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Old 04-28-2014, 01:42 PM
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So it seems to be the consensus that hawk ceramic pads are the way to go to get rid of that god awful brake dust that the factory textar pads produce.
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:02 PM
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Yup, I would highly recommend it. I only replaced the front ones with the Hawk ceramics and it used to be that the fronts would get dirty twice as fast as the rears. Now it's the opposite.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:03 PM
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Bros, i know that replacing with oem pads can be done either fronts only or rears only. However, i am not sure it is recommended to replace only fronts or rears when changing pad material. Can anyone give comments? Porsches have been known for their braking ability and the balance between fronts and rears should be a factor.
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:19 AM
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FOLLOW-UP:

I has been a few weeks so I thought I would follow up with my impressions of the Hawk Ceramic Brake Pads.

PEDAL FEEL: After properly bedding in the pads, the brake pedal now feels "normal" again, so that issue is gone.

STOPPING PERFORMANCE: On the street, the stopping performance is the same as the stock pads from Porsche. I don't track my car so I can't comment on Hawk vs. stock pads on the track.

BRAKE DUST: The amount of brake dust from the Hawk pads is about 30% to 35% of the amount of dust the stock pads would generate. So a nice 2/3 reduction in brake dust.

I hope this helps anyone else who wants to reduce the amount of brake dust on their car.
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:30 AM
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Excellent! Thanks for the debrief.
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:40 AM
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has anyone used this on a car that they casually track (not a track car)... how is the performance?
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by mdrums View Post
you can introduce air into the system by just swapping pads out.
How? I mean, by what mechanism? It's a completely closed system until the master cylinder fluid level goes low.
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:09 AM
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tim thanks for the review. i already feel better about purchasing the pads. will be getting them in 5 days. pretty sure my pads still have life in them but i just want to also get rid of the dust..one of our brothers commented that the hawk pads dust is actually gray in color which hides it on silver wheels but would actually show more on dark colored wheels. would you care to comment on this? current oem dust is dark colored so hides a bit on dark colored wheels though still noticeable, less so compared to silver wheels.
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:25 AM
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Rick,

The Hawk brake dust is a lighter gray than the stock pads, which makes it a little less noticeable on my silver wheels. While the lighter dust color gives the illusion of less brake dust, my post above (#19) is based on the comparison of the actual, not the perceived, amount of brake dust.
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:33 AM
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sure Tim, but do you think the lighter gray dust will be more noticeable on dark colored rims? just getting your opinion as you have seen it. currently have charcoal hre's and the oem dust is less noticeable than when i had oem silver wheels, but there is still a lot bro, which is irritating to look at.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:30 PM
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Do these pads support the brake pad wear sensor? Very interested to try them on my 997.1T.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by slicky rick View Post
sure Tim, but do you think the lighter gray dust will be more noticeable on dark colored rims?
Yes it is. I have the Hawk ceramic pads with black rims and it shows up quite a lot on black rims, especially in areas that it builds up, which it tends to do. Still better than the massive amount of dust created by the stock pads in my view.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by PasPar2 View Post
has anyone used this on a car that they casually track (not a track car)... how is the performance?
I've run them on the track, no problems with them at all. The ABS kicked in when braking hard and didn't really notice much fade. For "casual" track days they are fine.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:13 PM
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Do these pads support the brake pad wear sensor? Very interested to try them on my 997.1T.

Yes, they have the hole in place as well as the slot to route the wire. They are shaped and sized exactly the same as the OEM pads. I am a big fan of the Hawk Ceramics, had them on my other 997 just put them on the car I purchased two weeks ago that had about 80% life remaining. I couldn't stand the dust anymore and the first thing I did was change to the Hawk Ceramics.
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:38 PM
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I installed the Hawks on the front a few weeks back and tackled the rears today. Looking forward to cleaner wheels!

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