(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Hey, guys. It's Sarah with americantrucks.com and today, we have a review and install of the Power Stop Z23 Evolution Brake Pad and Rotor Kit for the front and rear, fitting your '14 through '18 Chevy Silverado 1500s. This is ideal for the Silverado owner who's looking for some additional stopping power and braking performance and wants to upgrade over OEM.So this kit was designed for the daily driver who wants an upgrade in stopping power. Maybe they have a larger set of wheels and tires or they just want that added performance. Now, it is worth noting that Power Stop also offers an OE replacement kit or they offer a kit that's designed for towing as well, if one of those is more your speed. So this kit consists of drilled and slotted rotors featuring zinc dichromate plating for corrosion resistance. It also includes ceramic compound brake pads that feature carbon fiber for reduced dust and noise.As far as price goes, these will run you about $450. Now, these are a bit more than OE replacements. And for your money, you're getting a complete front and rear kit that's gonna handle the abuse much better than an OE replacement would. For this install, I'm giving it a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It does feature direct bolt up installation and can be done within two hours. All right, with that said, let's jump right into our uninstall.For this install, we used a caliper tool, you can also use a C-clamp, 21-millimeter wrench, a T-30 Torx socket, 13-millimeter socket, a swiveling 18-millimeter socket, a pair of cutters, needle nose pliers, a small pry bar, or 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 hang your 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. 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 T-30 Torx bolt. Using a T-30 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. So before we can get the install started, we do wanna check out the caliper bracket and just make sure everything is functioning properly. Check your sliders. Make sure they're still working. They don't need extra grease. And they have included grease in this kit that you can use and just make sure the boots are not torn. They have included these boots as replacements and you can definitely install these. However, this little metal sleeve here does make it a little bit difficult. So as long as your boots look good and the sliders are functioning, you don't have to replace these if you don't want. They've also included these metal clips and since ours do look a little beat up, I'm gonna uninstall those and get these on right now. Use a flathead screwdriver or just use your hands and pry these off. Then, you can also clean up this inside here if there's a good amount of rust buildup or something preventing the clip from going on. Then, you're just gonna press it back into place. Repeat that on the other side.All right. This is when you can install your rotor. Now, because these are drilled and slotted, they are directional, so you wanna make sure you're grabbing the proper side. We are in the passenger side, so we have the right one here. Grab the OEM Torx bolt and get that reinstalled. Grab your T-30 Torx bit and tighten this down. Now, it's not a bad idea to spray the rotor down with brake clean or even spray it before you install it on the truck, just to remove the oils that are on from packaging. At this point, grab your bracket and line it up over top of the rotor. Grab the factory hardware and get it threaded in. Then, grab your 18-millimeter socket, again you may want a swivel for this, and tighten them down.All right. So, at this point, we're gonna install the brake pads. Now, they've included a small bag of grease and you're gonna wanna either grease the ends of the brake pads or inside this flat part of the clip here, so that the brake pad can slide back and forth with ease. You may also want to grease the back part where it contacts the caliper and the piston. This just cuts down on noise. But once you've done that, go ahead and line up your brake pads. And make sure they're flat against the rotor. Unhang your brake caliper. I'm using a tool, or you can use a C-clamp if you don't have one of these. Line it up against your caliper and you're gonna wanna compress it in a good bit, so that it can clear the brake pads. Once you've done that, line it up over the top of the brake pads. Once the caliper is lined up, grab the hardware and get it threaded in. Grab a 19-millimeter socket and tighten these down.Now, if this inside is spinning too much, you can grab a wrench and hold it in place while you tighten up. 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 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 out 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 a 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 we have the rear bracket here, and we're gonna do the same thing as the front. Just give it a once over, and make sure everything is working properly. There's no rips in the boots and everything is greased up nicely. And, like the fronts, because these clips are looking a little rough we're gonna take them off and swap them with the new clips they've provided. Using a flathead, get behind and just pry these off. Then, again, you just wanna check and make sure there's not excess build-up in here. If there is, you might wanna take a wire brush and clean it out. Then, go ahead and line up the new clips and press them into place. Repeat that on the other side.All right. We're good to go. Let's get this installed. All right. So before you install the rotor on the rear, you will wanna hit it with some brake clean around the front. But more importantly, around this back section here, where the shoes are gonna grab, you wanna make sure you get that done before you install it because you won't be able to reach it afterwards. Once you've done that, go ahead and line your rotor up. And then, since we did remove those clips, a trick I like to use is just grab a lug nut and spin it on, just to make sure this doesn't come off while you're fitting the bracket, just for safety. All right. Line up your bracket over top of the rotor using your factory hardware, and thread it back in. Now, using your 18-millimeter socket, let's tighten these down.All right. Now, we can install the brake pads. Now, like we said with the front, they've included grease and you're gonna wanna grease the edges of the pad or in this opening here so they can float freely. You may also want a little bit of grease on the back of the brake pad where it contacts the piston, just to cut down on noise. Once you've done that, grab your brake pads and line them up and install them. Make sure they sit flush against the rotor. Grab your caliper and set your tool in there. You can also use a C-clamp if you don't have one of these. And then just compress it in until you have enough space to clear the brake pads. Line up your caliper over top of the pads. Grab the factory hardware and thread it into the sliders. Grab your 13-millimeter socket and 21-millimeter wrench, hold that slider down and tighten down your bolts.So that's gonna do it for the review and install of our Power Stop Kit. Remember for all things Silverado, keep it at americantrucks.com.
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Features, Description, Specs & Installation
Ideal for Daily Driving. If you drive daily and want to improve the braking power in your Chevy Silverado 1500, then the Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Rotor and Pad Kit – Front and Rear is perfect for your truck. Take to the road in confidence knowing that these innovative brakes and rotors will not let you down.
Drilled and Slotted. Power Stop uses durable carbon-fiber to make these ceramic brakes. They were engineered to be dust-free and noise-free. You won’t have to deal with brake dust or annoying and noisy brakes. The slotted and drilled rotors are made with G3000 casting. The silver zinc dichromate plating ensures corrosion-resistance.
Quick and Easy Installation. This kit was designed to have a basic installation process. You will not need to make modifications to the rotor. A comprehensive installation manual is available on the Power Stop website.
Backed by a 3 Year/36,000-Mile Limited Warranty. The Power Stop Brake Rotor and Pad Kit is covered by a 3 Year/36,000-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.
Application. The Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Rotor and Pad Kit – Front and Rear is designed to fit all 2014-2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 models. This kit comes with the option to purchase rust-resistant red powder coated calipers.
Fitment: 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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