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Old 03-19-2019, 01:10 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by FirstWinter View Post
I would strongly advise against using Hawk HP+ for anybody taking their car to the track. Sure, it's possible they might hold up on the track for some people in some situations but as most progress and even some out the gate Hawk HP+ are not sufficient for track use. I'm not just hating on Hawk although I'm not a fan of them. Run one of Hawk's track pads if you want to use Hawk ie: DTC-60 but don't use HP+ FFS.
Are you referring to the "old compound" HP+ or the new ones?. Hawk revised the HP+ compound in mid-July 2018 and sells it as the "HP+ (enhanced compound)".

Hawk claims the HP+ enhanced offer the same braking performance of their old "street/race" compound pads (which I believe are also sold as the "DTC-30" pad without camfering on the pad edges) but with significantly lower rotor and pad wear rates. I came across this press release which I found quite interesting:

I ran the new compound HP+ on track last year and found they had pretty amazing stopping power. I've thought about trying the DTC-60s this season, but we'll have to see.
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