|Saturday and Sunday in South Carolina
|Jack Stands = Safe
Safety is important in anything you do with a car, either driving or working on it, so I used two jack stands under the rear of the car.
|1 of 2 bolts
After taking off the rear wheels, I just needed a 13mm wrench to remove the FIAT brakes, with two bolts on each brake.
|Old pads still in place, plenty of material, but...
The old brake pads were worn a bit, but not down to almost nothing like the front pads. All cars use more braking in the front, something about the laws of physics applies to this, so I probably would have been fine with the rear pads. But, I figured why not have a full set, all new pads and fluid, so that the two days on the track will be safe.
|New EBC Yellow Stuff pads
After putting the new pads in place, I had to push the piston back into the brakes, so I learned the hard way that many cars have rear brake pistons that rotate. In other words, you need to rotate the piston as you push it back in, unlike the front where a big old "C" clamp will push that baby right back in.
|New and old, more pad material = better braking
|The evil rotating brake piston (round part with 4 'arms')
|The Tool of the Day!