September 7, 2012 Leave a comment
Hawk is one of the biggest names in performance and OE replacement brake pads out there. Their superior quality to OE components makes them not only a smart buy for customers looking to replace their stock pads but also for those looking for more stopping power for spirited street driving or even track use. Hawk pads are used worldwide by weekend racers and professionals alike because of their great fitment, reliability & quality. Let’s take a look at the different pad compounds offered by Hawk & get a better understanding of each of their strengths.
Hawk Ceramic Brake Pads
Hawk’s Performance Ceramic Brake Pads are a perfect blend of improved performance with reduced brake dust and noise. They provide consistent quiet, fast, smooth & clean stopping power for vehicles that are primarily driven on the streets. The Performance Ceramic pads feature a unique ceramic composite formulation specifically developed to meet the ultra-low dust and low noise attributes of Original Equipment ceramic brake pads while maintaining the high friction levels professional brake tuners have grown to expect from Hawk Performance. If you are looking for replacement pads that will give you more bite & less dust, look no further than Hawk’s Performance Ceramic pads.
Hawk HPS Brake Pads
The extremely popular Hawk HPS pads really offer the best of both worlds when it comes to brake pads. The HPS compound offers a significant improvement in braking power and feel while still retaining quiet operation and low dust. Hawk’s HPS Ferro-Carbon compound brake pads provide advanced braking characteristics to enhance the driving experience. This unique compound combines the safety and quality of aerospace design partnered with the braking technology of motorsports. If you tend to drive spiritedly on the streets and occasionally do heavy repeated braking or are looking for a big improvement over stock pads without the noise & dust associated with race pads, the HPS is the perfect pad for your Mustang.
Hawk HP Plus Brake Pads
The Hawk HP Plus is Hawk’s entry level racing brake pad. The HP Plus is perfect for autocrossers or occasional weekend track warriors looking for a no compromise pad that will work well with an upgraded rotor and other supporting brake mods. Because of the more aggressive compound, the HP Plus does create noise under some conditions however they are nowhere as noisy as a dedicated track pad. The HP Plus pads are usable on the street at a wider range of temperatures vs a more serious race compound. The Hawk Performance HP Plus Ferro-Carbon compound can take the heat at the track and get you home safely without having to change your brake pads in and out. This compound was designed for the serious street and autocross enthusiast.
Hawk Racing Blue Brake Pads
Hawk’s Racing Pads are no compromise all-out performance units designed to stand the heat, wear & abuse of repeated track use. Hawk offers a few lines of Racing Blue pads depending on how much torque or friction you are looking for depending on your application and use. These pads are not recommended for street use due to their noise levels and the fact that they require heat to produce high levels of friction required for racing. If your Mustang is built for the track and rarely sees the streets or you’re looking for a set of dedicated race pads to install for an event, any of the Racing Blue pads are sure to fit your needs.
You can find Hawk’s full line of Ford Mustang brake pads for all 1994 & up Mustangs on StangMods.com by clicking here: http://www.stangmods.com/Mustang-Brake-Pads-from-StangMods-com-s/165.htm