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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.3

2005 Subaru Outback Wagon 2.5 XTBase Model

Vehicle Miles: 600,000

Location: LOS ANGELES, CA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 1,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

March 08, 2011

Work great as expectations set by Tire Rack
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.4

2008 Audi Q7 3.6 Premium

Vehicle Miles: 50,000

Location: RED DEER, AB

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 2,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

January 28, 2011

Best purchase we ever made for this vehicle. Brake dust problem was huge and is now resolved. Brake squealing problem was embarrassing on an expensive vehicle. Squeal is now gone.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.0

2007 Acura TL Type-S

Vehicle Miles: 40,000

Location: Delmar, MD

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 7,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Premium Rotor

January 12, 2011

No problem with noise or dusting for about 1,000 miles. After that, groaning and squealing with moderate stopping. Dusting gets continually worse. Removed pads after 2,000 miles, re-applied anti-squeal, checked original installation and rotors found no problems, re-installed pads. No sqeal for about 500 miles before major groaning started. Intensity and frequency of noise changes with temp and humidity. E-mailed Hawk for advice twice, did not receive a response....will not buy Hawk brakes again.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.6

2007 Audi A6 4.2 QuattroS-Line Package

Vehicle Miles: 60,000

Location: Lake in the Hills, Il

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 12,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

December 31, 2010

Bought these as it stated stock performance without the dust, this was my biggest gripe with the stock pads.

I installed these with new factory rotors and followed the bedding in procedure to a T

These don t even come close to stock performance, the difference was night and day and not in a good way the first couple of hundred miles I came close to rear ending vehicles.

Now after 12000 miles I ve gotten used to them and drive and brake accordingly but will not buy them again.

On a good note have not heard the squeel once my wheels have been clean and my rotors still look like the day I installed them and the pads show very minimal wear.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.8

2003 Audi A4 1.8T QuattroSport Package

Vehicle Miles: 35,500

Location: Boca raton, FL

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 34,400

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Sport Slotted Rotors

March 26, 2010

It doesn''t bite in as much as I expected on initial stopping, but when applied more force into the break pedal it would stop very fast. I did several runs testing the break for fading and I was surprised with its ability to stop after braking more than 10 times without allowing it to cool down at all. This system is a lot better than my old stock brakes.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.2

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon

Vehicle Miles: 33,000

Location: Waipahu, HI

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 3,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

February 20, 2010

Handled as I expected - better than stock pads. However, there is still brake dust and not sure how much compared to stock pads as I installed the new pads and new wheels and tires at the same time.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.3

2005 Lincoln Navigator 4wd

Vehicle Miles: 38,000

Location: KISSIMMEE, FL

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 3,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

January 25, 2010

Does not bite in as much as I expected on inital stopping. Not less and not more then OEM. However, there has been an 80% reduction in brake dust on the rim.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.3

2005 Lincoln Navigator 4wd

Vehicle Miles: 38,000

Location: KISSIMMEE, FL

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 3,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

January 25, 2010

I was expecting more of an inital bite when applying the brakes. Not worse then OEM, but not better neither. However, there has been at least an 80% reduction in brake dust.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.0

2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Sedan

Vehicle Miles: 179,000

Location: MYRTLE BEACH, SC

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 2,500

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: ATE PremiumOne Slotted Rotor

January 23, 2010

Very very nice. New Michelin tires helped as well, I''m sure. Slight rusting on the interior of the front vents, but not really noticeable to anyone but me. A little dustier than I expected, but the stopping power is awesome, so it is worth it. When I get my new struts and springs, I''ll be in business. Elliptical slots look boss. Stock calipers are painted blue. Peace.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.4

2005 Chrysler Sebring Limited Convertible

Vehicle Miles: 55,250

Location: LEAWOOD, KS

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 13,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Power Slot Power Slot Rotor

December 17, 2009

Noise is not a squeel, just a whirring sound.
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