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In this video I bring you along as I "upgrade" Mrs.O's van with some of Rock Auto's Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport brake pads and rotors. Is it really an upgrade? Will it really help with the rotors constantly "warping?" Time will tell but for now let's put them on and see how it goes. -Enjoy!
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96 thoughts on “Front rear z23 evolution sport brake upgrade kit”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars theTIR3guy says:

    Had issues with the store brand also. I've been installing power stop for years on customer cars. Just the daily driver pad and buy nothing else now. We did do a kit on my brother's G35 they worked great warmed up but not cold in the morning. Swapped pads and was good.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Relent'Less615 says:

    I installed Baer Rotors w/Red Hawk Pads on my 2000 GMC 1 ton, they lasted for a long while b4 I noticed stress cracking around the cross drilled holes (I hauled a lot too) that brand is usually a good choice for a daily driver ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gerry Roberson says:

    Hey Eric, love the channel. I ran the Z23 PowerStop package on my 2005 Dodge Magnum R/T. I was experiencing the warping issues before swapping…never had the problem again. The ceramic pads were pretty good. Made in the USA ouside of Chicago. 10/10, will buy again.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Miller says:

    Wow, I couldn't believe that test drive…so much traffic, phew! Hard to find open roads like that in the Houston, TX area.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Byron Watkins says:

    If it works, I would try their break-in procedure with cheap brakes.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Moe Horowitz World says:

    Hi farmer

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Chestnut says:

    i run them on my 06 f150 with the mighty 5.4 3v…love them…i have noticed i have to clean the slots out every so often as dust builds up in them..dont know if that is normal for slotted rotors as this was my first time using them..but..they do stop quick and straight..i love them

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Renn says:

    I like the coveralls look but I still think you need to add the SMA kilt to your wardrobe, just like on the rotors, more airflow results in better cooling. Only downside is Mrs. O may get upset with the crowd of Avoca ladies hanging around outside the bay when you're working under a vehicle ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ann-Marie Newbound says:

    I see you didnโ€™t opt for the topless look with the new overalls, great video as always.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars george tissot says:

    It seems really strange to see Eric working on a set of "Normal rust free parts that are not being held together by rust.) Hope this works for Mrs. O.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CHRISTOPHER D HERMAN says:

    The latest procedure is stop 30 time from 30 to 5 mph. I'm satisfied with the Evolution brakes on 3 of my cars. Im in the Rust Belt here in Pittsburgh and it's hell on everything. Lol.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RL Batch says:

    I like the new coverallsโ€ฆ.looks sharp!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clark Boyer says:

    Check out the bibs! A whole new meaning to freedom of movement.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrLes Berg says:

    That wheel moved quite a bit when you torqued the nuts. You sure that isn't part of the issue?

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Walker says:

    I put them on the front of my 2012 Forester. Working great, no problems so far.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars empackman mueller says:

    Nice I use power stop rotors on my f150. I pull trailers , boat, and put gravel, bricks in bed and they work great. Ford rotors were always warping. I now put power stop on all my vehicles. Wife's highlander shakes when she puts on brakes, and I just put on pads 1 week ago. So next go round I'll put power stop on the highlander…excellent channel

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jazzfreek says:

    I put Akebono pads on last year and slotted anodized rotors all around. I freaked out after installing the fronts , then reading that the slots in the rotors are directional! Luckily i had put them on correctly. Break-in took about an hour, tons of stop & go heating them up. Hopefully anodized might help in WNY. Couldn't be happier with the whole setup. In my research Akebono pads are highly rated by a ton of people, but not available locally, had to search a bit.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dutch says:

    I work for a public transit agency and I can tell you from experience you made the right choice. My local parts houses wonโ€™t stock power stop so I order them online. My biggest brake offender is the ford transit 350. They will chew through rear brakes in 6k and ruin the rotors as well with the OEM as well as all the major brands. I ended up switching the entire fleet to the Z26 heavy truck/ambulance brakes and am now seeing 30k on a set of pads and the rotors are still true. A bonus is all the brake dust went away. I have to admit I take great delight in your fight with rust and corrosion as it makes my frustration on current projects seem petty. May you and your family have a great Independence Day

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron says:

    I wonder if she drives with one foot on the gas and one on the brake overheating the rotors. I tried a version of those rotors and they seemed to wear alot faster, I have had good luck with Wagner rotors and here's hoping they don't change there quality.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Josh Walty says:

    What is that place we saw while you were driving with all the cabooses? Cool!

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CUnit1981 says:

    I have Powerstop Z36 on my truck for over 2 years now and I love them. They are so far the only brakes I've had on my truck that haven't rusted so bad they need to be replaced and/or warped from braking while towing my camper. Can't wait to see what you think about them!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars P B says:

    ๐Ÿ‘for the 'overalls'..no more back pain

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny Compton says:

    I was going to upgrade my wifes Camaro up from with some of these. We don't really have a issue with warping, but was quoted 1500 for a brake job when I went in for a tire rotation the other day. So I figured for 300 I would just toss new pads in the rear and the slotted stuff up front. I have though about these for my truck as well. As the wiggle for hard breaking. I've heard of a few moving the slotted and drilled for the warping reason on the fronts. Please do up a follow up the results… .be interested to see if they make a difference for my wifes and my truck. My truck mostly since it has a warping issues.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jose torres says:

    observations the fans of the rotors will always go forward

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fred Williams says:

