Hawk HPS Brake Pads - 2006-2012 Mazda 3 - Rear Set (HB 478F.605) - We offer Hawk Brake streetable and race-application brake pads for all Mazda 3 applications. Hawk Brake's Ferro-Carbon semi-metallic brake pad compounds offer high torque, low wear, and excellent rotor life, while exhibiting predictable performance under a wide range of temperatures. For complete information about the Hawk Performance Brakes product line, follow this link to their corporate site.
These Hawk pads for the Mazda 3 rear application include a TOP CLIP retention spring feature (see photos above). Earlier 2004-05 Mazda 3 rear applications feature a more complex BACK PLATE RETENTION SPRING CLIP configuration which Mazda has since discontinued and superseded their parts listing to the less complex top clip design. So, while the top clip pads can be installed on ANY 2004-2012 Mazda 3 application, if you own an earlier version with the back plate retention spring clip design we suggest you order the Hawk equivalent due to the ease of installation with this earlier design.
When installing these pads the use of a 7mm hex socket bit is required to remove the caliper retaining bolts. Remove the parking brake cable from the caliber by rotating the spring plate with a pair of Channel-Lock type pliers.
Hawk Brake Pads for the Mazda 3 are packaged as a complete set (2 pairs) for either front or rear use as indicated.
HPS Street Compound
The Hawk HPS pads feature are an excellent street brake compound that provides an ideal upgrade over an OEM-type pad. Much improved stopping power over OEM and standard replacement pads, these pads offer low dust, low noise, minimal rotor wear, and reasonable pad wear. Well-suited for daily driving and spirited performance driving.