Who said that you need Hawk pads or larger calipers to lock your tires on dry pavement? Today I had to make an emergency stop in my car when it was going about 35 mph. The tires slid like 10 feet and I could smell the rubber in my cabin. It's 3rd gen ABS car with 10 something inch rotors and whatever pads it had when I bought it used. The tires are Hankook Mileage Plus II with plenty of rubber on them and about 34psi pressure. The brake fluid had been flushed recently. I never tried locking them on purpose, but something like this happened like 5 years ago. I guess, the emergency situations make you stand on the pedal like you never thought you would.