Hawk

Product Line

  • premium brake pads
    • OES
  • Performance brake pads
    • PC
    • HPS
    • HP Plus
  • Truck / SUV brake pads
    • PC
    • LTS
    • SD
  • performance brake rotors
    • Quiet Slot

Demand the best...Hawk Performance brand brake pads!

Hawk Performance, a premium performance brand of Carlisle Brake & Friction, has been a supplier of high performance motorsports brake pads to the performance street and motorsports markets since 1990. Hawk Performance is the official brake pad of SCCA, NASA, Richard Petty Driving Experience, Skip Barber Racing School, and Ron Fellows Performance Driving School.

AEROSPACE: While others claim Aerospace technology, Hawk Performance drives it. As the leading global OE supplier to this industry, the company sets the trends for advanced friction technology.

MILITARY: Friction materials used by the manufacturer perform flawlessly in nearly every form of brutal terrain around the globe, and that's why Hawk Performance is a primary supplier for Military tanks, heavy equipment and a wide variety of land vehicles.

MOTORSPORTS: The company's products are utilized by more champions than any other friction manufacturer. In the heat of battle, Hawk Performance provides race car drivers with a substantial competitive edge.

AUTOMOTIVE: Recognized as the leader in the performance street market, our products provide improved braking over original equipment and leading aftermarket competitors. Hawk Performance, the first and best choice to increase your braking capability.

Ultimate Performance for Your Street Vehicle

When Hawk Performance professionalists say "Race Proven. Street Legal.", they mean it. The company has been at the forefront of friction products in the racing industry for years. Now you can get that same "race proven" materials and brake pad technologies for your "street legal" car.

Superior Street Products By Design

Hawk Performance understands that brake pads are critical components that directly affect vehicle handling, safety and driver confidence. That's why their products are engineered to meet and exceed the braking demands of today's severe-duty & high performance vehicle applications. Each Hawk Performance brand product incorporates advanced engineering design, world-class friction technology and premium-quality raw materials.

Superior Street Products By Design

Hawk-The Solution for Better Braking Performance

Selecting the right product for your specific car or truck is critical. The graphs to the left illustrate the performance ratings of HAWK street products. Each graph represents a vehicle group and the product rating for the following key characteristics.

  • Stopping Power
  • Rotor & Pad Wear
  • Noise
  • Dust

The Hawk Advantage:

  • Quick warm-up with strong, balanced initial bite
  • 20-40% more stopping power over stock pads
  • Rotor friendly - will not shorten rotor life
  • Outlast stock brake pads
  • Superior fade resistance
  • Low dust properties
  • Whisper quiet performance

Hawk Performance Product Rating

Hawk Performance Product Rating

Performance Rating: 1=Poor 10= Excellent (for each category listed above)

*Performance ratings are provided as a general recommendation. Actual performance ratings of any given product will vary as vehicle applications change

Do You Race?

Hawk Performance has dominated Motorsports braking for over 18 years, offering highly engineered friction products for nearly every type of racing. The key to the manufacturer's success has been, and continues to be, their passion to develop and supply leading-edge product technologies and maintain the position of the global market leader.

Hawk Performance offers over 10 different application-specific compounds designed to meet the needs of today's race teams. They also offer the largest selection of pad shapes that fit both OE and purpose-built racing calipers.

Ultimate Performance for Your Street Vehicle

When we say "Race Proven. Street Legal", we mean it. Hawk Performance has been at the forefront of friction products in the racing industry for years. Now you can get that same "race proven" materials and brake pad technologies for your "street legal" car.

Superior Street Products By Design

Hawk Performance understands that brake pads are critical components that directly affect vehicle handling, safety and driver confidence. That's why our products are engineered to meet and exceed the braking demands of today's severe-duty & high performance vehicle applications. Each Hawk Performance brand product incorporates advanced engineering design, world-class friction technology and premium-quality raw materials.

Superior Street Products By Design

Hawk-The Solution for Better Braking Performance

Selecting the right product for your specific car or truck is critical. The graphs to the left illustrate the performance ratings of our street products. Each graph represents a vehicle group and the product rating for the following key characteristics.

