Front Pads that Improve Stopping Ability while Reducing Fade
Power Stop's brake pads have always made for an excellent performance upgrade over stock, but their Z23 Evolution Sport brake pads for the 2014.5 to 2017 Focus STs can really take your awesome hot-hatch to the next level and get your Focus ST's brakes stopping harder and faster with much less fade than its stock semi-metallic brake pads. Each of the front Z23 brake pads included in this kit were designed and constructed from the ground up to improve your ST's braking performance all while keeping your street ride smooth and noise-free. The Z23 brake pads from Power Stop drop right into place of your Focus ST's stock pads and come with everything you need to get them running on our custom Focus ST build.
Unique Carbon-Ceramic Friction Material for Low-Noise Stopping Power
Each of the brake pads included in this Power Stop brake pad kit for the 2014.5 to 2017 Focus ST give your car a big boost in braking performance all without generating excessive noise, dust generation or rotor wear. The secret to their success is their extremely specialized carbon-ceramic friction compound. Power Stop takes their fairly standard ceramic brake compound and infuses with real carbon fiber components that gives each pad excellent bite, more power, and less fade than stock semi-metallic brakes all while keeping it easy on your rotors. The friction compound block is precisely chamfered and molded to ensure less noise than stock. The compound is built into a powder coated steel backing plate that resists corrosion while being tough enough to handle just about any application. Power Stop's pads also come standard with rubberized shims to help reduce noise even further. This complete front brake pad kit includes all necessary installation hardware and instructions for installation and bedding in.
Fitment: this set of Power Stop Brake Pads will only fit 2014.5-2017 Focus STs built after 3/31/2014with 13.2" diameter front rotors. A set of Z23 Front Brake Pads for 2013-2014 Focus STs is also available.
Power Stop Extreme Bedding Note: The break in procedure is critical to brake performance. The reason for a proper break in is to establish an even layer of friction material deposited on the rotors from the brake pads. It is very important that this initial layer of friction material is evenly distributed. Break in the pads as follows: 5 moderate to aggressive stops from 40 mph down to 10 mph in rapid succession without letting the brakes cool and do not come to a complete stop. Then do 5 moderate stops from 35 mph to 5 mph in rapid succession without letting the brakes cool. You should expect to smell some resin as the brakes get hot. After this is complete, drive around for as long as possible without excessively heating the brakes and without coming to a complete stop (Try for about 5 minutes at moderate speed). This is the cooling stage. It allows the heated resin in the brake pads to cool and cure. After the brakes have cooled to standard operating temperature, you may use the brakes normally.