece of steel - nothing moves or carries electricity... it serves no purpose other than to stay there and rot while holding the brake hardware together. Hard to convince myself I might want to change my opinion of Dorman but if anyone has experience with them, please enlighten me.