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.
93-95 Civic EX Only / VTEC Del Sol Only
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By Jason on 7/21/2011
Had 114k miles on the OEM brakes on the ep and the rotors were shot. So I ordered the hps brakes and paired them up with the pwjdm rotors and it was an amazing combo for the money. I can really feel the difference and there is virtually no brake dust now!!! Im so happy the brake dust is gone because i have white rims.
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By Jon Chorney on 11/14/2008
After 46,000 miles on my 2006 RSX, I was facing a vacation trip and decided to replace the front brakes. This is my third RSX and I hoped for the same positive results I had realized when I replaced the OEM brakes on the other two cars. My driving combines highway and city mileage. I drive with some enthusiasm, but also with care. After speaking with the good folks at Club RSX, I settled on the Power Slot Rotors and the Hawk HPS Brake Pads. Customer service was top notch and the parts quickly arrived as promised. My mechanic put them on and I was ready to roll. After a little more than 2400 highway and city miles, I am convinced that I made an excellent decision. Hard stops at highway speeds, through wet and dry, I found the braking distance to be significantly shorter while maintaining a great sense of control. This meant that, unlike with the OEM brakes, wheel lockup wasn't nearly so much of an issue when things got really tight. I could decelerate as needed without any drama. While it's still early days, I do notice also that, after a rainy night, I no longer have a palpable roughness for the first few miles until the rust is scraped off. I was told by Club RSX that the Power Slots were good in this respect and they were, as with everything else, right on the money. The Hawks show no great propensity for dusting, while still providing very good stopping power. This is also appreciated. The new combination allows me to take full advantage of the stopping power of the AVID TRZ's I put on the car 6 months ago, when I had had enough of the greatly overrated Michelin Pilot's that came with the car. I can unhesitatingly recommend this combination for anyone looking for a reasonably priced, significant upgrade to the OEM set and strongly feel that Club RSX is the place to buy from.