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Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads - Front Pair (94-04 Cobra, Bullitt, Mach 1)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Ideal Street Brake Pad.
    • Good Braking.
    • Performance Ceramic Compound.
    • Extremely Quiet.
    • Sold as a Pair for Front.
    • Fits 94-04 Cobra, Bullitt, & Mach 1.

    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. Give your high-performance Pony the stopping power it needs with a set of Hawk Performance Ceramic brake 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 by upgrading to these brake 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 94-04 Cobra, 01 Bullitt, or 03-04 Mach 1 only. Will not fit GT or V6. Set includes driver-side and passenger-side brake pads.

    Brake Comparison



    HP Plus
    Best Use:Street/StripBest Use:Daily DriverBest Use:Autocross/Track
    Stopping Power:GreatStopping Power:GoodStopping Power:Excellent
    Noise:QuietNoise:Very QuietNoise:Increased Noise
    Dust:Low DustDust:Ultra Low DustDust:Increased Dust

    Fitment: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004 Details

    MPN# HB111Z.610

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

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          Ratings Summary

          4.9 out of 5 overall rating from 20 customers

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          Installation Cost: $100-$250

          • August 15, 2019

            5 2003 Mach 1 - JeanV Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $100-$250

            Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads

            Got the Rotors cut and the hawk pads in. I noticed an immediate difference in stopping power. I'm much more confident in driving and am getting better handling and performance because of the tight grip of these pads.

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          • May 22, 2016

            5 2003 Cobra - iceshock00 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Great brake pads

            I would highly recommend hawk brake pads. These are quality pads unlike the cheaper pads that I replaced with these which were made poorly with large chunks of metal in the pad which caused alot of squealing. No noise with these ceramics and consistent stops everytime.

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          • July 27, 2015

            5 2003 GT - idtiger Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: 0-$100

            Great item

            great stopping power than stock and no sound works great with powerstop slotted and drilled rotor

            Helpful (4)
          • June 20, 2014

            5 2001 Bullitt - blackbullittgabe Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Great buy

            Great brake pads. Minimal dust & are quiet, just what I needed for my dd

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          • June 27, 2013

            5 1996 Cobra - MikeAM Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            great pads

            huge improvement over no name pads. there quite and grab good

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          • May 24, 2013

            5 2004 Cobra - Drizzle88 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            04 cobra

            Stops great but they do produce dust. Less than stock but still for $100+ it should make less dust.

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          • May 05, 2013

            5 1999 Cobra - substang Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            hawk front brake pads

            They fit just like oem and cause way less brake dust. I put these on my 99 cobra and now will put them also on my 89 fox body.

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          • May 16, 2012

            5 2003 Mach 1 - peaceandlove Installation Time: Afternoon

            hawk ceramic brake pads

            really good stopping power. pedals more firm and bite is strong. recommend to anyone changing and/or upgrading stock brakes especially the daily driver.

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          • April 05, 2012

            4 1999 Cobra - Butterybunz Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Good pads, a little too dusty!

            These pads are great, and provide a ton of stopping power. The only problem is they do create a lot of brake dust! My bright silver wheels get dirty quickly, and I am cleaning them a lot more!

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          • December 09, 2011

            5 2004 Mach 1 - Mach1Driver Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Finally..Great Brakes & No Dust!

            I wanted brakes that were better than OEM with great stopping power, no fade, as low dust production as possible and definitely no squealing! These Hawk Ceramics for the '04 Mach 1 exceeded my expectations in every category! They are absolutely silent, & stop ferociously with no warmup just like they advertised! I love the clean rims now, just a quick wipe with a microfiber towel or a shot from the hose is all I have had to do so far in over 10,000 miles! I am not a serious track guy just VERY spirited daily driving & these pads are perfect for me! Looks like they will last a long time too...I'll update on that in the future.

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          • December 08, 2011

            5 2004 Mach 1 - Davemach1 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Hawk front brake pads

            Great pads. very quiet and will buy these for my mustang forever.

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          • December 07, 2011

            5 2003 Mach 1 - ScreamingMach Installation Time: Shop Install


            After much research, I decided to buy the set of these for my front and rear brakes. I had a shop install them because I didn't have a certain tool for it, and they did a fantastic job. If youre looking for some great stopping power for your every day driver stang this is it. Very content!

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          • December 07, 2011

            5 2004 V6 - Millmustang Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Best brake pads for street use!

            These brake pads are awesome. I installed them on the mach 1 front brake calipers I have on my 2004 v6. These pads have excellent stopping power, have no noise whatsoever and have very little brake dust if any. If you have a stock to heavily modified street car then these are the perfect pads for your brakes. Plus you can't go wrong ordering from American Muscle. Thanks AM!

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          • August 01, 2011

            5 2003 Cobra - Darren R

            Good brake pads

            I had these brakes in the past on two of my cars. Both times they worked better than expected. Brake dust is also cut down which is good on the rims. They were easy to install and for you 03-04 Cobra owners that have that annoying rattle sound from the brakes, these pads eliminated it for me. Overall good product, good fit and I would recommend them in the future.

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          • June 27, 2011

            5 2004 Mach 1 - marpsmach

            Brake pads

            Great pads. No noise, low dust, clamps tight, works as advertized.

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          • May 09, 2011

            5 2003 Mach 1 - Nick

            Excellent Value!

            These pads are awesome! Almost non existant dust and excellent stopping power!

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          • October 15, 2010

            5 - Mike

            Best braek pads for your Mustang!

            This is my 2nd set of Hawk pads I have installed on my Cobra. Great street manors and really gets you stoped at the track!

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          • October 14, 2010

            4 - Frank

            Great brakes

            These brakes installed very easily and are working better than my stock ones, but there are some squealing noises coming from them

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          • October 14, 2010

            5 - James Larkins

            Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads (88-96 C4 Front Pair)

            I wold highly recommend these pads. Great bite, no noise at all and stop on a dime. I would ONLY get these pads again. Thanks! Great Product!

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          • February 24, 2010

            5 - dave


            love them

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