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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5

2002 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

Vehicle Miles: 132,000

Location: orange county, ca

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 1,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Power Slot Power Alloy Cryo-Treated Rotor

December 28, 2009

As expected these rotors and pads are an outstanding combo. I have 18 volks so the rotors look small but somewhat clean. The response is ok but then comes the stopping power. You need to spend the money in order to save your car. I spent about 700 on this and had a friend installed. I wish I could have got a big brake kit but you know how we can''t afford it right now. Overall these brakes are worth everything.
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.4

2006 Mazda MAZDA3 s 4-DoorWith TPMS

Vehicle Miles: 60,787

Location: Brookeville, MD

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 6,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

December 19, 2009

Purchased these pads as a replacement to my worn out OEM pads. Based on a recommendation from a friend I chose Hawk HPS. I replaced my rotors with OEM rotors at this time as well. Compared to OEM pads, these offer a more progressive stop and less dust. However, I feel overall stopping power is the same or slightly better. I have had no noise in the 6,000 miles I''ve had these pads installed.
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10.0

2007 Lexus IS250RWD

Vehicle Miles: 55,000

Location: San Francisco, CA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 500

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: ATE PremiumOne Slotted Rotor

December 18, 2009

Did some research and came across these ATE rotors for the Lexus IS250. Replaced the front brake pads w/ Hawk street performance pads and ATE Slotted Rotors. Couldn''t be happier. I wanted something that would perform better than stock and this combo fit the bill. The produce very little dust compared to stock, and out perform stock in dry and especially wet conditions. The rotor''s looks is very unique and I chose slotted because I have heard issues w/ cross drilled rotors. Also I was pleased to notice that they are not noisy and don''t squeak at all like some performance brakes do.
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.2

1992 Mazda Miata

Vehicle Miles: 150,000

Location: west chester, pa

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 100

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

December 13, 2009

This is my second set of these brakes - the first set lasted about 7 years, somewhere between 30,000 - 40,000 mi I think. These brakes have saved my life. I repeat, I would not be alive it were not for these brakes. They have saved me countless amounts of money on avoided accidents (I am an "aggressive driver"). The stock brake pads on my miata were nothing compared to these. I had stock pads for 30k mi before I got my first set of these HPS pads and I will never tolerate that garbage again. If you want to stop dead in the street you better hold on to your lunch, glasses, and keep your eyes in their sockets cuz things will go flying... I couldn''t believe that brakes at this price could be so good. Needless to say I will buy Hawk HPS for every car I own for the rest of my life as long as they make them for that car. On second thought I will only buy cars for which they make Hawk HPS pads.



Getting these brakes to fade even a little takes lots of effort - They should stand well in an autocross setting if that''s your thing but they can get smelly under heavy abuse. WATCH yourself during the break in period and break them in according to manufacturer''s instructions. They are terrible for the first 50 miles or so unless broken in in a brutal fashion.
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.0

2006 Audi A4 3.2 QuattroS-Line Package Without TPMS

Vehicle Miles: 54,000

Location: Silver Spring, MD

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 15,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

December 06, 2009

Terribly overrated pads. I have the HPS matched with rotora''s drilled/slotted rotors for my Audi A4. After searching for pads that might offer an improvement over the stock pagid pad that come on Audis I settled on the HPS. These pads offer no initial bite and although they dust significantly less than stock, they scare me sometimes with how poorly they stop the car. They simply requires a lot of peddle force to stop, and after the stock pads which would stop on a dime I am terribly disappointed. I find they do improve as they get hotter but these aren''t race pads and shouldn''t have to be heated every time I need to go run an errand. Overall I feel these have been given an undeservedly good reputation and I would advice against buying them.
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.8

1996 Ford Mustang GT

Vehicle Miles: 96,000

Location: GLENSIDE, PA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 500

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

December 06, 2009

A very good brake pad with good stopping power and responsiveness.
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.8

2000 Toyota Tundra 4wd SR5 Access Cab

Vehicle Miles: 130,000

Location: Spokane, WA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 45,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Power Slot Cryo-Treated Rotor

November 30, 2009

I bought these components because the stock brakes were inadequate for this vehicle. The dealer wouldn''t give me the information that I required to upgraded brake system of later model Tundras so I did a bit of research on the web to try and correct the warping rotor problem that I was experiencing. The Hawk HPS pads and Power Slot Cryo-Treated Rotors seem have done the job. After 45000 miles my brakes are still working good with no pulsating so I am a happy camper.
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.8

2006 Audi A4 2.0T FWDBase Model

Vehicle Miles: 23,000

Location: Seattle, WA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 500

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Power Slot Power Slot Rotor

November 30, 2009

I haven''t driven that far on this setup yet, but this brakes are fantastic! The stopping power and noise/dust levels are better then expected. The rotors look great too!
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.8

1997 Volkswagen Golf

Vehicle Miles: 123,000

Location: Glen Allen, VA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 22,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

November 22, 2009

I love these Hawk pads a little pricey but they rock. I use my car as a daily driver/ autocross events.Note I use new rotors+hawk pads+brake fluid flush a must for good results. Stopping distance has been reduced from 164ft@60mph to 133ft@60mph "G-Tech readings" Brake do wear faster than oem pads but have the added stopping power is amazing Great option instead of a big brake kit. I use pads on all my cars F150, Focus SVT, Rabbit GTI and Golf. A must buy if you want to stop on a dime. 5stars *****~!
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Hawk HPS Street brake pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 2.6

2002 Acura 3.2TL-S

Vehicle Miles: 130,000

Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 9,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

November 20, 2009

For years I wanted The Hawks HPS Street as my "next" replacement pads but due to contemplating on getting rid of this car or not, I have finally decided to keep this vehicle due the mileage I have accumulated. As a car enthusiast and a MB Tech, I have more then a fair amount of knowledge on brakes. When my stock pads needed replacement, I bought F+R Rotora rotors and EBC Green pads. Performed the recommended bedding in procedure, the EBC proved to be a set of worthless pads, Brake fade after two 70 mph stops! As I understand they don t start working after the pads have been slightly warmed up, but the DON T work after they have warmed up. I had to get rid of them after 10k because I had total brake lost, Twice!!! SO, I was not going to spend $150 on brake pads again, I bought F+R pads from advance auto (WearEver Silvers) These were honestly the best pads you can buy, NO BUll! Great initial bite, Cold or Warm. NO BRAKE Fade after 3+ high speed stops. And they lasted ~70K. Impressive for $60 pads. Now my car has 120K and i know I will be running this car to the ground. After reading all the reviews from Tire Rack. I went ahead and place them thru Tire Rack, Great Service and Fast shipping!!! I put on new brembo rotors and these AWESOME HAWKS HPS Street pads. Following the bedding in procedure, and off I go. Took it gently for 2 weeks and I was anxious to test the pads out. What do you know, BRAKE FADE after ONE high speed stop, almost rear ended the car in front of me b/c I had no brakes. Since these are "High" performance Street pads, Its understanding that the braking power won t be there until they are slightly warm, but its not there in any temperature ie cold, warm, hot, etc. Its like the EBC Greens BUT Worst, In every case!!! Thought it was my rotors so luckily I kept the Wear Ever pads, and swap them out for test purpose. I Could not believe how good the Wear Ever pads were with the brembo rotors. I spent $171 for the hawk pads to find out they were junk.
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