Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. Sara from extremeterrain.com. And today, we have our review and install of the PowerStop Z36 Extreme Truck and Tow Carbon-Ceramic Brake Pads for the Rear. These fit your '07 to '18 Jeep Wrangler JKs. These pads were designed for both on and off-road performance, giving your Jeep up to 17% more stopping power with no fade. These pads carbon-infused ceramic compound is gonna provide improved braking for your Jeep with minimal noise and dust.
Coming in at just around $40, this is a budget-friendly way to give your Jeep a little more stopping power than OEM. I'm giving this install a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, it can be done in approximately two hours with basic hand tools. All right, with that said, let's jump right into our install. For this install, you will need a brake caliper tool, a skinny 15-millimeter wrench, a half-inch drive ratchet with a 13-millimeter socket, a flathead screwdriver, and a caliper hanger. All right, so the first step in our uninstall is going to be to remove this caliper off of our caliper bracket. For that, you're gonna need a skinny 15-millimeter wrench and a 13-millimeter socket.
The wrench will hold the slider part while you loosen the bolt at the back of the slider with the 13-millimeter. Now that the bolts are out of the back of our caliper, grab your caliper hanger, or a bungee cord if you don't have one, and hang your caliper out of the way. We just want to make sure there's no tension on this brake line here because that's not a good thing. So with our caliper out of the way, we can now remove the brake pads as well as the metal clips holding the pads to the caliper brackets. Just twisting and pulling these towards you should do the trick. If not, as long as you're not damaging your rotor, prying a little bit should get them off.
Next, we're gonna remove these metal clips holding our pads to the caliper bracket. You can get them off with your hands, but if they're being stubborn, you can also use a flat head push down on them like that. Placing our metal brackets onto our caliper bracket, we do want to put them in this orientation with the larger lip on the inside and this non-curved lip on the inside. And this is the one that's curved out, it's the last one to snap into place. So, with this bracket.
And we're gonna do the same thing for the top, it's sort of a reverse orientation where we still want to keep it similar to that one, with our tabs in the front and back, our larger tab facing the inside. And repeat that on the inside. With those brackets in place, we want to put a little bit of the lubricant that they provide you on them. You can also do it on the corner of the pads, but I find it's a little easier to do it this way.
Just be careful not to get any of this on the rotor. If you do, just hit it with a little bit of break clean and you should be good. Grabbing our brake pad without the filler, we're gonna get lined up into our brackets. May take a little finagling but should go on fine. Grabbing the other pad for the inside, the filler will go up top here, just get it lined up. May take a little finagling, but...
With our brake pads in place, we can now compress the puck on our caliper and get it back installed on our bracket. Using our caliper tool, we want to tuck behind the front of the bracket and compress this until it starts to push the piston in. Once we're satisfied that the piston went far enough to clear our new pads, we can get it re-installed on our caliper.
Once both bolts are started, grab your 15-millimeter skinny wrench and 13-millimeter socket, and you can tighten these down. If you wanna repeat this process on the other side, make sure that all the bolts you've touched are also torqued to spec when you're finished, and also pump the brakes to seat the pads against your rotors properly. That is gonna do it for our review and install. For all things Jeep, keep it at extremeterrain.com.
Excellent Braking Power.
If you regularly tow and haul, or if you simply love trail adventures, you might want to get these Power Stop Z36 Extreme Truck & Tow Front Carbon-Fiber Brake Pads for your Jeep. They have been designed specifically to provide excellent pad bite with no brake fade for many miles of remarkable stopping power whether you’re on the road or on the trail.
Heavy-Duty Carbon-Infused Ceramic.
All Extreme Truck & Tow brake pads have been manufactured using thermal scorched carbon-infused ceramic which ensures uniform friction density all over the pads. This durable material also effectively prevents brake fade for long-lasting superior brake performance.
Produces Low Noise and Dust.
Power Stop Z36 Extreme Truck & Tow Brake Pads produce extremely low noise under powerful brake applications thanks to their premium-quality rubberized shims. In addition, their carbon-infused ceramic construction also produces less dust compared to your Jeep’s stock pads.
Convenient Replacement Pads.
These Extreme Truck & Tow Brake Pads have been engineered to directly bolt to your Jeep’s stock calipers. As a result, installation is fast and easy, taking less than one hour while needing only basic hand tools.
Backed by a 30-Day/500-Mile Limited Warranty.
The Power Stop Brake Pads are covered by a 30-day/500-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 rear pair of Power Stop Z36 Extreme Truck & Tow Carbon-Ceramic Brake Pads is engineered for all 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models. Driver and passenger side pads are included.
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- What's in the Box
- (4) Rear Brake Pads
- Installation Hardware
- Installation Info
(approx) 2 Hours
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