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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.0

2002 Chevrolet

Vehicle Miles: 102,000

Location: GREENSBURG, pa

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 97,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Power Slot Cryo-Treated Rotor

October 16, 2007

I purchased the Powerslot rotors (cryo-treated) along with the Hawk performance ceramic pads. NOISY!!! would be the word to describe this combo on a 2002 4wd Blazer (S-10 style). The vehicle stops straight at all speeds but VERY noisy when applying the brakes at slow speeds such as approaching a stop sign or stop light or even lightly applying around a parking lot. It s embarrassing! I ve completed numerous brake jobs and sum up the brake noise as being a bad rotor and brake combo. Anyone reading this could suggest lightly sanding the rotor with embry cloth or applying a sticky adhesive to the back side of the pads to eliminate or reduce the brake noise - these have all been applied with no noise reduction. The brake lines were completely purged including the master cylinder and renewed with the correct brake oil. Everything was cleaned with an approved brake cleaner to ensure no particles or residue were present on the brake pads or rotors. My recommendation is NOT to use this combo for a replacement brake job. I purchased this exact same combo simultaneously on a 2002 Mustang GT with similar results - not as much noise but still present. I would like to add that I was not impressed upon opening and inspecting the Hawk pads. There is a cross-cut that exists on most ceramic pads and upon pairing the Hawk pads, the cross-cut only existed on one pad. So lets do the math...4 wheels, 4pairs of pads so that is 8 pads altogether. 7pads had NO cross-cut, 1 pad contained a cross-cut. Summary - poor packaging. Similar with the Mustang Hawk performance ceramic pads - 4 wheels, 4pairs of pads = 8pads altogether. 6 pads contained the cross-cut, 2 had NO cross-cut. So where do you put the cross-cut section? inside or outside of the rotor assuming the force applied is equal in both directions. In all my experience brake pads are IDENTICAL in both geometry and optimization features.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10.0

2000 Honda Prelude SH

Vehicle Miles: 96,000

Location: RYE, NY

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 6,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

October 13, 2007

Can t answer "responsiveness" since haven t had to make any abrupt stops. Otherwise they don t seem to have the stopping power I expected.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.5

2002 BMW 530i Sedan

Vehicle Miles: 81,500

Location: Providence, RI

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 3,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

September 20, 2007

Issue One: Be sure your installer checks the pad brackets as they may need tightening down. Both my rear installations rattled on bumps and needed to be tightened to secure the pads from rattling.



Issue Two: New Rotors and Pads, even after break-in period, are intermittently squealling, very annoying.



Issue Three: Need to inspect for other causes but I m finding extreme shimmying upon applying the brakes at moderate to high speeds.





Bottom Line: There s got to be better product out there, pass on this combination.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.5

2002 Toyota Tacoma 2wd PreDblCab

Vehicle Miles: 63,000

Location: ELK GROVE, CA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 3,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Power Slot Cryo-Treated Rotor

September 11, 2007

Went to the Powerslot cryo rotors because of constant warping of OEM rotors and aftermarket OEM-style rotors (Brembo), sometimes as soon as 5000 miles without any heavy use. Have a feeling that their is a basic design flaw in the Tacoma braking system that might have something to do with the same size rotor being use on the base Tacoma with standard rims and tires and the Prerunner model with the much larger and heavier rim and tire package. To early to tell if the cryo rotors will resist warping any better, but am concerned since these Powerslot cryo rotors started life as the same Brembo OEM rotors that warped quickly. I guess they use Brembo s as the base product then slot and cryo treat them. The Hawk cermaics pads give better bite and create about half the dust as the very dirty OEM pads.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.5

1999 Acura 3.5RL

Vehicle Miles: 98,000

Location: NOTTINGHAM, PA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 10,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: DBA 4000 Series Rotor

August 27, 2007

Great combo hawk ceramic with DBA rotors on my acura rl. made a differance
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.8

2006 Audi A3 2.0T

Vehicle Miles: 7,000

Location: MERCER ISLAND, WA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 2,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

August 26, 2007

Very good brake feel.Very low brake noise.Very dusty
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.5

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX

Vehicle Miles: 16,000

Location: JAMAICA, NY

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 3,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Power Slot Power Slot Rotor

August 20, 2007

Been riding on the ceramic pads with slotted and dimpled rotors from turboimport for over 3000 miles. No warping minimal noise and brake dust, I drive around like a nut and been through stop-n-go traffic every other weekend. If you re looking for performance and you re sick of brake dust making your wheels look like crap than ceramic brake pads are the way to go. These pads are the best investment I ve made as far as performance stopping power.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.8

2001 Ford Mustang Cobra

Vehicle Miles: 38,000

Location: HYATTSVILLE, MD

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 750

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Prodrive Brake System

Rotors: Kazera Street Sport Rotor

August 18, 2007

this is my wife car and she is very satisfied with the brake performance
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10.0

2004 Chevrolet Impala

Vehicle Miles: 52,000

Location: Rahway, NJ

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 1,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

August 09, 2007

I noticed a considerable difference in stopping power,compared to the factory pads.No noise.No brake dust.Well worth the price.I will be buying these again.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 3.0

2000 Dodge Intrepid ES

Vehicle Miles: 190,000

Location: TWIN LAKES, WI

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 17,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

August 08, 2007

I love the braking power and responsiveness over the OEM products however the squealing and dust you get with the Hawk pads is unacceptable! I am still warping the Brembo rotors so I think I will try the Power slots next!
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