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POWER STOP K8165 Specifications
Friction Material CompositionCarbon Fiber Ceramic
Pad Shims IncludedYes
Rotor Surface TypeDrilled & Slotted
Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Upgrade Kit
Forget standard, off-the-shelf parts. Power Stop's Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Upgrade Kit comes with everything you need, from pads, rotors, and premium stainless steel hardware for an easy, bolt-on stopping power upgrade for your daily-driver. Along with increased braking power, the Carbon-Fiber Ceramic brake pads feature a dust and noise-free formula to keep those wheels looking great while you enjoy a quiet ride. The pads combine with Drilled, Slotted, & Zinc-Plated rotors that ensure a cool, smooth ride that protects against rust and corrosion. Give your daily-driver the easy performance upgrade it deserves with the Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Upgrade Kit.

Features & Benefits:
  • Carbon-Fiber reinforced ceramic brake pad formula provides superior, fade-free braking power and cleaner wheels
  • Precision drill holes allow for maximum rotor cooling, keeping your brake temperatures down during extreme conditions
  • Rounded rotor slots wipe away gas and debris, keeping a clean pad contact patch for safe, smooth braking
  • Silver Zinc rotor plating for long lasting protection from rust and corrosion with a killer look behind open wheels
  • Premium stainless steel hardware and pin bushings included where applicable for problem-free installation

Which Power Stop Kit Is Right For Me?

Kit Type Recommended For Performance Level Pad Material Shim Material Rotor Type
Stock Replacement
Drivers looking for an OE replacement Standard Ceramic Dual Layer Rubberized Smooth Uncoated
Evolution Coated
Drivers seeking an OE replacement with additional protection against rust related performance issues Standard Ceramic Dual Layer Rubberized Smooth Coated
Z23 Evolution Sport
Drivers looking for a performance upgrade for their daily driver High Carbon-Fiber Ceramic Dual Layer Rubberized Drilled & Slottted
Z26 Street Warrior
High-Horsepower Muscle Cars and vehicles with increased power output modifications Extreme Carbon-Fiber Ceramic Stainless Steel Drilled & Slotted
Z36 Truck & Tow
Trucks and SUVs used for towing and hauling, or modified trucks with lifted suspension and/or larger tire/wheel upgrades Extreme Carbon-Fiber Ceramic Stainless Steel Drilled & Slotted

Installation Tips
  • Always work on one side of the vehicle at a time. For front brakes, turn the steering wheel to the side you are working on to increase access to the caliper bolts
  • Suspend the caliper from the suspension using a Caliper Hanger to prevent damage to the brake hose
  • Before installing the rotor, clean the hub face with a Wire Brush to remove rust buildup and apply Copper Anti Seize to prevent future buildup. Rust or debris on the hub can cause rotor runout and lead to wheel vibration
  • Apply brake lube to caliper pins, clips, the edges of the brake pad mounting tabs, and the back side of the brake pads to ensure noise free braking. DO NOT apply lube to the friction side of the brake pads
  • Use a Caliper Piston Compressor to retract the caliper piston(s) and make room for the new, thicker brake pads
  • Open the master cylinder reservoir during piston compression to prevent pressure buildup. Keep an eye on the brake fluid level to ensure it does not overflow
  • After the job is complete, pump the brake pedal several times to push the caliper piston back up against the pads to ensure proper brake function


Product Highlight: Z23 Evolution Sport Upgrade Brake Kit

Additional Information: Z23 Evolution Sport Upgrade Brake Kit

How To Install A New Set of Brake Pads & Rotors

How To Apply Brake Lube

How To Prepare the Wheel Hub When Installing a Rotor
Components that come in this kit Quantity
POWER STOP [Brake Pad] Z23 Evolution Sport; Carbon Fiber-Ceramic; Includes Hardware Info
Front; Sport; Touring
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POWER STOP [Rotor] Extreme Performance Drilled and Slotted Rotor; Left Info
POWER STOP [Rotor] Extreme Performance Drilled and Slotted; Right Info

Attention California Customers - WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium (Hexavalent compounds), Antimony Trioxide, Lead, Nickel, Cobalt and Carbon (Black), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Arsenic, Cadmium and Chromium (Hexavalent compounds) which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

Warranty Information:
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
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