(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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PowerStop Evolution Cross-Drilled and Slotted Rotors; Front Pair (05-10 Mustang GT; 11-14 Mustang V6)
PowerStop Z23 Evolution Sport Carbon-Fiber Ceramic Brake Pads; Front Pair (05-10 Mustang GT, V6)
PowerStop Z23 Evolution Sport Carbon-Fiber Ceramic Brake Pads; Rear Pair (05-10 Mustang)
Justin: If you're looking for an affordable rear brake upgrade for your '05 to '14 Mustang at home that will also look very good behind your favorite set of wheels, well, then you have to check out the PowerStop Evolution Drilled & Slotted Rotors that we have here today. Now, this set of rear rotors will feature the G3000 iron castings along with that silver zinc coating all for right around the mid-$100 price point. Install, at least according to the site, is gonna get a soft two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and take a couple of hours or so to complete from start to finish as we'll show you later in the video.So, if you guys didn't know, PowerStop is a very popular option here on the site, as they offer a wide variety of very affordable braking components for Mustang owners across the board. Now, I really like PowerStop because they give owners a ton of different options, depending on what you're building your car for or what you use your car for. Now, for instance, they offer complete turnkey kits like the OE Replacement Kit, Z23 or Z26 kits that will include pads, rotors, and, even in some cases, calipers, depending on how deep you wanna go with your refresh.Now, on the other hand, they offer individual components, such as these rear rotors, for owners who would rather just kinda piece together their own system or components. Now, the rears that we do have here, again, I think are gonna be an awesome choice because maybe you've already upgraded your front stuff to an aftermarket big brake kit and now you just need something to match the fronts with the rears. Well, these options from PowerStop, the drilled and slotted Evolutions are certainly gonna be a very attractive option at a very affordable price point.But let's dive a little bit deeper with the PowerStop rotors. Again, the Evolutions are gonna start off as a G3000 grade cast iron blank. And, from there, the rotors get that slotted and drilled treatment, and that's done using precision machine rounded slots and beveled holes. And then the entire package is finished off with a durable silver zinc plating. Now, that silver zinc plating or coating is there to help prevent or reduce any rust or corrosion, mainly on your non-friction surfaces.Now, long story short here, guys, the idea behind that slotted and drilled treatment is to help reduce brake temperatures over a period of time, especially when compared to a solid rotor. Now, in some cases, PowerStop claims up to 180 degrees cooler which is huge, right. That will definitely help reduce brake fade and ultimately make for a more consistent braking performance. But, aside from any cooling benefits, those slots and holes are gonna help remove any excess brake dust, debris, or moisture, keeping not only the rotor surface nice and clean but also that pad as well and, again, make for a more effective stopping power.Now, it is worth pointing out, guys, that every PowerStop rotor is looked over, it is mill balanced first, before being shipped out to the owner. And that's just there to help ensure that you're not going to run into any noise or vibration issues when hittin' those brakes for the first time. And, hey, if you do happen to encounter any issues, PowerStop does have your back with their limited 90-day or 3,000-mile warranty.But now we wanna shift gears and talk about the install, and, again, guys, site's gonna call this a middle-of-the-road two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Maybe a couple of hours to complete from start to finish, probably a little less than that. But, regardless, to give you a better idea of what you're in for in the garage or driveway, feel free to check our detailed walkthrough and tool breakdown now.Man: Tools used for this installation: a hammer, 3/8ths drive ratchet, and 15-millimeter socket. So the first thing we're gonna do with our uninstall is we're gonna remove our caliper and our bracket. I'm gonna remove 'em both at the same time. If you want to, you could remove the caliper first, then remove the bracket later. But, for this uninstall, I'm gonna take and use my 15-millimeter, and I'm gonna take both bolts off the back here and remove the caliper and the bracket as 1 piece. That way, we can pull our rotor right off.So, now, I'm gonna take my 15-millimeter or my 3/8ths ratchet, and I'm gonna loosen up these 2 bolts, one down here and one here. That way, I can remove my whole caliper bracket and caliper at the same time. Now, we got one. Now, we're gonna go down and do the other one. And that's the second one. Now that we have those two off, wanna slide the caliper and bracket assembly off the rotor...like that. I'm just gonna let it hang out of the way. Now, we'll be able to remove our rotor.So now that we got our caliper and assembly off, we're left with our rotor here. Now, sometimes, if you've never had your rotor off, you're gonna find some clips on the back of these studs right around in here that hold them on. The factory puts them on to keep the rotor on. Ours have been off a bunch of times, so now what I'm gonna do is take my hammer, I'm gonna give it a good smack right here or right here, and it should free the rotor up from the axle itself. Now I should be able to pull the rotor off.And, at this point, you're gonna wanna clean this surface. Make sure there's not a lot of debris, not a lot of rust, any kind of scale. That way, you'll guarantee good fitment for a new rotor. It'll sit up here flush, and we won't have no wobbling or no kind of shimmy when you're driving down the road. So now that we have our flange here clean, we're gonna install our new rotor. These rotors are marked "Driver Side," "Passenger Side." Just make sure, when you're puttin' them on, you do see that. So what I'm gonna do now is take this rotor, slide it on over top of our studs, and then we'll reinstall our caliper. Now, once that's in place, next we'll install our caliper and our caliper bracket.So now that we have our rotor in place, I'm gonna reinstall our caliper and bracket assembly. I'm just gonna go and take it, slide it on. Now, if your rotors were cut previously, you might have to move your caliper back and open it up so that the pads fit. On this one here, ours are pretty much stock, so everything fits. I'm gonna start our two 15-millimeter bolts. Once I get them started, take my 15-millimeter and my 3/8ths ratchet and tighten these up. Now, you're gonna wanna torque these bolts to manufacturer specs, and then you're gonna wanna repeat this same procedure on the other side.That wraps up this review and install of our PowerStop Evolution Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rear Rotors for '05 to '14 Mustangs, excluding '13 to '14 GT500s. Thanks for watchin', and for all things Mustang keep it right here at americanmuscle.com.
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Will not fit on front. Not compatible with 13-14 GT500 Mustangs