HPS - High Performance Street disc brake pads are world renowned for increasing stopping power on your street legal vehicle. Increasing the performance of your vehicles braking system is easy when you choose Hawk Performance's HPS braking compound. This unique Ferro-Carbon formula was developed for street performance using the safety and quality of Aerospace and Motorsports severe-duty friction technology.
The High Performance Street compound offers a higher coefficient of friction over stock brake pads and can provide you 20-40% more stopping power and higher resistance to brake fade than most standard replacement pads. Less fade means you will have a highly durable brake pad with less brake dust.
All Hawk Performance High Performance Street brake pads provide a limited lifetime warranty, ensuring products to be free of defects from manufacturer's workmanship and materials.
Hawk Performance burnishes its High Performance Street brake pads as a final step in the factory, but all brake pads have to be bedded-in with the rotors (new or used) that they will be used against. Properly bedding-in new brake pads results in a transfer film being generated at the pad and rotor interface to maximize brake performance.
How To Bed-In/Burnish Brake Pads
- After installing new brake pads, make 6-to-10 stops from approximately 30-35 MPH applying moderate pressure.
- Make an additional 2-to-3 hard stops from approximately 40-45 MPH.
- DO NOT DRAG BRAKES!
- Allow at least 15 minutes for the brake system to cool down.
- After step 4 is completed, your new Hawk Performance brake pads are ready for use.
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By Bill on 9/18/2015
Glad I picked these over a few other pads I was looking at. I had the bed them to the new cross drilled rotors I bought, but once they were set these things clamp really well. Great upgrade over stock cheapo pads.
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By Adajio on 4/14/2014
First of all, K series shipping is so fast, I don't know how they do it!! Now, on to the pads. I followed the instructions on the box exactly. I resurfaced my rotors and followed the recommended bed -in procedure. The pads never grabbed as hard as the ones I took off which were the autozone gold ceramic. Braking when the pads were cold was extremely poor and I was alomost hesitant to drive behind someone at a close distance. Once heated up it was a little better but still mediocre at best. Pair all that with the terrible brake dust and you get a 2 star rating. Will never buy these again. I bought another set of Autozone gold ceramic and i'm quite happy. I have the Hawks sitting in a box somewhere. A waste of $86
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Great street upgrade
By derek cyphers on 6/8/2013
I went to Hawk HPS's when my OEM pads wore out, and they were great. Definitely not a track pad, but a reasonably long-wearing street pad with upgraded bite. Only complaint is the dust they put out is more red/brown than grey, so expect to spend quite a bit of time cleaning up your wheels.
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By Stephen Frantzen on 11/11/2012
Have these matched up with Power Slot Slotted Rotors and they work great! Once they warm up they work awesome, no complaints at all. Comes with some grease or whatever too, so install is quick and easy.
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By Saxjonz on 1/24/2012
They grab! I like these over ceramic because they stop really well but when they heat up they bite even harder. Coming off the freeway going MUCH faster than I should I hit the brakes and they stop QUICK at the end bite harder than initial. Sort of gives you a nice cushion in case you need to slow down quick after you've already planned your decel. Breaks within breaks. Downside? After car wash it takes a minute before they grip well so you could have an "Oh s$&@ moment" I love carbon pads!