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Summary
  • The PowerStop front and rear rotor (Geomet-coated) and brake pad kit fit like the original, and they work and look great.
  • If you’re a DIYer, you shouldn’t have any problem installing the kit yourself. The rubber inserts for the caliper bolts are a little tough to switch, but that’s the only challenging part of the job.
  • The kit is about $50 less expensive than similar products in the reviewer’s local parts store. That’s not even for the better coated rotors, which cost more.

Key Information

Why You May Need a PowerStop Front and Rear Rotor and Brake Pad Kit

We had a brake pulse (steering wheel shake) when stopping (front) and some noise in the rear. The car needed the rotors machined or replaced along with new pads. I went with replacement.

new powerstop front and rear ceramic brake pad kit
A new PowerStop Front and Rear Genuine Geomet Coated Rotor and Low-Dust Ceramic Brake Pad Kit ordered from CarParts.com | Image Source: Erik Hasenei

Product Review

PowerStop Front and Rear Rotor and Brake Pad Kit

This DIY-friendly kit looks great, fits like the original, and gets rid of brake pulsing, while being $50 less expensive than similar products on local parts stores, depending on your location.

Price may change from the time the review is published. This product is also available from other stores.

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  • This is an unbiased review. The product reviewer agreed with CarParts.com to provide a completely unbiased review of the product. The reviewer did not receive any monetary compensation for this review.
  • The product reviewer is an expert in their field. CarParts.com strives to provide quality product reviews that look at key aspects customers care about. To achieve this goal, we work with professional mechanics and automotive enthusiasts experienced in DIY auto repair and maintenance who have high standards when it comes to performance, durability, ease of installation, and pricing among other things.
  • You’re seeing actual photos and videos of products ordered from CarParts.com. The products sent to the reviewer were not pre-selected to choose the best of their kind. The products were ordered and shipped to the reviewer the same way for most customers.

Initial Observations

The brakes and rotors came in great condition and looked great. I like the option of the coated rotors, so that’s what I went with.

The Fit

I matched up everything before installing and they are correct. Installation went well and everything fit like the original.

Installation

Installation was easy. It’s a typical brake job and it didn’t take too long. If you’re a do-it-yourself person you shouldn’t have any problem. On this model (2004 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 6 Cyl 3.8L), there are rubber inserts for the caliper bolts to go into, and they came with the kit. Those are a little tough to switch, but that’s just because of the way they are, not because of the parts.

Performance and Overall Quality

new powerstop coated rotors that came with the kit
New PowerStop coated rotors that came with the kit | Image Source: Erik Hasenei

After the installation, the test drive went great and it took care of the pulsing and noise.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Fit like the original, and they work and look great. 
  • Excellent price for the kit. For this vehicle, it was about $50 cheaper than the local parts store, and that’s not even for the better coated rotors that would cost more.

Cons

  • None

The Verdict

In conclusion, brakes look great, fit like the originals and they worked great on the test drive. Definitely recommend buying this kit for your vehicle.

Final Rating: 5 out of 5

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About The Author
Written By Product Reviewer at CarParts.com

Erik Hasenei is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician. He went to Arizona Automotive Institute (AAI) in 1994 and received an associates degree in Automotive/Diesel, then later a diploma in Autotronics (electrical auto repair). He worked for 9 1/2 years at a Lincoln Mercury dealership, then went to independent repair shops for 19 years. He has started a mobile auto repair business. Erik also has an auto repair YouTube channel with 1.28k subscribers.

Any information provided on this Website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace consultation with a professional mechanic. The accuracy and timeliness of the information may change from the time of publication.

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