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Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads - Front Pair (05-14 GT, V6)

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  • Ideal Street Brake Pad
  • Good Braking
  • Performance Ceramic Compound
  • Extremely Quiet
  • Sold as a Pair for Front
  • Fits 2005-2014 V6, GT & Bullitt Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

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.

Great Stopping Power. Hawk Performance Ceramic brake pads are the ideal replacement pad for your S197's OE 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 Brake Pads are specifically designed to be used on the front of the 2005 to 2014 V6, GT and Bullitt Mustangs. Does not fit Shelby GT500 or BOSS Mustangs. 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: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Pairs of Brake Pads
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Does not fit Shelby GT500 or BOSS Mustangs

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good performance not so good quality

Bought these pads for my 2008 mustang to replace the OEM brake pads. The Good: They perform better than the original brake pads; the braking gets better after a few miles on them. Lower dust accumulation ...

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Great Pads from Hawk

Bought these to upgrade my HPS pads that were noisy and dusty. Much quieter and cleaner while still offering comparable stopping ability. Sticking with these from here on out!

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Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Has the poor quality, broken spring clip issue stated in many of the reviews been resolved yet?


Do these pads cover the whole surface of the rotor. I've bought other pads that weren't as thick and didnt reach the outside edge of the rotors, rusulting in a rust ring.


  • The Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads - Front Pair (05-14 GT, V6) will cover the entire surface of the rotor to ensure maximum stopping power.


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Do these fit a Brembo Package car? Will these pads fit a 2011 Mustang GT with the brembo package?


  • No.


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Overall Rating 4.4

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Fit 4.709677 4.7
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.096774 4.1
  • Stopping Power 4.548387 4.5

  • 3/5

    July 19, 2011

    good performance not so good quality

    Bought these pads for my 2008 mustang to replace the OEM brake pads. The Good: They perform better than the original brake pads; the braking gets better after a few miles on them. Lower dust accumulation than stocks. No Squeaks when braking. The BAD: The finish quality is not nearly as good as the OEM brake pads and the clip or springs are poorly attached to the brake pads; so they pop out very easily; the springs are there to retreat the pad when you are not braking thus reducing noise. The lack of them would not affect braking but it will make your braking noisy (only from full stop with moderate brake pressure) when you release the brake pedal. Installation: Super easy; just get a 12mm socket. Do not Pay for this job; if you consider yourself a Mustang guy; you should not be paying for this easy job.

    Andres Garcia

    Year: 2008 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (12)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 14, 2012

    Great Pads from Hawk

    Bought these to upgrade my HPS pads that were noisy and dusty. Much quieter and cleaner while still offering comparable stopping ability. Sticking with these from here on out!


    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6 Philadelphia, PA

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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 05, 2012

    Dismal Design

    These brake pads stop very well. However, Hawk has such a poor design with regard to the spring clips, I have no choice but to give them an equally dismal rating. The problem is that the clips (that help retract the pads when stopped) are only riveted onto the pad. These clips are so poorly designed that they break off mysteriously or when cleaning the rims (good luck trying to get them back on) and cause an embarrassing and highly annoying noise every time you brake at slow speeds. That is unacceptable for a performance part. I had to replace my pads (with at least 90% of the pad still intact) after only 1500 miles just so I could stop without cringing from the noise at every stop sign, red light, etc. Good-bye $95.... Until Hawk changes the design (perhaps a clip, instead?), I have used one set of their brake pads...and that will be my last.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT California, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 07, 2012

    Great pedal feel and initial bite.

    The pads added that insta-stop feeling upon subtly pressing the brake pedal. They were a breeze, as all brake jobs are, to install. I did read another review about the spring clip being poor quality and it was. One spring clip fell off upon immediately removing the pad from the box. Not necessary but useful. Otherwise great stopping power and initial bite.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Philadelophia, PA

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  • 5/5

    March 07, 2011

    Best brake pads ever

    Best brake pads I have ever used. Had OEM replacement pads, swapped them out for these pads and was amazed at the difference. Lower amounts of dust and noise as well. Install was very easy, matched OEM specs perfectly. Don't even think about not buying these brake pads.

