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Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads - Rear (Audi A4)

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SKU: 102329
MPN: HB271Z.635

Product Details


Performance Ceramic ('Z' Compound Code)
Hawk Performance offers a premium, high performance, ultra-low dust, low noise compound called Performance Ceramic.

Performance Ceramic is engineered to reduce brake NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) creating a quieter performing brake pad. Furthermore, the ceramic brake pad formula has a linear friction profile that allows your ABS brake system to work more effectively. With Performance Ceramic you can expect reduced brake pad wear, lower dust output levels and a rotor-friendly brake pad.


  • Position: Rear
  • w/0.635 Thickness


  • Properly bedding-in new brake pads results in a transfer film being generated at the pad and rotor interface to maximize brake performance.
Product Features

  • Extremely quiet–engineered to reduce brake NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness)
  • Increased Stopping Power
  • Increased Rotor Life
  • Extended Pad Life
  • Ultra-Low Dust
  • Stable Friction Output


Installation Procedure

  1. Install brake pads properly. Be sure pads are securely positioned in the caliper.
  2. Flush system with fresh brake fluid.
  3. Check all hydraulic parts for excess wear and tear.
  4. Check disc for proper thickness, parallelism, and lateral runout.
  5. Check disc for scoring or grooves over .012”depth. If either applies, resurfacing is required.
  6. If discs do not need resurfacing, then contamination from the previous brake pads must be removed. Sand discs with 130-grit sandpaper using moderate pressure. Use soap and water to clean disc surface after sanding and machining. Discs should be free and clear of oil, grease, and brake fluid.
  7. Inspect calipers for freedom of movement. Lubricate where necessary.

Bed-In/Burnishing Instructions

  1. After installing new brake pads, make 6-to-10 stops from approximately 30-35 MPH applying moderate pressure.
  2. Make an additional 2-to-3 hard stops from approximately 40-45 MPH.
  4. Allow at least 15 minutes for the brake system to cool down.
  5. After step 4 is completed, your new Hawk Performance brake pads are ready for use.

Hawk Performance will warranty products to be free of defects from workmanship and materials. This warranty does not apply to normal wear or damage caused by negligence, lack of maintenance, accident, abnormal operations, or improper installation or service. Hawk Performance does not make any other warranty claims, either expressed or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will Hawk Performance be liable for incident or consequential damages of any kind, whether such damages are claimed on account of breach of warranty, breach of contract, negligence, or strict product liability. This includes without limitation, damage to property, or other economic losses that may be incurred.

Any, and all, warranty claims must be processed through Hawk Performance.

All valid warranty claims will be replaced/reimbursed with Hawk Performance brake pads of equal or greater value.

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Fitment Guide

Start Year End Year Make Model Submodel Cyl Lit Fuel FuelDel ASP EngDesg Notes
1996 2001 Audi A4
A4 Quattro

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