Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Where the Navy sends me...
Hawk Blues are old technology - I would go with the DTC60s or DTC70s for essentially the same $$$ if you're going with Hawk. It occurs to me, though, that if your friend is going to run street tires the 60s/70s might be too aggressive.
So, with that said, perhaps some Carbotech XP8s or XP10s? Still very good track pads, but not quite as hard-core. (Or check with G-LOC, which apparently was recently started by some ex-Carbotech employees and offers similar compounds. Looks like their pricing may be a bit better.)
As for drums, looks like Porterfield makes a couple drum compounds to pair with their front pad compounds. I've never used them, but if you're looking for a performance shoe, that may be your only option.
'89 GT convertible, N/A 357W, MM front susp w/425# coil-overs and Koni D/As, MM TA/PB rear setup (Koni Yellows, 390-430# springs), Stoptech 332mm / 12" Baers, MM 6 point rollbar, Maier 1.5" flared fenders & quarters, 18x9.5" front/18x10.5" rear Enkei RPF-1s (street), 18x10" CCW C-10s (track), etc...