I am looking for Hawk Performance brake pads for my Boss, both front and rear.
I don't know if you are like me, but I am struggling with the amount of options offered by this single brand only... After spending a couple hours cross checking various websites, I finally narrowed it down to 3 potential choices for my use (daily drive w/ occasional spirited driving - no track, no auto cross).
- HPS Front HB453F.585 or HB453F.670
- HPS Rear HB485F.656
- Ceramic Front HB453Z.585 or HB453Z.670
- Ceramic Rear HB485Z.656
- HP+ Front HB453N.585 or HB453N.670
- HP+ Rear HB485N.656
However, there are at least half a dozen other types of pads available for the Boss from Hawk: Blue 9012, DTC-30, DTC-50, DTC-60, DTC-70, HT-10...
Most are offered with the same choices of thickness:
- 0.585 or 0.670 front
- 0.656 rear
Some only come in one choice for front: 0.585
I understand that more compound will extend pad life, but how can both fit the same calipers/rotor set-up? CJ, for instance, only offers 0.585 for the Boss.
Additionally, I would be very interested in your user feedback on all those different type of pads. I read the Hawk website info, but what do you personally think?
Thanks in advance for helping me "brake the code" on this. Hope this thread will help other forum users as well.
Edited by guillaume69, 25 April 2015 - 08:26 AM.