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Hawk Performance HP Plus

The Hawk Performance HP Plus brake pad compound is ideal for Autocross and Track Day drivers looking for a high performance race compound that can take the heat of the track and get you home safely without having to change the pads. HP Plus utilizes a unique Ferro-Carbon, High-Tech friction material that was developed and manufactured for sport driving in autocross, Solo II, and track day applications. The Ferro-Carbon formulation offers lower wear rates and higher torque values than other competitive materials.

Expert Opinion

HP Plus is popular with enthusiasts that are looking for excellent street performance or wanting take their car auto-crossing or to a track day and not have to worry about changing pads. The HP Plus will provide a very noticeable increase in brake torque and temperature range when compared to OEM pads. Usually recommended to beginners who have very little to no track experience and are looking for an upgrade over stock.

Hawk Performance HP Plus Compound Characteristics:

  • Low to Mid Temperature Range
  • Fade Resistant
  • Smooth, Predictable Torque
  • Ideal for Autocross
  • 100-800 Deg F Operating Temperature Range
  • 300-600 Deg F Optimal Temperature Range

Hawk Race Compound Chart

Hawk Performance Race Compound Chart
Hawk Performance HP Plus Characteristics

Warning Prop 65 WARNING

This product can expose you to Silica, crystalline (airborne particles of respirable size), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Hawk Brake Pad Installation Procedure

  • Install Brake pads properly. Be sure pads are securely positioned in the caliper.
  • Flush system with fresh brake fluid.
  • Check all hydraulic parts for excess wear and tear.
  • Check disc for proper thickness, parallelism, and lateral run-out.
  • Check disc for scoring or grooves over .012"" depth. If either applies, resurfacing or replacement is required.
  • If disc does not need resurfacing then contamination from the previous brake pads must be removed. Sand discs with Garnet sandpaper using moderate pressure. Use soap and water to clean off disc surface after sanding and machining. Discs should be free and clear of oil, grease, and brake fluid
  • Inspect calipers for freedom of movement. Lubricate where necessary

Hawk Brake Pad Bedding Procedure - Street Compounds

  • Make 6-10 slow-downs from approximately 30-35 mph to 5 mph. applying moderate pressure. Do not come to a complete stop.
  • Make an additional 2 to 3 harder stops from approximately 40-45 mph. to zero.
  • DO NOT DRAG THE BRAKES! (after stopping - do not leave your foot on the brake pedal)
  • Allow 15 minutes or more for the brake system to cool down.
  • Your new Hawk pads are ready for use.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Carlisle Brake & Friction (CBF) warrants Hawk Performance branded products to be free of defects from workmanship and materials. This warranty does not apply to normal wear or damage caused by negligence, lack of maintenance, accident, abnormal operations, or improper installation or service. CBF does not make any other warranty claims, either expressed or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will CBF/Hawk Performance be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind, whether such damages are claimed on account of breach of warranty, breach of contract, negligence, or strict product liability. This includes without limitation, damage to property, or other economic losses that may be incurred. Any, and all, warranty claims must be processed through CBF. All valid warranty claims will be replaced and/or reimbursed with Hawk Performance branded products of equal or greater value.

* Disclaimer to Limited Life-Time Warranty: Motorsports brake pads and rotors are developed for high performance events. Racing is a dangerous sport. Hawk Performance racing brake pads and rotors are sold without warranty expressed or implied. No warranty or representation is made as to this products ability to protect the user from injury or death. The user assumes that risk.

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