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    Any drilled their own discs? It was mentioned in the pub at lunch today and was wondering if anyone has done it and did it have much benefit?

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    had a mate do this. dunno about benifit but they certainly looked the part

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    Interesting... How did he do it?

    EDIT: By this i mean how did he do it not to crack the disc

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    Trouble with drilled Discs is Cracking,(Just to make clear, I mean Drilling all the way through as Per Drinky) Not during the process of drilling but with Heat & age. The benifits of drilled discs is the removal of dust etc off the Pads making them bite better & cooling..
    Oh yes & the Looks..

    Ebc used to sell drilled disc's but now sell Spotted due to cracking.
    Spot drilled discs look & work just as good & don't crack


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    I have been drilling my own discs for over ten years and touch wood never had a problem with them the trick is to NOT drill them right through and yes it does make a difference !!!!!!

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeanF View Post
    Trouble with drilled Discs is Cracking,(Just to make clear, I mean Drilling all the way through as Per Drinky) Not during the process of drilling but with Heat & age. The benifits of drilled discs is the removal of dust etc off the Pads making them bite better & cooling..
    Oh yes & the Looks..

    Ebc used to sell drilled disc's but now sell Spotted due to cracking.
    Spot drilled discs look & work just as good & don't crack


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    I thought drilled was to help get rid of hot gasses so the pad doesn't "float", and grooved did the same but also cleaned the pad face?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinky View Post
    I have been drilling my own discs for over ten years and touch wood never had a problem with them the trick is to NOT drill them right through and yes it does make a difference !!!!!!
    Mmm... this sounds interesting. can you give me some details on this and a pic if you have one? Have you done like a spotted one or have actual holes through the disc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinky View Post
    I have been drilling my own discs for over ten years and touch wood never had a problem with them the trick is to NOT drill them right through and yes it does make a difference !!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mugualigwian View Post
    Mmm... this sounds interesting. can you give me some details on this and a pic if you have one? Have you done like a spotted one or have actual holes through the disc?
    The answer's in his post m8

    I looked into this quite a lot, but from what I read it's possible that dimples will eventually cause uneven wear on the brake pads.

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    that was a bit silly of me lol. Right, when my brakes need changing i think im going to give this a go!

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