Project Integra DC2: Brake Upgrades and Maintenance for the Street
As eager as we are to do big upgrades to Project DC2, a good amount of basic maintenance was required. Since our goal was to drive the car regularly on the street, we wanted the confidence of knowing we wouldn't be left stranded because of an avoidable failure. Some of the items on the list of such upgrades were the brakes and wheel bearings. The pads and rotors on the car were not necessarily in poor shape, but they were of unknown origin and brand. There were no familiar markings present on the brake pads and the previous owner had no idea either. We decided to start fresh with brake related parts, since it's the most important safety item on any car. The left rear wheel bearing was making a very audible humming noise so we knew it was on its way out. Erring on the side of caution, we will be replacing all four wheel bearings with new Centric Parts bearings.