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Hawk Performance HPS Brake Pads - Rear Pair (05-14 All)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Street/Strip Use.
  • Great Braking.
  • Ferro-Carbon Compound.
  • Quiet Activation.
  • Sold as a Pair for Rear.
  • Fits 2005-2014 V6, GT, Bullitt, Boss 302 & Shelby GT500.

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 pads is sold as pair for the rear only. It is designed to fit 2005-2012 Mustangs including the V6, GT, Bullitt, Boss 302 and Shelby GT500 models. 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: Details

CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

What's in the Box
  • (2) Pairs of Brake Pads
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Fits Rear Only

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      Will these fit 2014 GT with Brembo Package? Will these brake pads fit 2014 GT with Brembo Package? I believe the rears are the same as regular GT but just want to make sure. Thanks.

      • Yes, they will fit. The rear brakes are not affected by the front Brembo Brakes and are all the same size. Hope this helps!

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        Customer Reviews (34) Write a Review

        Overall Rating 4.8

        out of 5 stars

        Installation Time:Afternoon

        Installation Cost:$100-$250

        • Fit 4.952381 5.0
        • Bang For Your Buck 4.857143 4.9
        • Stopping Power 4.809524 4.8

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          October 24, 2018

          Rear pads...

          They fit like the original. Just wish they came with the stainless guides..


          Year: 2014 Submodel: GT500

          Helpful (5)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          June 19, 2018

          They work well

          I bought new pads for the front and back of my 14 just because I have a lot of road trips planned this summer. They fronts were hardly worn at all but surprisingly the backs were down about 50. Everything feels great and the car stops well.


          Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (7)

        • 5/5

          July 06, 2017

          HPS brakes

          I had bout these for my 2008 gt500 it was in much need of some new brakes it a great product too the bite on the bakes is very nice and really gives the car the stoping power I was looking for I was also very impressed with shipping times with basic shipping it only took about a day and a half to get to me


          Year: 2008 Submodel: GT500

          Helpful (24)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          June 30, 2017

          What a difference

          Didn't think I needed brakes but I changed pads anyway, what a great improvement over stock pads


          Year: 2007 Submodel: GT500

          Helpful (10)

        • 5/5

          June 18, 2017

          Great bite

          Really happy with these pads with new stoptech rotors on my 2008 GT500, I had them installed front and rear.


          Year: 2008 Submodel: GT500

          Helpful (11)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Shop Install

          Installation Cost: $100-$250

          May 19, 2017

          I Only Use Hawk Performance Pads

          I own 5 Fords and I only use Hawk Performance Pads for all because these pads are the best compromise for street/track use and offer better performance than OEM - although I have noticed more brake dust than OEM pads. But that's the price you pay for the additional braking performance. Some reviewers have mentioned these pads coming apart during track use - I have never experienced that problem. I keep buying these because they're that good. This is the first time I've had to replace my rear pads on my 2006 Kenne Bell Supercharged Mustang GT; the OEM pads only lasted 36,350 miles including 2 track day events.


          Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (11)

        • 5/5

          April 13, 2017

          Rear brakes

          I love the brakes pads they really go with the stoptech slotted and cross drilled rotors. The only complaint is the dust is really bad,and this is the rear brakes. So you no what the front ones are doing.


          Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (11)

        • 5/5

          February 15, 2017

          Hawk Performance HPS Brake Pads

          I got these in combination with the front brakes and I wouldn't be happier with them. They barely have any dust and it stops better than when my factory brakes were brand new. Highly recommended!


          Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

          Helpful (24)

        • 5/5

          July 05, 2016

          Worth it!

          Very good stopping power, very good quality, Way less dust than the oem pads.


          Year: 2012 Submodel: GT500

          Helpful (22)

        • 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. Be aware you have to rotate and press in on the rear piston to get it to retract. The "cube" tool available in auto parts stores to rotate the piston does not fit. You'll need the ford specific tool.


          Year: 2008 Submodel: GT Half Moon Bay, CA

          Helpful (23)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          August 01, 2015

          Real quite , feels and works great

          Real quite , feels and works great . Got them paired up with the power Stop evolution rotors . Love em :) glad I did . Way better then stock .


          Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Oakland Bay Area . Ca

          Helpful (27)

        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          July 29, 2014

          Great grip!

          Really very good pads. I'm on my 2nd pair front and rear, and I'm sure I'll have another set. They install easily, and handle everything you can throw at them; track days, drag strip deceleration and stop and go traffic. They handle heat very well, (although they do need a little heat in them for that first stop in the cold), and they do have good longevity, especially considering how hard they're used. My only compliant is that the do make a fair amount of brake dust, but that's a small price to pay for the excellent braking characteristics.


          Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Toronto, ON, Canada

          Helpful (27)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          May 02, 2014

          awesome part

          i put this on the car and they work really well with not a lot of brake dust on the wheels


          Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (28)

        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          April 29, 2013

          good product but watch out!

          if you are planing to participate in track events, these pads will not hold for long. i had a brand new set of HPS this saturday when i took my car to the track, by the 4th session around the track they were gone. if you keeping your car out of the track is a great modification!


          Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Miami, FL, USA

          Helpful (30)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Shop Install

          Installation Cost: $100-$250

          January 23, 2013

          Hawk HPS pads

          I had these installed at the dealership with the rear rotors resurfaced. No squeaks, haven't experienced any brake dust issues. I have noticed an improvement in brake performance. I would highly recommend these over the stock pads.


          Year: 2008 Submodel: GT Bay Area, CA, USA

          Helpful (25)

        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          January 19, 2013

          HPS Brake Pads

          These brake pads were easy to install, everything fit properly and they have pretty good stopping power as well. Haven't had any issues with noise since installing either. Hard to judge the dust since it's winter and I haven't spent much time washing the car, so it'd be hard to distinguish from the road salt. My rear pads weren't as bad as the front, and I only did the front until I got a tool to compress the rear pistons, but I actually felt like I got a bit more responsiveness after upgrading the rear pads as well even though the fronts do most of the work.


          Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Pennsylvania

          Helpful (26)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          December 08, 2012

          On a DIME!!

          I have the brembo upgrade and in driving the car hard; you see why getting a brake upgrade is necessary. The stock brakes are not bad but the hawk HPS's are much MUCH better. The amount of dust is way less than the stock brakes and as far as the noise goes, I cant tell due to my crazy loud exhaust. Even if there were louder. So what... These out perform anything on the market. So do yourself a favor and slap these babies on your stang. You can thank me later.


          Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Edinburg, TX

          Helpful (30)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          September 09, 2012

          Great pads!

          Super fit and the added stopping power is awesome!! Only draw back is they are a little pricy, but the quality that I see in them justifies the price. Make sure you use the grease for the pad backing or they will be noisy. 2006 4.0 Mustang.


          Year: 2006 Submodel: V6 Odenville Alabama 35120

          Helpful (23)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          September 05, 2012

          Hawk Performance brake pads

          Great product, easy installation, be sure to rent the brake tool for depressing the caliper piston if you are doing it yourself, this will save a lot of time. Takes a minute for brakes work effectively, but after they warm up, they work like a charm. This was mentioned in the AM video. I can hardly wait to do some autocrossing or hit some back country roads.


          Year: 2007 Submodel: GT West Tn

          Helpful (24)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          May 23, 2012

          Hawk HPS brake pads

          Not the first time I've bought these...not the first time from american muscle. These pads are a great cross between performance and long life. They are fairly aggressive pads, great for spirited driving, but you won't be replacing them every time you change the oil.


          Year: 2009 Submodel: GT San Diego, CA, USA

          Helpful (10)

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