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Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads - Front Pair (99-04 GT, V6)

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  • Item #53034
  • MPN# HB274Z.610

  • Market Price $112.10
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  • Ideal Street Brake Pad.
  • Good Braking.
  • Performance Ceramic Compound.
  • Extremely Quiet.
  • Sold as a Pair for Front.
  • Fits 99-04 Mustang V6 & GT.
Great Stopping Power. Give your New Edge some serious stopping power with Hawk's Performance ceramic pads. Using a ceramic compound like that used on many high-end sports cars, these pads brake much better than your Mustang's stock pads, plus they feel and sound better too. Make your 'Stang feel like a real sportscar with a set of Hawk Ceramic pads.

Daily Driver Friendly. Hawk Performance Ceramic pads bite strongly but smoothly right out of your driveway without being warmed up, making this a great choice for your daily driver. Plus, these pads use a unique linear friction profile which allows your ABS braking system to work more effectively.

Minimal Dust & Noise. The Hawk Ceramic pads use a compound that allows your brakes to work almost silently and dust far less than stock pads or even other high performance pads. They're a great choice for drivers who want to be able to show n'go with a minimum of prep time.

Application. This set of Hawk Performance Ceramic pads is sold as pair for the front only. They are designed for the 1999 to 2004 Mustang V6 or GT only. Will not fit the Bullitt, Mach 1, or Cobra. Set includes driver-side and passenger-side brake pads.

Brake Comparison



HP Plus
Best Use: Street/Strip Best Use: Daily Driver Best Use: Autocross/Track
Stopping Power: Great Stopping Power: Good Stopping Power: Excellent
Material: Ferro-Carbon Material: Ceramic Material: Ferro-Carbon
Noise: Quiet Noise: Very Quiet Noise: Increased Noise
Dust: Low Dust Dust: Ultra Low Dust Dust: Increased Dust

Fitment: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Pairs of Brake Pads
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • V6 - 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Fits Front Only, does not fit Bullitt

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Would really suggest these brakes to anyone who has a mustang! Couldnt be happier with how they feel. Plus there is practically little to no brake dust. A must buy.

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Hawk Ceramic Pads

Easy instillation, low brake dust, and exellent braking response. Perfect upgrade over OEM!

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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Review & Install Video

I’m Justin with, and today I have with me 3 different brake pad options, all from Hawk Performance. We’re looking at the ceramic, the HPS, and the HP+, for both front and rear that will offer a broad range of performance that will suit everything from a bone stock daily driver, to an all out race course monster. Any one of these pads will far outperform your stock pads in just about every way, more braking performance, less fade and dust. However it’s very important you select the right pad for your application, so with that in mind, let’s break these 3 options down a little further. First up is the ceramic option from Hawk. These are going to be an ideal OE replacement and be perfectly suited for any daily driver, they’re going to bite strong without needing to be hot, be very quiet, and offer very minimal dust. This is all thanks to that ceramic compounds, which offers a nice balance between performance and everyday streetability. The next pad, the Hawk HPS will be right in the middle between the ceramics and the HP+ and will be for a daily driver or a weekend warrior, whose car does see a little track time and are just looking for a little bit more bite, and less fade. These pads utilize a therocarbon compound which does benefit from a little heat in order to perform their best but still offer great performance when cold. It is worth pointing out that these pads can be a little noisy when cold, and will definitely put off a little bit more dust than the ceramics, but all around, the HPS are a solid performer. Finally, we have the HP+. These are going to be for someone who subjects their Mustang to road courses and auto crossing where repetitive fade and high heat can kill lesser pads. Can you use these pads on the street? Yes, however, these pads feature a high temperature specific compound with a very high friction coefficient, which means these pads need to be hot and stay hot in order to perform at their best, like on a road course or an auto cross track. Once hot, these HP+ pads will bite hard, and offer great performance with very little fade, these pads tend to be very noisy and put off a good amount of dust, however since they’re geared more towards a race car versus a show car, most folks should be fine with that. Installing these pads from Hawk or any brake pads at that matter is a pretty simple task if you’ve never tackled brakes before. Due to the aggressive compounds of these pads, Hawk included a grease, to be used in conjunction with the included shim located on the back of the pad just to keep the noise level down. It’s very important that you use the grease on the back of the pad and not on the front of the pad, just so you don’t mess up your new brakes. Overall, getting the fronts and rears installed should only take you about 2 hours from start to finish. When it comes down to it, brake pads and tires are 2 of the biggest factors when it comes to helping your car stop faster. So try upgrading your Mustang to a quality pad like one of these Hawk options, and discover the difference in your braking performance.

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Do these pads work with stock rotors?


  • The hawk brake pads will fit and work with your factory rotors, but to get the optimum performance out of your brakes I would suggest installing some slotted and drilled rotors also some stainless steel brake lines. Anyways happy motoring. Justyn


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Is there a set of ceramic rotors that I combine these brake pads with? I've been told that ceramic pads do not go well with stock.


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even though my roush 2003 is a v8 would these breakes still fit?


  • No, the Roush model cars use a different brake caliper.


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Overall Rating 4.9

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  • 5/5

    May 09, 2010


    Would really suggest these brakes to anyone who has a mustang! Couldnt be happier with how they feel. Plus there is practically little to no brake dust. A must buy.


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  • 5/5

    July 02, 2010

    Great Buy

    These pads will suck the eyeballs right out of your head. Unbelievable stopping power, and with slotted and cross-drilled rotors there is absolutely zero fade.


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  • 5/5

    April 24, 2010

    Hawk Ceramic Pads

    Easy instillation, low brake dust, and exellent braking response. Perfect upgrade over OEM!


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  • 5/5

    March 29, 2010

    Hawk Pads

    Easy install, low dust, and great stopping power. I have front/rear Hawk ceramics on cross/slotted rotors on my 2003 gt for the quickest response in braking.

    A. Sarno

    Year: 2003 Model: GT

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  • 5/5

    January 29, 2010




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  • 5/5

    December 28, 2009

    Go Fast-Stop Short

    I love these pads! Way better than stock, and my wheels FR500s clean. Worth every penny!


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  • 5/5

    July 12, 2011

    Great Pads

    These pads are firm even when cold. Little to no dusting and NO noise. They are very easy to install.


    Year: 2000 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    July 14, 2010


    added these 2 the front with hawk hps in the back, good stopping power


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  • 5/5

    July 14, 2011


    Stang stops on a dime, minimal brake dust and easy install.


    Year: 2000 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    June 29, 2011

    Nice pads

    These are very nice pads for the money. The main reason I changed was I was sick of brake dust. These are for sure an improvement over what I had on there before. Great stopping power as well.


    Year: 2004 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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