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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.2

2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI VR6 Sedan

Vehicle Miles: 110,000

Location: CALGARY, AB

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 350

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

July 02, 2013

The pads are very responsive and never faded during the seven 20-minute track sessions on a very tight track, a lot of left foot braking and threshold braking and the pads held up amazing, very little wear.They were shooting sparks out on the track and burnt my rotors red but it never faded, surprisingly i was very quite on the track. However when I used them on the streets, they very very very very noisy. As for dust, it didn t produce as much as I expected but still quite a bit. Overall I am very satisfied with the pads and would definitely purchase them again!
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.6

1992 Honda Civic Si Hatchback

Vehicle Miles: 20,000

Location: walnut creek, ca

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 500

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

February 21, 2012

I have these HP Plus pads on an Integra Type R brake setup on my 2200lb Civic hatchback. Car has 200HP. At the track I experienced zero fade and reliable stops from 95-30mph repeatedly, without letting the brakes rest. These pads are great for any light car with a decent brake setup. I imagine if you have a heavier car these will burn up quickly on the track.

On the street, they are noisy and produce a ton of brake dust. That is not an exageration. They are squeaky and produce a ton of brakedust!!

Great track pads for any sub-2300lb car!
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.4

2004 Honda S2000

Vehicle Miles: 127,000

Location: Los Angeles, ca

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 1,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

February 06, 2012

I give it all 10 on all things but noise. These brake pads are ridiculously loud, I don t think I ve ever heard anything as loud. Good to use on the race track but no way in the street unless you want everyone to be looking at you with that "what the hell??" look. Less than 2 months after installation I m ordering the street brakes, these are going back on the shelf, can t handle this noise.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.8

2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T

Vehicle Miles: 117,000

Location: HENRICO, VA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 11,900

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

January 09, 2012

Good brake pads for track days. Brake pads are noticeably more responsive than stock pads with less pedal effort. Stopping power is excellent for both street and driving on the racetrack (not racing). Pads can be faded, but only with repeated very hard stops on the track. The downsides are they generate a lot of dust and are noisy.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX

Vehicle Miles: 81,000

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 800

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

January 03, 2012

These pads are simply too loud to be used for anything other than track driving only. I changed the pads myself and am simply blown away by the sound. I installed the pads on well-worn rotors and thought that was the cause of the excessive sound, but I swapped in new OEM rotors and the sound is still there in all its ear-piercing glory. And I am a stickler about making sure the shims are greased correctly to reduce noise. Yes, the pads stop the car well, but I can t keep them on the car being a daily driver. I will either shoot myself from the sound, or be shot by someone else for noise pollution. Back to the more expensive Porterfields. I may take a step down in stopping ability, but my sanity will be kept intact.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.7

1991 Lamborghini Diablo

Vehicle Miles: 43,000

Location: Setauket, NY

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 1,390

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

January 02, 2012

The Hawk HP+ and Racing Brake combo are on the front of the S2000 only, rears are original factory equipment. The HP+ are an amazing brake pad for not being track only, but as others have said, they are annoyingly loud after a while if you don t have them up to temperature. The dust makes an absolute mess of your rims and have even managed to fill the slots/holes on the rotors.

The stopping power between the 2 will actually set off the ABS on the car (Z1 Star Spec tires). They do appear to be wearing the rotors a bit. I would definitely buy the replacement rings to the 2-piece rotors, I am not sure I would buy the pads again. They are good, but so loud they get the attention of police as you brake at a stop signs (true story, I wasn't even driving like an idiot).
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.4

2008 Subaru Impreza WRX SedanWith OE Metal Valve Stems

Vehicle Miles: 38,000

Location: Voorhees, NJ

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 6,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

December 07, 2011

These pads are incredible. They completely fix the spongy brake pedal that Subarus are infamous for. This is in comparison to the HPS street pad. I left the HP+ pads on after my last track day and have been using them for the street ever since. If you want to stop on a dime, these are the pads for you. The amount of dust these pads produce is insane. The sound is even worse unless you apply brake quiet every once in a while. These are the only two downsides, which are insignificant because I love these pads.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Vehicle Miles: 75,000

Location: Sandusky, OH

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 3,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Sport Slotted Rotor

December 07, 2011

The brake pads are extremely loud, but they grip very well. I have to be careful because the car can lock the brakes up at 100+ mph with ease. They slow my 400 WHP monster so fast that it feels like your head is going to fly off.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.4

2001 Toyota Corolla S

Vehicle Miles: 50,000

Location: Wellington, NZ

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 50,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

November 20, 2011

Bought purely for track days. Pushed them heavily and hell I was stopping on a dime, so much so I actually felt sick from the force. They are dusty however, and when cold (normal day to day driving, are irritatingly noisy. If you want very high stopping power and resistance to fade, get these!
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7

1995 Pontiac Trans Am

Vehicle Miles: 86,000

Location: Stevens Point, WI

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 500

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

October 24, 2011

Great upgrade over stock, If your looking for a good pad and dont mind alot of dust when your really working the brakes, and noise when your not these are the pads. I dont have the greatest rotors intresting to see if they will hold up to these pads.
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