NOTE: Subaru had mid-model year changes to both the front and rear calipers on the 02-03 Subaru WRX. Please be sure to choose the correct front and/or rear brake pad for your application.
Hawk Performance HPS-High Performance Street disc brake pads are designed for sports cars, coupes, sedans and pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles used for high speed driving or that may encounter repetitive heavy braking. Hawk Performance HPS Ferro-Carbon compound brake pads provide advanced braking characteristics to enhance the driving experience. This unique compound combines the safety and quality of aerospace design partnered with the braking technology of motorsports.
Hawk Performance HPS pads offer 20-40% more stopping power and higher resistance to brake fade than most Original Equipment or standard replacement pads. This makes them more responsive and durable than most standard original brakes and makes Hawk Performance HPS pads the first...and least expensive...way to increase the stopping power of cars and light trucks.
As standard brake pads wear, brake dust is released as the friction material wears in everyday braking. Hawk Performance HPS brake pads are formulated to run cleaner and release extremely low levels of dust in normal street driving.
Features and Benefits
- High friction/torque hot or cold
- Gentle on rotors
- Very quiet, low noise
- Improved braking over OE pads
- Extended pad life
Brake pads are wear items and as such, should be inspected regularly and replaced as necessary. Pads should be replaced when approximately 1/8th inch of friction material remains on the steel backing plate.
Note: Even though Hawk Performance burnishes its brake pads as a final step in the factory, all brake pads have to be bedded-in with the rotors (new or used) that they will be used against. Properly bedding-in new brake pads results in a transfer film being generated at the pad and rotor interface to maximize brake performance.