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Hawk Performance HPS Brake Pads - Front Pair (05-14 GT, V6)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Street/Strip Use
  • Great Braking
  • Ferro-Carbon Compound
  • Quiet Activation
  • Sold as a Pair for Front
  • Fits 2005-2014 Mustang V6, GT & Bullitt Mustangs

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 S197'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 Brake Pads are specifically designed to be used on the front of the 2005 to 2014 V6, GT and Bullitt Mustangs. Does not fit Shelby GT500 or BOSS Mustangs. 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: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Pairs of Brake Pads
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Does not fit Shelby GT500 or BOSS Mustangs

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Should of bought ceramic

I bought these pads because I would do autocross sometimes. The description said that noise and dust were not that much worse than the ceramic. However every time I stop they make a ton of noise and my ...

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Dust Like Crazy

I bought these pads over six months ago and have had nothing but dust the last 4 or 5 months. They also whine constantly. I'm constantly having to clean my wheels because they get so dusty they look black. ...

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Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars
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Will these fit the 2011+ GT's with the Brembo brake option?


  • No, you need to buy the pads specific for the brembo cars, you can find them here:


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Overall Rating 4.3

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Fit 4.608696 4.6
  • Bang For Your Buck 4 4
  • Stopping Power 4.173913 4.2

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 04, 2011

    Should of bought ceramic

    I bought these pads because I would do autocross sometimes. The description said that noise and dust were not that much worse than the ceramic. However every time I stop they make a ton of noise and my wheels are coated in brake dust very quickly. Granted they do stop well just they are not as daily driver friendly as I originally though. Also half the clips were off when I got them. I just ripped the rest off. They're supposed to prevent chatter but I've never experienced any just the sounds of the pads grinding my rotor to death. Oh well.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Exton, PA

    Helpful (9)

  • 5/5

    October 26, 2010

    Dust Like Crazy

    I bought these pads over six months ago and have had nothing but dust the last 4 or 5 months. They also whine constantly. I'm constantly having to clean my wheels because they get so dusty they look black. The stopping power is great, but if i had to do it again i would go with Ceramic.

    Chris L

    Helpful (5)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 12, 2012

    Good performance street, but that's it.

    These brakes are good for the street once warmed up. Cold they don't grab as well as stock. But when warm they grab great. If you track you car at all stay away from theses brakes. I ran 20 minutes road course sessions and 15 minutes in they started to fade, without warning. I will be upgrading to track pads for the next session. For the street I will run OEM or ceramic. Also the brake dust is very high. For as much brake dust as I had I would have expected these to be a track compound. Did not notice any noise though.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Nebraska, USA

    Helpful (4)

  • 5/5

    June 05, 2010

    Brake pads

    Hawk HPS pads greatly helped in bring down stopping distances. I also add a new set of Baer decela rotors vented, slotted, and cross-drilled. The initial bite is not as good as I hoped, but from 35-0 the brakes are great.


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  • 5/5

    March 18, 2010

    dust be gone...

    So far I have already noticed almost no brake dust on my rims. They are working well with my new Power Slot rotors also purchased on this site.


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  • 3/5

    August 27, 2009

    put on 08 Bullitt

    I wanted to upgrade braking so I ordered these pads. They are an improvement but the retaining clips were poorly attached and had to be discarded.


    Year: 2008

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  • 5/5

    November 14, 2007

    No dust on my chrome wheels

    The best pads for the money good job AM. Muscle Now my chrome wheels stay clean and i can stop on a dime and give change Thanks as always

    Bill Parsons

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 29, 2015

    Love Hawk HPS pads

    Great stuff! No complaints. The design and packaging of Hawk HPS pads is top notch. They explicitly tell you what to do for prep and burnishing. The inclusion of brake grease is highly appreciated. Highly recommended.


    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT Half moon bay, ca

    Helpful (3)

  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 23, 2012

    Dont Stop for These Pads

    Decided to upgrade the stock pads to gain some much needed bite, three problems. The install clips are garbage and come off with very little effort. Unlike most of the other reviews, I would say they do impact both the install and chatter created by not having the clips to secure the pad to the caliper. The annoying chatter towartds the end of the stop and releasing the brake from a stop..UGH! Finally, make sure you realize these pads need more than a litle heat to get them to bite, humidity is a killer on these pads as well. Not a fan of Hawk HPS pads. Big fan of American Muscle.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Dallas, TX, USA

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  • 4/5

    June 24, 2011

    Hawk HPS Front Brake Pads

    The pads themselves work way better than stock especially when warmed up with very little squeak when cold. The problem I had was that 2 springs to hold the pad off the disk to reduce drag broke off. Nowhere near as well-made in that regard as stock. However, does not affect their performance.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    January 28, 2011

    Hawk HP PLUS

    They are great they stop alot better then stock

    nycitaliano9 ( NYM )(LIS)

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  • 5/5

    January 17, 2011

    Stops Great

    The pads do stop better, but they are a bit dusty, but it is a good trade off.


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  • 5/5

    January 13, 2010

    Great pads

    Great pads. Have them now on my front and back, on my 05 mustang convertible. great improvement in stopping. Paired with the cross drilled rotors, and they are perfect.


    Year: 2005

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  • 5/5

    July 11, 2016

    Excelent for stoping the car

    without them i wasn't able to stop my car. Life saver.


    Year: 2016 Submodel: Cobra

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 28, 2014

    Pretty good brakes

    To start. My star rating is only my opinion. However, these brake pads are as AM describes. They come in a good box with exactly what is described. Install is easy and fast. If you buy these pads in complete set of 4 they will cost around $200. The performance is some thing you have to get use too. I do not recommend these for cold parts of the country unless you drive with purpose. I live in Las Vegas and the heat does improve stopping power with out fade. The hotter they get the better they work. Recommend purchase for the aggressive driver.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Las Vegas, NV, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    July 05, 2012

    Good upgrade

    These pads are a decent upgrade from stock. A little noisy at first but smooth quiet stopping when heated up a bit


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Taftville, Norwich, CT 06380, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 27, 2012

    Hawk pads 2008 Bullitt

    I purchased front and rear pads along with new ebc rotors. Stopping power is good but not as good as my original Bullitt pads. Bullitt pads are more aggressive than GT pads. I'm not certain if it's the fault of the pads or the rotors. The rotors are slotted and dimpled. Perhaps having less rotor contact is the culprit. Anyways, the pads appear to be quality and came with heat resistant grease. They went on without a hitch. I waited 1000 miles before pounding them.. I will try them again with different rotors.


    Year: 2008 Submodel: Bullitt Nashville TN

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  • 5/5

    April 15, 2010


    Ive had these pads on my 05 V6 for about two weeks now. I noticed enhanced stopping performance immediately (distance and rate) based on this I would recommend these brake pads. Also shipped quite fast thanks AM.

    great product

    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

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  • 3/5

    November 25, 2009

    A bit pricey for what you get

    Like one of the previous reviewers stated, my pads had spring clip issues. One was lying loose in the box when I opened it, and refused to stay attached to the pad, so I just tossed it. Initial "bite" seems less than stock pads, but definitely shows inprovement under hard braking. Initial bite seems to improve if the pads are warm. Final verdict: given the initial quality issue and mild boost in performance, not worth the price. Won't purchase again.


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  • 5/5

    September 04, 2009

    Hawk Pads

    Awesome. Easy to install and braking is great.

    Anthony Braithwaite

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