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    Quote Originally Posted by prowlerflyer View Post
    So you mentioned that the initial/cold bite is not so great like ceramics. I am running HPC's and am disappointed in feel. I wanted a reduction in the dust from stock pads.

    Looks like the search continues.
    I thought he said otherwise:

    Quote Originally Posted by 3ZHPGUY View Post
    First Review; Hawk High Performance Street 5.0 Brake Pads

    Completed the rears on the first of the month and since then, I done a little highway driving, an autocross and the twisty back roads on the way to work and back. As of today, I'm impressed.

    Low dust
    Outstanding braking power
    No noise
    They feel good
    The pedal is firm but, not to firm
    No initial hard bite, like ceramics
    An obvious reduction in stopping distance
    Smooth

    One of the things hat is significantly different is how they stop. Just a slight increase in pedal pressure and your speed reduces faster. Very easy to manipulate. I now have to retrain myself on some of my braking points. Using what I've grown use to, is to premature for and decreases my speed far lower than my ZHHP can handle.

    At this point, I would recommend them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3ZHPGUY View Post
    No initial hard bite, like ceramics
    An obvious reduction in stopping distance
    I took this as reduced cold/initial bite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prowlerflyer View Post
    So you mentioned that the initial/cold bite is not so great like ceramics. I am running HPC's and am disappointed in feel. I wanted a reduction in the dust from stock pads.

    Looks like the search continues.
    If you want consistent bite regardless of cold or hot, I highly recommend EBC Redstuff pads. They'll last a really long time and I can safely say that your wheels will look clean 2 weeks later.
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    Thanks BP.
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    What I meant was; their not grabby, or have a hard initial bite hot or cold like I got with my Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads. And, although you don't notice that grab, your speed reduces rapidly. It's very hard to explain in words, all I can say is, that I need to relearn the correct brake pedal pressure for the actual stopping distance. It has changed enough that it is very noticeable.

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    I've had my set of Hawk HPS 5.0 pads in for a couple hundred miles and I've liked them so far. They're matched with BMW Performance cross-drilled rotors.

    Notes:
    • I bedded them following Hawk's prescribed bedding procedure of a few 30-5 mph stops to warm up the rotors followed by several 45-5 mph stops. I planned to do the procedure a second time but never got the chance (it was raining a bunch and felt it best to bed the brakes when conditions were dry).
    • No squeaking or brake chatter whatsoever.
    • Braking distance feels shorter than OEM pads I had on. Braking Gs feel stronger at full brake pedal application.
    • As Guy said, there isn't that initial bite that the OEM pads have. However, the Hawk pads are linear and progressive i.e. the harder you push on the brake pedal, the stronger the braking power. It's very easy to modulate and I prefer it now to the OEM setup.
    • I can't speak to dust production since I haven't cleaned my car or the wheels in ages. I will report back when I have data for this.
    • Pedal feel is great, maybe a smidge deeper into the pedal travel to get initial braking than before.
    • Very smooth overall, and I would recommend the setup to anyone looking for a bit more performance with no noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCurves View Post
    I've had my set of Hawk HPS 5.0 pads in for a couple hundred miles and I've liked them so far. They're matched with BMW Performance cross-drilled rotors.

    Notes:
    • I bedded them following Hawk's prescribed bedding procedure of a few 30-5 mph stops to warm up the rotors followed by several 45-5 mph stops. I planned to do the procedure a second time but never got the chance (it was raining a bunch and felt it best to bed the brakes when conditions were dry).
    • No squeaking or brake chatter whatsoever.
    • Braking distance feels shorter than OEM pads I had on. Braking Gs feel stronger at full brake pedal application.
    • As Guy said, there isn't that initial bite that the OEM pads have. However, the Hawk pads are linear and progressive i.e. the harder you push on the brake pedal, the stronger the braking power. It's very easy to modulate and I prefer it now to the OEM setup.
    • I can't speak to dust production since I haven't cleaned my car or the wheels in ages. I will report back when I have data for this.
    • Pedal feel is great, maybe a smidge deeper into the pedal travel to get initial braking than before.
    • Very smooth overall, and I would recommend the setup to anyone looking for a bit more performance with no noise.
    Nice review, glad to help other members when I can.


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    After reading about these pads I've been eager to install them as my pads (unknown brand) get the wheels rather dirty after a few days of driving. I still have 11mm in the front and 5 in the rear but when they get lower I'll be sure to grab a set.
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    The are my next set of pads for the wife's zhp

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    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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