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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.2

2002 BMW M3 Coupe

Vehicle Miles: 82,000

Location: mount pleasant, sc

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 1,500

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Power Slot Power Slot Rotor

December 10, 2009

Bought these for street use. Dissapointed right away with initial bite around town. I do not even push hard! Dust was no better than OEM. Then I made the mistake of taking them to the track (Roebling) for a DE. Braking was bad through just one session on a pretty brake-friendly track. I drove the car to the hotel that night and thought I wouldn''t stop at all! Scary. Next morning, changed them out.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.2

2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Vehicle Miles: 132,000

Location: Greenbrae, CA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 10,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

November 21, 2009

I purchased these brake pads in hopes of improving the performance of my brakes without a full brake kit. These pads stop very well and I was very impressed. I had read other reviews and few persons had mentioned heavy dusting and brake squeek. I figured since many had good results they must have been odd situations. I can tell you 3 things, these pads stop amazingly well. They Dust a LOT more than indicated by ratings and they are noisy. The other reviews indicate not everyone has had noise problems. I can tell you as a GM master tech they have been installed correctly on my car using brake quiet as an addition to help reduce noise. The shims on the backside seemed a bit thin to me compared to OE pads which could contribute to the noise. As long as you can live with some dust and noise, these pads are great.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.7

2005 Audi S4 Sedan 2005 Model

Vehicle Miles: 50,380

Location: ABINGDON, MD

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 2,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

November 07, 2009

Great pads and will definitely purchase again
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.3

2002 Ford Excursion 4wd

Vehicle Miles: 65,000

Location: SIDNEY, NY

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 1,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Cryo-Stop Rotor

October 18, 2009

I put the set on and immediately felt the difference. The brake dust is minimal, and the stopping power is excellent. I''ll have to see how long they last. Rotors only seem to last about 2 years on this vehicle. It''s heavy, and it gets a lot of in town brake usage.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.2

2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible

Vehicle Miles: 11,000

Location: Charlotte, NC

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 1,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

October 18, 2009

I have had several cars with slotted and/or drilled rotors as well as ceramic pads from other manufacturers. These pads are easily the worst. They have been bedded them in per the instructions. When just about stopped, they are noisy. You can also feel the pads on the drilled / slotted parts of the rotors through the brake pedal during normal braking. I expect it under hard braking, but not when driving normally. Previously, I had drilled / slotted rotors with the stock pads on this car with no issues except dust, so I thought I would try these.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.5

2002 Acura 3.2TL-S

Vehicle Miles: 105,000

Location: SAN MARCOS, CA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 10,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: DBA 4000 Series Rotor

October 14, 2009

No complaints. Seem to be better than stock in most categories, but not sure if it''s given the increased performance that I was anticipating for the amount spent.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.2

2002 Acura 3.2TL-S

Vehicle Miles: 105,000

Location: SAN MARCOS, CA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 10,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: DBA 4000 Series Rotor

October 14, 2009

No complaints. Seem to be better than stock in most categories, but not sure if it''s given the increased performance that I was anticipating for the amount spent.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.7

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

Vehicle Miles: 32,160

Location: Tobyhanna, Pa

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 200

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: DBA 4000 Series Rotor

October 13, 2009

I purchased these Hawk Performance Ceramics to replace AXXIS UKCeramic.

The AXXIS UKCeramics were great for stopping power but the pad material was too soft hence the pads were extremely dusty. But the Hawk performace pads on the other hand, are the best pads I have installed on this car. These Pads Stop better then the stock pads and much better then the AXXIS. If you are a spirited,are hard driver like I am then these are the brakes for you. I''ll state that it is as simply as this: buy these pads if you drive hard or like to push your vehicle. Hawks is the first Brand name for my car.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 3.8

1989 BMW 325is

Vehicle Miles: 230,000

Location: Lilburn, GA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 10,000

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

October 05, 2009

No initial bite, stopping power was way down. These pads took forever to seat in which time that had such a sliding effect it felt dangerous to drive. Took to a track day and once they warmed up they bit better, but faded quickly.
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Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.2

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Vehicle Miles: 78,000

Location: Manchester, PA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 4,400

Pads: Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: DBA 4000 Series Rotor

September 03, 2009

I bought these rotors to replace my stock rotors. They were fine for the first 3000 miles but after that I started to notice a brake shimmy when I applied the brakes. It has gotten so bad that when I brake the steering wheel vibrates really bad. I called tire rack and they told me to get the measurements to the rotors at a garage. The garage took the measurements and the rotors are bad already. I would not recommend these rotors to anyone. The stock rotors on my evo were better
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