(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review of the Power Stop Brake Rotor & Pad Kit, fitting all 2007 and up JKs. This kit is available with the drilled and slotted rotors as you see here, but it's also available with plain rotors for a few dollars less. So it's up to you, depending on what you want on your Jeep. Today, we are going to talk through the installation of this kit, which is going to be a very simple one out of three wrenches, as is doing a brake job on most vehicles that have disc brakes all the way around. If you decide to tackle this in your driveway, you're gonna be able to get it finished in under two hours. We're also gonna talk through the construction and a few of the other features of this kit.This brake rotor and pad kit is for those of you who have factory rotors and pads on your JK and you need to swap out the brakes because they're worn out, but aren't looking for an upgrade. If you have factory-size tires or even slightly larger than the factory, chances are the factory brakes are just fine for you, and you're not looking to upgrade them. So a kit like this is going to replace them with really high-quality components that are designed to work together and give you great gripping power. Now, if you do decide to go with the version of these that are drilled and slotted, you should get a little bit better performance out of them because the drilled and slotted pattern helps to vent some of the gases away from the brake that are created during heavy braking, which will allow, again, for more friction and a little bit better stopping power. This is a fairly-priced kit that includes all four of your rotors and all eight brake pads, so it's gonna have everything you're going to need to get your brake job done. The pads that are equipped in this kit are a ceramic pad, so they're going to do a nice job of cutting down on brake dust, which is a nice feature. It keeps your wheels from turning black. But moreover, they are designed to work specifically with the premium rotors that are also included in this kit to give you as much stopping power as is possible from a factory-style setup. Now, if you do have big wheels and tires on your Jeep or you just want more performance, you can always upgrade to a larger rotor, to a larger or a multiple-piston caliper. But for a kit that is designed to work with your factory calipers with a factory-style rotor, this is a setup that is going to give you the best possible performance out of that factory-style setup.As I said before, getting these installed on your Jeep is something you can do easily in your driveway, if you choose to tackle it, and get it done in about two hours. I'm gonna give this a very simple one out of three wrenches. The process for getting these installed, again, is very simple. All you'll need to do is, of course, remove your tire, then remove your caliper and caliper bracket, and finally remove your rotor, installing your new rotor and then changing out the brake pads in the caliper before reinstalling it on the bracket. Now, anytime you're installing brake components, you do wanna make sure that they're nice and clean. These don't come with a lot of oil on them right out of the box, but you will wanna clean them with a good cleaner that isn't going to leave any sort of residue behind, like a good aerosol brake cleaner. And on the contrary, you wanna make sure that you don't get any sort of contaminant on the pads.Now, on the pad boxes, they do give you a break-in procedure for these brakes, and it's a good idea to follow that and follow it carefully. That's gonna ensure that you get the best braking performance out of your new brake setup. And the idea behind breaking in the setup pads and rotors is to transfer some friction material from your new pads onto your rotors, so that you're getting the best possible bite. And the way that you do that is by heating up the pads and the rotors and then cooling them down gradually. The most important thing in a break-in period is that you don't come to a complete stop for a long time with your foot on the brake with a hot rotor and a hot pad. What that can do is create a slippery spot on your new brake rotor, which can actually feel like a warped rotor as you're stopping because you'll get a little bit of that pulsing feel. So make sure you follow the break-in procedure properly, have everything cool off before coming to a complete stop, and these brakes are gonna work really well.All in all, I think that this is a fairly-priced kit for what you get. Again, it's all four of your rotors, all eight of your pads, everything you need to do a complete brake job, and they are going to work really well for you. They're gonna give you a little bit better performance than an OEM set of brake pads and brake rotors, and if you decide to spend about $55 more to get the drilled and slotted, you have that look but also that additional performance. Now, some people will say, if you're going off-road, don't get the drilled and slotted. They're just going to hold mud. Chances are, yes. There's just gonna hold some mud, but it's not really going to hurt anything, either. And when you are on the road, you may get a little bit more performance out of them, so that's up to you if you have the extra $55.So if you have worn-out brake rotors and pads on your JK and it's time to do a brake job, this is a kit that gives you all the components you'll need in one box, designed to work together, and you're gonna get a little bit better stopping power than your OE-quality components. So that's my review of the Power Stop Brake Rotor & Pad Kit, fitting all 2007 and up JKs, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Performance. With the included high-performance Power Stop Z23 Evolution brake pads and cross drilled and slotted rotors, this brake kit from Power Stop is an ideal choice to upgrade your vehicle's braking performance.
Construction. Components in this Jeep Wrangler accessory kit are precision machined, molded and carefully slotted for a faultless OEM fit. Rotors are manufactured from premium blanks and G3000 grade castings and have a silver zinc-plated finish. Their drill holes reduce the overall brake temperature up to 180° F to provide optimum performance. Brake pads have a carbon ceramic formula and ensure less noise and dust.