    With even OE now often chinesium, reviews are key. Not much out there on these. Please keep us updated on their performance.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Gallagher says:

    Is Mrs O a late braker?
    Approaches known corner, tells kids to hang on, spikes and trail brakes into the corner and powers out of said corner aiming for the next!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Bryant says:

    The PowerStop pads and rotors are the only thing I put on cars and trucks anymore. Have had great luck with them. The only problem I ever had is a couple of the calipers didn't have hardly any grease on the pins. I just double check everything now. These are fantastic on trucks that do heavy towing and hauling. They just hold up better then any other brand I've used.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars PuchMaxi says:

    Do you like the overalls Eric, does Mrs. O have a matching pair?

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 76 Ford Pinto says:

    I had the same problem. As it turns out I did it to myself. I would wash my truck every Friday after work (to impress the women I would ultimately never meet) I came down the " big hill" and pulled into the automatic wash. The rotors were well and truly hot when I went into the wash. Every couple of months the truck would shake and the rotors were warped.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lou Klein says:

    I have used the powerstop brakes on a 2010 Odyssey, 2006 accord, and our 2018 Odyssey.
    Overall, positive experience. However, I did not properly break in the geomet coated (non slotted and drilled) on the 18 oddy, and had significant brake judder within 3-4k miles. Thought I warped the rotors, and ordered a new set of rotors. After reading about the break in and friction material judder, I chose to resurface the rotors to try them again. There is a DIY shop near me, so I learned how to turn rotors and not throw out $100. Spent $30 to use the tool. I reinstalled the first set, ran the recommended break in procedure (slightly different than the one you did, but per their instructions), and all is well so far after 5k miles. We shall see how they do. Generally, we put 20k + miles/year on our family hauler.

    Side note: we have 92.5k miles on 18 Odyssey, and the suspension is crap. Replaced rear shocks with Monroe, but still feels crappy. Rear seems to sag compared to other vans. No aftermarket parts available. OEM springs on backorder. Any suggestions?

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark L says:

    Just spotted the overalls at the end! Ms. O get some too? I put some or those fancy rotor/pads on my 2500. Little better stopping. Mine were about half of what yours cost. Bout a year in still good. Don't remember brand just that they were cheaper than delco replacements. Thanks.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edward Haas says:

    Greetings Eric O, have used Power Stop brake kits on 3 different cars in the past. The first time I completed the brake job and pulled the car out of the garagr and drove around the block and OMG, It was horriable noises coming from the brakes, pulled back in garage and looked for what I hade done wrong! To my suprise all looked good so back out and preceded to do brake in of pads. MUCH TO MY SURPRISE ALL NOISES AND SHUDDERS DISAPPEARED. Great product, highly recommend and love your channel. keep up the great work.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dynamic Mobile Detailing & Audio says:

    I haven't had much luck with stoptech. I went hawk instead

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John b says:

    should of asked, could of given you a 5% discount code

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Douglas Cunningham says:

    Your overalls are too clean, the only missing bit is the beer belly. Great video as usual.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜Ž

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Texas says:

    Very informative video! Thanks Eric!

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bert Grau says:

    I put a similar kit on my 2001 Lincoln Town Car, and it definitely made a difference, the one thing I did notice, the more I use the car the better the brakes work. I changed mine 2 years ago. Personally I think they are worth the price. I also changed the brake fluid so maybe had an effect as well.

    If you get on the brakes hard, the anti lock system kicks in very quickly. I only changed the front brakes, I can get the Same brakes for the rear. I don't need them yet.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars S. J. says:

    Looking good in the farmer's jeans. Just add a pipe & hold onto the straps to complete the look! The break-in procedure is pretty standard, but it makes you wonder how long that transferred brake pad material will stay on the rotor?

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars harold Benton says:

    I know I used those on my now scrapped 2011 Caravan the first time I changed the brakes on it. Normally using Napa parts I got 2 years out of a set of pads and rotors. Out of the upgraded set I got 4 years out of them and this was with my wife that has a lead foot and stands on the brakes at the other end.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars eric lawhorn says:

    Hi Eric, I had the same problem with my dts cadi, when i bought it with about 36k miles on it had brake pulse, turned the rotors and it was fine till next brake job. about six months on the new brakes the brake pulse returned. I replace rotors same thing six months brake pulse returned, I turned the rotors and it has been fine now for about a year. don't scrap your rotors if the problem returns have your old rotors turned and give them a try

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Hagan says:

    Heck yea man! I put all new PowerStop on my 97 Chrysler t&c (caravan) and it solved all my brake problems. Did not solve any of its electrical issues tho ๐Ÿ˜‚

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Baruth says:

    Farmer Eric!

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edward Heck says:

    Rockin the coveralls, yeah!

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Black3ternity says:

    Rocking the Overalls. Nice. I clicked on the video and thought: "Wait – does youtube recommend videos from 5 years ago again?" becasue you look younger in them.
    Cheers!

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Guilbeau says:

    HI Eric, I put a complete set of the power stops on my 1998 jeep grand Cherokee about 2 years ago. they are great no complaints. when it's time for a brake job on my pickup truck i will put a set of power stop on it.