(approx) 3 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Xtreme Stop's Precision Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotor Kit featuring the ceramic brake pads are a good option for owners out there looking to replace or upgrade their factory brakes to a setup. It's gonna produce minimal dust, give you a bump in stop and performance on the street and track, and look great behind any wheel. Upgraded brake kits are a great modification to your car even if it's just a daily driver, but they do have a tendency to be on the costly side, and something I like about this kit is that it's very budget friendly. I'll say it right now, it's only gonna cost around 380 bucks, which is a pretty damn good price for drilled slotted rotors, as well as coming with ceramic brake pads. Now, we'll go over what you're looking at in terms of the installation a little bit later, but this is gonna be going for any easy one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter here, but expect to be wrenching for a couple hours. As far as braking performance goes, guys, bigger is always better, as having bigger rotors means more surface area for your pads to bite into, which will stop your car faster than what your stock equipment can manage. Now, the other half of the equation here are gonna be the upgraded pads, which includes better pad material to further improve that braking. Additionally, having that larger surface area on a bigger rotor means better heat dispersal, which is something that you'll want from a brake kit because it will cut down on the brake fade and it will reduce the risk of warping your rotors. It's also gonna ensure predictable performance with more consistent temperatures. Now, we're gonna see these rotors feature a vented design on the sides right here, and that essentially helps their overall performance because they allow gases that are built up when braking to escape. Now this, in turn, improves cooling and then again, your braking performance. But furthermore, these 13.2 front rotors and the 11.8-inch rear rotors are CNC machined from cast iron, which is a great heat conductor, and they are then completed in a bright zinc electroplated finish, which is then gonna help protect them from rust, but they also are just gonna look great behind your wheels. Now, looking at the Xtreme pads, these are made right here in the U.S. out of a carbon ceramic compound with a positive mold process. Now, that all means that you're gonna be getting 15% more stopping power compared to your stock organic pads. But why ceramic pads and not semi-metallic or full-on metallic pads? Well, for starters, guys, ceramic pads last the longest of any brake pad. The metallic pads wear down quickly, and they tend to eat your rotors up quickly too. Organic pads are also pretty soft, and they don't last that long, but ceramic pads are a great middle-of-the-road choice for the daily driver who wants to hit the track occasionally or just enjoy their Mustang the way it was meant to be driven. And these pads wear slowly because they don't absorb heat and they generate less brake dust. But on the flip side here, that means you need better rotors to handle that heat performance, and this is why Xtreme's kit is so nice. Now, these upgraded vented and slotted rotors dramatically improve heat decapitation as well. Now, what this means, guys, is that these pads and rotors are gonna work in harmony to provide some of the best braking performance possible, with the longest lifespan possible but at a budget. And speaking of budget, I've already said it before, but expect to be spending just 380 bucks for this full kit, making it the most affordable option on the website at the time of shooting this video. Compared to heading down to your local dealer to get replacement rotors and pads, this is really a no-brainer considering that Ford's factory rotors alone cost more than this entire kit. And moving into the install. It's not that time-consuming, but it is a brake job, and you are gonna be looking at an easy but an involved one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter here, about a two-hour job. Now, at a glance, guys, you are going to need to get your car off the ground, and then pull your wheels and tires, and then disassemble your factory system, which will include the calipers and rotors. Now, I know it's much easier said than done, but they are going to install in the same way your factory ones uninstall. But once they're swapped over, it's real important to pay very close attention to Xtreme Stop's braking procedure. That's to ensure that you're gonna be getting the best lifespan as well as performance possible. So, that will wrap up my quick review and breakdown of Xtreme Stop's Precision Drilled & Slotted Rotors featuring the ceramic brake pads, fitting the front and rear of your 2011 through 2014 Mustang GT, that can be found right here at americanmuscle.com.
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February 06, 2020
THESE ROTORS MAKE MY CAR LOOK MORE MEAN AND THE BRAKES HAVE AWESOME POWER STOPPAGE!!!Helpful (0)
May 28, 2019
Good looks; better than stock performance
Installed on my 2013 GT. Quality of product is very good. I chose this over the Z3 kit because of issues with the clips breaking off. I installed in 1/2 a day on all 4 wheels. It could have gone much quicker except for the RF. The facory design of the slider clips is the issue....wished that Xtreme stop would have corrected. The clips are beveled on the wrong side for the angle you have to work with getting into position with the caliper mount in place. All other brake manufacturers use the same design, so it's not just these. After bedding in; there was a noticable improvement in braking. One word of advise; flush out your system with new fluid as you are doing your install. I was kind of aggressive during the bedding in process and boiled my DOT 3 fluid. That in turn put an air bubble in the ABS pump and caused both front brake calipers to be applied lightly. Lesson learned.Helpful (1)
May 14, 2019
Great stopping power
This was the perfect start to improve the performance of my 2014 GT. Smooth and powerful braking is a must when enjoying the ride!Helpful (0)
May 02, 2019
I purchased these because they got good reviews and looked great. They were on the car for less than 10 days and signs of rust have appeared. Not happy!Helpful (4)
May 26, 2018
I love them! They were easy to install and has been a notable difference in my stopping power.Helpful (2)
January 22, 2018
Pretty Good brakes
Good for regular driving and look good specially when you have nice sports rims onHelpful (3)
November 27, 2017
Very happy with these brakes!!! Great stopping power! They look way better than stock as well!Helpful (2)
August 05, 2017
Not to impressed with these. Worked great for about a week then started squeezing.Helpful (3)
July 08, 2017
install wasnt hard but many things didnt fit like the clips and after a week brakes started squeaking.Helpful (4)
July 01, 2017
Xtreme stop rotors
Very nice quality, stopping is excellent! Price is really reasonable, and everything came packaged perfectly!Helpful (2)
I have black wheels. What pads make the least dust?
Hello! This brake and pad kit is a pretty low dust option, although you will never get "no dust" this is a great option because this dust is significantly less than stock!
Which are better, carbon fiber or ceramic? Noise and wear are my concerns. Which cool the fastest when driving on mountain roads?
The carbon graphite pads will be better as they will last longer. As far as noise goes, both the carbon graphite and the ceramic will be quiet with the ceramic being a tad bit noisier as they are more for racing type of setups. Obviously the drilled and slotted rotors will cool better than ones that are either drilled or slotted but the pads will have similar cooling rates as well. If you are driving primarily on roads where the elevation changes, my preference would be the carbon graphite pads to go with the drilled and slotted rotors.
Are these zinc electroplated, rest resist rotors?
Yes, the Xtreme Stop Precision Cross Drilled & Slotted Rotor w/ Ceramic Brake Pad Kit comes with rotors that have zinc electroplating to help them resist rust.
Are these rotors the same size as the gt oem rotors
Hi, This brake kit uses the same size rotors as the factory 2011 to 2014 GT Mustangs without Brembo Front Calipers.
where are these made?
Xtreme Stop engineers and produces their brakes in Canada.
For daily driving, I would recommend the ceramic brake pad kit.
Unless you are going to a high dollar two piece rotors, most rotors will weight the same as stock, or close to it. Typically plain box rotors will be the lightest outside of two piece rotors as they lack the same thickness as a stock rotor, but they will last less and warp more easily.
The ceramic pads can have some sound as they are more for racing applications.
(approx) 3 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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