    Tom D

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (5)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 08, 2013

    Stop on a dime

    The brake pads work well and produce alot less dust then the factory pads. The only complaint i have is that the pads come with cheap retainer springs that kept getting broke in shipping. i had to return the pads 3 different times because one spring in the entire set would be broken before i even was able to put them on my car which really makes you wonder about the quality of the product. American muscle customer service was extremely professional and quick to resolve my problem and i really appreciate that.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT wichita falls,Tx

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 01, 2012

    Average Pads at best

    I was not really expecting a big difference in the performance between these pads and the stock pads I took off- so I was not really disappointed by the little to no difference after I tried them out on the car. However, I was a bit disapointed in the clips LITERALLY falling off the pad (front only). Not a concern at this time where I would take them off the car, but I will not buy these pads again.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Coastal Alabama

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 26, 2012


    I didn't have any problem with the clips falling off and I used to be an R&R mechanic . So I've done lots of brake jobs . But to me , these don't seem any better than the stock pads as far as stopping power and bite . I put them on a month and a half ago . I was expecting more . Perhaps I haven't really had to slam on my brakes really hard cause I'm watching the road all the time .


    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Temecula , Ca

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 15, 2012

    Great Pads No Noise

    I am very pleased with the quality of these pads. They are a huge improvment over stock. They went in without a hitch one i got the correct tools.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: V6 Lexington, VA 24450, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    March 09, 2012

    Replacing Stock @ 11000 Miles

    Along with some other work I had my brake pads replaced with the HAWK Ceramic pads. Very quiet and brake peddle response is excellent.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    April 19, 2010

    Great Stopping

    Great stopping power. Very good product.

    C. W.

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  • 5/5

    August 09, 2016

    Love these brakes!

    I ordered these along with some crossed drilled and slotted rotors and they are amazing. Will be ordering the rear set soon, I would recommend get hawk brand any day.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 21, 2015


    I had a local shop install my pads, front and rear. They did not make any comments about the clips. The pad change was quick but I also had them install steel brake lines which I'd recommend for any brakes, even stock. I broke in the pads per the instructions from Hawk. The first few stops showed no improvement but after 4-6 hard stops they really bite. The car stops significantly better and no brake noise thus far. About 1,000 miles on them with a lot of city driving and some wet roads. Greatly improved stops from freeway speeds. Nearly as good as my Bremo fronts upgrade on my 2007 GT ragtop, but no wheel change needed for brake clearance. The Bremo's 14-inch brakes are surely more effective stopping from speeds higher than freeway, but for the price, I think this is a "no-brainer" upgrade, but do add the steel brake lines for the best performance.


    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Spokane, WA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 26, 2014

    bad springs

    Installed these for an HPDE. Two of of the curved metal retraction springs had popped off during shipping. Luckily they were both on the "downstream" side of the pad so they haven't caused any noise. Performance wise, they stopped fine although I was being easy on the breaks.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT TX

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 17, 2012

    Love Them

    I am a fairly spirited driver and found the factory brakes missing that 'bite', but am not intrested in spending loads of meny on a big brake kit. As an alternative, I got these Hawk pads and put them on powerslot rotors and couldn't be happier. No noise at all, better bite than factory, but not aggressive. I had no issues with the spring clips coming loose like other people have reported.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    March 06, 2012

    Great Brake Pads

    Excellent stopping and noiseless. I recommend these brakes to any mustang owner.


    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

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  • 2/5

    June 28, 2011

    Low quailty

    Spring clips on brake pads are low quality. I had two spring clips pop off during install. Would not purchase Hawk brake pads in the future.

    leonardo barahona

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    August 24, 2010

    Brake pads

    Work great with stock rotors, easy install, almost no brake dust.


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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    August 24, 2015

    Awesome Product

    These brake pads are a great replacement. I replaced these because my factory pads would make a chatter noise when applying the brakes with my drilled and slotted rotors. These Hawk pads provide a smooth, even, quite braking and best of all hardly any brake dust!!


    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Camarillo, CA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 22, 2012

    2010 Stang (Hawk Brake Pads)

    All was great, only problem was the wire clip on one of the front pads had come off. Called AM and you guys put replacement pads in mail, e-mailed me a UPS return label, could not have been any easier. STUFF HAPPENS!


    Year: 2010 Submodel: V6 Nesbit, Hernando, MS 38651, USA

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