(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Hey, guys. It's Sara with americantrucks.com and today we have a review and install of the Power Stop OE Replacement Brake Pad and Rotor kit for the front and rear, fitting your '14 through '18 Chevy Silverado 1500. This kit is perfect for those of you looking for a complete pad and rotor kit for the front and rear and wanna save some money over purchasing direct from the manufacturer. This kit was designed for daily driving and feature Z16 ceramic brake pads with rust-resistant cast iron rotors for minimal dust and noise. Coming in at around $200, this kit is a budget-friendly way to replace all of your pads and rotors for the front and the rear. So as far as install, I'm giving this one-two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It features a direct bolt up installation and can be done within two hours.For this install, we used a caliper tool, you can also use a C-clamp, 21-millimeter wrench, a T30 Torx socket, 13-millimeter socket, a swiveling 18-millimeter socket, a pair of cutters, needle nose pliers, a small pry bar or a large flathead, a small flathead. And impact guns are optional. You can also use ratchets. You may also want caliper hangers or a bungee cord to hanger caliper out of the way.All right, so the first step in our uninstall is to remove the caliper off of its bracket. We're gonna do this with a 19-millimeter socket. Remove the bolts at the bottom and the top of the caliper with your 19-millimeter. If this moves on the inside too much, you may wanna grab a wrench just to hold that in place. At this point, you can wiggle the caliper loose. If it doesn't wanna come loose, you can reach into one of these holes with a pry bar or a flathead and just pry against in here to loosen it up. Grab a caliper hanger tool or a bungee cord, you just wanna take the weight off of the line so that's not hanging by this and hang it out of the way. Next up, remove the brake pads. You can just wiggle these out. You can use a small pry bar or a flathead to just get these the rest of the way if they're not wanting to come out nicely.All right. At this point, you're gonna grab an 18-millimeter socket and remove both the bolts holding in your caliper bracket. You may need a swivel depending on the size of your gun. At this point, we do have to remove this T30 Torx bolt. Using a T30 Torx socket, zip this out. Now, at this point, the rotor should be free. You may need to give it a couple whacks if it's not.All right. Now that we have our factory pads and rotors uninstalled, we can check them out side by side with the Power Stop pads and rotors. Now, as I've said before, these are a direct OE replacement, so they're gonna be nearly identical to your factory setup. Now, it is worth noting that Power Stop does make several options for more performance if that's what you're looking for, so definitely check those out on the site as well. But for now, let's hop right into our install.At this point, grab your new rotor, get it re-installed, grab the Torx bolt, get that reinstalled as well. All right, so we just wanna take a look at the caliper bracket before we get it re-installed on the truck. Just make sure that the sliders are functioning, they don't need extra grease, none of them are torn because if so, you would wanna replace them at this time. Now, these brackets do look a little rough and they include new ones, so we're gonna swap those over now. Using a small flathead, get behind this portion and just pry them loose. There should be clips on the side and the back. Once that's free, you can clean these up a little bit if there's a lot of debris or rust in here and just line up your new clip and snap them into place. Repeat that for the other side. Line up your caliper bracket with a knuckle on the truck. Grab your bolts and get them threaded in. Grab your 18-millimeter socket and tighten these down.All right. Now we can get our brake pads installed. Now, before you do this, you do wanna put a little bit of grease up in the crevices on this clip here so the pad can slide back and forth. You also might wanna put a little bit of grease on the back of the brake pad where it meets the piston of the caliper so there's no noise when it's braking. Since this is just for demonstration, we're gonna install them as it is. Make sure they're flush against the rotor. All right. Unhang your caliper and using the caliper tool or you can use a C-clamp if you don't have one of these, press in your calipers. Grab your caliper and line it up over the top of your brake pads. Just double-check that you pushed in the pistons enough that it will clear. You may need to push them in a little bit more if they don't. Once you have them lined up, grab your factory hardware and get it threaded in. Grab your 19-millimeter socket and we'll tighten these down. Now, just keep in mind that if its inside spins, you may wanna grab a wrench to hold it in place. With everything in place, repeat that process on the other side.All right. So if you've not done brakes before, you will need to remove these two metal retainers. These just go on from the factory to keep the rotor in place while it's being assembled. And unfortunately, it's very difficult to save these, so we're just gonna be cutting them off. So just keep that in mind when you go to install your new rotor, throw a lug nut on there or something else, just to keep it in place, but cut and remove these. You might want a small flathead to get under there just to bring it up off the rotor a little. At this point, we're gonna remove the caliper. You need to do that with a 13-millimeter socket and you may also want a 21-millimeter wrench to hold this portion in place while you loosen this up.At this point, you can remove your caliper and hang it of the way using a hanger tool or a bungee cord, anything to just take the tension off of the brake line. At this point, you can wiggle the pads out of the bracket. You may want the help of a large flathead or pry bar just to get it out a little easier. At this point, we're gonna remove the caliper bracket by removing the two bolts holding it in. Grab your 18-millimeter socket and let's get this out. You may want a swivel depending on the size of your gun. With the caliper bracket out of the way, you can grab the rotor and remove it off the truck.All right. So like our front caliper bracket, we're gonna double-check the sliders function here, see if they need any grease. Just check for rips or tears in the boots here and if you see anything wrong, you should address it at this time. And because these clips are looking a little rough, we're gonna swap them out for the ones included in this kit. Using our flathead like before, pry these clips off. And, again, depending on how this looks in here, you might wanna get a wire brush and clean it out and replace it with your new clip. It should sit nice and snug in there. And repeat that on the other side.All right, so we're gonna hit this rotor with brake clean before we get it installed. Because of the lip back here for the emergency brake, wanna make sure we get that done before because we can't do this once it's on the truck. All right, lift your rotor into place once it's cleaned and you wanna just place a lug nut on here just for safety since we did take those clips off earlier so that it doesn't fall off while we're getting our bracket installed. Lift the bracket in place over the rotors and reinstall the factory hardware. Using your 18-millimeter socket, tighten this down.All right. Now we're gonna install the brake pads, same as the front, we do wanna put a little bit of grease right in these sections here and you also might wanna put a little on the back of this brake pad where it contacts the piston and the caliper just to minimize on brake noise. Go ahead and get them lined up. Let them sit right against the rotor. Now we're gonna grab the caliper and we will need to push this piston back in a little bit in order to clear the brake pads, they do have quite a bit more meat on them than they did before. Once the piston is pushed in enough to clear the paths, line it back up. All right, once the caliper is back in place, reinstall the bolts holding the caliper to the bracket. These are the ones that go into the slider. Grab your 13-millimeter socket and you may need this 21-millimeter wrench to hold this still as you tighten it down. Now you wanna repeat that process on the other side.All right. That's gonna do it for the review and install of our pads and rotors. Remember for all things Silverado, keep it at americantrucks.com.
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June 30, 2019
Couldn't be happier. I don't abuse my truck, but it's not a garage queen either. Good brake package at a great price. I would definately buy again!Helpful (2)
June 28, 2019
Best value buy!
Best value buy!! Good oem parts. Best for the price if you want regular perfect oem parts will b yt? Again.Helpful (2)
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