Reviewed By J (University City, MO) Reviewed for a 2007 Audi S4 —11/15/2015 9:53 AM
Low dust, super quiet. Wonderful brake pad.
Reviewed By todd d (Wilsonville, OR) Reviewed for a 1992 Audi S4 —2/24/2010 10:56 AM
I've recently wore out my stock rotors along with a set of Greenstuff EBC pads. After doing some research and reading nothing but great reviews about the Hawk HPS pads, along with numerous other Audi fanatics running the same pads, i purchased the Hawk HPS pads (front & rear) as well as 4 drilled rotors from Centric. The entire setup for this car ('92 Audi S4) was ~$400, including shipping. I imagined i'd feel some improvement in braking over the EBC Greenstuff, so after installing (just the pads takes about 15 minutes per wheel. The entire swap took ~3hrs in my garage) i went through the bed in process. 6-10 light stops from 30mph and 3 hard stops from 60mph. With the bed in process complete, i did my first brake test and was amazed at how much better the braking feels. The feramic material is far superior to the EBC pads. On dry pavement i was able to engage the ABS system. Something that was hard to accomplish on the EBCs. The pads make a low hum sound on hard braking but nothing that's noticeable unless you're listening for it. There is no squealing or vibrating of the pads within the calipers. So far, i have noticed that the HPS pads give off a lower level of brake dust than the EBC Greenstuff pads. At this price point and braking power, i will definitely purchase these pads again. Todd
Reviewed By Michael S G (MILLEDGEVILLE, GA) —5/1/2016 3:23 PM
These were bought primarily to quiet my lead-footed wife's complaints about a "shimmie" in the steering wheel while braking. She has a knack for warping brake rotors on her 4,400 lb mini-van. They went on easy and fit exactly. I'll report back in six months on whether she's managed to warp these.