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e36-e30 5 lug swap LCABs. any interest in an aftermarket?

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  • Artful Dodger
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    Thank you.

    something else to consider is, I am making these one off. I am not making a run of 100. If I were to make them or have them made in bulk it would be cheaper. But, I probably have 4 hours of machine and welding time per set, plus the cost of material.

    To make money on these, I would probably have to charge over $200.

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  • Self Made
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    Originally posted by _Keith_ View Post
    hmm k
    Pretty expensive for stuff that has no guarantee
    There is somewhat of a guarantee..

    Originally posted by Artful Dodger View Post
    I will work to make it good if it were to break or wear out prematurely. I think my only concern with the whole thing is longevity of the bushing. So, if the bushing wears out super quick, I can send you a replacement set.
    $150 isn't bad considering the THR eyeballs are like $180? And these give even more caster to correct for 5 lug swaps.

    I would have already jumped on this if I decided to do a 5 lug swap.. but I think I'm staying 4 lug.

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  • Artful Dodger
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    Fair enough. I m just a guy making a part. I am not Bimmerworld. so I cant guarantee the product.

    I think the price is fair for my time and material cost. If you think $150 is too expensive. make them for your self.

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  • _Keith_
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    hmm k
    Pretty expensive for stuff that has no guarantee

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  • Artful Dodger
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    currently i am using acetal.

    "Wear- and Water-Resistant Delrin® Acetal Resin
    Considered the workhorse of plastics, Delrin® acetal resin combines moisture resistance and a slippery, wear-resistant surface with an ability to hold tight tolerances. Also known as acetal homopolymer, it's often used for gears, bushings, impellers, and other parts that require its strength and rigidity."

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  • _Keith_
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    So what material did you use for the bushing?

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  • Artful Dodger
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    Im not sure I can guarantee anything, but I will work to make it good if it were to break or wear out prematurely. I think my only concern with the whole thing is longevity of the bushing. So, if the bushing wears out super quick, I can send you a replacement set.

    Remember this is a prototype.


    I just made mine and just installed them 3 days ago and just drove the car for the first time since november.

    It drives great and feels pretty awesome. The turning radius is as it was before I did the suspension swap. for instance, I went for a drive with a buddy who did the e30 M3 swap. I am able to turn around in a parking lot or in the road much easier than his, it seemed.

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  • Self Made
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    Can you guarantee its durability?

    That's the only thing I'd be concerned about when buying these.

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  • Artful Dodger
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    I think $150 is a good price point.

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  • Self Made
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    Nevermind, they're all working now that I'm on my laptop.

    What would you sell this for?

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  • Artful Dodger
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    I dont really know how to put the pictures up. I tried using my flikr account.

    They work on my machine.

    there are only 4 pictures.

    Any advice?

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  • Self Made
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    Some of the pics aren't workin champ.

    I think there is a market for this for sure.

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  • Artful Dodger
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    the last 2 pictures are the before and after pictures of the 2 different LCABs

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  • Artful Dodger
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    [IMG]New LCABs by the_captainkudzu, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]New LCABs by the_captainkudzu, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]LCABS by the_captainkudzu, on Flickr[/IMG]

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  • Artful Dodger
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    [IMG]New LCABs by the_captainkudzu, on Flickr[/IMG]

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