Review & Install Video
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.
More Stopping Power.
Replace your JK's old, worn out brakes and regain reliable stopping power with a Power Stop Brake Rotor and Pad Kit. Power Stop's Replacement Rotor and Pad Kit will provide up to 20% more braking power in comparison to your Wrangler's original factory set up. This Rotor and Pad Combo Kit is ideal for those budget minded Wrangler owners who want to increase braking performance without breaking the bank.OE Style Rotors.
The included Power Stop Rotors feature the standard OE blank style design. With blank rotors, you don't have to worry about the rotor cracking or breaking and you'll have the ability of resurfacing the rotor face in the future. The Front Rotors feature a traditional straight vane vent design. Vented rotors help expel hot gasses quicker to improve the overall heat dissipation, which in turn increases your Wrangler's braking performance. Please note that the rear rotors are a solid design.Quality Construction.
Manufactured from premium cast iron blanks, Power Stop OE-Style One Piece Rotors feature a precision machined braking surface. All of Power Stop's Rotors have been mill balanced for a perfect fit and to reduce the chance of any unwanted noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH).Z16 Evolution Ceramic Pads.
Power Stop Z16 Evolution Sport Pads feature a ceramic compound that provides up to 20% more stopping power than any other leading brand. Made using OE positive mold technology, Evolution Pads ensure a uniform friction density throughout the entire pad, which helps control noise and premature wear. Power Stop pre-scorches their pad surfaces for a quick break-in, reducing the risk of warping your rotors.Minimal Dust and Noise.
Z16 Evolution Pads feature a chambered and slotted just like OE pads and incorporate noise insulating rubberized shims that will ensure your brakes work almost silently. Not only will these brake pads work quietly, but they will produce less dust than stock pads. Due to the powder coated backing plate design, these pads resist rust and corrosion, ultimately extending the brake pads lifespan.Direct Fit Replacement Upgrade.
Power Stop designed their Replacement Brake Rotor and Pad Kit to be a direct fit replacement upgrade for your Wrangler's stock rotor and pads. Installation can normally be completed in under three hours with just basic hand tools using the existing calipers and hardware.Complete Front and Rear Kit.
This Power Stop Brake Kit comes complete and includes (2) 11.89" OE style front rotors, (2) 12.44" OE style rear rotors, (2) pairs of ceramic front brake pads, (2) pairs of ceramic rear brake pads. The kit also includes all the required hardware needed for installation on your Wrangler's original factory calipers.Backed by a 90-Day/3,000-Mile Limited Warranty.
The Power Stop Brake Rotor and Pad Kit is covered by a 90-day/3,000-mile limited warranty. It doesn’t cover failures of components due to disc thickness variation (DTV) or normal wear. For more information on this coverage, please visit the manufacturer’s website.
This Power Stop Replacement Brake Rotor & Pad Combo Kit is specifically designed for use on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.
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- What's in the Box
- (2) 11.98" Front Rotors
- (2) 12.44" Rear Rotors
- (2) Front Driver Side Brake Pads
- (2) Front Passenger Side Brake Pads
- (2) Rear Driver Side Brake Pads
- (2) Rear Passenger Side Brake Pads
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Will it fit my Wrangler?
- JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18