track pads for 200

Matt twentyV matt_20v at
Thu Sep 22 10:54:02 EDT 2005

Be careful with the blues, they are very aggressive. 
If your track day is rainy, wash the wheels
immediately or they will corrode from the dust.  You
will probably want to swap the street pads back while
still at the track because of this, and the noise. 
But yes, they are the ultimate track compound and can
make up for too-small stock calipers on a heavy,
modified car.

I use HP+ compound as my track pads on both my
turbo'ed cq with big red calipers and my B5 S4 with
stock calipers and had just fine results.  Yes if
sloppy you can get them to fade but trail-braking and
scrubbing speed with the tires I think gets you around
the track faster anyhow.  The HP+ are less aggressive
on the rotors and quieter so you can swap back to
street pads at your leisure.

Just IMO, most folks develop their own favorite
regimen with this and certainly YMMV.


--- gsfent <gsfent at> wrote:

> Brett
>   I have used both Hawk Blue and Hawk HP Plus on the
> avant for track work. The Blues are best, the HP
> plus will work if you are a little judicious in your
> braking. However, I think I had already changed out
> the UFO's to wildwoods. If you get the standard
> backing plate #, you can see if it cross references
> to any other standard car for which pads might be
> stocked. Look for MB or BMW.  Larry @ Carbotech is
> good, but slow and I was never impressed with his
> "in house" materials, so be careful. 
> For rear pads, HP plus are fine, and I even used
> stock Remsa ( I think NLA) for track work. Helps F/R
> balance and they last a full weekend.
> Regards,
> Jerry
> 91 200qa
> Brett,
> I might have to go by the FMSI pad number for a
> cross reference. I used a 
> 1991 200 Turbo Quattro (ATE calipers). I looked at a
> few of my suppliers and 
> found one listed Hawk HP+ pads, but the Hawk website
> didn't. Performance 
> Friction makes a carbon metalic pad (P/N 0394.20)
> which I could order, but 
> I've never used them (and don't know thier
> temperature range). Otherwise I 
> found a few street pads available (Mintex, Hawk HPS,
> etc.). I didn't check 
> Pagid or Ferodo yet. Anyone have experience or part
> numbers?
>  Mark Rosenkrantz
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