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    Quote Originally Posted by harner View Post
    If you could fab an 8.8 for under a grand with axles and center that just bolts in, you'll get people crawling out of the woodwork!

    Same with exhaust for that matter. Maybe a 1 7/8" stainless LT option with a true dual/x piped option that doesn't rattle and goes over the axle. For the right price, people will buy.

    I just don't know if the cost of parts and your time would be cheaper than what is already on the market.

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    I have had an idea for a stainless x pipe exhaust for some time so I will need to put one together and see how I like it .

    I plan to try a few things and see how it goes . I want to focus on A and F body's for now .

    I plan to make a few test sale parts to see how it goes with cost and labor and so on .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97firehawk View Post
    The Chinese comment was mostly for the older cars there a few company's that make and sell Chinese made product's. Many people that do not have $300 to buy 2 rear lower control arm's that's who . also I. Know them companies are made in the us I own a few of them companies product's.

    I want to offer a more affordable product, with the same quality.

    I don't see a problem with diy kit and people have been selling diy 4 link kits for many year's same with roll cages, I don't see an issue.

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    Look at Founders Performance then. They're going to be your "budget" competition. Their top of the line set of control arms clocks in at about $175. Full rod ended are only $130, and you can get basic non adjustable poly bushing units for $64. Not trying to be snide, but you have to look at the entire market and not just the top end when pricing is concerned. I've run components from every company I initially listed and other than the finish, you'd be hard pressed to tell which were the $300 control arms and which were the $130 ones. So this begs the question. Can you be competitive with the "budget" end of the market?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastbird View Post
    Look at Founders Performance then. They're going to be your "budget" competition. Their top of the line set of control arms clocks in at about $175. Full rod ended are only $130, and you can get basic non adjustable poly bushing units for $64. Not trying to be snide, but you have to look at the entire market and not just the top end when pricing is concerned. I've run components from every company I initially listed and other than the finish, you'd be hard pressed to tell which were the $300 control arms and which were the $130 ones. So this begs the question. Can you be competitive with the "budget" end of the market?
    I absolutely understand what you are saying and I still believe I can compete with even founder's. I also have many of the brand's that you mentioned and even a few that you didn't and I think umi is in the top of the list on fit and finish . we even installed a art Morrison rear frame , suspension and 9 inch in my cousins 67 camaro, they make a great product too. , and a PA racing tubular front subframe on it also and that is also a really nice product.
    I do plan to do a small run to see how people like them and if they do well I'll make some more .

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    I run founders stuff, the quality is the same as umi/bmr and cost is very good.

    I agree with @harner above, 8.8 option and a good exhaust. I'm tired of the same old exhaust for these cars

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    a 8.8 for $1000 that will bolt in (plus shipping)
    Ill buy one today!

    That seems to be the main killer expense for these cars, Its hard to justify spending $2500-$3000 for a rearend on a $4000 car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullforce View Post
    a 8.8 for $1000 that will bolt in (plus shipping)
    Ill buy one today!

    That seems to be the main killer expense for these cars, Its hard to justify spending $2500-$3000 for a rearend on a $4000 car!
    $4000 on a good day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullforce View Post
    a 8.8 for $1000 that will bolt in (plus shipping)
    Ill buy one today!

    That seems to be the main killer expense for these cars, Its hard to justify spending $2500-$3000 for a rearend on a $4000 car!
    If you are buying a rear end, the car is not in the $4k range anymore. Wouldn't make sense to throw a S60 behind a OEM motor...
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