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Hey, guys. It's Sarah with americanmuscle.com. And today, we have a review and install of the Power Stop OE Replacement Brake Pad and Rotor Kit for the front and the rear fitting your '99 to '04 Mustang, GT, or V6. This kit is perfect for the Mustang owner who's looking to replace their pads and rotors all around and wants a budget-friendly OE replacement kit. This kit was designed as an OE replacement for your front and rear pads and rotors so they will look similar to your OE construction and are ideal for the daily driver. The rotors in this kit are constructed from cast iron and the pads feature a ceramic compound to cut down on dust and noise. So, as far as price goes, this kit comes in at around $175 for the pads and rotors in the front and the rear making it a budget-friendly way to replace your pads and rotors all around. I'm giving this install a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It features direct balled-up installation and can be done within two hours.So, with that said, let's jump into our install. For this install, you'll need an impact gun or a ratchet 13, 15, and 16-millimeter wrenches, 12, 13, and 15-millimeter sockets. You may also want a swivel extension, a flathead screwdriver, a caliper hanger tool, a tool to twist in the rear caliper, and a tool to push in the front caliber. All right. So, the first step in our install is to grab a 12-millimeter socket and remove the two bolts that hold on our caliper. All right. So, grab your 12-millimeter socket, you also need a 16-millimeter wrench to hold the slider. Now, the slider may look round, but it has two open sides on it that will hold a wrench in place so that you can remove this bolt. Right now, we can rock the caliper lose. And once you have it lose, grab a hanger tool, or you can use a bungee cord if you don't have one and hang it out of the way. All right. Now you can grab a 15-millimeter socket and you may also want to swivel and remove the bolts holding on your caliper bracket. Go ahead and remove the bracket off your car.All right. Now, you can grab your rotor and wiggle it loose. If for some reason it does not want to come loose, you can hit it right in the back here where the caliper used to be. All right. Now that we have our factory pads and rotors uninstalled from our Mustang, we can check them out side by side with our Power Stop kit. Now, if you're thinking these look similar, that's because they are, Power Stop designed this to be their OE replacement kit. So, they feature the components as OEM, but obviously a nice upgrade over your worn out pads and rotors. Now, if you're looking for more of a performance option, Power Stop offers several options as well for your Mustang. All right. Now, we can remove the brake pads from our caliper bracket, just grab the pad and slide it out. Now, we can also replace these clips as well. The Power Stop kit includes two new ones, so we're going to pry these off just with a flathead or you can do them by hand. You also might want to take a look in here, clean it up with a wire brush a little bit, especially if there's buildup.All right. Now, we can install the new clips that hold in the brake pads. Make sure they're clipping into place fully and they're nice and flush against the surface so the brake pads can sit in there properly. Now, for your purpose, you're going to want to put a little bit of brake grease in each of these just so that the pad can slide back and forth nicely. It also doesn't hurt to put a little bit on the back of each pad just to cut down on noise. Since this is just for demonstration, we're going to skip that step. All right. Just go ahead and slide the pads in. These ridges are going to be towards the bottom so they line up with the brackets pretty nicely. All right. Now, we can finish up our install. All right. Now, we can install the rotor. You will want to spray this front and back with a little brake clean just to remove the oils that come on it from the factory. Go ahead and slide it over top of your studs. And I like to put a lug nut in place just to keep it from falling off while we finish up our install. All right. Now, you can install your bracket over top of the rotor and install your factory hardware. Grab your 15-millimeter socket and tighten these down.All right. Now, we can grab our caliper tool and press in the pistons on our caliper. We're using a caliper tool here, it definitely makes it a lot easier. You can't get your hands on one a C-clamp will work in a pinch, but this guy makes it a whole lot easier. We'll just push them in enough to clear the new brake pads, which are definitely a lot fatter than the factory. All right. Once you've pushed the pistons in enough to clear the new brake pads, slide your caliper over top, make sure that you're pushing in your sliders so they don't get hung up on that. Grab the factory hardware and thread it in. Grab your 16-millimeter wrench and 12-millimeter socket and tighten this down. All right. So, the first step in the installs for the rears is to grab a 13-millimeter socket and remove the bolts that are at the back of the caliper. All right. So, for the top one, we're using our ratchet and a 13-millimeter socket. The bottom one is a little bit harder to get to because of this coil here. So, we're using a 13-millimeter ratcheting wrench. Go ahead and wiggle the caliper loose. And once it's off, make sure you hang it out of the way so there's no tension on the brake line. All right. So, we have our caliper hanging a little lower than usual, but there's no tension on the brake line. So, that is fine and it gives us access to these last two bolts. I'm grabbing a 15-millimeter socket and a ratchet for this top one. Let's go ahead and get that off.The bottom one is a little bit harder to get to. So, we're using a 15-millimeter ratcheting wrench. And then remove the bracket. At this point, you can wiggle your rotor loose. If it doesn't want to come loose, you can hit it right here where the caliper was at the back