Review & Install Video
The Xtreme Stop precision cross-drilled and slotted rotors with ceramic brake pads are available for the front and rear of all '05 to '10 V6 Mustangs. These are a great way to improve your pony stopping power thanks to the upgraded ceramic pads and the drilled and slotted groove technology in the rotors, which I'll break down for you in this video. I'll also go over, later on, the installation for which this set is gonna get one outta three wrenches on our difficulty meter.
The drilled and slotted design work together to improve the braking system so that your Mustang not only stops quicker, but produces less brake dust and less heat, which ultimately extends the life of your pads, obviously, depending on how you drive. In addition to the functionality, they, needless to say, look pretty cool between the spokes of your wheels. So this is a great upgrade for guys looking to build more of a show car winner.
Now, we all know that the front is really where the magic happens with braking. But if you're looking for an upgrade all around, this is a perfect set. Even though they don't do the majority of the braking in the rear, it'll definitely be an improvement over stock.
To break things down a bit, the drilled design you see here is designed to help cool the braking system. The way the drilled holes work is they actually vent the excess heat that builds up while brakes are in use on the street or strip, which can keep your brakes under constant stress. They'll keep the system cooler for a better stopping power. In addition, they'll help water escape in wet weather conditions for increased initial bite.
The holes are beveled and rounded as well, which helps to eliminate everything I just mentioned, but it also eliminates the risk of uneven brake pad wear. Since the pads are upgraded too, you won't have to worry about picking them up separately. Xtreme Stop paired these up very well together because they work perfect for both street and strip applications. The pads are ceramic, which produces less brake dust and less noise as well.
Now, the slotted design is referring to the indented grooves along the surface of the rotor. This feature will help fight the build-up of brake dust on the surface where the pad makes contact, ultimately improving the pad bite against the rotor. These slots allow dust and gasses that build up upon contact with the pad to escape through the slots, keeping the surface clean and also fighting against brake pad wear.
The temperatures of the rotors are lowered as much as 180 degrees, as Xtreme Stop tells us, which is extremely effective in creating more precise braking while also helping to keep a more consistent pedal feel. These are finished in a bright zinc electroplate to extend each rotor's lifetime and reduce corrosion.
Now, for a complete set like this, the price comes in right around the $350 mark. There are a ton of similar options out there, so it may come down to your brand preference if you have one, or the appearance of the drilled and slotted pattern. Now, they all do the same job with very slight differences in between, at most. So expect this price if this is what you're going for.
Now, the installation, I mentioned earlier, gets one outta three wrenches on our difficulty meter here because it is a very simple brake job that requires basic hand tools to get the job done in about an hour or so's worth of time in the driveway at home. You wanna have a lug wrench, a ratchet and socket set, a jack and jack stands or a lift if you have access to one, maybe a mallet to help get the rotors off if they're a bit rusted on.
Now, the job itself will be as easy as jacking the Mustang up, removing the wheel using your lug wrench, unbolting the calipers and brackets with the appropriate sockets, and supporting their weight with a hanger of some sort so they don't hang down on the brake lines. Remove the OEM rotor and swap it out with the Xtreme Stop option here.
Now, for the pads, you need to pop the stock ones out of the caliper, grease up the new ones, put them into place, and then bolt them down to the caliper bracket around the rotor. Throw the wheel back on, torque the lugs, repeat for the opposite side, and you're good to go. Simple brake job.
Just to wrap things up here, if you're the owner of a 2005 to 2010 V6 Mustang, then you might wanna check out the Xtreme Stop precision-drilled and slotted rotors and ceramic pads, which you can find right here at americanmuscle.com.
Cars with Better Brakes Go Faster.
It's racer's wisdom: If you want to go faster, upgrade the brakes. The 2005 through 2010 Mustang V6 impresses with its go-power, and the stock stopping power is nothing to sneeze at. However, upgraded brakes from Xtreme Stop will take your Mustang to the next level. There's nothing like driving with the confidence that comes from knowing you're able to slow down repeatedly from any speed and under all road conditions. Quality Construction and Materials.
Precision construction and high-quality materials ensure the best performance for your vehicle. Cross-drilled and slotted rotors serve to keep your brakes cooler as they work. The brake pads ceramic construction produces less brake dust and ensures a clean, quiet ride. All of this increases your brakes capacity for optimal performance and longevity. Full Front and Rear Kit.
The kit includes all parts for installation, including rotors and brake pads for driver and passenger sides in the front and rear of your vehicle. It also includes all the hardware required for installation with an OEM fit. It's an easy replacement that you can complete in about three hours. Application.
This Xtreme Stop Precision Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotor Kit with Ceramic Brake Pads fits 2005 to 2010 V6 Mustang models.
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- 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?
- V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10