Why Hawk Performance?

Hawk was born on the racetrack more than 30 years ago. Our obsession with better control, faster times and legendary stopping power has carried over to the streets, dirt tracks and trails. No matter what you drive, we have the proven technology you need.


  • Q: What compound is best for my application?
  • A: This is highly dependent on the vehicle and expectations of the customer. Please refer to Compound Selector tool to assist you in your decision.
  • Q: Does Hawk Performance have a part for my vehicle application?
  • A: We are constantly developing new applications but check out our Part Search tool to find the parts that will fit your vehicle.
  • Q: Can I run cross-drilled or slotted rotors with Hawk Performance brake pads?
  • A: Yes, you can. Our pads pair very well with our Talon rotors, which depending on your vehicle application come in cross-drilled or slotted only variations, but our pads can be used with other brands as well.
  • Q: Why should I follow a break-in procedure on new brake pads?
  • A: Correct brake pad break-in (bedding) is important to ensure quality braking performance over the life of the pad. This procedure allows the rubbing surface of the brake pad to be brought to temperature, creating a transfer-film layer of friction material to be applied to the rotor surface. This allows the brake pad material to rub against itself rather than the bare rotor. This increases the stopping performance of the brake pad and can reduce pad and rotor wear.

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Why Hawk?

Hawk Performance Talon High Performance Street Rotors