Whenever the rear suspension cage is removed
from the car, it's a good time to evaluate
all of the mechanical bits that make up
the wonderful piece of engineering called
the independent rear suspension (IRS).
The rear brakes are probably the biggest
maintenance area, and it's a good idea to
thoroughly inspect the calipers for leakage.
New brake pads (main and parking brake)
are generally replaced at this time. It
will never be easier to get to them than
Replacement of the rear rotors is also
recommended if they are showing signs of
This is also a good time to inspect the
rear universal joints. There are four of
them, two inner and two outer. If they are
serviceable, we'll grease them now; else,
we'll replace them if they're worn with
high quality replacement U-joints.
We will inspect the four shocks for leakage,
and replace as necessary.