Review & Install Video
Hey, I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com with my detailed review and breakdown of the Power Stop Z23 Sport Brake Pad & Rotor Kit, fitting your 2012 through current 6-lug F-150. So this overview's gonna cover quite a few things here, like what you can expect in terms of construction and materials of this kit, what you should expect to be spending, an idea of what you're gonna be getting in terms of performance, and then, last but not least, what it's gonna take to get these on your truck. We're gonna be giving these a pretty easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about three hours to get these on.
So this kit's gonna appeal to the F-150 owner that's either doing a lot of towing and hauling or getting into it or if you're just looking to make a drastic improvement in your overall brake feel.
So right off the bat, this kit right here in front of me today is gonna be able to give your truck up to 20% more braking power, which I can absolutely attest to the F-150's braking system, being a little bit on the light side. I can't tell you how many times where I've needed to make an emergency stop and just didn't feel that extra bite there when I needed it. So coming out of a car, I can definitely attest to the fact that the brakes on the truck definitely leave a little bit left there on the table, and this is a modification that I would absolutely recommend to anyone that's looking to improve their brake feel as well as making you that much more safer on the road.
But performance aside here, one thing I definitely do wanna say is that your wheels are gonna be that much more noticeable as these drilled and slotted rotors are going to be sticking out like a sore thumb, essentially, which, in my opinion, is gonna give you a little bit more of a muscular look.
So taking a look at the construction and materials here, guys, we're gonna see right off the bat that these are obviously drilled, slotted, as well as vented, which I'm gonna hit on a little bit later. But these are gonna be manufactured from a G3000 steel casting as well as being finished in a zinc coating. Now, that's gonna be specifically so that you're not gonna see these rust or corrode over time.
So like I said previously about these being drilled and slotted, these are not only gonna look good, but they're there to make the heat dissipate that much more faster. So when you're on your brakes in extreme braking conditions, these are gonna heat up like you might see on a race track, but with the setup right here, it's gonna allow that heat to dissipate faster, which is, in turn, gonna give you better braking performance. So additionally, the slots in the rotors themselves are actually gonna help keep dirt as well as brake dust down, so you're not gonna be running back and forth to the car wash every day just to clean your wheels up.
So moving over to the front and the rear pads, these are gonna be Power Stop's Z23 Pads, which are gonna be comprised of a carbon fiber and ceramic construction, which is going to, again, give you up to 20% more braking power when paired with their drilled and slotted rotors. So manufactured using OE positive mold technology, the pads themselves are gonna feature an even friction distribution throughout the entire pad, which essentially means that they're going to wear evenly. So you're not gonna have to end up replacing one pad over another down the road. Additionally, they're made like this so that they can help keep the noise down under extreme braking conditions as well as just driving around town.
So in terms of pricing here, guys, you should expect to be spending right around 600 bucks for this complete kit, and in my opinion, it's definitely worth its weight in gold. As, if you're gonna run the same comparison to getting the rotors and pads swapped out of your dealership, you can probably guarantee that's gonna be quite a few dollars more than that. So again, for the money here, you're not only gonna be getting a very well-performing kit. It's gonna give you upwards of more of 20% improvement in braking power, but it's actually gonna look good behind your factory wheels as well.
So in terms of the installation here, just like I had said in the beginning of the video, you're gonna be looking at a pretty easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, but you should definitely expect to be wrenching on your rig for about one to three hours tops. So there's really not much to this job here, and any novice wrencher can definitely get away with doing this in their own garage. But it always helps to have a second set of hands around and maybe even preferably somebody that's done a brake job before on a truck.
So looking at the installation here, I'm gonna give you a basic idea of what you're gonna be doing, but it's not gonna be a step-by-step. So you're obviously gonna need to pull your wheels and tires off to access your brake assembly. Once you do that, you're gonna need to pull the entire thing. Now, that's gonna consist of your calipers, your pads, and your rotors. Now, while I know it's easier said than done, once they're off, you're gonna simply swap these back on.
