Power Stop Brake Upgrade for the Dodge Ram - Install and Test Drive!

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[Music] how do you Jason here and today in the automatic garage I'm gonna be doing a long-overdue upgrade to the brakes on the Dodge Ram here I ordered the power stops e36 extreme pads rotors and red powder coat calipers for these things not only do they look amazing they're gonna offer that little bit of peace of mind and upgraded performance that I've been wanting for this thing now come on in I've got three of them done I'm gonna bring you in for the install it's a very straightforward install I ran into a few little snags I'm gonna show you back here what happened I ended up having to rebuild quite a bit of the hard line in the rear end of this truck just because of past modifications so those are done we're about to slap the last caliper on and pads and then we'll bleed the system and I thought since I've already shown you how to install this and this is fairly straightforward I'm gonna bring you in and show you how I was gonna how I'm gonna bleed this thing and that's kind of an interesting part of this process I have a little vacuum pump I'll show you how to do some solo and then you may end up still needing a second person but we're gonna give this strike come on in check this out I started on the rear brakes because I knew there was a bit of upkeep necessary back there first was to replace these Haggard flex lines the driver's side was actually kinked I then found both of the hard lines at these connected to needed repairs as well so I made new ones with the last bit of nickel copper tubing I had ordered for the Mustang brake system that aid up a few hours but the install looks good and I was now looking forward to getting started on the fronts so we're just gonna bust through the install of the caliper the rotors are very straightforward very straightforward thing you just pull the old caliper off and I just set that right here for now and that literally was just these two bolts right here and from the spindle here and I always go a little bit crazy with the wire wheel and clean up my lugs my studs the axle flange is all of the axle fenders all the way around I cleaned up the inside here and just to get that freshened up for you before you do the install and then I just bolted the I used some big nuts as spacers here and some of the lug nuts to just hold the rotor in place and then basically you're just gonna take the new caliper and I use

I use red loctite on these so you just put some red loctite on there and then those and that very simply mount it's funny I just realized that having a camera on this side and on that side makes for a little awkward angles here this is the one don't get to make a good view and install but basically that bolts into place like this tighten that down get them tight tighten those down now it's just time to assemble all these little tabs on your brake pads and those go on just like that and then before you slap these into place you take a little bit of the supplied grease you know there's always not quite enough of this stuff if you ever notice when you do your brakes and I just put a little bit of that in all of the places we're moving things are gonna touch brackets calipers whatever being careful obviously not to get these on your new fancy rotors I gotta say that the red paint powder coat is actually just it just it's cool factor I got it you just let's call it what it is it's really handsome it's really cool-looking the fact that these are remanufactured with all fresh parts is great so you have that peace of mind this is a you know an eight year old truck 150 thousand hard miles on it so that's just kind of one of those things that to upgrade and peace of mind and just put fresh components on where you can is a good thing so that's part of that also the cool factor of big shiny red calipers and then these just slide it into place like thus very simple and that those little Springs help keep that from dragging against the rotor put this one in place very straightforward and simple and that's on alright now it's time to get the actual clamping force applied to here this a floating caliper where this is the to the dual pistons in the front here that will actually do all the braking duties I show you so I've got some blue loctite for these bolts we'll put those aside for now because we have worn little tasks before we install this and that's to continue our greasing of parts that touch pads and these are easily overlooked little parts of the install but they're really actually important in the sense that these cut down on the noise that your pads will make later as they start wearing and it'll create a little bit of chatter and what will be perceived as some squeal so just put this on every spot that actually touches Pat so I'm gonna put that on inside of there plus I'm gonna put it up here so let me show you here so you have a little bit of grease there and then you have a little bit of grease on the inside of there now it's just simply a matter of make sure our pads are in place squeeze them in a little bit and then take our bolts that mount the caliper to the caliper bracket and put those in and those are the bolts that have a little bit of blue loctite on there and we'll tighten those down and that I believe is a thirteen millimeter and you want to take an eleven sixteenths I think yes 11:16 to hold this inside bolt here and keep that one from spinning as you can see this is simple stuff easy stuff next up simply transfer over the brake line from the old caliper to the new one using the fresh crush washers then well because it's me you know what's after that so we're gonna go ahead and get you some CRC brake clean just do a quick cleanup of where any brake fluid may have dripped

