Not impressed vs Duralast Gold pads
For my vehicle (2010 G37) these pads have not been what I expected. They take awhile to get up to optimum operating temperature and for street driving that requires you to modify your stopping distance for the first 15+ minutes of driving. I replaced my Autozone Duralast Gold pads with these (front and rear) and I can say the Duralast Gold pads provided much better braking. The dusting is similar as well, don't see any less with the Hawk pads. BTW, using Stoptech drilled rotors f&R.