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Hawk Performance HPS Brake Pads - Rear Pair (94-04 Cobra, Bullitt, Mach 1)

AmericanMuscle no longer carries the Hawk Performance HPS Brake Pads - Rear Pair (94-04 Cobra, Bullitt, Mach 1). Please check out 1999-2004 Mustang Brake Pads for an updated selection.

Features, Video & Details

  • Street/Strip Use.
  • Great Braking.
  • Ferro-Carbon Compound.
  • Quiet Activation.
  • Sold as a Pair for Rear.
  • 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.

Superior Stopping Power. Whether you're replacing worn-out stock pads or looking for an inexpensive way to improve your high performance Pony's stopping power, Hawk HPS pads are an affordable alternative to a complete brake upgrade. The Hawk HPS pads have a 20-40% better braking and higher resistance to fade than other replacement pads on the market for the stopping power you need, when you need it.

Street/Strip Use. Hawk HPS pads are a great balance of streetability and track performance. They're at their best once they're a little warm, but provide good stopping power even cold so you can drive them on your dual use street and strip 'Stang and still enjoy their performance advantages.

Reduced Brake Fade. If you like to take your Pony to the track or strip, you know that brake fade is your enemy. Hawk HPS pads are designed to resist fade more than other pads, ensuring consistent braking even when things get hot.

Less Noise & Dust. Hawk uses a unique Ferro-Carbon formula for increased stopping power, low brake dust, and less noise than dedicated race pads.

Application. This set of Hawk HPS pads is sold as pair for the Mustang's rear brakes only. They are designed to fit 1994 to 2004 Cobra, Bullitt, & Mach 1 Mustangs only. 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: Details

MPN# HB183F.585

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        Overall Rating 4.8

        out of 5 stars

        Installation Time:Afternoon

        • Fit 4.875 4.9
        • Bang For Your Buck 4.875 4.9
        • Stopping Power 4.75 4.8

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          September 12, 2014

          No issues

          Put these on with a set of the DBA rotors and they fit fine and have great stopping power. Not much if any squeaks or squeals, I don't drive the Cobra too much so its hard for me to judge brake dust build up but doesn't seem to be too bad.


          Year: 2001 Submodel: Cobra Malvern, PA

          Helpful (7)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          June 25, 2014

          Much better than stock

          I have been running these on my car for a while. They provide good stopping power with no fade. I have not taken them around a road course but have auto crossed with them and they have not let me down or faded. The feel is more consistent and better than the stock pads or other kinds that are stock replacements


          Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra Cinnaminson NJ

          Helpful (8)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          November 09, 2012

          hawk pads are the best!

          ive used hawk hps pads multiple times,always a great experience and improve stopping power with little dust. love them!


          Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra avoca pa

          Helpful (8)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          August 23, 2012

          Good Pads

          They are quiet and paired with the front pads your car will stop on a dime. Not a ton of dust but there is definitely some. I wash my car enough for it not to be a bother. I would buy again for daily driving.


          Year: 2004 Submodel: Mach 1 MI

          Helpful (8)

        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          June 29, 2012

          awesome item

          installed with hawk rotors front and rear. amazing stopping power with no noise.


          Year: 2001 Submodel: GT Aston, PA

          Helpful (6)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          April 05, 2012

          Easy install and great improvement.

          Comes with everything you need and works as advertised.


          Year: 2004 Submodel: GT Exton, PA

          Helpful (8)

        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          March 24, 2012

          Cobra HPS

          The Hawk pads are as always, great. They're the ones I will keep ussing.


          Year: 1999 Submodel: Cobra

          Helpful (7)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          December 24, 2011

          Street and track pads

          I bought these pads for both the front and rear on my Mach1. I have been very impressed with how well they stop the car coupled with the Hawk Quiet Slot rotors. They drastically reduced my stopping distance. I would recommend these for anyone wanting to upgrade their braking system without going to a big brake kit.


          Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1 Arizona

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        • 5/5

          November 17, 2011

          Really good pads...

          Really good pads, I have used HAWK on several cars and I have only good things to say about them when it comes to wear and stopping power.


          Year: 2004 Submodel: Cobra Holly Sprins, NC

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        • 5/5

          November 27, 2009

          HPS Hawk pads

          What a great up grade to the stock pads. Excellent performance! at a great price!!!


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