Am I making too big of a deal???

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Am I making too big of a deal???

Post by Gus247 » 15 May 2017, 14:44

hi all - doing a few pre-show season/MOT jobs on the touring and have just changed the discs and pads all round (rears were advisory last year) but, as I have E46 front discs and standard E36 rears, I needed to find someone that made them for each model - as I wanted grooved discs, they had to match... Anyway, turns out Brembo make their Max High Performance grooved series for both models so I duly order a set. Rears arrive, all good, Fronts arrive a couple of days late but no biggy except that the box was wrecked... Discs looked ok so no issue so far...

I install them this weekend and when refitting the wheels, I note an issue... three of the discs have the wheelbolt holes in the same orientation as each other, but one of the fronts has the holes drilled about 45 degrees out... This is my dilemma/question to you all - Am I being TOO fussy about this? It isn't going to affect the way they work but it certainly affects the way my car looks with them fitted... Pics below:

Passenger front:

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Driver front:

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You can see the placement of the holes and how they aren't the same... The drivers front matches the rears.

Now, with the wheels on, the difference (to me at least) is glaringly obvious:

Driver front:

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Passenger front:

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Notice on the passenger side that none of the grooving is visible and subsequently looks really odd in comparison..

I have sent the supplier an email with pics and am currently awaiting a response but thought I'd throw it out there to see what you guys think...?

thanks as always....
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Re: Am I making too big of a deal???

Post by cockneyrebel » 15 May 2017, 15:05

Unless she's going in for competition etc, I wouldn't be too worried about it Andy.
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Post by Gus247 » 15 May 2017, 15:07

cockneyrebel wrote:Unless she's going in for competition etc, I wouldn't be too worried about it Andy.
Thanks man... it's more for my OCD to be honest.. I know it's gonna drive me mad everytime I see it though... :crazy: :wtf: :evil:
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Post by Discostew38 » 15 May 2017, 15:30

It took me a while to notice what you was going on about
But now I see it I'd agree it is noticeable (so could be a bug bear)
Personally I would of gone for drilled as they are not so symmetrically important

The problem you have is in the way they would of been made
Mass production on a CNC machine which would have been center mounted so it wouldn't have taken the bolt holes into consideration

The supplier would have to go through boxes of discs to match up the grooves

Im not sure how many people would notice if you don't point it out to them
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Post by M60NJP » 15 May 2017, 15:45

As per Stew - but if you want symmetry and paid on that basis, I would push back and get a replacement disc. Can't be the first time someone's noticed and approached them?

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Re: Am I making too big of a deal???

Post by Gus247 » 15 May 2017, 15:53

Discostew38 wrote:It took me a while to notice what you was going on about
But now I see it I'd agree it is noticeable (so could be a bug bear)
Personally I would of gone for drilled as they are not so symmetrically important

The problem you have is in the way they would of been made
Mass production on a CNC machine which would have been center mounted so it wouldn't have taken the bolt holes into consideration

The supplier would have to go through boxes of discs to match up the grooves

Im not sure how many people would notice if you don't point it out to them
M60NJP wrote:As per Stew - but if you want symmetry and paid on that basis, I would push back and get a replacement disc. Can't be the first time someone's noticed and approached them?
thanks guys...

Stew - I hear ya but the fact that the other three match means there must be some out there that work! :) Definitely a bug bear and I know performance won't be affected (really important for its 500 miles a year!!! :)) ) but it gets photo'd a fair bit and everytime I see a pic of it, it would really, REALLY annoy me!!! :(

Neal - I'll let you know what they come back with :)

cheers all.... :thumbup:
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Re: Am I making too big of a deal???

Post by RayB » 15 May 2017, 16:41

If it's already annoying you then that will only get worse. I'd push for a replacement

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Re: Am I making too big of a deal???

Post by Gus247 » 15 May 2017, 17:31

RayB wrote:If it's already annoying you then that will only get worse. I'd push for a replacement
Thank you bud, my feelings exactly!! :thumbup:
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Re: Am I making too big of a deal???

Post by Cliff J » 15 May 2017, 19:51

At first yes.....OCD lightning strike, and then after a while.... HELL NO!!! I personally would get them/it replaced.

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Re: Am I making too big of a deal???

Post by Gus247 » 16 May 2017, 07:38

Cliff J wrote:At first yes.....OCD lightning strike, and then after a while.... HELL NO!!! I personally would get them/it replaced.
thanks man - I knew you'd understand!! ;)
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