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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.2

2010 Audi A3 2.0T Quattro Sport PackageWith Metal Valve Stems

Vehicle Miles: 22,000

Location: SOMERVILLE, MA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 1,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Brembo GT 313mm Big Brake Kit

Rotors: Stock

October 21, 2013

Hawk HPS work reliably well for everyday street driving. Quiet- even with Porsche Boxster calipers (Brembo) without shims- reasonable cold bite, low dust, good wear. I ve used Hawk HPS several times on different cars and they ve proven to be a decent street pad. For track days I swap out the HPS for Endless MX72 pads which withstand higher heat and have more bite.
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4-Matic

Vehicle Miles: 70,000

Location: null, null

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 60,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

October 11, 2013

Costs significantly less than OEM part, provides excellent stopping power, significantly less dust than the OEM pads and I am not hearing any noise! I changed the pads, rotors and tires on all 4 wheels. The rear brake pads did not have the whole for the rear wheel sensor attachment so I am going to monitor the wear when switching between summer and winter tires. You can buy them with confidence!
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4-Matic

Vehicle Miles: 70,000

Location: null, null

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 60,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

October 11, 2013

These are fantastic pair of pads that exceeded my expectations. I recently had to make an emergency stop on the highway at 50 mph speed. To my surprise, the vehicle stopped in a very short distance and I was able to avoid a collision. I would buy these pads with confidence.
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8

2003 Ford Focus SVT

Vehicle Miles: 138,000

Location: EASTAMPTON, NJ

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 12,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric High Carbon Plain 125 Series Rotor

August 21, 2013

The brakes are smooth and strong. I have not experienced any fade.
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5

2003 Ford Focus SVT

Vehicle Miles: 138,000

Location: EASTAMPTON, NJ

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 12,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

August 21, 2013

The brakes are smooth and strong with some brake dust but not bad, an occasional squeal
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.6

2008 Nissan 350Z NISMO

Vehicle Miles: 33,161

Location: FAIRFAX, VA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 1,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

August 12, 2013

Bought and installed these about 1000 miles ago and overall I m satisfied. They re responsive and provide a good brake feel but not much better than any other pad I ve used. The HPS don t really stand out from past pads I ve used, they just do their job in an average way. They re not really worth the price premium and if I had to do it over, I would have gotten a less expensive brand.

One more thing: these things squeal like nails on a chalkboard. I followed Hawk s bed-in procedures to the letter yet 1000 miles later, they sound like they re worn to the nub and need replacement (even though I checked and they don t). Granted, I m still on the stock rotors with Brembo calipers and while Brembos are known to be loud, the amount of noise and squealing is borderline unacceptable. The stock pads weren t this noisy until they needed replacement and the Hawks are noisy from the start.
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 2.2

2010 Volkswagen GTI2-Door

Vehicle Miles: 50,000

Location: NAPA, CA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 500

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: StopTech SportStop Drilled Rotor

July 14, 2013

TERRIBLE. My stock pads and rotors were better than these at 49,999 miles when my brake pad light was on. These have 0 bite to them and I would be afraid if I needed to actually stop on a dime to avoid hitting someone I would not be able to. I ve tracked and auto crossed my car and my stock set up didn t fade as much as these do on the street. I want my money back!!!!
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2002 Honda CR-V

Vehicle Miles: 152,950

Location: CLACKAMAS, OR

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 900

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

June 25, 2013

I own a well taken care of 2002 Honda CR-V that will soon be a safe chamber of transport for my future son. I daily drive an 07 TL Type-s which itself has killer brakes in factory form (Brembos). So, based on that. I ordered the Brembo O.E. style replacement rotors plus Hawk HPS street pads all the way around for the CRV and am blown away by the creaminess of this combo every time I drive it, like the other reviewer said about that clamping sound on rotor. I fully agree. this combo provides a Fat pedal pressure and conveys tons of feel all the way till full BITE. The driving experience I ve experienced in both these products will definitely influence my brake choice on my TL-S when the time comes (I won t be using OEM ACURA). Excellent customer service, fast shipping, and great prices! Thank you TIRERACK.COM!!!!!!!!!
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2004 Pontiac Bonneville

Vehicle Miles: 92,000

Location: MADISON, TN

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 2,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

June 10, 2013

I bought these pads and rotors because I was not happy with the stopping power of the stock brakes especially in the rain. The very 1st night I put them on we got the aftermath of rain from the tornado in OK. The rain from the tornado came to Nashville, TN and there was 3 inches of water on the expressway in no time flat. These breaks performed as if it wasn t even raining let alone was driving in 3 inches of water. During normal braking they seem like any other brakes but put some pressure on them and hang on to your hat ! If your not wearing your seat belt your going to mess up your dash with the grease from your face. They are quite and smooth. I left the stock rotors on the rear and used the Hawk pads all around. The Cryo-stop rotors and Hawks pads are a great stopping combo. I highly recommend them to anyone. Next TIRES !!
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2004 Pontiac Bonneville

Vehicle Miles: 92,000

Location: MADISON, TN

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 2,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

June 10, 2013

I bought these pads and rotors because I was not happy with the stopping power of the stock brakes especially in the rain. The very 1st night I put them on we got the aftermath of rain from the tornado in OK. The rain from the tornado came to Nashville, TN and there was 3 inches of water on the expressway in no time flat. These breaks performed as if it wasn t even raining let alone was driving in 3 inches of water. During normal braking they seem like any other brakes but put some pressure on them and hang on to your hat ! If your not wearing your seat belt your going to mess up your dash with the grease from your face. They are quite and smooth. I left the stock rotors on the rear and used the Hawk pads all around. The Cryo-stop rotors and Hawks pads are a great stopping combo. I highly recommend them to anyone. Next TIRES !!
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