Fitment. This Power Stop Brake Rotor and Pad Kit is designed for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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November 13, 2019
Good but not enough grease packs
These are awesome, but you'll have to buy more brake grease packs as this doesn't really come with enough. If you're upgrading a new jeep's brakes it probably is enough, but if you're replacing rotors on a 95k example like I was and also needed to grease up old caliper guide pins and new ones as well, it wont be enough. The kit did come with new pin boots which aren't pictured, which is also nice.Helpful (1)
October 08, 2019
Worked as expected
Arrived in a timely manner. They were easy to install. Brake pads have break in steps on the box. The brakes work well. Double check your calipers before ordering, you may want to get the kit with calipers too, if you are looking for a good stock replacement.Helpful (0)
August 09, 2019
power stop Z23 brake rotor pads
Good stopping power wearing very well would definitely recommendHelpful (0)
July 31, 2019
Super easy install
Planned a trip to Moab and had concerns about the factory brakes holding up in the heat with 37” tires and a lot of added weight other mods to my JK. Looked into replacement options and found these at a great price and with good reviews. Purchased the set and installed them in less than 2 hours. I followed the break in procedure and had no issues. One week later drove 1700 miles from TN to Moab with a fully loaded Jeep and hitch tray. Jeep stopped like a champ even when riding the brakes hard all day on steep slick rock in the 102 degree heat. I’m very happy with these brakes!Helpful (3)
June 26, 2019
Perfect fit for my baby!
This brake system is everything I hoped for! I am very happy with this product.Helpful (0)
June 10, 2019
Great look for my Jeep
We opted to go with the vented rotors even though they were a little more than the standard but we're glad we did. They really stand out when you look at the tires. So far they feel great. They are fairly easy to install.Helpful (0)
May 23, 2019
Excessive pad wear
Customer service for Power Stop not friendly or helpful. Pads lasted less than a year. Purchased in June installed mid July 2018. Less than 8k miles on pads. This kit did improving braking, too bad the pads didnt last longer. The mud and dirt that gets trapped in the holes and slots from offroading may have contributed to the wear.Helpful (0)
May 19, 2019
Bought the front and rear kit for the wife’s Jeep. Rotors do not seem to be as beefy as the factory ones that came from Jeep. Pads wearing extremely fast. Drilled and slotted rotors get mud and debris stuck in them and is a pain to clean. Going to run them till brake pads are shot and switch to something else.Helpful (0)
May 02, 2019
Ended up being not really any better than stock!! Kinda disappointed...Helpful (0)
April 24, 2019
This set performs just as I expected. I needed a new set of rotors and pads anyway because the stock ones were worn and corroded. These offer an improvement in performance (It's small but noticeable) which is enough to run a bigger tire setup comfortably.Helpful (0)
Will I be able to run 16" or 17" wheels with this kit?
Thank you for the question! These are an OEM replacement, and you will be able to run a 16 or 17 inch wheel.
Will this require a wheel spacer?
Being an OEM fit and direct upgrade replacement they do not require wheel spacers.
Do these come with high temperature grease to grease the components when installing or do I need to get this separate?
If you're referring to anti-squeal grease, it's kind of sporadic as to which Power Stop kits include it.
Will these fit a 15 inch wheel
Yes, the Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Rotor & Pad Kit provide an OEM fit, so they will work with the same 15" wheels that clear the JK calipers. Not all 15" wheels clear the calipers, but all the 15" wheels that we list for the JK models will work!
Is everything needed in the box including caliper clips?
These would come with everything needed to installon your wrangler.
The Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Rotor & Pad Kit will install with your original OEM caliper without the need to upgrade to a PowerStop caliper.
These Z23s will be a great option to help in stopping your Jeep once larger tires on are on it. Though for the best results I recommend reaching out to one of our experts over the phone or chat.
The Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Rotor & Pad Kit will be the standard brake kit whereas the Z36 will have a little more brake power to them and are more for towing applications.
Yes! This Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Rotor & Pad Kit will fit your 2014 JK Unlimited and will be a significant upgrade to the stock rotors and pads, and yes basic hand tools can be used since they are just a direct upgrade replacement to swap out your old brakes.
Yes, the Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Rotor & Pad Kit - Front & Rear (Item: J100793) will fit a Sahara model JK as well.
Yes, these breaks and pads are a great option for a daily driver that off roads! They are going to hold some mud, but it's not really going to hurt anything, either.
The Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Rotor & Pad Kit will fit any wheels and tires that your stock brakes fit.
The Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Rotor & Pad Kit is made in China.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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