As we awaited the arrival of our Koni Yellows, we figured it was the perfect time to replace our brake pads and rotors.
This is how the pads and rotors looked like after we removed them from the car. You can see that the pads had a lot of life left but since the actual rotors were warped, we decided to just play it safe and replace everything.
Pretty basic stuff here. We used a c-clamp to push the brake piston back into the caliper. This allows us to install our fresh and meaty Centric pad.
It's extremely important to inspect the seals when replacing brakes. You want to make sure the boots look good and nothing is ripped. We were impressed with the condition of the rubber which ultimately saved us from having to buy a re-manufactured caliper.
In our previous post, we mentioned that we were very happy Centric included shims in their posi-quiet brake pad kit. As you can see, the shims came in handy during the installation.
We're incredibly pleased with how everything turned out. Zero fitment issues and the black coating just completes the entire look of the installation.
Before reinstalling the brake components, we took some time and used steel wool and parts wash to do a little cleaning.
Our little CRX came with metal brake dust shields. I've never seen these on any of the cars I've owned, ever. They really don't make em like they used to...
And here's the entire rear assembly bolted back up. Once we get our new shocks on, we'll do a full video review of Nancy's suspension. Stay tuned!