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    View Poll Results: Would you purchase sensors to prevent curb rash?

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    Thread: Curb rash -- prevention. Feedback appreciated

    1. 02-09-2012 01:35 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by RimmerIdea View Post
      Clearly a lot of people are scraping their rims and care enough to get them fixed. There are ten wheel repair franchises out there and at least half of them are growing.
      I think most of their repair work comes from accidents rather than just stupidity.
      That and people buying nice wheels that have been damaged.

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      02-09-2012 01:37 PM #37
      Not a terrible idea - but you would be better off selling some sort of easy refinishing kit for minor scrapes.

      Sensors are not the solution, IMO.

    3. 02-09-2012 01:37 PM #38
      Crub sensors wouldn't matter...my wife would just find something else to hit...like fents, burshes or briks.
      Quote Originally Posted by xtravbx View Post
      No one was talking about crub sensors, whatever those are.

      And also, what are "fents, burshes, and briks." ?

      We must not have those in Florida.

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      02-09-2012 01:38 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Southern Jetta View Post
      Crub sensors wouldn't matter...my wife would just find something else to hit...like fents, burshes or briks.


      No one was talking about crub sensors, whatever those are.

      And also, what are "fents, burshes, and briks." ?

      We must not have those in Florida.

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      02-09-2012 01:38 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Southern Jetta View Post
      Crub sensors wouldn't matter...my wife would just find something else to hit...like fents, burshes or briks.
      Has she hit trash can?
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      02-09-2012 01:39 PM #41
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      Quote Originally Posted by xtravbx View Post
      No one was talking about crub sensors, whatever those are.

      And also, what are "fents, burshes, and briks." ?

      We must not have those in Florida.


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      02-09-2012 01:43 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by RussWheeler View Post
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      think he was joking... can't.. be.. sure..?

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      02-09-2012 01:46 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by xtravbx View Post
      ...easy refinishing kit for minor scrapes...
      Already exists...


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      Quote Originally Posted by xtravbx View Post
      No one was talking about crub sensors, whatever those are.

      And also, what are "fents, burshes, and briks." ?

      We must not have those in Florida.
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    9. 02-09-2012 01:48 PM #44
      Everyone makes mistakes.. don't listen to these asshats, an inexpensive setup would sell.. but for $300+ I think you'd have a difficult time.

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      02-09-2012 01:58 PM #45
      the problem with this is that too many people would plow into the curb at 30 mph and want you to pay them for your product not working
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    11. 02-09-2012 02:14 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Jesse View Post
      Everyone makes mistakes.. don't listen to these asshats, an inexpensive setup would sell.. but for $300+ I think you'd have a difficult time.
      Great input on the price ceiling

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      02-09-2012 04:10 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by xtravbx View Post
      No one was talking about crub sensors, whatever those are.

      And also, what are "fents, burshes, and briks." ?

      We must not have those in Florida.
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      02-09-2012 04:15 PM #48
      What about lamp post rash prevention sensors?

      (No, it didn't suffer lamp post rash, but it was VERY close.)
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      02-09-2012 04:26 PM #49
      I actually would consider something like this.

      The OEM wheels on my wifes Audi are not cheap by any means. In her last two cars, she has managed to curb the rims and it drives me crazy to own nice cars that have curbed rims.

      So yes, I believe there is a market for something like this as long as the price was somewhere within the $100-$200 range.

      Good luck and keep us informed.

    15. 02-09-2012 04:26 PM #50
      People bought pet rocks....

      For the right price I think it would sell ($300 is way too high in my opinion)

      EDIT: If you have the patent, then why not just pitch the idea to some of the "sensor-happy" car companies out there?
      Last edited by I live in Margaritaville; 02-09-2012 at 04:29 PM.

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      02-09-2012 04:30 PM #51
      My solution:


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      02-09-2012 04:30 PM #52
      I learned what these were today, thanks TCL!


      Also, I never really cared much about rash because my tires were always a little bulkier than the wheel and offered protection. I parallel park very well but I am A LOT more cautious now with the GLI since it has low pro's with my beloved 18" Bathurst wheels. If there was one feature I would love it would be the tilt down in reverse for my side mirror.

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      02-09-2012 04:31 PM #53
      65 Series tires FTCushion.
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      02-09-2012 04:31 PM #54
      the best part of my outback is that i can slam into the curb and the wheel will either jump the curb or won't come near the rim due to the large tires

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      02-09-2012 04:39 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by JimmyD View Post
      Already exists...


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      Y U NO KNOW?

      if nothing was 'more permanent than metal'.......why would you need a product to replace apparently missing metal!?!?


      i think for something to be sucessful it would have to be easy to do (or already done when purchasing wheels) and as said before, prevents damage from happening, and obviously cost effective.



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      02-09-2012 04:48 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by 03GTI4Me View Post
      I actually would consider something like this.

      The OEM wheels on my wifes Audi are not cheap by any means. In her last two cars, she has managed to curb the rims and it drives me crazy to own nice cars that have curbed rims.

      So yes, I believe there is a market for something like this as long as the price was somewhere within the $100-$200 range.

      Good luck and keep us informed.
      But would an audible alarm actually prevent your wife from hitting the crub? Just because an alarm goes off doesn't mean wife is going to avoid that crub.
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      02-09-2012 04:49 PM #57
      already exists in a way better presentation



      http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...hTsrCx3CCLdE0Q

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      02-09-2012 05:03 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by mhjett View Post
      But would an audible alarm actually prevent your wife from hitting the crub? Just because an alarm goes off doesn't mean wife is going to avoid that crub.
      In her case I would say yes, because she does care about the car. I think she just does not notice when she gets close to the curbs going though the Starbucks drive-thru.

    24. 02-09-2012 06:15 PM #59
      A lot of curb rash comes from driving on ishtty roads. Your solution wouldn't help that.

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      02-09-2012 06:24 PM #60
      Yeah I'm glad I learned how to park in a car that I didn't really care about. Now I have a pretty good feel for it. I'm not really an electronic feelers kinda guy.

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