brake pad options PowerStop Track Day Brake Pads z16 z17 z23 z26 z36

What Are The Different PowerStop Brake Pad Options?


Z16     Clean Ride Ceramic Pads with dual rubber backed shims

z16 evolution brake pads

PowerStop Z16 Evolution Clean Ride Ceramic brake pads are engineered for noise-free braking with dual rubber backed shims that offer 6 times more noise reduction than plain steel shims. The pad surfaces are thermal scorched for fast break-in. Evolution pads feature a true ceramic formula that keeps wheels cleaner and won’t wear-out the rotors.

Z17     Clean Ride Ceramic Pads with dual rubber backed shims & hardware

Z17 Evolution

The Z17 Evolution Plus product line combines our performance proven Z16 Evolution Ceramic pads with application specific brake hardware kits. Each hardware kit will include stainless steel abutment clips, anti-rattle hardware clips, piston clips or bushings and sleeves as required for installation.

Z23     Evolution Sport Carbon Fiber Infused Ceramic Pads with hardware

Z23 evolution sport brake pads

The best brake pads for Daily Drivers

Dual rubber backed shims

For the enthusiast that wants to get the most out of their vehicle without sacrificing everyday drivability, we offer Carbon Fiber-Ceramic Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Pads. These pads resist fade at much higher temperatures than OEM pads. A premium stainless steel hardware kit and bin bushings are included where applicable. Ceramic brake lubricant is included in every brake pad kit.

Z26     Extreme Performance Carbon-Ceramic pads with hardware

Z26 Extreme Sport brake pads

The best brake pads for High Horsepower vehicles and/or Big Wheel Upgrades 

Premium Stainless Steel shims

PowerStop Z26 Extreme Street Performance brake pad kit are designed for your muscle cars. It is made for high performance street drivers who demand shorter stops under the most demanding conditions. They are dust free, noise-free, and give you increased braking power without sacrificing everyday drivability. If you need a fast, noise and dust-free solution, then you need the PowerStop’s Z26 Street Warrior brake pad kit!

Z36     Severe Duty Carbon Fiber Infused Ceramic Truck & Tow pads with hardware

Z36 Extreme Truck & Tow brake pads

The best brake pads for Trucks and SUV’s with higher gross vehicle weights 

Premium Stainless Steel shims

If you have a truck or 4×4 that tows, hauls extra weight, or drives through mountainous terrain, you need the extra stopping power of Z36 Extreme Truck & Tow pads. PowerStop Z36 Carbon Fiber Infused Ceramic brake pads are made for trucks and SUV’s with higher gross vehicle weights. The extreme pad bite offers superior performance to avoid high temperature brake fade. Z36 compound is a quiet and low dust formula that features a coefficient of friction 17% higher than OE pads.

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