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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.6

1992 Acura Integra

Vehicle Miles: 105,000

Location: GAINESVILLE, GA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 7,500

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Power Slot Power Slot Rotor

June 07, 2008

Hawk HP Plus pads are excellent for track use and offer confidence-inspiring stops when driving very aggressively, especially when paired with a good set of rotors and stainless brake lines. They are fade-resistant, and provide better stopping power when warmed up. I bought them for their higher-temp operating range and resistance to glazing for when I drive my car on track days and have been very impressed - but driving them on the street is another matter. They generate a lot of noise and dust. If you like keeping your aftermarket rims clean, the dust these pads release will keep you busy. No shims are included and you will want to apply a good anti-squeal compound like CRC Disc Brake Quiet to the backing plates to make them tolerable. The friction compound is a little aggressive for casual street use. Firm and powerful stopping with progressive modulation during hard driving translates on the street to these pads grabbing harder as you slow down to a stop (as they heat up) without adding pressure to the brake pedal. If you drive aggressively all the time or drive a heavier vehicle that is more demanding of its brakes, buy em, you won''t be disappointed.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.3

1988 Audi 80 Quattro

Vehicle Miles: 160,000

Location: Jacksonville, FL

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 1,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

June 03, 2008

Great for track and rally races. Once they warm up your stopping power will only be limited by the tire compound. Plan on replacing the rotors occationally if you re braking hard for extended periods...the pads will outlast the rotors.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.4

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX

Vehicle Miles: 17,000

Location: Simi Valley, CA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 16,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

May 16, 2008

Good stopping power, noise really only occurs in these pads because people buy them and don''t really need/use them to the full potential.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.8

1995 Ford Probe GT

Vehicle Miles: 177,000

Location: Syracuse, NY

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 10,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

May 06, 2008

I''ve been running these since last summer. Initially I liked them quite a bit. Having to put a little temperature into them, after 5-10 good stops they''d be fine and ready for the job. Well, NOW.. These things only get better with ago because they stop my car so hard it hurts! Just ask anyone that I''ve ever given a ride to! They ARE NOISY when they get hot. Honestly, that makes me giggle. For a stock rotor/caliper, these pads do an AMAZING job. I cannot express in words what these pads do consistently for my car.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.3

2006 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Coupe

Vehicle Miles: 6,000

Location: SALINAS, CA

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:

April 12, 2008

Love them except dust and noise on street.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.0

2001 Audi TT Coupe

Vehicle Miles: 81,000

Location: TRUSSVILLE, AL

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 200

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Sport Slotted Rotor

March 08, 2008

Early on (bedded in and 200 miles) My brake feel has improved greatly. Initial bite is improved over OEM. Did get moderate fade while bedding in. (after 6 or 7 75mph to 10 mph stops at ABS threshold.) Hoping that will be reduced now after bedding. Won t know much more till I get to try them on a track. Hoping to eliminate pad material transfer to rotors and the resulting vibration. One note about street use. They are noisy. Squeal under light braking when cold. (when warm too :-)). These pads are only for the serious.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.0

1998 Plymouth Neon Highline Sedan

Vehicle Miles: 180,000

Location: PHOENIX, AZ

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 20,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: ATE PremiumOne Slotted Rotor

February 28, 2008

The combination of the SUPER BLUE BRAKE Fluid with ATE rotors and HAWK pads is a superior combination. I have no fear that my brakes will not perform under any circumstance.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.0

2004 BMW M3 Coupe

Vehicle Miles: 26,000

Location: Portland, OR

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 300

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

February 25, 2008

I used these for track days only. Using stock rotors the HPS Plus pads did a decent job, but were destroyed after 4 track days (not 4 weekends ... DAYS). Although there was minimum (1 mm on piston side; 2 on non-piston side) pad left; rotors were ruined on 4th track day. NOTE: BMW E46 M3 stock brakes are known for not being up to the track duty: not really fair to swap pads and expect miracles.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.0

2003 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Vehicle Miles: 56,000

Location: LAKEWOOD, CO

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 3,500

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

February 22, 2008

I wanted a pad that I could use on the track and on the street and these have done that very well.
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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.0

2004 Chevrolet Corvette

Vehicle Miles: 40,000

Location: LOVELAND, OH

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 1,000

Pads: Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

December 15, 2007

Great initial bite - much better than OEM. Some occasional squeal at low speeds, stopping. More dust than OEM but worth it for the improved performance.
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