Win A 2018 RTR Spec 3 Mustang Enter Now!
Talk to a Mustang Expert
Mon - Sun, 8:30 AM EST - 11:00 PM EST

Last Day for Free Delivery by Dec 24th available on most items - Details

Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads - Front Pair (99-04 GT, V6)

Market Price $112.10 You Save 10% ($11.21)
Our Price


FREE Shipping
  • Item 53034
  • MPN# HB274Z.610

Out of Stock Notify Me Choose options to add to cart

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/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: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Pairs of Brake Pads
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • V6 - 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Fits Front Only, does not fit Bullitt

People Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Most Helpful Reviews


these brake pads works pretty good. but they said low brake dust. that is the biggest lie ever. i wash my car atleast once a week and after 3days my rims are covered in brake dust. ( its been 8 months ...

Read More
Helpful (6)

Great Buy

These pads will suck the eyeballs right out of your head. Unbelievable stopping power, and with slotted and cross-drilled rotors there is absolutely zero fade.

Helpful (6)

Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
Read All 28 Reviews

Customer Photos (4) Submit Your Photo

View All 4 Photos

You Might Also Like

4 Questions / 5 Answers

Ask a Question

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.

    Rob D

Helpful (0)

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.


Helpful (0)

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


Show 1 more answer Helpful (0)

even though my roush 2003 is a v8 would these breakes still fit?


  • No, the Roush model cars use a different brake caliper.


Helpful (0)

More Products You Might Like

Customer Reviews (28) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.9

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Fit 4.823529 4.8
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.529412 4.5
  • Stopping Power 4.588235 4.6

  • 5/5

    February 07, 2011


    these brake pads works pretty good. but they said low brake dust. that is the biggest lie ever. i wash my car atleast once a week and after 3days my rims are covered in brake dust. ( its been 8 months and still the same problem from day 1) im not talking just a little. im talking about both my front rims being brown. in only 3 days. horrible produc


    Helpful (6)

  • 5/5

    July 02, 2010

    Great Buy

    These pads will suck the eyeballs right out of your head. Unbelievable stopping power, and with slotted and cross-drilled rotors there is absolutely zero fade.


    Helpful (6)

  • 5/5

    May 09, 2010


    Would really suggest these brakes to anyone who has a mustang! Couldnt be happier with how they feel. Plus there is practically little to no brake dust. A must buy.


    Helpful (6)

  • 5/5

    April 24, 2010

    Hawk Ceramic Pads

    Easy instillation, low brake dust, and exellent braking response. Perfect upgrade over OEM!


    Helpful (5)

  • 5/5

    March 29, 2010

    Hawk Pads

    Easy install, low dust, and great stopping power. I have front/rear Hawk ceramics on cross/slotted rotors on my 2003 gt for the quickest response in braking.

    A. Sarno

    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (4)

  • 5/5

    December 28, 2009

    Go Fast-Stop Short

    I love these pads! Way better than stock, and my wheels FR500s clean. Worth every penny!


    Helpful (4)

  • 5/5

    July 12, 2011

    Great Pads

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


    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    January 29, 2010




    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 08, 2016

    Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads

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


    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 09, 2014

    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.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6 Walton, KY

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 01, 2013

    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.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT Lancaster, PA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 07, 2013

    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!


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6 California, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 22, 2013

    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.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT Newtown Sq PA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    July 14, 2010


    added these 2 the front with hawk hps in the back, good stopping power


    Helpful (2)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 27, 2015

    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.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT thornhill, ON

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 29, 2014

    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.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT new york

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 26, 2014

    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


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT Willow Grove, PA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 20, 2013

    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.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6 Olive Branch MS

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    July 14, 2011


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


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    June 29, 2011

    Nice pads

    These are very nice pads for the money. The main reason I changed was I was sick of brake dust. These are for sure an improvement over what I had on there before. Great stopping power as well.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

Related Mustang Categories