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Old 01-15-2008, 01:00 AM
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anyone ever use these? how do u like them?

Hawk Performance Ceramic Front Pads

I'm on my second set of Hawk ceramics. Great street pad with very little dust. 5 track days & 20,000 street miles killed them. Not a bad life if you ask me. This year I will be switching out pads for track days. I'll be running Carbotech's on track.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:12 PM
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I have the ATE "original" pads and the ATE rotors from tirerack.com and I have to say, I feel the difference in the braking performance of my car.

When dirivng in town, they feel just as tight as ever and they are very reliable in the cases of a hard stops and stop and go traffic. However, when I take the car up to the touge (Mt. Evans or Berthoud Pass in CO) these brakes are butter! Great stopping power, improved grips over OEM (which was good imho) and the fade resistance of slotted rotrs and stainless lines is truly incredible! ATE products are great and they don't cost an arm and a leg.

Just my.02. Hawk pads are excellent and I swear by their HPS series, ones of the best brake pads ever for a small car driven hard.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:08 PM
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HPS hawks here!...a lot less dust!!!
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I think my next pads could be the Hawk pads. Either them or the greenstuff
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greenstuff is not much improvement over stock
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greenstuff is not much improvement over stock
How so?
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:42 AM
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i would go with carbotech pads that is what i run on my mini r56. the type i use is there auto x compund. that compound will give you more stoping power for the road as well as not fade at the track number is 877-899-5024 web ctbrakes.com
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How so?
stopping power seemed to be equal to oem. sure, there was less dust but if im paying for something i want more stopping power, less dust is the least of my concerns
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:44 PM
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Excellent. I'm probably going to end up with hawk pads up front and OEM in rear (due to the wear sensors)
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:49 PM
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The Hawk pads don't have a spot for the wear sensors. At least my HP+ didn't. But then again I have my wear sensors zip-tied to the subframe. It's not mandatory that the wear sensor even be attached to the pad.
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i check my pad wear every time i wash the car/wheels. easy to see. right around a 1/4" left of pad start shopping for some new pads. but since you're getting a harder pad it'll last a bit longer, or at least that's what ive gathered from my pads
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:51 AM
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one thing you do not want to run diffrent pads in the front to back. it will miss with the way the car stops because the pads will change the bias to front to back
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:11 PM
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Gotcha. I am installing my SS lines this coming week and I will see what I really want/need for my brakes. SS lines might be all I need to really extract the performance I am looking for.
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:14 PM
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also there are tyrol solid brass bushings that replace the oem ones. supposed to create a firmer pedal and keep the pads even/level when applying the brake. i dont have experience with them but im interested myself
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:15 PM
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Those caliper stiffners are my next upgrade!!! Along witha freash set of HP+'s
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