Now, I do want you guys to know that, if you're gonna be getting into this braking kit or any other braking kit, you need to pay really close attention to the braking procedure, and with Power Stop, this is gonna literally be printed right on the box which the pads are gonna be coming out of. Again, a fairly easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about one to three hours out in the shop to get these onto your rig.
All right, so just to wrap things up here, some final thoughts, this is definitely a good option for any truck owner that is just not too satisfied with how their braking system is operating in stock form as well if you're gonna be doing any kind of towing or hauling. At the end of the day, you're gonna be getting a very good-looking kit behind your factory wheels, which is gonna help you brake up to 20% more effectively than you would with your factory setup.
So that's my review and breakdown of the Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Rotor & Pad Kit, fitting your 2012 through 2016 6-lug F-150, available right here at americanmuscle.com.
More Stopping Power.
Enhance the stopping power of your F-150 with a Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport Front and Rear Brake Kit. Power Stop makes upgrading your F-150s brakes easy by perfectly matching their Z23 Evolution Sport Ceramic Pads with their Evolution Cross-Drilled and Slotted Rotors together for improved stopping performance.Superior Rotor Construction.
Crafted from the finest G3000 grade cast iron blanks available on the market today, Power Stop Rotors feature precision machined rounded slots and beveled drilled holes. 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). Power Stop Evolution Rotors are then complete in a durable silver zinc plated finish to resist rust and corrosion. Evolution Cross-Drilled and Slotted.
Power Stop Evolution Cross-Drilled and Slotted Rotors offer dual benefits. The rounded slots are designed to quickly sweep away brake dust, moisture and debris. This keeps the contact patch of the rotor clean for better pad bite while the drilled holes will allow your brakes to run up to 180 degrees cooler to reduce brake fade.Vented Vane Design.
Power Stop Evolution Cross-Drilled and Slotted Rotors feature a traditional straight vane vent design. Vented rotors help expel hot gasses quicker to improve the overall heat dissipation of the rotor, which in turn increases your F-150's braking performance.Z23 Evolution Sport Ceramic Pads.
Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport Pads feature a premium carbon fiber/ceramic compound that has 20% more stopping power than any other leading brand. Engineered with outstanding thermal stability, these sport pads resist brake fade up to much higher temps than comparable OEM brake pads. Made using OE positive mold technology, Evolution Pads ensure a uniform friction density throughout the entire pad, which helps control noise and premature wear.Minimal Dust and Noise.
Z23 Sport Pads are 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 Z23 Evolution Brake Rotor and Pad Kit to be a direct fit replacement upgrade for your F-150's stock rotors 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 Evolution Brake Kit comes complete and includes (2) cross-drilled and slotted front rotors, (2) cross-drilled and slotted 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 F-150's original factory calipers.Limited Warranty.
Power Stop LLC warrants this product to be free from defects and poor workmanship for 3 years from the purchase date or 36,000 miles of use, whichever occurs first. This warranty does not apply to normal wear or damage caused by negligence, lack of maintenance, accident, abnormal operations, or improper installation or service. Subject to the terms and conditions, please see manufacturer's full warranty for details.Application.
This Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Rotor and Pad Combo Kit is specifically designed for use on 2009-2018 2WD and 4WD Ford F-150s equipped with a 6-lug bolt pattern.
- What's in the Box
- (2) Front Rotors
- (2) 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) 3 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Will it fit my F-150?
- 2.7L V6 EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17, 18
- 3.3L V6 - 18
- 3.5L V6 - 15, 16, 17
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost - 11, 15, 16, 17, 18
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Raptor - 17, 18
- 3.7L V6 - 11
- 4.6L V8 - 09, 10
- 5.0L V8 - 11, 15, 16, 17, 18
- 5.4L V8 - 09, 10
- 5.4L V8 Raptor - 10
- 6.2L V8 - 11
- 6.2L V8 Raptor - 10, 11
Fits 6 lug bolt pattern only.