  • Stopping Power
  • Rotor & Pad Wear
  • Noise
  • Dust

The Hawk Advantage:

  • Quick warm-up with strong, balanced initial bite
  • 20-40% more stopping power over stock pads
  • Rotor friendly - will not shorten rotor life
  • Outlast stock brake pads
  • Superior fade resistance
  • Low dust properties
  • Whisper quiet performance

Hawk Performance Product Rating

Hawk Performance Product Rating

Performance Rating: 1=Poor 10= Excellent (for each category listed above)

*Performance ratings are provided as a general recommendation. Actual performance ratings of any given product will vary as vehicle applications change

Do You Race?

Hawk Performance has dominated Motorsports braking for over 18 years, offering highly engineered friction products for nearly every type of racing. The key to our success has been, and continues to be, our passion to develop and supply leading-edge product technologies and maintain our position as the global market leader.

Hawk Performance offers over 10 different application-specific compounds designed to meet the needs of today's race teams. We also offer the largest selection of pad shapes that fit both OE and purpose-built racing calipers.

Superior Stops with Quiet Slot™ Rotors

Metallurgy

Quiet Slot™ rotors are cast from a proprietary formulation of premium alloys producing a superior performance street product.

  • Noise dampening steel formulation.
  • Long grain carbon iron for maximum thermal stability.
  • Molybdenum additive for high temperature strength and thermal crack resistance.
  • Unique alloy blend provides exceptional rotor life and durability.

Design

Quiet Slot™ rotors combine the look, feel and durability of a true performance rotor with the fitment and convenience of OE design.

  • Performance design - Direct OE replacement.
  • Unidirectional vanes eliminate the need for left and right side rotors.
  • Optimal rotor vane and wall thickness improves structural strength, noise dampening and heat capacity.
  • OE style vane design combined with increased heat capacity dramatically improves brake pad and rotor life.

Quiet Slots

Hawk Performance® Quiet Slot™ rotors feature a unique slot design specifically engineered to improve your car's braking performance and driver comfort.

  • Increases initial bite.
  • Improves wet weather brake performance.
  • Effectively removes gas and wear debris.
  • When the brakes are not engaged, the Quiet Slot™ rotor vane and surface slot design effectively cuts through the surrounding air flow virtually eliminating the "whirling" noise typically encountered with cross drilled or heavily slotted rotors.
  • Visual wear indicator. Rotors should be replaced when slots are worn down and no longer visible.
  • Optimizes overall brake performance.

Surface Finish

  • Swirl ground surface for improved brake pad bed-in and "green" out of the box performance.
  • Specific RMS finish accelerates the creation of a proper transfer film when run with Hawk Performance® brand brake pads.
  • All rotors are finished with a GEOMET® coating that protects both the internal and external surfaces from rust and corrosion.

Hawk Performance® Quiet Slot™ Rotors

Hawk Performance Quiet Slot

Percent of Noisy Occurrences

Percent of Noisy Occurrences

Slotted vs. Cross-Drilled & Dimpled

Slotted

Environmental Benefits:

CHROMIUM-FREE- Does not contain any chromium (NO HEXAVALENT and NO TRIVALENT). GEOMET® meets the following regulations:

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Administration (OSHA)
  • DaimlerChrysler CS-9003
  • General Motors GMW 3059
  • Ford WSS-M99P9999-A1 (Hex 9)
  • EU Directive on End of Life Vehicles NO TOXIC METALS- Free from nickel, cadmium, lead, barium, and mercury.

What is GEOMET®?

GEOMET® is a proprietary water-based coating dispersion containing metal oxides, metallic zinc and aluminum flakes. The zinc and aluminum platelets align in multiple layers forming a metallic silver-gray coating. Applied as a liquid, the coating becomes totally inorganic after curing at 575-600° F (300-315° C).

Quality

All Quiet Slot™ rotors are meticulously checked for proper balance, thickness, flatness and runout. All rotors are manufactured in ISO certified facilities.

Quality

OES - Original Equipment Service, Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pads

Improved stopping power in a low dust, low noise ceramic compound!

OES - Original Equipment Service disc brake pads are the most driver-friendly ceramic pads in the market today. HAWK products combine quiet performance with improved stopping power for your vehicle.

The manufacturer offers a premium ceramic disc brake pad called OES that delivers excellent performance, low dust and quiet operation with a standard noise dampening system.