with a rubber mallet until you can wiggle it off. All right. Now, we can remove our brake pads from the caliper or bracket, just go ahead and slide them out. You can leave these pins on there because we have new ones for our new brake pads. Take a look at this section here. You may want to clean it up a little bit with a wire brush if anything looks like it has buildup on there so the new clips can sit down properly. Now, we can install the clips on the new brake pads, grab that clip and just slide it over the top of the pad like this. One on each side. And then we can slide it into the bracket. The clips are newer, so they may be a little tighter than the factory so it may take a little finagling to get them in place. Repeat that on the front pad. Make sure that the clips are going on in this orientation here. Right now, we can install the pad. All right.It may help to slide them in and then twist them into place. Again, just keep in mind it's because these new clips are pretty tight. Now, we can get it installed on our car. All right. At this point, we can install our new rotor. So, just like the front, you want to spray this front and back with a little bit of brake cleaner to clean off the factory oils. They just put that on there for shipping so that they show up to you nice and shiny. They don't want oil on your rotor while you're operating your car. Go ahead and throw a lug nut on there for safety while we finish up our install. Grab the bracket with your new pads and slide it over top of the rotor, install the factory hardware, then grab a 15-millimeter socket and tighten them down. And we're using a 15-millimeter ratcheting wrench for the bottom one.All right. Now, for the rear caliper, we need to twist in the piston in order to clear the brake pads. It's a little different from the front that pushes in, so we're going to need a specialized tool that grabs the piston and turns it in. Go ahead and line it up in your caliper, make sure you're lined up well with the tabs on the piston because you will damage it if you're not. We're going to be turning this clockwise to turn it in. You can lock this tool with a wrench as well if you can't get it well enough by hand. And then we're just going to be turning this bottom part to twist it in. That's pretty difficult to turn. Now, if you like, you can put a wrench on the end if you're having trouble turning it, just to be able to get some more leverage on there. Just go nice and slow because as you turn in the piston, you may have to reset this part to keep some tension between the plate and the part that's actually turning in. Now that you've turned in the piston on your caliper enough, go ahead and install it over top of your brake pads. Make sure to press in your slider, so the caliper is not hanging up on those. There is a flat part of the slider that has to line up with the inside of the caliper. Reinstall your bolts and keep in mind that these brake pads have new pins on the top of them that spring the caliper away, so you may need to press the caliper in or to get these bolts threaded. Once the bolts are in, grab a 13-millimeter socket and tighten down the top bolt. And a 13-millimeter ratcheting wrench and tighten down the bottom one.And then that's going to do it for the review and install this brake pad and rotor kit. And remember for all things Mustang, keep it at americanmuscle.com.
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Affordable Braking Power. Need to replace your stock brake pads and rotors but don't want to break the bank doing it? The Power Stop OE Replacement Brake Rotor & Pad Kit is a fantastic choice. Using Power Stop's world-class engineering and industry-leading manufacturing procedures, they're able to offer you the same or better performance than your factory pads and rotors, but at a much more affordable price.
G3000 Casting. Formulated with the G3000 cast iron specification, the Autospecialty OE Replacement Brake rotors included in the Power Stop OE Replacement Brake Rotor & Pad Kit give you reliable performance, incredible stability and great durability. What's more, every rotor is 100 percent mill balanced to cut down on the feedback that's often a result of rotor vibration.
Non-Directional Rotor Design. After casting these Autospecialty OE Replacement Brake rotors, Power Stop sands each rotor to create a non-directional surface. It may seem like a small step, but it can mean all the difference when it comes to consistent braking.
Ceramic Brake Pads. Many OE replacement pads go with the cheapest option like organic or semi-metallic materials. But the Power Stop OE Replacement Brake Rotor & Pad Kit includes the company's legendary Evolution ceramic brake pads for a longer lifespan, consistent performance in a wide range of temps, less dust and much quieter operation.
Less Dust, Less Noise. The ceramic pads in the OE Replacement Brake Rotor & Pad Kit offer many advantages, but some of the biggest relate to dust and noise production. Ceramic produces a finer, lighter dust that doesn't stick to your wheels and they emit noise that's above the range of human hearing, so they offer a quiet ride.
Direct-Fit Installation. The Power Stop OE Replacement Brake Rotor & Pad Kit is designed as a direct-fit replacement for stock pads and rotors. That makes your installation as simple as possible. In fact, you should have them mounting in just a few hours.
Full Front and Rear Kit. This OE Replacement Brake Rotor & Pad Kit includes everything you need to upgrade your Mustang's braking in the front, including (2) Front Rotors, (2) Pairs of Front Brake Pads, (2) Rear Rotors, (2) Pairs of Rear Brake Pads, (1) bottle of high-temperature brake lubricant and (1) stainless steel hardware kit.
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. The Power Stop OE Replacement Brake Rotor & Pad Kit will fit all 1999-2004 GT and V6 Mustangs.Here is information on PowerStop's Break-In Procedure.
Fitment: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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