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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.2

1999 Audi A4 1.8TQuattro

Vehicle Miles: 130,000

Location: New Richmond, Wi

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 1,200

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Sport Slotted Rotor

August 26, 2011

At just under $200 for a set I am not impressed. When others write about the noise level they are NOT kidding. There is no driving style, short of not using brakes, that will minimize the noise. I ve seen school buses and dump trucks with quieter brakes. They do have above average stopping power but with that comes above average dusting. Too many choices out there to recommend these for the street. Keep looking.
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.8

1994 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Vehicle Miles: 92,000

Location: GREENDALE, WI

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 1,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

August 26, 2011

I am unsure if I picked the right pads from your list. I was unhappy with the prior pads due to dust sowe tried the Street/Sport version. They work fine after the first corner or two, but the shock on not stoppng at the first turn means I probably wouldn t go back.
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.2

2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GTBase Model

Vehicle Miles: 60,000

Location: Chicoutimi Canada, Qc

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 5,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

August 18, 2011

Stopping power not as expected. Don t like some kind of vibrating at the end of braking period.

8/10 !
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.8

2001 Pontiac Sunfire GT

Vehicle Miles: 125,000

Location: Nacogdoches, TX

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 7,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Sport Slotted Rotors

August 10, 2011

Went from Brembo pads to these pads. I will say they do not come close to the same standard of responsiveness as the Brembos. I always felt confident with the Brembos but these always seem to take a while to warm up. Definitely not satisfied with these and will have to look else where to purchase Brembo pads from now one since they no longer carry them here.
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4

2007 Nissan 350Z Grand TouringConvertible

Vehicle Miles: 46,000

Location: LAS VEGAS, NV

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 1,250

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

July 21, 2011

I have purchased Hawk pads for the rear brakes and no issues,but these are really noisy! It seams as if they need to be rinsed off every week to cut down on squeaking!
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.2

2004 Porsche Cayenne SWithout TPMS

Vehicle Miles: 65,000

Location: Mundelein, IL

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 55,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

July 19, 2011

Lack initial bite. Stopping distances are increased versus OEM pads. Noticed no difference in performance once pads were warm after several stops. Exactly same characteristics on Honda Accord as well, using same pads. Purchased these pads for the two different vehicles thinking it was vehicle specific issue-it is not.
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.7

2002 Toyota Celica GT Action Pkg

Vehicle Miles: 66,000

Location: Windber, PA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 1,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Power Slot Power Slot Rotor

July 04, 2011

I installed HPS street pads with powerslot slotted rotors and SS Brake lines. The rotors are fine as are the SS brake lines, but The HPS street pads do NOT have as much stopping power as the STOCK brake pads. This results in a tendency for rear wheel lockup especially in the wet.
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.8

2001 Honda Civic EX Coupe

Vehicle Miles: 110,000

Location: greenville, ms

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 70,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

July 03, 2011

These pads stop on a dime, brake dust is the only complaint I have because I don't wash my wheels often.
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.2

2007 Audi A4 2.0T QuattroPremium Package Without TPMS

Vehicle Miles: 67,000

Location: Baltimore, MD

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 2,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

July 01, 2011

Went from stock pads to Hawk HPS pads in the front only. Immediately after the pad change the pedal feel was not as firm. It does take a few stops for the pads to warm up. Until the pads are warm the stopping power is only acceptable and not great. Once the pads are warm stopping power is comparable to stock pads. I do sit in quite a bit of stop and go traffic and that is when the noise of these pads come through. They squeal loud and often through traffic. Enough that people stop and look at me.



I do the occasional track day and I was hoping that these pads would be a good solution to my mixed use. I might end up buying the ceramic pads before the next track day since I am not sure i can tolerate the noise level.

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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7

2009 Pontiac G8 GT

Vehicle Miles: 64,000

Location: CARY, NC

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 20,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

June 29, 2011

I purchased these pads after running two track days at VIR with the stock ceramics that came on my Pontiac G8 GT. The stock pads experienced fade under the high heat situation on the track. The Hawk HPS pad was the next logical step for me as it is still a street pad but better in terms of fade resistance than the stock ceramics. They are very good pads. The only drawback for me in using these pads for everyday driving is that they do generate brake dust that is evident after washing the car after a couple days of normal driving. Normal driving for me is 50 miles a day or so. They were not noisy at all. I ran the HPS pads at the CMP track for my next track event. The pads were no doubt better than the stock ceramics but CMP is known for being very tough on brakes and the HPS pads didn t stop the car as quickly or surely as I would have liked. For this season, I ll be using Carbotech race pads. In the meantime, I have put the stock ceramics back on for everyday driving just because they don t generate dust and stop just fine under normal duty. I used the Hawk HPS pads for about 20k miles and, as I said before, they are good pads, just don t expect them to be dust-free.
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