(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Hey guys, it's Sara with americanmuscle.com, and today we have a review and install of the Power Stop OE Replacement Brake Rotor and Pad Kit for the front and the rear, fitting your '09 and newer GT, R/T, T/A and 2011 a newer SE and SXT Challenger models. This kit is perfect for the Challenger owner who's looking to replace their pads and rotors all around and wants a budget-friendly OE replacement option. This kit was designed as an OE replacement for your pads and rotors in the front and the rear of your Challenger. So, they're similar to OE construction and are ideal for your daily driver. The rotors are constructed from cast iron and the pads feature a ceramic compound for minimal dust and noise. So, as far as price goes, this kit comes in at around $225 for the complete front and rear pads and rotors, making them a budget-friendly way to replace your pads and rotors all around. I'm giving this installed two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It features a direct bolt-up installation that can be done within two hours. So, with that said, let's jump into our install.For this install, you will need an impact gun or ratchet, 21-millimeter, 18-millimeter, 15-millimeter, and 13-millimeter sockets, 10-millimeter, and 18-millimeter wrenches, a caliper hanger tool, a flathead, a rubber mallet and a caliper tool. All right, so the first step in our install, we're starting at the front, is to grab a 13-millimeter socket and remove the two bolts at the back of the caliper. All right, grabbing your 13-millimeter socket you also need an 18-millimeter wrench to hold the slider still, go ahead and remove the bolts from the back of the caliper. All right, once the bolts are out of the caliper, go ahead and wiggle it loose. Grab a caliper hanger tool or a bungee cord if you don't have one and hang it out of the way. The goal here is to just keep the tension off the brake line. All right, so the next step is optional. I'm gonna remove this 10-millimeter bolt that's holding on our ABS line and our brake line just to give myself a little more room to access this caliper bracket bolt. Grab a 10-millimeter socket or ratcheting wrench and remove it. All right, now we can get a socket on this top one, we're using a 21, go ahead and remove the bolts. All right, and since we have more access to this lower bolt we're using a 21-millimeter socket with a swivel to remove it. All right, now we can remove the bracket off of our car. All right, so the rotor on our car is loose and we can wiggle it off. If yours is not, you can grab a rubber mallet and hit right back here where the caliper was, flip it, keep hitting it with a rubber mallet and it should come loose.All right, so now that we have our factory pads and rotors uninstalled from our car, we can check them out side by side with their Power Stop kit. Now, if you're thinking these looks similar, that's because they are. This Power Stop kit was designed as an OE replacement for your factory. So, it's gonna feature similar construction but obviously, be an upgrade over the worn-out OEM parts. Also includes these clips to replace the worn-out factory ones which is a nice upgrade as well. Now, if an OE replacement is not quite your speed Power Stop does offer some performance replacements as well. Either way, let's finish up our install.All right at this point, we can remove the pads from the caliper bracket, just slide them out. So, if you can't clear the small tab that's on the outside of each one of these, you can use a flathead and just press the tab down so you can get the brake pad out. Next up, we're gonna remove the clips because they did come with new ones. So, we're gonna transfer them over either by hand or with a flathead screwdriver, just wiggle them loose. And just take a look at this area right here. If it needs to, clean it up with a wire brush, then we can install the new clips. With the small straight tab to the top, the larger two tabs towards the bottom, just clip them into place. Now we can go ahead and install our brake pads into the clips. Make sure that your clip is seated all the way in the bracket otherwise the pads will not line up nicely. All right, now we can get this installed on the Challenger.All right, so now we can get our rotor installed. Now, before you do this, make sure you spray front and back with a little Brakleen just to remove the oils that come on here from the factory. Then you can go ahead and line up the studs. And I like to install a lug nut just for added safety, while we finish up our install. All right now we can install the caliper bracket with your pads over top of the rotor. Now, if I haven't already mentioned it, make sure you're putting a little grease in here where the pads slide back and forth in the clip and it doesn't hurt to put a little bit of grease on the back of each pad as well to help cut down on noise. Reinstall your factory bolts. Grab your 21-millimeter socket and tighten them down. All right, now we can reinstall the bolt that's holding on this little bracket that holds our brake line and ABS line. Grab a 10-millimeter socket or wrench and tighten this down. Grab your caliper off the hanger, then we have to