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Default Hawk HPS 5.0 Brake Pad Review - 03-20-2017, 09:03 AM

I needed to change my brake pads so I started researching a better alternative to the stock pads. The stock pads were pretty good with decent initial bite but it definitely puts out a lot of brake dust and starts fading sooner than I'd like them to. I also needed better stopping power now that I'm Pure Stage 2

After reading the limited yet good reviews on the Hawk HPS 5.0, I decided to pull the trigger. The HPS 5.0's are supposed to be in between the HPS and HPS Plus performance wise. There aren't too many reviews on this pads so I figured I would give my opinion to help other forum members out. FYI, I'm still using the stock rotors and brake lines.

Front Part #: HB551B.748 (Paid $100.46 shipped on Amazon and came with two brake sensors)
Rear Part #: HB624B.642 (Paid $76.79 shipped on Amazon and didn't come with a brake sensor)

They have been on my car for several weeks now and I have really enjoyed them. The initial bite is definitely better than stock and gets even better once they warm up. It's a more linear feel which I really like. So far I haven't experienced any brake fade even after multiple heavy spirited driving and doing datalogs. It also has way less brake dust over the stock pads which is a big plus. There is a little bit of squeaky sound at very very low speeds when coming to a stop but it's not consistent. I would highly recommend them for anyone that sees occasional track days and wants better braking power for daily driving.


09 335xi AT, Pure Stage 2 'DD' turbos, JB4 G5 ISO w/anti-lag, MHD Trebila tune, xHP Stage 3, Fuel-It Stage 2 LPFP, NGK 1 step colder plugs, BMS meth kit w/dual cm7, BMS DCI, VTT inlets/outlet, RB PCV valve, BMS OCC, N20 tmap, Cyba Scoops, Lux H8 160, VRSF 7" FMIC, VRSF **, Custom exhaust, VRSF Chargepipe, GFB SV50 BOV, ER Sport Series Oil Cooler, UUC front sway, M3 rear sway w/powerflex bushings, BC Racing coilovers, Hawk HPS 5.0 brake pads
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