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

Using a properly performing brake system, you'll enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that your vehicle will safely stop each and every time.

Selecting the right product for your specific car or truck is critical for performance and safety.

OES - quiet, clean & fast stopping!

  • Improved stopping power
  • OE grade noise dampening system
  • Low dust
  • Excellent pad and rotor life
  • Lifetime warranty

All Hawk Performance OES brake pads provide a limited lifetime warranty, ensuring products to be free of defects from manufacturer's workmanship and materials.

Note:

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

OES
  • Ultra Quiet
  • OE Grade Shim Technology
  • Noise Dampening Friction Formulation
  • 100% Chamfered
  • 100% Slotted
  • Optimal Brake Performance
  • Smooth Engagement
  • Elevated Stopping Power
  • Exceptional Durability
  • Low Dust
  • Keeps Wheels Clean
  • Quality
  • Manufactured in ISO Certified Facilities
  • Installation Procedure
  • Bed-In Instructions
  • Warranty
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 discs' 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 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 to 45 mph.
  • 3. DO NOT DRAG BRAKES!
  • 4. Allow 15 minutes for brake system to cool down.
  • 5. After step 4 your new pads are ready for use.
Warranty

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.

PC - Performance Ceramic Brake Compound

Ultimate stopping power in an ultra-low dust, low noise ceramic compound!

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.

Performance Ceramic - quiet, clean & fast stopping!

  • Increased stopping power
  • Increased rotor life
  • Extended pad life
  • Ultra-low dust
  • Extremely quiet
  • Stable friction output

Recommended for import domestic automobiles, luxury SUV's, sports trucks & vans.

Today's alloy wheel designs on premium vehicles has contributed to customer demand for a low dust performance brake product. Specify Hawk Performance's Performance Ceramic brake pads for your luxury car, SUV, or truck.

All Hawk Performance Performance Ceramic brake pads provide a limited lifetime warranty, ensuring products to be free of defects from manufacturer's workmanship and materials.

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

PC - Performance Ceramic Brake Compound
  • Installation Procedure
  • Bed-In Instructions
  • Warranty
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 discs' 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 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 to 45 mph.
  • 3. DO NOT DRAG BRAKES!
  • 4. Allow 15 minutes for brake system to cool down.
  • 5. After step 4 your new pads are ready for use.
Warranty

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.

HPS - High Performance Street Brake Compound

Superior Stopping Power

HPS - High Performance Street disc brake pads are world renowned for increasing stopping power on your street legal vehicle. Increasing the performance of your vehicles braking system is easy when you choose Hawk Performance's HPS braking compound. This unique Ferro-Carbon formula was developed for street performance using the safety and quality of Aerospace and Motorsports severe-duty friction technology.

The High Performance Street compound offers a higher coefficient of friction over stock brake pads and can provide you 20-40% more stopping power and higher resistance to brake fade than most standard replacement pads. Less fade means you will have a highly durable brake pad with less brake dust.

HPS Ferro-Compound Features:

  • Increased stopping power
  • High friction/torque hot or cold
  • Gentle on rotors
  • Extended pad life
  • Low dust
  • Virtually noise-free

All Hawk Performance Performance Ceramic brake pads provide a limited lifetime warranty, ensuring products to be free of defects from manufacturer's workmanship and materials.

Note:
Hawk Performance burnishes its High Performance Street brake pads as a final step in the factory, but all brake pads have to be bedded-in with the rotors (new or used) that they will be used against. Properly bedding-in new brake pads results in a transfer film being generated at the pad and rotor interface to maximize brake performance.

HPS - High Performance Street Brake Compound
  • Installation Procedure
  • Bed-In Instructions
  • Warranty
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 discs' 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 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 to 45 mph.
  • 3. DO NOT DRAG BRAKES!
  • 4. Allow 15 minutes for brake system to cool down.
  • 5. After step 4 your new pads are ready for use.
Warranty

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.

HP Plus - Autocross & Track Brake Compound

Hawk Performance's HP Plus brake pad compound is ideal for Autocross and Track Day drivers looking for a high performance race compound that can take the heat of the track and get you home safely without having to change the pads.

