Originally posted by TuxRacer
No one has any kind of opinions on this subject?
if you race stock you would want minimum resistance. so go with steel sheild. but be prepared to clean the bearings every second race meet if you race foams, maybe every 3 or 4 race meets if you race rubbers.
if the diff bearings are relatively hidden away from dirt and stuff, go with metal sheilds for the diffs and rubber at the hubs, were maybe it is more exposed to dirt.
the rear bearings will get more dirty than the fronts. you could consider a weird setup of metal sheilds up front and rubber sheilds at the rear.
but after all of that i'd probably just say go metal sheilds.