that way we'll know when new stuff drips cuz it'll be fresh wipe that down took a vacuum hose and then Pinto the dog wants you to kick her soccer ball ready get it one thing I did notice while those in here cleaning is that some of my suspension pieces are worn out that's quite a bit of movement there on this upper a-arm but that's okay it's a on the list of things to repair and replace so that just shows how much that is in need of that

now before we start to bleed the system here's a really important thing to keep it your eye on or keep your attention towards this is the brake master cylinder reservoir here and you never want this to get low or suck air during this process because it is an absolute nightmare to bleed that once you get that little bit of air in the system it's already gonna be a trick just to do this the you know legit so just be aware keep this thing full and as you bleed a little fluid out of the system come back and check that now since it's windy out here today I'm just gonna leave the cap on just to keep debris from getting in there but that's all that is so be aware of that keep that fault keep this handy okay so now this is just an old school act Ron vacuum pump kit and it comes with a few different fittings and what you're gonna want to do is just find whatever fitting actually attaches there that one seems to do pretty good so we'll put that on there I actually like that to go up like so then you attach that to this little reservoir this will catch any fluid and then the reservoir has another little hose here that will go to our little hand pump now I keep thinking I don't need to get a more powerful or like you know a electronic or a air operated one of these things because I kill I I got I'm done doing brakes for now and sure enough here it is I need it again so you could upgrade that but what you'll do now is you draw a little vacuum just to see how it seals and sure enough look at that I'm holding a little bit of vacuum you can see the bubbles coming out through this thing that means that that's not tight oh it is not tight rise oh these cameras so right now that just shows you that actual flu and air are coming out of this bleeder which is at the top of this thing and that's fantastic I'm just gonna let that continue to do that see now you can actually tell how much fluid is building up and not just air by watching the amount move up the hose this is why I like to have the hose facing upwards it kind of gives you a little kind of gauge of what's going on here of how much fluid is being moved and how much air is being moved so as you can see the bubbles are decreasing here I'm gonna put one more draw on this thing and that drew quite a bit of fluid as you can see the fluid levels going up quite a bit so it's actually moving quite a bit of fluid through there's still quite a bit of air so we'll just keep going here and this is just the easy preliminary bleed like you don't want to count on this you may have a great pedal it's happened before but you don't want to count on it so make sure that you have a buddy like we'll see well how this goes and we'll see what the pedal feels like so let's see what we got here

so I'm gonna close the bleeder draw a little bit of vacuum see it holds a little bit of a cume there and then open the bleeder moves quite a bit of fluid through that's that's a lot of fluid so we're looking very good

now's a good time just to be patient and get it done right looking very good I'll close that I'll do the same thing one more time so right now we haven't even drawn that much this is where I would say it's a good idea to watch this just stand up and check your master cylinder and as you can tell two things common sense we've only actually moved this much fluid but you're still filling the caliper so you want to make sure and I can I got I actually can see it there's no I just realized I could actually see the master cylinder but stand up and double-check that thing just to make sure all right so let's do one more pump so the bleeder is closed you can see it's drawn a little bit through the end I'll stabilize that and crack the pump or crack the bleeder as you can see it's moving quite a bit of air a little bit of fluid looking very good

okay time to do that on the other side one last tip just to keep the message out a little bit I will draw some vacuum on the line as I pull this off and it will suck the fluid into the reservoir see magic less mess which is good and after repeating that process at all four corners the truck was ready for a test drive


