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Old 11-27-2008, 12:41 PM   #1
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Default I can't even imagine the cost...but pretty cool

Nifty little product I saw advertised in GRM this month. I'm sure major bucks though

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Old 11-27-2008, 12:46 PM   #2
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HA. I saw them too and thought the same thing. Would make home alignmenets pretty easy. Like you said, I'm sure they're $$$ though.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:56 PM   #3
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Yeah, i wouldn't be surprised if that thing is like $4k or something I was thinking the same thing you were though...alignments would be a cinch.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:56 PM   #4
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Justin at AMS has a set like that and he used them on the Time Attack Evo - same basic design but steel. As I recall he got them from his dad years and years ago.. and he said they had been expensive. They seemed good, but they seemed to be tricky to set up.


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Old 11-27-2008, 01:21 PM   #5
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you could probably get some made for cheap
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:33 PM   #6
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Depends on your definition of cheap. Materials alone would probably be in the $500-$1000 range with labor somewhere at $50-$80 an hour.
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:37 PM   #7
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what would make these expensive would be the miniature turn plates and flex built in to eliminate any bind from the hub adapters and compensate for camber.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:25 AM   #8
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God, I want a set. Why don't they have a better website?
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:32 AM   #9
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I think they just started up within the last few months.
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:02 PM   #10
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i've been thinking about making something like this for a while. not nearly that nice or universal / complicated. but basicly the same with casters on the bottom.
pay off my house (in 20yrs) and i'll be all over these
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:29 PM   #11
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Best. Idea. Ever.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:11 PM   #12
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These could be made for 500 in a simpler form.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:17 PM   #13
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Materials alone is most likely over $1k here. Metal has dropped in price over the last few months, but it's still damn expensive compared to just a few years ago. I had a couple of aluminum speaker stands made up for my TV and the materials were $200 for a couple of 1/4" aluminum plates.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:21 PM   #14
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That's such an awesome idea. I want a set for Xmas.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:31 AM   #15
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I'm thinking steel...aluminum is nice, racey and light but cost and toughness would me create mine in other ways. I also change their pin staggering for more height options.
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:15 PM   #16
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Pretty nice. Although jackstands under the control arms/hubs works pretty well and is cheap.
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:49 PM   #17
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Pretty nice. Although jackstands under the control arms/hubs works pretty well and is cheap.
But how to you measure toe/camber like that? I'd like to know how long that black rubber piece is going to last before it develops a memory.

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Old 11-29-2008, 12:59 PM   #18
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I would think any memory would be cancelled out by the weight of the vehicle. 1 1/2 tons of weight should put it in any position it should be in, plus I doubt you're supposed to leave them on the car for a long length of time.

I emailed the company for a price quote...I just gotta see how expensive they truly are. I'm going with $2.5k-$4k.
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:37 PM   #19
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posting to hear an update on prices.

2-4k hahah I can not afford that.
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:47 PM   #20
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Dunno, it might work out to be an acceptable value. I drive 20kmi/year. I'll probably drive another 45 years. So that's 900kmi. Figure I align the car about every 10kmi. So that's about another 90 alignments. Figure $100/alignment and my lifetime alignment budget is probably close to $9,000 (ignoring inflation).

Of course, that's just rationalization
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:40 PM   #21
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LOL, that's actually been my rationalization as well. We'll see what it comes out too...probably find out monday.
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:54 PM   #22
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The hubstands are $895.00, gets you a complete set (of 4).

More info at BBX's Actual Site.

In fact, here is the page in question.
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:56 PM   #23
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Nice!!!!

Good find.
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:08 PM   #24
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Sounds about right, but string box ftw...and almost free. +200 for a camber tool, unless you use a plumb bob.
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:13 PM   #25
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The nice thing about this though is you don't have to constantly take the wheels off...you can do all the adjustments with the hubs attached so it's much faster.
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