HP Plus utilizes a unique Ferro-Carbon, high-tech friction material that was developed and manufactured for sport driving in autocross, Solo II and "track day" applications. The Ferro-Carbon formulation offers lower wear rates and higher torque values than other competitive materials.

Extremely high coefficient of friction makes HP Plus the perfect upgrade over stock for high performance streetcars used in autocross competition or that experience repetitive, heavy braking.

Key Features:

  • Extremely High Friction Output
  • Fade Resistant
  • Worthy for Autocross & Club Racing Events

Warning! Due to the dramatic friction levels produced by this product to achieve "race-level" braking, rotor wear, noise, dust, and pad life may be affected.

All Hawk Performance HP Plus / Autocross brake pads provide a limited lifetime warranty, ensuring products to be free of defects from manufacturer's workmanship and materials.

Note:
Hawk Performance burnishes its HP Plus brake pads as a final step in the factory, but all brake pads have to be bedded-in with the rotors (new or used) that they will be used against. Properly bedding-in new brake pads results in a transfer film being generated at the pad and rotor interface to maximize brake performance.

HP Plus - Autocross & Track Brake Compound
  • Installation Procedure
  • Bed-In Instructions
  • Warranty
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 discs' 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 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 to 45 mph.
  • 3. DO NOT DRAG BRAKES!
  • 4. Allow 15 minutes for brake system to cool down.
  • 5. After step 4 your new pads are ready for use.
Warranty

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.

PC - Performance Ceramic Brake Compound

Ultimate stopping power in an ultra-low dust, low noise ceramic compound!

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.

Performance Ceramic - quiet, clean & fast stopping!

  • Increased stopping power
  • Increased rotor life
  • Extended pad life
  • Ultra-low dust
  • Extremely quiet
  • Stable friction output

Recommended for import domestic automobiles, luxury SUV's, sports trucks & vans.

Today's alloy wheel designs on premium vehicles has contributed to customer demand for a low dust performance brake product. Specify Hawk Performance's Performance Ceramic brake pads for your luxury car, SUV, or truck.

All Hawk Performance Performance Ceramic brake pads provide a limited lifetime warranty, ensuring products to be free of defects from manufacturer's workmanship and materials.

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

PC - Performance Ceramic Brake Compound
  • Installation Procedure
  • Bed-In Instructions
  • Warranty
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 discs' 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 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 to 45 mph.
  • 3. DO NOT DRAG BRAKES!
  • 4. Allow 15 minutes for brake system to cool down.
  • 5. After step 4 your new pads are ready for use.
Warranty

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.

LTS - Light Truck and SUV Brake Compound

A Better Way to Stop Your Truck and SUV!

Hawk Performance has applied their severe-duty brake pad friction technology to the braking demands of trucks and SUVs. Heavier vehicles with larger brake systems are more likely to experience higher temperatures, requiring a brake pad that has excellent heat dissipation characteristics.

The new LTS (Light Truck & SUV) Brake Pad Compound utilizes Hawk Performance's established and proven Ferro-Carbon formulation to provide superior stopping power for full-sized light trucks, SUVs and vans without noise and dust.

LTS Light Truck and SUV Brake Compound Features:

  • Improved braking over OE
  • Superior fade resistance
  • Low Dust
  • Excellent pad and rotor life
  • Virtually noise-free

Note:
Hawk Performance burnishes its LTS brake pads as a final step in the factory, but all brake pads have to be bedded-in with the rotors (new or used) that they will be used against. Properly bedding-in new brake pads results in a transfer film being generated at the pad and rotor interface to maximize brake performance.

LTS - Light Truck and SUV Brake Compound
  • Installation Procedure
  • Bed-In Instructions
  • Warranty
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 discs' 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 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 to 45 mph.
  • 3. DO NOT DRAG BRAKES!
  • 4. Allow 15 minutes for brake system to cool down.
  • 5. After step 4 your new pads are ready for use.
Warranty

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.

SD (SUPERDUTY) - Severe-Duty Truck Brake Compound

Extreme Braking for Extreme Payloads

SD - Hawk's SuperDuty Ferro-Carbon material is engineered for severe-duty professional truck fleets and trucks and SUVs towing heavy loads. This material offers unmatched braking performance under high inertia and/or repetitive braking applications.

