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Old 03-29-2013, 03:56 PM
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I just got a RC10T4.1, opened up the box and noticed some white foam spacers on every ball cup. I suspect its just there for shipment, but thought I'd double check before removing it.

I've attached some pictures. Safe to remove?

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Actually it's been said they keep the dirt and muck out of the cups.I've seen people run them and others take them out.It's all personal preference but i don't think it's a shipping thing as much as a function thing.
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Yes, they are safe to remove. They are just a filter to help keep dirt out of the cups. I've never run them and I've not had any issues.
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They are their for a reason.. to keep dirt and small bits out .. NOT FOR SHIPPING.. they do have a function..

LEAVE ON..save a ball stud LOL..and cup..
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Originally Posted by klaymon View Post
Yes, they are safe to remove. They are just a filter to help keep dirt out of the cups. I've never run them and I've not had any issues.
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sounds good.. thanks for the replies.
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+1 more. They are good for longevity of the ball/cup joint and they reduce some slop. Good to have but not the end of the world if missing.
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