September 19, 2007
Am just now replacing the original Hawk HPS pads, so providing 4 yr 31,400 mile feedback. Absolutely stunning performance from this upgrade! I also went with Brembo rears at the same time with the same combination but 2 piston calipers. Fade resistance is killer, triple digit speeds to zero in triple digit Fahrenheit Arizona heat is amazing. The only negative, and it s not that bad is the dust. I can go a couple of weeks between washes of the front wheels. My 00 740iL with OEM throws off three times the amount of dust, so can t complain. The pads don t bite immediately, but the minuscule lag is made up many times over by the fade resistance. I ve never once felt the "oh s...! the brakes aren t going to hold" feeling even from very high speeds. I can honestly say that this entire four wheel kit has saved me from two intersection accidents where I would have been T Boned on the driver s side by cell phone yakking idiots running red lights. 55 and 45 MPH to 0 in nothing flat while Ms "I m a self absorbed idiot" runs through the intersection clueless. Well worth the investment many times over. Two big thumbs up for the calipers, rotors and Hawk pads. Am replacing with the same pads because they worked perfectly for me.