ouch! is that brand now?
damn dude thats horrible. Today i got under my car while i was installing the rear springs and was able to look at the BBR off road x pipe that i installed about 1800 miles ago and couple of months back. It still looks new. very good quality stuff. i would stongly recommend it if you dont need cats.Yes, that's how it came out of the box from the factory.
Well take a closer look at the pics again,you're right those are not holes,those are carbon wells,a carbon well happens when the rod tip gets a lil too high above the steel,loosing heat at it's core but allowing the outer flex to contact in centre rather than around the weld point... a carbon well is a weak spot in ANY weld.Whats wrong with the welds? There not mechanized welds but thats ok. The extra wire and a brush sholuld of been taken care of. I dont see any holes and or porosity / under cut.
This "issue" has been rectified. I sent it back, I received my money back.It would be nice if someone from Heartthrob monitored this forum the way other vendors do, then maybe this issue would be rectified.
Mine didnt look anything like your pics. .... I guess they are sacrificing quality to keep up with demand.