so here we are out in the wild I decided to put these brakes right to the test and take it up the canyon here and see some scenery maybe touch a little dirt we'll see but right now let's touch on the break-in or the seeding procedure if you go to this video here I do that in the Jeep in great detail so I didn't want to bore you guys with that now it's basically the process of seeding your brake pads to your rotors by going through a heat cycle to series of heat cycles and that because these are carbon fiber ceramic pads they have a yellow resin in them and that seats the pads to the rotors it's a really good process pay attention do that correctly be aware not to overheat them when you do that process and then go rock and roll I just did that process and they feel great let's go hit this Canyon

so let me talk about the initial feel on the break so far they're fantastic the pedal feel is so much lighter this is just it's a glaring example of why didn't I do this sooner on this truck I mean I know the laundry list is long the things I want to do but darn it this is an amazingly practical and important upgrade

so here's an example there's a 35 mile-an-hour zone coming up ahead and I want to just get aggressively down to that and let's hit the brakes Wow okay just an example it took so much less pedal effort to get a ton of braking input and to get this truck slowed down that is amazing it's not often that you put it do an upgrade and get that big of a gain right out of the right out of the package so again this is one of those no duh I wish I had done this sooner but I'm really glad that I've done it

car brakes boy this thing feels good I don't know why it's so much fun to drive this thing on these tight canyon roads but it sure is [Music]

right here boom hard I can feel the anti-lock brakes just starting to feather in there and that was just with tippy-toe pressure and that is to me a sign that the brakes are doing a lot of work so home run I'll take this let's head on down this really tight section here and this is gonna really put these brakes to the test Wow okay there it is good solid pedal feel and again good solid pedal feel and I'm just floored by how light the pedal effort is now and that's what you would hope for so now that I know I love this setup it's time to get this thing out on a big road trip and then after that I think it's time to put some suspension upgrades to this thing let me know sound off in the comments let me know what you like and we'll explore getting that stuff or those parts on here as you can tell this stuff's kind of worn out

are we having this much fun driving this big old truck up this tight road is that weird who cares it's a lot of fun [Music] so let's get a little dirt whomping in [Music] before the end of this one since all of the street driving was an absolute home run

it's just do a little bit of dirt driving because we can and it's awesome this is where this truck is the best [Music] so there you have it the power stop complete brake upgrade for the Dodge Ram 1500 here I absolutely love it this was a home run upgrade next up let's see suspension may be road trip I think would take a road trip next don't forget to follow me at Auto etic Instagram Ottawa to Jason and stay tuned subscribe share like these videos I'm gonna hit the hills a little bit more we'll see you next time and until next time enjoy your drive

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This is the long overdue brake system upgrade to the AutoEdit 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck with the Jasper Engines 5.7 HEMI ... featuring the install of a PowerStop Z36 Truck and tow Extreme Brake Kit with Powder Coated Red Calipers. The installation is fairly straight forward and in this video I'll run you through the basics of the parts install and show you how the basics of bleeding your brake system with a vacuum hand pump. After that, I take the truck into the mountains for some twisty canyon roads and really put the new brakes to the test. Then it's into the dirt for a bit of hot doggin' at the end. Here's the rundown of the brake kit from Power Stop: Power Stop brake kits include a complete set of cross-drilled and slotted rotors, red powder coated brake calipers, and Z36 extreme performance Carbon-Fiber Infused ceramic pads. The Power Stop brake kit offers more pad bite than other leading brands without noise and dust. Not only do the brake rotors and calipers look great behind stock or custom wheels, they perform better than stock as well! Every caliper is expertly remanufactured, lubricated, and pressure tested in our Chicago, IL facility. If you need a fast, easy and affordable solution for better braking and better looks, then you need the Power Stop brake kit. Don’t just stop, Power Stop! And here is the link to the exact kit I installed on this truck: https://www.powerstop.com/product/z36-truck-tow-brake-kit-with-calipers/#y=2009&mk=DODGE&mo=RAM%201500%20PICKUP

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