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Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads - Rear Pair (94-04 GT, V6)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Ideal Street Brake Pad
  • Good Braking
  • Performance Ceramic Compound
  • Extremely Quiet
  • Sold as a Pair for Rear
  • Fits 94-04 Mustang V6 & GT

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 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 Mustang's rear brakes only. They are designed for the 1994 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: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

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  • (2) Pairs of Brake Pads
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Fits Rear Only, does not fit Bullitt

Most Helpful Reviews

Rear Brakes

Replaced both the front and rear pair at the same time. Could feel a big difference right away with stopping power. Hardly no brake dust and not a single squeak out of them. Very pleased.

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Hawks in the rear!!

As always super fast shipping. Installed brakes myself as my old pads in the rear were squeling like a pig. So far so good . I've noticed better braking and almost no brake dust residue and of course no ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Fit 4.916667 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.416667 4.4
  • Stopping Power 4.75 4.8

  • 5/5

    May 09, 2010

    Rear Brakes

    Replaced both the front and rear pair at the same time. Could feel a big difference right away with stopping power. Hardly no brake dust and not a single squeak out of them. Very pleased.


    Helpful (6)

  • 5/5

    September 10, 2009

    Hawks in the rear!!

    As always super fast shipping. Installed brakes myself as my old pads in the rear were squeling like a pig. So far so good . I've noticed better braking and almost no brake dust residue and of course no noise. AMERICAN MUSCLE ALL THE WAY!!


    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 06, 2011

    Best brake pads for street use!

    These pads are probably the best brake pads I have ever used. They have excellent stopping, no noise and almost no dust. What more could you ask for? They are perfect for high performance daily drivers. Thanks AM!


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6 Lilburn GA

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  • 5/5

    April 07, 2010


    exactly what i expected. couldnt be happier. read that they were really quite and had low dust and i received brakes that are exactly that. cant beat the cheap prices and fast shipping anywhere else!


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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 02, 2016

    Decent for the money

    The pads work great if you want a little More of a bite in the initial braking force but don't see that much of an improvement over stock. Do create a lot more brake dust but if that's not an issue to you I would recommend these any day.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 14, 2014

    Hawk Performance Brake pads go the extra mile.

    I've been using Hawk brake pads for a year and a half now on my 03 mustang gt centennial addition; this is my second set. Great pads; I plan to continue using them.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 20, 2013

    Nice Rear Pads

    Brake Pads on the rear can be much less important but as long as they last you might as well have a good set of pads. These fit the bill in every way. Installation can be a bit difficult on the rear compared to the front because you really need a special tool but you can get by without it. Over all the value is there and if you swap these along with the Hawk Streets for the front you will see a nice improvement over whatever you bought from the auto parts store. \ Buy these and don't regret it.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6 Olive Branch MS

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 01, 2013

    Great brake pads

    These pads were replacing pads almost worn down, and they perform very well. Very quiet, great bite, and great stopping power.


    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 19, 2013

    Great product, took too long to ship

    I've used hawk performance brake before and love them but it took forever to get them shipped but not going to say it AM fault but the brakes are great and come with the brake quiet grease which I love.


    Year: 1997 Submodel: GT Cheyenne, WY, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    February 06, 2013

    Hawk ceramic brake pad installed

    I had both the Hawk ceramic pads and J&M steel braided brake lines installed front and rear. Install with fluid was $250. I took the time to bed the pads, and wasn't thrilled with the difference over stock at the time. But once everything cooled off and I drove it again, the difference was noticable. Not huge, but an improvement. Pedal is less spongy, and braking seems shorter but I can't measure that so its a guess.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT CA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 25, 2012

    Hawk Ceramic Street Pads

    Outstanding! I have found my pads for the life of my mustang.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT Virginia

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 18, 2012

    Great pads

    These are great! Smooth fit and produce very little brake dust. These are definitely a step up from the "street/strip" pads. I definitely recommend these pads as a great replacement for worn out stock pads.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT Dallas, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 19, 2012


    I purchased these pads along with a set of cross drilled and slotted rotors from powerstop. This combination is incredible. These pads cleared up a good bit of my brake fade. Surprisingly, these brake pads produce very little dust considering how well they perform.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Wilmington, NC

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 21, 2011

    Great Brake Pads!!

    These are great brake pads. Minimal dust and provides good stoopping power. No noise either. Highly recommend these!


    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT Wayne, PA

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  • 5/5

    July 14, 2011


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


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    July 12, 2011

    Great Pads

    I like them, no noise, easy to install, no dusting and firm when cold, but stick very very good when heated up.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    April 01, 2011

    Hawks rear

    Fast shipping as usual. Replaced both the front and rear pads with new cross-drilled rotors. Good performance for the price. Better braking power. American muscle are the best


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    March 31, 2011

    Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads

    These brake pads were very easy to install. Very quiet and almost no brake dust! And ofcourse i got them in a few short days from

    Michael Martin

    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    April 11, 2010

    Hawk Performance Brakes Rear

    hardly any Dust, Stop on a Dime! Great for Auto-Cross. look great, no sound. AMERICAN MUSCLE!!!

    Jose' Rogers

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 30, 2017


    These break pads are the best! They The car very well. My car is an 04 Mustang GT with all bolt-ons. They stop the car well.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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