Would there be any interest in Rear Strut bars? Front Bars?

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Re: Would there be any interest in Rear Strut bars? Front Bars?

Postby nogapersnBMWs » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:27 am

ten2doyle102 wrote:Should I post the bars on E30tech??? I don't want to piss Mike (white325is) off cause he started making them first.... I am going to do this....


Awesome. Don't ever follow the crowd. Nothin' like a competitive market place with NO monopolies. Also, since Halloween is over, isn't Mike's sale "technically" over? Haha :lol: Keep up the good work Matt.
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Postby ten2doyle102 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:56 am

Yeah, that's what I am doing. I am just trying to make a good product and sell it. Hopefully the crowd will see that! :D
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Postby M20_fever » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:45 pm

ten2doyle102 wrote:I'll look in changing the design. Even if you put a notch in the plate, you are still putting the force on the welds. What most were asking for was to cut a slot into the end of the bar for the plate to tab into. I can do that, I just have to figure out the best way to do it. I am going in early tomorrow to design this change into the bar and hopefully get as much interest as Mike has on his bar.

I didn't like the idea of going to thinner stuff like 11 ga., but that's why I was going to gusset it. I don't know yet, I'll see what I can come up with tomorrow morning.

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notching the bar is not needed, if that plate is notched and welded on both sides there will be more than enough strength, and I mean like 10:1 FOS which is way over designed. I design structural steel for a living, that bar will be stiff as a board. No matter how you design it, if you weld the plates on all the load is going to go through the welds, it's how the load is transferred through the welds that matters.

I need to PM Dave and see when he can meet me, but it would be on the weekend for sure. I'll let you know when he wants to do it after I talk to him.
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Postby ten2doyle102 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:11 pm

Yeah, I'll just do that. I'll save on welding and cutting time then! :) Sorry, I just don't deal with this stuff as much, but I guess your right. Its makes since then! :)
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Postby M20_fever » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:59 pm

can't wait to see the waterjet cut parts, not to mention in SS! I'm still waiting to hear from Dave, I'll let you know. Link to your e30tech thread, I couldn't find it?
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Postby ten2doyle102 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:00 pm

New bar is in progress now. Hopefully they can get it jetted out before 2:30 so I can get it welded.

I haven't had them start your S.S. one just yet, probably tomorrow. Either way, if you're gonna be here this weekend, i'll make sure that it gets done on time! :)
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Postby M20_fever » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:58 pm

sounds good, I'll be whoring the install pics all over the web so that should stir up some business for you, lol. I would like to see some pics of the final design before you start mine anyway. Depending on Dave's availability it may be the week after anyway.
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Postby ten2doyle102 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:43 pm

Looks like tomorrow I am going to be getting the plates run.

Since they had the jet down, they had to catch up with other stuff. Its all good though, the welder that I had make the last one finished at 2:30 anyway and I want him to do it. His welds are pretty.
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Postby ten2doyle102 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:39 pm

Fricking Mike gave me neg rep! LOL! :) I don't care though, I was not a fan of them after i noticed how little weld he had on it to secure the plate to the tube. Oh well.
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Postby Yoshi » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:47 pm

free market economy ftw
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Postby M20_fever » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:49 pm

haha, it's an intense market on the forums lately.
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Postby ten2doyle102 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:25 pm

I know, but I don't care. :) I'll still make them!
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Postby M20_fever » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:28 pm

Yeah, IMO it just make everyone making them step it up, innovation through competition.
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Re: Would there be any interest in Rear Strut bars? Front Bars?

Postby justin_l_ » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:36 pm

Get them cut yet? How much did you want for just the tabs?
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