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Old 03-13-2014, 02:32 PM   #1
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads?

Anyone using these pads and if so what do you think of them? Do you have any noises or brake dust? How is the stopping power with these?
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:54 PM   #2
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Stopping power is the same as stock.
Noises with them are not common but do occur for some.
The dust is a bit less than stock, and tends to be more yellowish than blackish, which might be good for you, lol
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:00 PM   #3
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I have had mine on for a year and a half and night and day compared to stock and very little dust. Before my rims were a constant mess along with the side of the car. I also put the gm splash guards on!
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:14 PM   #4
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I've had them on both my SS and ZL1 and they are great. No real loss of stopping power and a whole lot less dust!
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:43 PM   #5
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Virtually dustless... Keeps my rims black and not brownish. Plus i have white calipers and they stay clean longer
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no noise...no dust
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:53 PM   #7
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No dust, no noise. Under normal driving conditions they perform similar to stock but if you start pushing them they will fade pretty quickly. The word "performance" shouldn't be in the name in my opinion.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:25 PM   #8
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They are great pads for a daily driver/show car. Like others have said, they will fade if you get aggressive with them, but they are a great street pad for those looking for a quiet and very low dust option.

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Old 03-13-2014, 07:55 PM   #9
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I have had Hawk Ceramic Pads on my car and I've had Autozone gold brand on my car. I could not tell a difference in stopping power. As for brake dust, Not a huge difference after break in. As for price I regret paying the $100 for the Hawk pads, the Autozone gold were only $50.00 and have lasted longer. Just my 2 cents
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I have had Hawk Ceramic Pads on my car and I've had Autozone gold brand on my car. I could not tell a difference in stopping power. As for brake dust, Not a huge difference after break in. As for price I regret paying the $100 for the Hawk pads, the Autozone gold were only $50.00 and have lasted longer. Just my 2 cents
Ok. Thanks for the info!
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How about the Hawk HP Plus club/autocross HB453N.585? How do they stack up compared to the stock pads???
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more dust, more noise, more stopping power, a lot more stopping power.
I run them on my GTO that i daily drive, i don't mind the noises sometimes and the dust, and i love the stopping power they give.
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How about the Hawk HP Plus club/autocross HB453N.585? How do they stack up compared to the stock pads???
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more dust, more noise, more stopping power, a lot more stopping power.
I run them on my GTO that i daily drive, i don't mind the noises sometimes and the dust, and i love the stopping power they give.
Like Rob said, there is no comparison with stock from a performance standpoint. Just be aware that they are a pretty hardcore pad intended for harder use and come with all of the downsides of that kind of pad (dust and noise).
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How about the Hawk HP Plus club/autocross HB453N.585? How do they stack up compared to the stock pads???
I have these on my car. Advantage, stops better than stock, dust like stock and you won't have to use your car horn as much to get peoples attention in city areas when stopping.
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:33 AM   #15
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more dust, more noise, more stopping power, a lot more stopping power.
I run them on my GTO that i daily drive, i don't mind the noises sometimes and the dust, and i love the stopping power they give.
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Like Rob said, there is no comparison with stock from a performance standpoint. Just be aware that they are a pretty hardcore pad intended for harder use and come with all of the downsides of that kind of pad (dust and noise).
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I have these on my car. Advantage, stops better than stock, dust like stock and you won't have to use your car horn as much to get peoples attention in city areas when stopping.
Thank you for the info guys. I picked up some of these for AutoX. Sounds like they are going to work well awesome.
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Thank you for the info guys. I picked up some of these for AutoX. Sounds like they are going to work well awesome.
They are perfect for autoX use. You are going to be very happy with them.
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Thank you for the info guys. I picked up some of these for AutoX. Sounds like they are going to work well awesome.
Also get a cheap set of TSW Nurburgrings 19x10.5" with Yokohama AD08Rs 295-30-19s on all four corners and really kick hiney.This wheel setup combined with those pads and stock rotors stops even better than having 20"s.
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I just drove with the new pads.... DANG those things stop you in a hurry!!!! Freakin squeaky though. But I am sure they will do great at AutoX. I may run just ceramics for DD.

I currently run all four corners 20X10 rims and 275s. It drastically helped my times. A squared set up rocks.
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:10 AM   #19
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If you go with Hawk pads can you get by using OEM or similar rotors or do you have to buy performance rotors like R1? I'm debating whether or not I want to spend the $400 to buy Hawk pads and R1 rotors or if I want to just stay OEM or similar.
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you can use OEM rotors no problem.
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Old 03-22-2014, 01:24 PM   #21
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Aren't the HPS pads a middle ground between low noise ceramics and noisy high performance?
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Installed the on my car with OEM rotors. Zero difference in stopping ability, no noise, and eliminated the brake dust issue.
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How about the Hawk HP Plus club/autocross HB453N.585? How do they stack up compared to the stock pads???
How long will these last for a DD?
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i'd say about 50-70% of the life, but them contain much stop, lol
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Aren't the HPS pads a middle ground between low noise ceramics and noisy high performance?
That is correct; They are some of the best street pads there are IMO.
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How long will these last for a DD?
That is a very subjective question as everyone drives differently. Depending on your driving habits, freeway vs around town, Etc. you could burn them up in 15k and they may last you over 30K; It's really hard to say.

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