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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.0

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX

Vehicle Miles: 55,000

Location: Glendale , ca

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 400

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

February 06, 2011

Awesome brakes...Horrible sound! You will hate the squealing. After proper bed-ing the pads were quiet for about 2 days but they started squealing like crazy again. The sounds comes under 30mph. Aside from that sound, the brakes can stop time after time. Great initial bite. You can get the abs working every time.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.6

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer EvolutionGSR

Vehicle Miles: 30,000

Location: brooklyn, ny

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 5,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

January 17, 2011

I'm an ASE certified mechanic and I have to say these pads are the noisiest pads I've ever heard. I tried shims,brake spray,lubing with brake grease and nothing worked. Not worth the performance cause the noise is soooooo bad.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.6

2008 BMW M3 Coupe

Vehicle Miles: 38,000

Location: Lancaster, PA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 2,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

December 02, 2010

Big step up over stock pads for light track use/ HPDE. Proper bed in will help reduce noise a little but they are deafening in street use when cold. Previous posts about cement mixer sounds are 100% correct. I took mine off two weeks after the track event but loved the stopping power, even when ice cold. They faded heavily during one run early at the track due to incomplete bedding in. Once past this they were phenomenal. My longest track session was 50 minutes and I had no problems in a heavy car on a track that is only modestly tough on brakes. The dust was not too bad and came off with a routine wash and no significant elbow grease. If you care about noise don t get track pads, these included.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.0

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Vehicle Miles: 26,000

Location: DEERTON, MI

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 2,700

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Cryo-Stop Rotor

December 28, 2009

Had Centric Cryo Rotors installed. Seated pads per manufacturers instructions.Logged about 400 miles before using rotors for two track days. Car developed front end shudder on severed braking from high speeds. Front end suspension components all sound. Think that one of the cryo rotors developed some warpping. Need to check out further as problem doens''t exist at normal braking speeds. Purchased cryo rotors to avoid this problem. Not very pleased with performance currently.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.8

2004 Chevrolet Corvette

Vehicle Miles: 20,000

Location: MINERAL, IL

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 1,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

December 04, 2009

2004 Corvette with Bridgestone RE11''s. I did 1 HPDE at Road America last fall. Cold wet day. Impressed with tires and brakes. Huge difference over the HPS. Dust and noise is up, but preformance is worth it. I change back to the HPS/rotors for the street. My choice not to buy again is based on track only use not the pads. I''ll go to DTC 60&70s.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.5

1999 Ford Mustang Cobra

Vehicle Miles: 54,000

Location: CENTREVILLE, VA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 500

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Power Slot Cryo-Treated Rotor

November 30, 2009

Only one track day so far with some basic road miles and the braking performance is good. No fade detected during the one track day. Good initial bite and brake "feel" is very nice. A definite improvement over the EBC Greenstuff pads on stock Brembo rotors I had before. Of course the brake dust is prodigious, but that''s expected. Noise is not bad. I get the occasional squeal at the end of a stop but better than the EBC pads.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.0

2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6

Vehicle Miles: 25,000

Location: wallington, nj

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 15,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

November 24, 2009

These are not an all-out track pad. They are still another pad that tries to do both - street and track days. If your car is light, say under 3000lbs, these pads will probably do you well. A strange experience I have had: the first day I put these pads on, they were FANTASTIC. High, firm pedal, and retina-detaching stopping power. The next track day, everything on the car was the same, but I had a VERY low, soft pedal. So low it takes at least 2-3 full inches of pedal travel to finally get any brake action. This has happened every time I put my track rotors and these pads on. Yet my street rotors and pads give a high, firm pedal. My lines and fluid is all fine. The only variables are the pads. While the sheer braking power is still roughly the same as day one, the pedal travel and feel has greatly degraded. There is a total of about 7 track days on these pads. The track in question is a fairly tight, slow one.



My next track pad will either be one of the hawk colored series, or another brand altogether.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.6

1995 Nissan 240SX SE

Vehicle Miles: 96,000

Location: Okinawa, JP

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 2,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

October 11, 2009

I purchased these pads out of recommendation from a friend. The primary use of my vehicle is daily driving with autocross and mountain driving on the weekends. I''m using a R33 Skyline brake setup with the Hawk HP Plus pads. I could not be happier! I did not know my brakes could perform this well. Straight out of the box these pads far outperformed my old pads(GREX). The stopping power of these pads is unbelievable. I''m running Dunlop Direzza Z1 star specs(amazing tires) and after installing these pads I need to upgrade to a bigger size to keep them from locking up on the front. These pads do dust alot but I have seen worse so I rated them a 5. I also deducted a couple points for noise because they squeal a little bit when completely cold(they stop after a block or two). As far as bite, these pads bite hard from cold and do not fade, ever. I highly recommend these pads if you''re in need of an upgrade.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.8

2005 Mazda RX-8 6-speed

Vehicle Miles: 40,000

Location: null, null

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 1,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

September 28, 2009

Man, these pads are loud when coming to a stop! Had them for about a month and they are just as loud. I am reluctant to drive my car on the streets now. I use them for street and track. Happy with the performance but will not buy them again.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.7

2001 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt

Vehicle Miles: 42,000

Location: HALIFAX, NS

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 41,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Power Slot Power Slot Rotor

September 15, 2009

My Bullitt is used primarily for Autocross and track days. I would purchase the HP+ pads, but not the Power Slot rotors again.I installed them at the start of the summer and bedded them in according to the manufacturer instructions. They seemed to work fine over the stock rotors, but I could tell when examining them after events that they would not last. I participated in 3 autocrosses and one track day with no problem. On my second track day, one of the front rotors cracked. I do not drive an excessive number of hot laps before cooling the car down. I purchased these based on recommendations from other Bullitt owners that used them, specifically staying away from cross-drilled due to cracking problems, and did not expect a failure so soon.
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