If you are looking to increase your stopping power with OEM sized pads, look no further. I paired the Hawk HPS Pads with EBC Ultimax rotors for a significant increase in stopping power over my OEM setup. They are low on dust and have a crisp responsive feel. One thing to keep in mind is that these pads do tend to take a couple stops to warm up during extreme cold weather. This is my third set of HPS pads on 3 different cars and have always been impressed with their performance.
Better than OEM for my Passat
I usually don't expect things like brake pads to make a noticeable improvement to my cars, but these suprised me. I got these to replace the OEM pads on my car because I felt it just wasn't stopping as well as it could. My next step is to get better tires, but the pads were a cheaper, possible fix. The hawk pads have better response to pedal input, in my opinion. They make it easier to make quick adjustments in brake pressure, such as it's needed in stop and go traffic.