Review & Install Video
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.
Improved Braking Performance.
If you’re in need of replacing your factory Mustang front rotors and want something that will last longer than factory, then look no further than the XtremeStop Precision Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotors. Designed to provide maximum grip and quiet stopping power, these front rotors feature precision milled slots that will help keep the brake pad surface cleaner. On top of it all, the rotors also include drilled holes that are vented to allow water and heated gasses to escape much easier, which will result in a reduction in heat and brake fade.
Cooling Vane Design.
Unlike other rear rotors that are a solid design, XtremeStop’s Precision Rotors feature a vented vane design with an internal chamber structure. This allows the gasses to escape easier to further enhance the cooling performance of your brakes.
XtremeStop CNC machines their one-piece design Brake Rotors from premium cast iron with drilled holes and milled slots to maintain a perfect balance. Their precision hole and slot design provides a reduction in operation temperatures up to 200 degrees when compared to the OE rotors. XtremeStop then completes their rotors in a bright zinc electroplating treatment to provide good looks and protection against rust.
This pair of front XtremeStop Precision Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotors are specifically designed for use on the 2005-2010 GT and 2011-2014 V6 Mustangs.
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- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Bullitt - 08, 09
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
- V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14