Compounds are listed generally from least to most aggressive. If you are unsure what pad would work best for you, please do not hesitate to call us!
The Hawk HB159.492 comes in the following compounds:
HPS Brake Pads are the worldwide aftermarket standard for increasing stopping power on your street car. The unique Ferro-Carbon compound offers a higher coefficient of friction over stock pads, increasing stopping power by 20-40% and providing a greater resistance to brake fade. Best yet, the HPS pads are gentle on rotors, wear great, and are very low dust with minimal noise.
The HP Plus brake pad is the perfect compromise for drivers looking for an aggressive autocross or track-day pad that is still highly usable on the street. The HP Plus compound uses a unique Ferro-Carbon friction material that was developed and manufactured with high-performance autocross and track-day driving in mind. With its high friction coefficient and resistance to fade, this pad is the perfect upgrade for the enthusiast driver.
The Black racing brake compound is designed to be a good all-purpose pad at an entry-level price. It is a medium torque and temperature pad, providing great mid-level performance at an excellent value.
The Blue 9012 Racing compound exhibits medium to high temperature and torque control. It is a great multi-purpose pad and is especially useful for lighter weight cars. With excellent modulation and release characteristics, it is no wonder this compound is a best seller with the SCCA!
The Hawk DTC-30 racing compound was designed with the Open Wheel and Dirt Circle Track racer in mind. It has a wide temperature range and exhibits excellent rotor wear. The bite and feel is very smooth, providing controllable torque and exceptional release characteristics. This compound undoubtedly does a great job measuring up to the DTC series’ high standards.
The HT-10 compound is a great pad for intermediate drivers that want a streetable pad that still offers superior performance. It has a very smooth initial bite and provides a consistent pedal feel. The HT-10 delivers medium to high torque over a significant temperature range to help increase your track day performance.
The DTC-60 compound is similar to the DTC-70 brake pad, but has less torque and initial bite, and improved pad wear. It is a great choice for lighter weight front axle applications or for a split friction set up (especially when paired with the DTC-70). The DTC-60 demonstrates excellent torque control that the DTC series is known for, providing first-rate modulation and release characteristics. Overall this is a great choice for cars needing high deceleration rates, with or without down force.
Common Vehicle Fitments:
|Miata (w/o Sport Susp.)||2001-03||Rear|
• Common fitment for 1.8 liter Spec-Miata