(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Power Stop Evolution Cross-Drilled and Slotted Rotors; Front Pair (02-18 RAM 1500, Excluding SRT-10 & Mega Cab)
Power Stop Evolution Cross-Drilled and Slotted Rotors; Rear Pair (02-18 RAM 1500, Excluding SRT-10 & Mega Cab)
Power Stop Performance Front Brake Calipers; Red (09-18 RAM 1500)
Hey, guys, it's Sara with americantrucks.com and today we have a review and install of the Power Stop Performance Rear Brake Calipers in Red, fitting your '02 through '18 RAM 1500s excluding the SRT-10. So, these are perfect for the RAM owner who's looking for a style upgrade to their rear calipers. If your OE calipers are old or failing, these are nice stylish upgrade. This kit includes the caliper, the bracket as well as stainless steel pins, bleeder screw, and clips. Now, it does not come with pads, although if your pads and rotors are worn you should definitely think about replacing them at this time and Power Stop does make a kit for the rear. These calipers are pressure tested to ensure leak-free operation and they feature this red powder coat that is both stylish and gonna give you rest resistance for years to come. Coming in at around $175 these are a great way to spice up the look of your RAM as well to save some money over other OE replacement options.So, as far as install goes, I'm giving this one or two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Does feature direct bolt-up of installation but you should be ready to bleed your brakes once they're installed. All in all it can be done within two hours. So, with that said, let's jump right into our install. For this install you will need impact guns or ratchets, 21, 15, 13 and 10-millimeter sockets, a 10-millimeter wrench, flathead screwdriver, a clip tool for the brake line and you may also want a caliper hanger tool. Also not pictured, brake fluid to bleed the brakes.All right, so this is install and uninstall all in one here. We're gonna unhook the banjo bolt at the back and transfer to the new caliper before we remove the caliper off of the bracket. So, let's get started. All right, so we're gonna use our caliper hanger here first, you can also use a bungee cord if you don't have this. This is just ready for us to hang our new caliper as soon as we hook it up. Next up, remove the plug out of the back of the caliper, that's where your banjo bolt is gonna go. Remove this sensor line away from the brake line so that's out of the way for now.Now, this next part is optional, we're gonna pinch this brake line a little bit, definitely don't kill it. If you don't want to pinch your brake line, the result is that you're just gonna spill a bunch of brake fluid on the floor or into your pan, that's totally fine, just means you'll have to do more bleeding later. So, we're gonna grab our plastic clamping tool, clamp it down, don't kill it. But this just a little bit of force shouldn't hurt this line. And you definitely wanna have a pan on the floor just to be ready because brake fluid will still come out. Grab a 15-millimeter socket, we're gonna remove the banjo bolt at this point. All right, they've included two new copper washers, one on each side. All right, if your copper washers are stuck, use a small screwdriver and remove them, you're gonna replace one on each side, one around the end of your banjo bolt, one around the other side. Grab your caliper, go ahead and thread the banjo bolt into the back. Now you can grab your 15-millimeter socket and just snug this up for now. You can tighten it down where it's bolted up. And then hang it out of the way. Grab a 21-millimeter socket and remove the caliper bracket from the back of the knuckle. You may want a swivel socket for this bottom one. Then remove the caliper off the truck. Keep in mind this is full of fluid.So, we do need to grab the brake pads out of this caliper, we're gonna do that by removing the caliper from its bracket. Grab a 10-millimeter, socket and remove these two bolts. Remove the caliper and you should be able to just squeeze the pads out. All right, now we're gonna mount our caliper and bracket. Line it up over your rotor, grab your OE hardware. Grab your 21-millimeter socket and tighten these down. Grab your 15-millimeter socket and tighten down your banjo bolt. Go ahead and release the clip. Using your 13-millimeter socket remove the bolts holding your caliper to the bracket. Make sure to hang your caliper out of the way. All right, now you can reinstall your pads. You wanna make sure to grease the bottom and top here where they contact this clip. You also wanna grease maybe the front and rear if you don't want it to squeak. Also worth mentioning, that if you need to replace your pads and rotors now would be a great time. Unhang your caliper, let's get it bolted back up. Grab your 13-millimeter socket and tighten these down. All right, now that our passenger rear is finished, we're gonna repeat that entire process on the driver rear.All right, now that our calipers are installed on the truck, we can begin the process of bleeding the brakes. The first thing we're gonna do is pump the brake pedal up a little bit to fill the calipers with brake fluid and then we're gonna top off the reservoir. Top off your reservoir and now we can begin to bleed the brakes. All right, so you're gonna want someone up in the driver seat pumping the brakes and holding them while you do this. First, remove this rubber cap off your bleeder, next up using a 10-millimeter wrench, get it in place, and you can also use a line if you'd like just to help make the brake fluid go into the pan and not everywhere. And one more thing, we always wanna start at the farthest point away from the master cylinder. So, for us, it's gonna be the passenger side rear. All right, so have your buddy pump up the brakes and then hold them. Crack it open, let some fluid out, close it, and then repeat that process until the fluid comes out clear with no bubbles, and the brake pedal is nice and stiff. Repeat that process on the rest of your calipers and make sure you keep an eye on the reservoir to make sure your fluid is full. Replace the cap over top of your bleeder and replace the ABS line as well if you haven't already.All right, so that's gonna do it for the review and install of our Power Stop Calipers. Remember for all things RAM, keep it at americantrucks.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Specs & Installation
Dynamic Upgrade. You can directly replace the factory calipers in your Dodge RAM 1500 with the Power Stop Performance Rear Brake Calipers – Red. They were designed for the driving enthusiast. This dynamic upgrade for your RAM effectively fuses form and function.
Intense Pressure Testing. Leaks are eliminated with intense pressure testing. High temperature EPDM rubber ensures prolonged life. The quality silicone lubricant creates a smoother operation. The featured bleeder screws, pins, and clips are made with stainless steel. The red powder coating on these calipers is heat-treated for superior rust-resistance.
Straightforward Installation. These calipers have a bolt-on installation design as replacements for the OEM calipers in your RAM. You can complete this straightforward installation process with basic hand tools. An installation guide is available for download on the Power Stop website.
Application. The Power Stop Performance Rear Brake Calipers – Red are designed to fit all 2002-2018 Dodge RAM 1500 models, excluding SRT-10. When applicable, premium abutment clips are included.
Fitment: 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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February 25, 2020
Installed on the rear of the truck and have no issues with them. They fit perfect and work great. Going to eventually switch to Power Stop for the front as well.Helpful (0)
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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