Hawk makes a great pad with much improved stopping power. But pay very close attention to their instructions for bedding them right after you install them. I didn't the first time causing glazing and the squeaking as I came to a stop bugged the heck out of me.
I'd consider green stuff pads as an alternative for a Compass all things considered.
Also, if you really want to go to a modified rotor, I strongly suggest going with slotted rotors rather than drilled. The bottom of the slots are usually at the discard level, so no mystery when you need to replace them as they kind of act like the warning nubs on tires indicating you're down to 2/32nds.
I'm most suspicious that the cross drilled rotors available aftermarket are not made of the same strength material as the cross drilled rotors (for instance) Porsche makes for their cars. Cosmetically the same for sure, but that is just too much material being removed (and thus weakening them) from what I would argue the most important parts on your car. At the least, cross drilled rotors are more noisy when braking than slotted or stock rotors.
Last edited by dahozzman; 11-26-2012 at 05:33 PM.