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Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads - Front Pair (99-04 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 Front.
    • Fits 99-04 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 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/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: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

    MPN# HB274Z.610

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

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        Do these have the same "tabs" that need to be removed inorder to install correctly on a 99 mustang v6?

        • The Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads will be a direct replacement, and will not require modification on V6 models.

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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.

        • The Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads - Front Pair (99-04 GT, V6) would actually work great with your stock rotors. Also, we don't happen to carry any ceramic rotors, but any of the rotors that are advertised to fit your vehicle will work great with those brake pads.

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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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        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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          Customer Reviews (29) Write a Review

          Ratings Summary

          4.9 out of 5 overall rating from 29 customers

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          Installation Cost: $100-$250

          • November 03, 2018

            5 2004 GT - NickE Installation Time: Shop Install

            Hawk Pads

            Good stopping power, no noise or pulling. Best thing is very little dust on the wheels.

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          • November 02, 2017

            5 2000 GT - StallionRider Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


            performance is great I definitely recommend these brakes and no brake dust is a major plus also

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          • July 25, 2017

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


            These breaks are amazing. I had to change them and it was a pretty easy install. The breaks I had before were done and were making a squeaky noise. With these you stop right away and you feel much more safe to come to a stop.

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          • June 24, 2017

            5 2002 GT - JoshM Installation Time: Afternoon

            Excellent Pads

            These pads fit great and provide good stopping power. Definitely got my money's worth.

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          • March 08, 2016

            5 2002 V6 - greg2002 Installation Time: Afternoon

            Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads

            Perfect fit plus no squeaking when driving. Only wish they came with new clips too.

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          • June 27, 2015

            4 2003 GT - zeee Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            They're great

            Initially these pads will feel pretty useless, break them in for a few 100km and then you will feel the difference - very good investment over oem.

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          • October 29, 2014

            5 2004 GT - gt04 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            great brake pads

            brake pads work very well,worth the money,they seem to really bite with the slotted rotors i bought from american muscle.they break in very well.and see less brake dust so far .i recomend them for any mustang guy changing there brakes.

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          • September 26, 2014

            5 2004 GT - AndrewC Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Always a great choice

            I've run these pads on all three Mustangs I've owned and they're always a huge improvement over stock. With Hawks ceramic pads you get a predictable bite and limited brake dust. Most importantly, they stop the car better than any other pads I've tried

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          • June 09, 2014

            5 2004 V6 - Lenny6404 Installation Time: Afternoon

            Made in the USA

            These were very easy to install. We changed the rotors at the same time so it took us about 3 hours but we weren't in a hurry. I followed the instructions on the box for break in & they work great. Very quiet. I got the ceramic because of the low dust. I was very happy to find made in the USA brake pads. 100% sure Hawk will be going on the rear when replacement is needed. American Muscle had the best price thanks again.

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          • December 20, 2013

            5 2004 V6 - ZachM Installation Time: Afternoon

            Best Brake Pad for your Mustang

            Bought a set of these for the front and got some rears as well. The fronts are always easy to change and these are superior street pads to anything you will buy in an auto parts store for cheap. They are also very very quite with very minimal brake dust. I did use them in an autocross event as well and they worked pretty good for that as well. Most might be a little leery to spend nearly twice the money for street pads but for a quite, worry free, consistent braking pad these are far better than the rest.

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          • October 01, 2013

            5 2004 GT - Mathias Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Great pad

            Put these pads on with my stock rotors, broke them in. What a difference. So much better than the factory pads. A lot better pedal feel. A lot less dusting as well. Well worth the money. No squeak's, rattles, or anything of that nature. Quiet as can be.

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          • June 07, 2013

            5 2004 V6 - Apolinar4840 Installation Time: Afternoon

            Don't Think, Just Buy!

            My car was starting to give off an embarrassing squeak due to old, worn out brake pads so I switched them up with these and I love them. Quiet as can be, minimal dust, and they have a nice bite when braking! Never getting anything else again. Highly recommend for a daily driver!

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          • March 22, 2013

            5 2000 GT - Jamie Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Great Brakes

            I put these on my 2000 GT convertible and they are awesome. Low dust, no noise, easy install, overall a great deal. I fully recommend this product to anyone looking for some new pads.

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          • March 09, 2013

            5 2000 GT - Gilly Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Hawk Ceramic Pads

            Time to change pads. Replaced Hawk HPS with their ceramic pads. There was no drop off in performance, ceramic is equal if not better than the HPS pads.

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          • February 06, 2013

            4 2003 GT - winosareus Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $100-$250

            Hawk pads and braided steel lines

            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.

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          • December 01, 2012

            4 2001 V6 - Greeny027 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            A Small Step Up

            I got these because my brakes were on there way out. I did not change the rotor and just changed these out from the original ford brakes. Install was very straight forward and not difficult. I wore in the brakes just fine and have had them in my car about a month now, and am not very thrilled with them. Other reviews had me a little pumped up for how "Amazing" they would be. They do stop, however they do not feel good. My brake pedal is very squishy and does not "Bite" like others claim. My final impressions were they are a good OE replacement, if you are not changing out rotors as well they will not be much different. Just more squishy.

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          • June 18, 2012

            5 2004 GT - Willio Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Great Pads

            These Hawk Ceramic brakes are great. The install was easy and these are way better than the "street/strip" brakes. Very minimal brake dust and great fit.. *Note that they do not include the "clips". Definitely recommend these.

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          • January 11, 2012

            5 2002 GT - GottaHaveItGreen Installation Time: Afternoon

            Great buy

            Great product all around. Great buy and worthwhile purchase.

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          • July 14, 2011

            5 2000 GT - Tommy

            HAWK BRAKES

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

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          • July 12, 2011

            5 2000 V6 - Mike

            Great Pads

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

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