To drive safely with heavy payloads it is critical to have brakes that operate properly. Heavy fleet trucks and light trucks and SUVs carrying heavy tow loads experience high braking temperatures. Higher temperatures contribute to premature brake pad and rotor wear. Hawk Performance's SuperDuty product is a sophisticated material that has an extremely high coefficient of friction designed to provide maximum truck and SUV stopping power with excellent high temperature heat dissipation.

Upgrade your fleet or tow vehicle's braking performance with Hawk Performance's SuperDuty, Sever-Duty compound!

SuperDuty Ferro-Carbon Compound Features:

  • Extremely high coefficient of friction
  • Extremely high fade resistance

Recommended for professional fleets (greater than 1 ton) and light trucks towing excessive payloads.

Note:
Hawk Performance burnishes its SD brake pads as a final step in the factory, but all brake pads have to be bedded-in with the rotors (new or used) that they will be used against. Properly bedding-in new brake pads results in a transfer film being generated at the pad and rotor interface to maximize brake performance.

SD (SUPERDUTY) - Severe-Duty Truck Brake Compound
  • Installation Procedure
  • Bed-In Instructions
  • Warranty
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 discs' 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 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 to 45 mph.
  • 3. DO NOT DRAG BRAKES!
  • 4. Allow 15 minutes for brake system to cool down.
  • 5. After step 4 your new pads are ready for use.
Warranty

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.

Superior Stops with Quiet Slot ™ Rotors

Metallurgy

Quiet Slot™ rotors are cast from a proprietary formulation of premium alloys producing a superior performance street product.

  • Noise dampening steel formulation.
  • Long grain carbon iron for maximum thermal stability.
  • Molybdenum additive for high temperature strength and thermal crack resistance.
  • Unique alloy blend provides exceptional rotor life and durability.

Design

Quiet Slot™ rotors combine the look, feel and durability of a true performance rotor with the fitment and convenience of OE design.

  • Performance design - Direct OE replacement.
  • Unidirectional vanes eliminate the need for left and right side rotors.
  • Optimal rotor vane and wall thickness improves structural strength, noise dampening and heat capacity.
  • OE style vane design combined with increased heat capacity dramatically improves brake pad and rotor life.

Quiet Slots

Hawk Performance® Quiet Slot™ rotors feature a unique slot design specifically engineered to improve your car's braking performance and driver comfort.

  • Increases initial bite.
  • Improves wet weather brake performance.
  • Effectively removes gas and wear debris.
  • When the brakes are not engaged, the Quiet Slot™ rotor vane and surface slot design effectively cuts through the surrounding air flow virtually eliminating the "whirling" noise typically encountered with cross drilled or heavily slotted rotors.
  • Visual wear indicator. Rotors should be replaced when slots are worn down and no longer visible.
  • Optimizes overall brake performance.

Surface Finish

  • Swirl ground surface for improved brake pad bed-in and "green" out of the box performance.
  • Specific RMS finish accelerates the creation of a proper transfer film when run with Hawk Performance® brand brake pads.
  • All rotors are finished with a GEOMET® coating that protects both the internal and external surfaces from rust and corrosion.

Hawk Performance® Quiet Slot™ Rotors

Hawk Performance Quiet Slot

Percent of Noisy Occurrences

Percent of Noisy Occurrences

Slotted vs. Cross-Drilled & Dimpled

Slotted

Environmental Benefits:

CHROMIUM-FREE - Does not contain any chromium (NO HEXAVALENT and NO TRIVALENT). GEOMET® meets the following regulations:

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Administration (OSHA)
  • DaimlerChrysler CS-9003
  • General Motors GMW 3059
  • Ford WSS-M99P9999-A1 (Hex 9)
  • EU Directive on End of Life Vehicles NO TOXIC METALS - Free from nickel, cadmium, lead, barium, and mercury.

What is GEOMET®?

GEOMET® is a proprietary water-based coating dispersion containing metal oxides, metallic zinc and aluminum flakes. The zinc and aluminum platelets align in multiple layers forming a metallic silver-gray coating. Applied as a liquid, the coating becomes totally inorganic after curing at 575-600° F (300-315° C).

Quality

All Quiet Slot™ rotors are meticulously checked for proper balance, thickness, flatness and runout. All rotors are manufactured in ISO certified facilities.

Quality