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    Angry I've got dimples!

    I finally recieved my EBC Turbo Groove discs today. They are different to the picture shown when ordering them...

    They only have 3 grooves, not 8 like shown in the pictures and they aren't drilled, they have dimples fs.

    I'm not happy. I now have 3 options.

    1. Bung them in a skip.

    2. Sell them.

    3. Get the dimples drilled through.


    I need to know, would getting the dimples drilled through effect the integrity of the disc?
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    Send em back? Where you get them from?
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    The dimples aren't drilled through for the exact reason of weakening the discs. Drilled discs are prone to cracking, so they only dimple them to keep the discs strong.

    Not sure about them only having 3 grooves though....

    I know Hev has a set of these, maybe she could count the grooves on hers? Or anyone else?
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    send em back mate

    it is false advertising
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    EBC don't make drilled disks AFAIK. Plus - why would you want drilled disks on a road car anyway? You would need to replace them each year becuase they will start cracking.
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    Dimples are better than holes, as holes create weakpoints in the casting (unless thae hole was cast originally that is).

    But the lack of groovage seems odd - might be worth giving EBC a bell to see if they've changed the design (to increase pad life), or it just got missed by QC at the factory. But as you've got 2 the same I assume its a design change.

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    That seems strange only to have 3 grooves on them, Contact EBC and find out why
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeWarner
    why would you want drilled disks on a road car anyway? You would need to replace them each year becuase they will start cracking.
    I had BlackDiamond drilled and grooved discs on my SRi, they were excelent brakes and after 18 months of use showed absolutly no sign of cracking and the pads were hardly worn at all. I wanted the same again, the closest thing i could find to them, or so i thought, were these EBC discs.

    Some pics of the EBC discs.

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    Actual Pic




    I don't know what to do with them. I wanted BlackDiamond discs but couldn't find any for my car, i wish i contacted them now to see if they could make me some instead of being lazy about it.

    I really can't be bothered to send them anywhere, they're too heavy. It would cost loads.

    I think I'll just get them fitted and buy something different later in the year.
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    Get on the phone and give them an earfull.. i would
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    Thing is mate, you will get them fitted but will never be happy with them. So a quick call to EBC to say they were not what you were expecting as per the internet.
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