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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sun, Jul-22-2018, 10:32:22 PM   #11
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Default Re: StopTech Street/Sport or Hawk HPS Brake pads?

I wouldn't drive Hawk HPS on a track on a bet.

Have you ever been on a track? Which track(s) do you realistically plan to drive in the next 12 months?
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Default Re: StopTech Street/Sport or Hawk HPS Brake pads?

Ive always run and sold G-Loc pads.
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Old Mon, Jul-23-2018, 02:21:40 AM   #13
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Default Re: StopTech Street/Sport or Hawk HPS Brake pads?

Not a fan of my hawk hps pads - going back to oem for street use and plan to swap to track pads for events


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Old Mon, Jul-23-2018, 02:27:41 AM   #14
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Default Re: StopTech Street/Sport or Hawk HPS Brake pads?

I donít advise you use the Hawks on the street. I use Hawks when I want to clean my rotors of uneven deposits. I donít even find a compelling argument for them on the track, but that is a matter of preference.

Stoptech has reformulated its compound in the past few years so far as I can tell. They do seem better than when I first tried them in 2014. I would recommend those over the Hawks.

The PFC Carbon Z compound are still better for street use and occasional track. They work better on a lighter car than the M3 (eg: E86). I swap PFC 08s in for tracking the E46. The Carbon Zs are well within your budget.

On balance (no pun intended) I recommend the PFC Zs, but failing that the StopTechs. I never used either with the stock brakes.
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Old Mon, Jul-23-2018, 06:59:47 AM   #15
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Default Re: StopTech Street/Sport or Hawk HPS Brake pads?

Not to hijack the thread, but PFC Carbon Z pads vs OEM CSL pads?
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Default Re: StopTech Street/Sport or Hawk HPS Brake pads?

On the street, I'd go oem anyday of the week
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Default Re: StopTech Street/Sport or Hawk HPS Brake pads?

I originally ran HPS as my dual duty setup, but didnít like the HPS on track so now I keep them exclusively for street (didnít want to throw away pads w plenty of life left) and run PFC 11 for track use. I know you said you didnít want to change anything other than pads, but would certainly recommend changing your fluid to something a little more capable of handling the heat from track use.
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Default Re: StopTech Street/Sport or Hawk HPS Brake pads?

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Hello Everyone, I know I know search the forum...I did, but I cant find a concrete answer...

I want to track my car 2-3 a year, but also want better biting brake pads for daily use. I am between Stoptech Street/sport and Hawks hps brake pads.

You guys have any suggestions or advice on which pads to go with?

Or even other pads that can do a bit of both.

Thank you guys!
Both crap, and inferior to stock on street or track.

Really, though, you need dedicated track pads for track use once you're 2-3 events in.
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Default Re: StopTech Street/Sport or Hawk HPS Brake pads?

I just switched to the PFC Z and like them better than the stoptech they replaced. I did one track day on them and I didn't have any fade.

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I donít advise you use the Hawks on the street. I use Hawks when I want to clean my rotors of uneven deposits. I donít even find a compelling argument for them on the track, but that is a matter of preference.

Stoptech has reformulated its compound in the past few years so far as I can tell. They do seem better than when I first tried them in 2014. I would recommend those over the Hawks.

The PFC Carbon Z compound are still better for street use and occasional track. They work better on a lighter car than the M3 (eg: E86). I swap PFC 08s in for tracking the E46. The Carbon Zs are well within your budget.

On balance (no pun intended) I recommend the PFC Zs, but failing that the StopTechs. I never used either with the stock brakes.
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Old Tue, Jul-24-2018, 08:03:17 AM   #20
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Default Re: StopTech Street/Sport or Hawk HPS Brake pads?

Thank you for all the great info...I am just going to go ahead and get OEM brake pads for my DD and dedicated track pads to the events. It seems you cant get best of both worlds when it comes to pads. The events I am going to attend are the ones at Willow springs in CA.

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