(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Hey guys, Stephanie with americanmuscle.com here with a review of the Xtreme Stop Precision Cross-Drilled & Slotted Front Rotors for the 2005 to 2010 GT and the 2011 to 2014 V6 Mustang. These rotors are gonna be something that you should check out if you're looking to replace your stock rotors or upgrade to rotors with a cast-iron drilled and slotted rotor that's at the most budget-friendly price. These rotors are designed for quiet braking and they're gonna look nice behind a set of wheels. Not to mention, braking components are an excellent upgrade, even if your car mostly sees street time. But they tend to be very costly, depending on what you're looking for. With this kit, Xtreme Stop is offering a definite upgrade at an affordable price. I'll go over the install in more detail later, but this is going to be a one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter and an hour or two of your time to get done because we are talking about a simpler rotor replacement here. As far as brake performance goes, bigger does tend to be better. Braking performance depends on surface area and by this, I mean how much surface area the brake pads have to bite into. Larger disks and larger pads have more surface area and therefore allow for shorter, faster stops, simply because of the bite that the brakes will have. On top of that, increased surface area means better heat dissipation and with brakes, you want as little heat as possible if you want highly effective stopping power. This kit, of course, is a bolt-on kit that's gonna come with upgraded rotors, which will make a difference in your stopping performance. The kit offers the one-piece drilled and slotted rotors that are cast-iron with zinc electroplating. The rotors are designed to have quiet braking and the drilled and slotted design not only helps to keep the rotors cleaner for better brake pad bite but Xtreme Stop says that these operate 30% cooler than ODM rotors. Looking at these rotors closer, they are slotted and drilled to one-piece rotors. The slotted portion of the rotor is the grooves that are cut along the face here, where the pad makes contact. When there's repeated heavy braking, a layer of gas and dust forms from the material transfer that's caused by the friction and the slots give a place for the gases to escape. This means more contacts surface area for the brake pad, which we all know is good. So by creating more contact surface, the slots work to fight against brake fade. As far as the cross-drilling, the thought behind drilling rotors is that it offers a way to cool the rotor. Much like slotting a rotor, the drilling gives the gases a place to escape to. With all of the advances and improvements in brake systems, drilled rotors are for more of a cool appearance than anything else. They do help some with cooling and they will reduce pad glaze with the help of the slotting. But I will say that a drilled rotor tends to be more eye-catching. Either way, these rotors have you covered with both a slotted and cross-drilled design. The last piece of the rotor is electroplating. The electroplating is form of painting that is actually pretty cool. This results in a perfectly level coating, even on uneven surfaces, and especially on items that have a complex shape. I know that a brake upgrade kit is for performance, but it's hard to deny that brakes can make a killer look behind a set of nice wheels. There is a custom appeal to them, a cool look. So, knowing these are covered with a bright zinc finish that isn't going to rust is a nice feature.As far as price, I mentioned before that this is the most budget-friendly set of rotors that you can currently pick up. These cost just north of the $120 mark for the set, but you can always check out your other options. PowerStop offers a set that's close in price, but then you have your more expensive options, like DBA and StopTech, Bear and Hawk. So when it comes to the install, it's not extremely time-consuming but you're gonna want a little bit of knowledge in order to do this yourself. and that comes down to a safety thing. If you're aren't sure, I'd side on letting a shop do the install. But, otherwise, you're looking at a one to two-hour project and a one out of three wrenches on the scale. To give a general overview of the install, you're looking at disassembling the OE front brakes. So you pull out your front wheels and unbolt the calipers. Just don't let the caliper hang by the brake line, you're gonna wanna prop it up. And the rotors will come off so you can swap in your new rotors. These are direct replacements, so it will be as easy as swapping one for the other. It's nothing difficult, and you don't have to do anything you normally wouldn't do during normal brake maintenance. Wrapping things up here with the Xtreme Stop Precision Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotors, these will fit the 2005 to 2010 GT and the 2011 to 2014 V6 Mustang. You can check them out more online here, at americanmuscle.com.
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September 16, 2019
Disc Very will Made They Worked Very Good and the Brakes Worked Great Stopped on a Dime Very Good SmoooooooothHelpful (0)
September 10, 2019
These are easy to install and look sharp. I priced these against local parts stores, these were the better buy.Helpful (0)
May 17, 2019
Good product easy to install look nice on the car I recommendHelpful (0)
March 18, 2019
Great stops, well balanced. Perfect fit and looks goodHelpful (0)
December 15, 2018
Waited to rate
I waited for 6 months before I decided to rate this product so I had a better idea how they truly are. I am impressed for what they are and I would buy them again. They do get dirty thou because the brake dust can get out of hand if you do not take care of your wheels. Does not take any more time than stock brakes and rotors to install. We took out time and were in no rush.Helpful (1)
November 19, 2018
Feels very stable, smooth and it brakes better now compare to the stock rotorsHelpful (1)
November 16, 2018
Very simple and easy. Right fit, fast install. Each wheel took about 30 minutes.Helpful (1)
November 03, 2018
Per my review of the Power Stop Pads...Once I put these rotors on, the stopping power was great and really smooth. Please be aware that they are designed “right and left” so make sure to look at the number/letter that is stamped on each rotor.Helpful (2)
October 04, 2018
Drilled and Slotted Rotors
The rotors look great and I can tell I small difference in braking. I can’t wait to get better wheels that show off the rotors more!Helpful (2)
August 30, 2018
Looks great, performs great, what more could you ask for?? These are EXCELLENT brake rotors that WON'T "brake" your bank.Helpful (1)
I have Hawk HPS pads. Can I run these rotors with those pads?
What is the warranty? I have had them for less than 3 years, less than 15,000 miles, and never driven on a track or in the winter. They are warped
There is no associated warranty beyond what we have offered within our warranty coverage here: https://www.americanmuscle.com/Customer-Service-Pages/warranty/
My stock discs warped from repeated long downhill drive to work. Are these less prone to warping than stock?
The Xtreme Stop Precision Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotors are less prone to warping than OEM rotors, however consistent heating/cooling of the rotors will cause warping no matter which rotors are selected, as the heating and cooling will cause metal to distort.
Can you run ceramic brakes with these rotors? i bought the front pair and it says use semi-metallics on them, but was wondering if you could use ceramics or even carbon pads??
You can purchase ceramic pads with these rotors. Ceramics will have low dust and quiet braking and will give you more stopping power over the semi-metallics.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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