Hawk Brake Pad Compound Descriptions and Recommendations
Descriptions and Recommendations
Extremely high torque with very high initial bite. Designed to be the most controllable racing brake pad available. Intended for heavier sedans and formula cars with downforce and available only for a limited selection of popular racing calipers. Recommended for Trans-Am, GT1, CART, Formula Atlantic, F3000, and Sports Prototypes. 400-1600° F.
High torque with high initial bite. DTC-60 was developed as a rear pad to be used with DTC-70 on the front, but it has also become popular as a front pad on lighter cars. Available only for a limited selection of popular racing calipers. Recommended for Trans-Am, GT1, CART, Formula Atlantic, F2000, F3000, and Sports Prototypes. 400-1600° F.
HT 14 (V)
Very high torque with high initial bite for cars with high downforce and lots of grip. Recommended in Trans-Am, GT1, CART, Formula Atlantic, F2000, F3000, and Sports Prototypes. 300-1600° F.
HT 10 (S)
High torque with a smooth initial bite. Works well as a rear pad with HT 14 in front. Recommended for sedans, sports racers, and formula cars with downforce, including GT, Formula Atlantic, F2000, F3000, S2000, CSR, and DSR. 300-1600° F.
Medium/High torque compound with medium initial bite. The wide temperature range and good brake modulation have made it the #1 pad material for SCCA. Recommended for Production, IT, F2000, Formula Ford, S2000, CSR, and DSR. 250-1000° F.
Medium torque racing compound with high initial bite. Black is a good all-purpose, low cost racing pad. Requires gentle initial application of the brake pedal to avoid locking. Recommended for very light sedans, small formula cars, and sports racers. 100-900° F.
HP Plus (N)
Designed as an autocross (Solo II) and track day (Solo I) compound. Very wide temperature range makes it suitable for all forms of autocross, yet still streetable. Expect an increase in dust, noise, and rotor wear. 100-800° F.
HPS = High Performance Street. This compound will outperform OEM pads without sacrificing street manners. A good choice for Solo II; also recommended for amateur to intermediate drag racing. Effective from dead cold.
This article was first published on 6/14/2010.
It was most recently modified on 8/29/2013.