Review & Install Video
What's going on, guys? I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com, and today I'm bringing you my detailed view and breakdown of the Xtreme Stop Precision Drilled and Slotted Rotor Kit with Ceramic Break Pads, fitting your 2005 through 2010 GT. So in this video I'm gonna break down the construction and materials of this kit. We're gonna talk about the braking performance that you're gonna be seeing, what you should expect to spending, and then we're gonna take a look at the installation where you're gonna be looking at a pretty involved one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and about three to four hours of labor to get this on to your car.
So this kit that I have here today should definitely appeal to a few different types of Mustang owners out there, and first and foremost, the owners that come to mind are gonna be the guys that are looking to do a little bit of either auto crossing or hitting a road course on a weekend, or if your Mustangs pads and rotors are just on their way out, and you're looking to get into something that's gonna provide your car a little bit more bite, and at the end of the day, which is gonna make you a little bit more of a confident driver.
So this kit that I have here today is definitely gonna be a great alternative as opposed to running down to your local dealer or parts store and picking up a full set. Which again, this is gonna have pads and rotors front to back, which at a dealership is probably gonna run you a premium. Additionally, for the owners out there that wanna get that braking performance like you might find out of a big brake kit, but don't wanna spend $1,000 or so just to have that onto your car. So in terms of the construction and materials here, it's edited right out of the box, so this is definitely a very well built kit. Not only is it gonna perform that well, but it's actually gonna look pretty nice underneath your wheels.
Now, starting with the front rotors, we're gonna see these are gonna be about a 13-inch diameter, as well as featuring a 2-inch width. Additionally, we will see that they're gonna be vented, drilled, as well as slotted. Now, these are not only gonna be for good looks, but it's essentially so that once you're on the brakes, they're gonna disperse heat that much more effectively than you would find with a standard rotor. So taking a closer look, we're gonna see that these are gonna be manufactured out of a premium cast iron, as well as featuring a bright zinc electro-plated finish. Now that's not only gonna be so that they can be bright, as well as look great behind your factory or after market wheels, but so that they're gonna be able to hold up over time in terms to any type of exposure to the elements.
So in terms of the pads here guys, we're gonna see that these are gonna be Xtreme Stop Ceramic setup, which are gonna work hand in hand with the rotors that they have here as well as giving you up to 25% more braking power. Now, having driven a fair amount of '05 through '10 Mustangs in my time here at American Muscle, I can definitely attest to just how sloppy the brakes feel, as well as if you're gonna be running your car, that's something that you don't wanna have in the back of your head that you can't stop it when you need to. So taking a look at the manufacturing process of the pads themselves, as well as the materials used, Xtreme Stop is gonna be utilizing a carbon ceramic semi-metallic compound, as well as being made from a positive mold technology.
And additionally, these are gonna be heat treated, so you can rest easy knowing that these pads are gonna wear efficiently, as well as correctly as opposed to an inferior type of pad which will have a tendency to break down or break apart over time, and then be a little bit on the noisier side. So last but not least about these pads here is that these are going to produce significantly less noise, as well as producing less dust than you might find with either a off the shelf replacement pad, or another brand out there. Additionally, these are going to feature rubber shims, so that they're gonna be a little bit on the quieter side on the rotor as well.
So taking a look at the pricing here, you should expect to be spending only about 350 bucks for this kit which in my opinion is definitely a steal, especially when shopping in comparison to picking up a replacement set direct from your dealer. So again, I think this is gonna be great for the Mustang owners out there that are looking to hit a road course over the weekend, maybe do a little bit of auto crossing. But at the end of the day, I think this is gonna be perfect for someone that has their brake system on their way out, that doesn't wanna spend an arm and a leg. Additionally, if you're gonna shop these in comparison with some other kits out there, you're gonna see they can definitely have a tendency to top either $500 or even over $1,000, but that's gonna be in the big brake kit territory. Again, for the money here, you're gonna be getting away with a very nice looking kit, which is definitely gonna look good behind your wheels, but more importantly, it's gonna make your Mustang stop that much more effectively, and at the end of the day, it's gonna make you a more confident driver.
So switching gears and looking into the installation here, just like I'd said at the top of the video, you're gonna be looking at a pretty solid one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter. And about a three to four hour job to get this onto your car. Now if you've never done a brake swap before, it's definitely a good idea to pull somebody aside that's done this just so you can have an extra set of hands there, and give you some help if you find a dead end. But any novice wrencher can definitely get away with doing this, as there's gonna be a slew of information out there either online or on the forums to help you remove your brakes.
