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street/autocross with occasional track pad

I am currently piecing together my big brake kit, and was wondering about some brake pads to go along with it. I have been doing some research and have found some mixed reviews on the Hawk hp + pads. How well would they fair in a street/autcross with occasional track day environment?

Mainly my concern is stopping power and rotor wear. I preferably do not want to have pads that will destroy the rotors after a year of driving. Also brake dust is no issue.
I am open to suggestions on pads.


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Re: street/autocross with occasional track pad

I put HPS on my MS3 recently and have been very happy with them so far. Very street friendly pad, but they had plenty of fade free bite at the track as well. HP+ are even more happy at the track... but somewhat less so on the street.

You can always swap pads between street and track if you want

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Re: street/autocross with occasional track pad

[quote author=Dieseler link=topic=190759.msg4027454#msg4027454 date=1305770652]
I put HPS on my MS3 recently and have been very happy with them so far. Very street friendly pad, but they had plenty of fade free bite at the track as well. HP+ are even more happy at the track... but somewhat less so on the street.

You can always swap pads between street and track if you want
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not with a limited budget though


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Re: street/autocross with occasional track pad

[quote author=pinkcheese link=topic=190759.msg4027457#msg4027457 date=1305770775]
[quote author=Dieseler link=topic=190759.msg4027454#msg4027454 date=1305770652]
I put HPS on my MS3 recently and have been very happy with them so far. Very street friendly pad, but they had plenty of fade free bite at the track as well. HP+ are even more happy at the track... but somewhat less so on the street.

You can always swap pads between street and track if you want
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not with a limited budget though
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If it's primarily street, I would go with HPS. If there's lots of track... HP+

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Re: street/autocross with occasional track pad

HPS sucks, don't bother. I thought stock pads were better. I chewed through the front set on track after 2 days at Laguna. I had little bit more than half of the material after it, I also bled the brakes fully and had rotors turned for them.

HP+ is the way to go, for both autocross and track. It's fine for street as it does not require much heating time, all it takes is a stop down the street then you're fully ready.


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Re: street/autocross with occasional track pad

Typically the HP+ pads are used for Auto X. They have a great initial bite and have a good heat range. They are also suitable for the track if you are a beginner/ don't use a super aggressive tire.

I would use the HP + pads. They seem like they will fit you well. If you find that they are not enough pad for the track you might have to get 2 different compounds of pads.

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Re: street/autocross with occasional track pad

Track, I'd go with HT-14.


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Re: street/autocross with occasional track pad

Not a good idea unless you have substantial tire. The HT-10's are a very aggressive race compound. If anything more than a HP + the Hawk DTC-30's would be a good choice.

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Track, I'd go with HT-14.
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Re: street/autocross with occasional track pad

Didn't you sell me those HT-14 or was it someone else?


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Re: street/autocross with occasional track pad

I'll throw in my vote for HP+. I used to run hps, which are fine for the street, but in my opinion, lack any real bite on the track or street. The HP+ are noticeably loud on the street, but I'm not bothered by that (my wife refuses to ride in my car though). If you plan on running more than a couple track days, and are only getting one set of pads, go for HP+.
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