press in the pistons on the caliper. We're gonna use this caliper tool, think it makes it a ton easier. If for some reason you don't have one you can use a C-clamp in a pinch. But if you can get your hands on one of these, think it makes it a whole lot easier. Just go ahead and gently press in each piston, we wanna try to get them flush to the caliper so that we can clear the fat new brake pads. All right, now that we've pushed them in adequately, go ahead and install the caliper overtop of the pads. Grab the two caliper bolts and reinstall them. Grab your 13-millimeter socket and 18-millimeter wrench, and tighten these down.All right, so for the rear, we're gonna start with a 15-millimeter socket and remove the two bolts holding on the back of our caliper. All right, so we're grabbing a 15-millimeter socket, we also need an 18-millimeter wrench to hold the slider still while we loosen it up. All right now we can remove the caliper off of our car. All right, next up was an 18-millimeter swivel socket, remove the two bolts that are holding on your caliper bracket. Then go ahead and remove the bracket off of the car. All right at this point we can grab the rotor and see if it will wiggle free. If it won't, we're gonna use a rubber mallet and just tap on the back here specifically where the caliper was, and hopefully, it will free up. Go ahead and wiggle it off.All right, now we can remove our brake pads from the caliper bracket. Go ahead and slide them out. Grab your flathead screwdriver, you can do this by hand and wiggle loose the clips that hold your brake pads. Just check out this area, same as the front, make sure that nothing could use a little wire brush, doesn't hurt to run it over there if there's any buildup, then install the new clips. Just go ahead and line up the tabs and then press them into place. Slide the brake pads in. And just like the front's you're gonna wanna grease inside of each clip so that the brake pad can move forward and back nicely. And also it doesn't hurt to put a little grease on the back to cut down on noise. All right. Once they've wiggled into place, we can go ahead and finish up our install.All right, now we can install our rotors. Now, just like the front, you wanna spray it front and back with some Brakeleen. Don't forget to get the inside here where the brake shoe is for the emergency brake, line it up overtop of the studs. Then, I'm throwing a lug nut here just like the front, just for a little added safety.All right, now we can install the bracket with our new pads overtop of the rotor, and reinstall the factory hardware. Grab your 18-millimeter swivel socket and tighten them down. All right now we can grab our caliper either off the hanger or from resting up top. We're just gonna push in the piston a bit, same as the front. So, the only difference here is I have a single piston tool where I had the dual piston tool up front. Go ahead and gently press in the piston. We're gonna install it overtop of the new brake pads. Reinstall the factory hardware. Grab your 15-millimeter socket and 18-millimeter wrench, and tighten it down.All right, so once you've completed the install on the front and the rear repeat that process on the other side. When you're all finished make sure you're pumping your brakes to seat the caliper to the new pads and make sure you have a nice stiff brake pedal before you drive anywhere. But that is gonna do it for the review and install of this brake kit. And remember for all things Challenger keep it at americanmuscle.com.
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Better Braking in an Instant. Enjoy superior braking and an enhanced driving experience with the Power Stop OE Replacement Brake Rotor and Pad Kit. This brake rotor and pad kit gives your Dodge Challenger more than improved braking performance. It significantly reduces the amount of noise generated when you hit the brakes, and also prevents dirt buildup by keeping dust generation to a minimum. Take advantage of the special poly-ceramic formula and rubberized shims for a safer and more peaceful drive, whether you’re on the road or on the track.
High-Quality Construction. Matching the OE-quality rotors in the Power Stop OE Replacement Brake Rotor and Pad Kit are the chamfered, slotted brake pads included in the set. Made from a high-quality carbon-ceramic compound, these brake pads are known to eliminate brake fade. This set also features a powder-coated backing plate for improved rust and corrosion protection, as well as noise insulation care of the aforementioned shims.
Made for a Direct Fit. This Power Stop OE Replacement Brake Rotor and Pad Kit was made for a straightforward installation. You’ll find that you won’t need to modify any of the kit’s components just to ensure that it fits your vehicle well.
Backed by a 90-Day/3,000-Mile Limited Warranty. The Power Stop Brake Rotor and Pad Kit is covered by a 90-day/3,000-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. This Power Stop OE Replacement Brake Rotor & Pad Kit was made for the 2009-2020 GT, R/T, T/A & 2011-2020 SE & SXT with Dual Piston Front Caliper Dodge Challenger Models.
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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