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Hawk LTS or HD Brake Pads?

Braking on my truck is under par IMO, so I'm going to try putting new pads on first, before I look into getting different rotors. The stock rotors I have appear to be in good condition, so I'm hoping new pads will make the difference.

Hawks website says the HD pads are for trucks over 1 ton and hauling excessive loads. LTS pads are for "Light Trucks". I think I fall in between. I hate to think of my rig as a "light truck".

Who has Hawk pads, which ones, and what are your impressions?

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I ran Hawk LTS pads, but they were on my Jeep Liberty. I actually liked them quite a bit. They didn't dust as much as I thought they would. Not an apples to apples thing, but I'll probably get the LTS pads again when it comes time to do them on the 250.

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I run the SuperDuty pads on my truck and have run them on several others. I like them a lot. The LTS is not a bad pad either and doesn't dust quite as much but also doesn't have the staying power of the SuperDuty pads.
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LTS..unless you tow often and heavy IMO then get the HP's..they require more heat.
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i ran them on my mustang and they dusted and didnt perform any better then motorcraft pads, so that is what i run now, powerslot rotors up front, stockers in the rear. (rotors are cheap, do it all at once)


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I run the SuperDuty pads on my truck and have run them on several others. I like them a lot. The LTS is not a bad pad either and doesn't dust quite as much but also doesn't have the staying power of the SuperDuty pads.
Did you re-use the old clips, or did the pads come with new ones?



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LTS..unless you tow often and heavy IMO then get the HP's..they require more heat.

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They don't come with new hardware just the pads. A SuperDuty F250 CCLB for sure weighs a bunch more than a Dodge or a Chevy. Coming in at around 8k lbs our trucks are no lightweights. No question they work best with a little heat in them but they also won't fade as soon as the LTS and they have plenty of stopping power cold.

Cary and I have agreed to disagree before. This is really a matter of personal preference. Either one works fine.
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X2....either way you will be happy..some of us just drive faster and have to stop more

I wouldn't bother with new hardware just check yours, clean and use a little brake lube if they are still usable.
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