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Postby loxxrider » Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:55 pm

Well, my fears have been confirmed. Just got the quote back at $1000 per set (just for the machining) for 5 sets and $800 for 10 sets (20 of each part).

He has given the drawings to other job shops nearby and is expecting a potentially lower quote. Also, I can machine the little sleeves myself which might save about $50 per set.

I have some hope for being able to do these for around $500 a set, but it would require probably enough parts to make 20 sets. Would you guys be seriously interested in this or not? If not, it's OK. I'll just pay quadruple that price to have a set made for myself so that my probably 150 or so hours of work weren't for nothing!
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Postby EDIGREG » Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:18 pm

Text me, might be able to help
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Re: T44/URS Strut Mounts - Help Me Help You!

Postby loxxrider » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:43 pm

Still having trouble finding a shop to quote these reasonably. I am open to suggestions for job shops at this point. The best price I've been given so far is $1000 per set :(
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Re: T44/URS Strut Mounts - Help Me Help You!

Postby chris.. » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:39 am

If you send me your prints, I can reach out to some of my suppliers. I sub contract a decent amount of CNC quality work.
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Re: T44/URS Strut Mounts - Help Me Help You!

Postby loxxrider » Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:31 am

Where should I send them?
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Postby loxxrider » Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:04 pm

I've reached out to the university of Florida in hopes that some poor student might want to take on a challenging cnc project.

If they accept it, proceeds will be donated to the SAE team who are ranked 5th out of 530 teams internationally and 2nd in the US. Go Gators!
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Re: T44/URS Strut Mounts - Help Me Help You!

Postby 20VAvant » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:24 am

loxxrider wrote:I've reached out to the university of Florida in hopes that some poor student might want to take on a challenging cnc project.

If they accept it, proceeds will be donated to the SAE team who are ranked 5th out of 530 teams internationally and 2nd in the US. Go Gators!


As a former BajaSAE member, this is a great idea! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :flag:
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Postby gabriel.b » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:34 pm

Hey will these work with a b3 coupe quattro?

either way its good to see people are still making new products for these cars!
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Postby loxxrider » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:36 pm

No they won't, but there are good options out there for you. I'm not a small chassis guy, so I cant point you in the right direction, but I'm sure someone here can.
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Postby pilihp2 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:51 pm

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Postby gabriel.b » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:56 pm

Another stupid question (sorry about minor thread hijack)
For a street car any reason to get the offset tophats? (im a suspension noob)
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Postby pilihp2 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:57 am

Caster is always nice to have. Even if its just a street car. I don't really see any negatives to the offset ones besides the slightly higher price
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Postby gabriel.b » Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:08 pm

It wont tear through tires faster or anything?
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Re: T44/URS Strut Mounts - Help Me Help You!

Postby loxxrider » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:00 am

Good news guys. I found someone who actually wants to make these. Same person who is making me custom billet main caps. Ur5cyl Audi nut just like us, but from outside of the US.

I will have a prototype set made for myself to test on the avant. If they come out well, I will have another set made for my sedan. I'm sure the cost will be high, but you guys will be welcome to join the party at that point if the cost of entry isn't too much to stomach for you. :)
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Re: T44/URS Strut Mounts - Help Me Help You!

Postby Fattyalx » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:40 am

loxxrider wrote:Good news guys. I found someone who actually wants to make these. Same person who is making me custom billet main caps. Ur5cyl Audi nut just like us, but from outside of the US.

I will have a prototype set made for myself to test on the avant. If they come out well, I will have another set made for my sedan. I'm sure the cost will be high, but you guys will be welcome to join the party at that point if the cost of entry isn't too much to stomach for you. :)

i'll test 89 200 stuff for you ;)
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Re: T44/URS Strut Mounts - Help Me Help You!

Postby uberaudi » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:16 pm

How are these coming Lox?
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Re: T44/URS Strut Mounts - Help Me Help You!

Postby loxxrider » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:42 am

Just waiting for someone to make them. I have two potential sources, but they are sloooooow.
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Re: T44/URS Strut Mounts - Help Me Help You!

Postby loxxrider » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:02 pm

There is finally some progress being made on these. They're actually going to get cut! I'll do a test set first, and then I can offer some for sale if there is any interest.

Thanks Richie!
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Re: T44/URS Strut Mounts - Help Me Help You!

Postby ringbearer » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:46 pm

Just print em!

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Postby uberaudi » Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:17 pm

loxxrider wrote:There is finally some progress being made on these. They're actually going to get cut! I'll do a test set first, and then I can offer some for sale if there is any interest.

Thanks Richie!


Yeah man , no prob!
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Postby loxxrider » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:40 pm

Haha I wish I could print them!
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Postby loxxrider » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:10 am

Oooooo :drool:

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Postby ringbearer » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:15 am

Very nice!
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Re: T44/URS Strut Mounts - Help Me Help You!

Postby audios » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:44 pm

Just finding this thread now. Caseys 200 has had bad mounts since i picked it up and I have some URS ones i can try to put in but would be more interested in putting some of these in. Do it once and do it right. sounds like things are in the test stage still, which is fine as i wont be tearing into it till this winter after we close. Will subscribe :) good job guys appreciate all the work that has been put in to this project. Definitely appreciate being able to keep the old audi on the road


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Re: T44/URS Strut Mounts - Help Me Help You!

Postby loxxrider » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:55 pm

Happy to help! I think you should be able to use those stock urs mounts directly. Glad you're taking good care of that car :)

Just to prepare you guys, pricing on these is going to depend highly on the number of them which are produced. I will be paying far more than I think anyone would be willing to pay for these for the first few sets for testing. If we could get 10 sets committed to, the price starts to be somewhat feasible, but not really marketable except to the people who just want the best and don't care much what the price is... If we had 20 sets, I think we could be at a point where enough people would be interested. I will have to get another quote for that quantity, but I imagine I might be able to sell them for somewhere in the neighborhood of $450-500.

Not much profit, if any in it for that price, but you're getting a design which compromises nothing except for cost, and most likely some weight.

So with that said, who is still interested assuming testing goes well and that the benefits are able to be quantified?
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