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Hey guys, I was looking into upgrading the brakes for my 2016 Trailhawk. I wanted to get new rotors and calipers as well (partly for performance and durability reasons, but also because I love the look of slotted rotors and red calipers), and I've seen people in this group discuss the Power Stop rotors, but never the calipers. I'm curious if any of you guys have done this, and what your experience with them has been like.

This is the set I was looking at Power Stop Z36 Extreme Performance Truck And Tow 1-click Brake Kits With Calipers | Free Shipping To Canada And Usa
 

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Hey guys, I was looking into upgrading the brakes for my 2016 Trailhawk. I wanted to get new rotors and calipers as well (partly for performance and durability reasons, but also because I love the look of slotted rotors and red calipers), and I've seen people in this group discuss the Power Stop rotors, but never the calipers. I'm curious if any of you guys have done this, and what your experience with them has been like.

This is the set I was looking at Power Stop Z36 Extreme Performance Truck And Tow 1-click Brake Kits With Calipers | Free Shipping To Canada And Usa
You won’t find the rear calipers in powder coating. If your dead set on it. You’ll have to get it done by a powder coat shop or do it yourself.
 

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I have had very mixed results with their products.. they were the worst pads and rotors I used out of 4 sets on a 2013 outback for example.

Pads super dusty and didnt fit the application well had to grind the pad ears for fit.
 

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I don't see a problem with the OEM brakes. They are completely sufficient, and efficient. Out of any possible deficiencies on our Cherokees, the brakes aren't one of them...😎
 

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I run the PowerStop Z36 kit on my F150 and must say it was the best $450 I spent on that truck. Would highly recommend PowerStop. However, that is on a heavy 4x4 truck. Not sure about PowerStop on the KL platform. Definitely don't need the Z36 kit.

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Dang those are expensive, seems like OEM is the way to go, seeing as mine are rusty and ugly af I need to spend my budget on that soon , do y’all think it’s worth doing myself or paying more for a mechanic to do that


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If you know how to do brakes, it's pretty easy. Just make sure you go into the Uconnect settings and release the calipers first, and disable the electric parking brake. If you try and go old school with a C clamp, you'll likely have a bad day...😎

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Also get the new caliper bolts, they're not reusable...😎
 
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