So I do wanna add that we're gonna be taking a really quick glance at the installation here, but to give you a better idea of what's gonna be entailed, you're gonna need to pull your wheels and tires off. After that, you're gonna need to remove your caliper, your lines, as well as your rotors, and then swap this kit right back on. Now I know, again, it's gonna be much easier said than done, but at the end of the day, you're gonna be looking at a solid one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and about a three to four-hour job to get this on to your car.
Alright, so just to wrap things up here, some final thoughts. I definitely like this option for the Mustang. Based on the fact that you're gonna be drastically improving your braking power, which again, at the end of the day is gonna make you a more confident driver. Not only that, for folks out there that are lookin' to get in to a bigger, or little bit more of a beefier set up that don't necessarily wanna shoot for a big brake kit, and spend that much money, this is gonna be a perfect option for you, as well as not having to spend an arm and a leg down at your dealer, or your local parts store with replacement parts. So that's my detailed review and break down for the Xtreme Stop Precision Drilled and Slotted Rotor with Ceramic Break Pad Kit, for the year 2005 through 2010 GT, available right here at americanmuscle.com.
Get Better Control of Your Brakes.
Upgrading your Mustangs factory OEM brakes can increase the control you have over your vehicle. This Xtreme Stop Precision Cross Drilled & Slotted Rotor Kit with Ceramic Brake Pads will provide what you need to upgrade your brake system, offering even a 30% cooler operation and 15% more braking power in comparison to your OEM rotors. Superior Rotor Construction.
XtremeStop CNC machines their one-piece Brake Rotors from premium cast iron with drilled holes and milled slots to maintain a perfect balance. XtremeStop's precision hole and slot design provides a reduction in operation temperatures up to 200 degrees when compared to standard OE rotors. XtremeStop then completes their Precision Rotors in a bright zinc electroplating treatment to provide good looks and protection against rust.Cross-Drilled and Slotted.
Xtreme Stop's Precision Rotors feature a cross-drilled and slotted design that reduces heat and brake fade by allowing brake dust, water and gasses to escape through the vented holes. The slotted design will keep the surface of your brake pads cleaner, which will give you an improvement in braking performance while providing maximum grip and quiet stopping power.Cooling Vane Design.
Unlike other brake rotors that are a solid design, XtremeStop's Precision Rotors feature a vented vane design with an internal chamber structure. These vanes allow the hot gasses to escape easier to further enhance the cooling performance of your brakes. Quicker heat dissipation in turn increases your Mustang's braking performance.Carbon Ceramic Compound.
The included XtremeStop Brake Pads are engineered and manufactured in North America. These Brake Pads are made from a carbon ceramic compound using a positive mold manufacturing process for consistent quality. Using 10 times less resin content than low cost and OEM pads, XtremeStop Pads are post cured (heat treated) to ensure superior density for better braking performance and longer pad life. XtremeStop's Ceramic Brake Pads will last up to 35,000 miles under normal driving conditions.Minimal Dust and Noise.
Seeing that the included XtremeStop Brake Pads feature a slotted design similar to OE pads and a unique rotor friendly carbon ceramic compound they will produce significantly less dust than the original factory pads. Quieter than stock, XtremeStop Brake Pads utilize rubber coated shims to help minimize braking noise for almost silent operation.Direct Fit Replacement Upgrade.
Xtreme Stop designed their Precision Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotor and Ceramic Brake Pad Combo Kit to be a direct fit replacement upgrade for your Mustang's stock rotors and pads. Installation can normally be completed in under three hours with just basic hand tools using the existing calipers and hardware.Complete Front and Rear Kit.
This Xtreme Stop Precision Rotor and Ceramic Brake Pad Kit comes complete and includes (2) 12.44" Front Rotors, (2) 11.8" Rear Rotors, as well as a set of Front and Rear Brake Pads. The Kit also includes all the required hardware needed for installation on your Mustangs original factory calipers. Application.
This Xtreme Stop Precision Cross-Drilled and Slotted Rotor Kit with Ceramic Brake Pad Combo Kit is specifically designed to fit 2005-2010 GT and Bullitt Mustang models.
- What's in the Box
- (2) Front Rotors
- (2) Rear Rotors
- (4) Front Brake Pads
- (4) Rear Brake Pads
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 3 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
- Bullitt - 08, 09