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What Is The Best HAWK Performance Brake Pad For Your Mustang?

Created by Taylor Ward
Last Updated 5/17/2021

LMR breaks down what each HAWK Performance Brake pad is specifically designed for. We guide you along, with this infographic, to help you understand the differences of each performance compound levels, to instill confidence in your purchase. Find out which pad suites your needs and pick up the brake pads your Mustang is begging for.

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Which HAWK brake pad is best for your Mustang? Specs & Details


Mustang Brake Pads Explained

Ceramic:
Optimal Range: 100-450 F optimal temperature range
Min/Max: 100-650 F operating temperatures
  • Extremely quiet
  • Ultra-low dust
  • Improved stopping power
  • Gentle on rotors for extended pad life
  • Stable friction output
HPS:
Optimal Range: 100-500 F optimal temperature range
Min/Max: 100-700 F•Smooth braking feel
  • Excellent for spirited driving
  • Gentle on rotors and extended pad life
  • Consistent brake release characteristics
  • Increased stopping power
HPS 5.0
Optimal Range: 100-550 F optimal temperature range
Min/Max: 100-750 F operating temperatures
  • Aggressive torque•Great rotor & pad wear life
  • Smooth & predictable control
  • Designed to deliver high deceleration rates
  • Consistent brake release characteristics for a smooth braking feel
HP Plus:
Optimal Range: 300-600 F optimal temperature range
Min/Max: 100-800 F operating temperatures
  • Low torque
  • Low to mid temperature range
  • Fade resistant•Smooth & predictable torque
  • Ideal for Autocross & club racing events

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