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Hawk Performance HP Plus Brake Pads - Front Pair (94-98 GT, V6)

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  • Item 53042
  • MPN# HB182N.660

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  • Great for Auto Cross and Track Use
  • HP Plus Ferro-Carbon Compound
  • Fade Resistant
  • Front Pads - Sold as a Set of Two
  • Fits 1994-1998 V6 and GT Mustangs

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I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, 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.

Auto Cross. Hawk Performance’s HP Plus brake pads were developed and manufactured especially for sport driving applications such as autocross, Solo II, and “track day” events.

Superior Braking. The HP Plus pads utilizes a unique Ferro-Carbon, high-tech friction material that has an extremely high friction coefficient making the pads "fade resistant" under repetitive, heavy braking conditions for excellent stopping power.

Application. This set of Hawk HP Plus Performance Brake Pads are specifically designed to be used on the front of the 1994 to 1998 V6 and GT Mustangs. Set includes driver-side and passenger-side brake pads.

Brake Comparison


HPS


Ceramic


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

Technical Note. The Hawk HP Plus Performance Brake Pads are not intended for everyday street/highway driving as they utilize a high-temperature specific compound for optimal performance under race braking conditions.

Fitment: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Details

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  • (2) Pairs of Brake Pads
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
  • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98

Fits Front Only

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5/5
Great Product

Just make sure to break these in thoroughly and then they will break hard!

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5/5
Great track day pads

These pads are great. They take a little to heat up but have extreme stopping power for such a heavy car on the track. I really like them. I have stock GT brakes so the pads are really important for road ...

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Overall Rating 5.0

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Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Fit 5 5
  • Bang For Your Buck 5 5
  • Stopping Power 5 5



  • 5/5

    October 25, 2009

    Great Product

    Just make sure to break these in thoroughly and then they will break hard!

    Jeff Braun

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 17, 2014

    Great track day pads

    These pads are great. They take a little to heat up but have extreme stopping power for such a heavy car on the track. I really like them. I have stock GT brakes so the pads are really important for road course use. I've tried others but these seem to provide great grip on slotted rotors. I'll keep using them until I do a brake upgrade to Cobra brakes or Wilwood.

    JackorJohn

    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT Monroe, NY 10950, USA

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  • 5/5

    March 31, 2011

    Good street or autocross pad

    Bought these as cheap track day pads for my 96 GT. They work fairly well but are much better suited to agressove street or autocross driving. I now run the Hawk Black Race pads and am much happier with their performance.

    John

    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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