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Old 12-29-2013, 11:17 PM
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Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

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See how much better they look shiny! Could we please have them in chrome as well as powder coated?
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Because of your suggestion, we are currently investigating a Chrome option. I'll keep you posted.

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Old 12-30-2013, 08:42 AM
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Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

Maybe its time to design a new air dam, , something strong and functional ,maybe something made out of a brushed aluminum ??
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:06 PM
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Maybe its time to design a new air dam, , something strong and functional ,maybe something made out of a brushed aluminum ??
Don't tell anyone.... but this is already in development.

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Is there a ballpark price for this yet? Need to start saving up pennies lol.
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Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

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BobT,

Because of your suggestion, we are currently investigating a Chrome option. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks for the input!

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No one can accuse you of not listenning to the voice of the customer. Anyway, since I might now be morally sucked in to buying a pair of chrome hooks, you might be morally obliged to offer me a modest discount for the suggestion.
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Is there a ballpark price for this yet? Need to start saving up pennies lol.
We'll be announcing official pricing soon.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:47 PM
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No one can accuse you of not listenning to the voice of the customer. Anyway, since I might now be morally sucked in to buying a pair of chrome hooks, you might be morally obliged to offer me a modest discount for the suggestion.
BobT,

LOL! I think I can manage that. I always enjoy getting good suggestions and feedback from customers.

Although I still need to find a supplier and verify costing, before I can say for sure we'll be offering it as an option.

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Old 01-09-2014, 01:03 AM
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Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

We had a great time up at Land Cruiser Mountain Park camping, 4Wheeling and field testing our latest prototypes. If you're interested in the trip, I'll be posting more info and photos on our Facebook page.

During 3 days of difficult 4Wheeling and testing, I'm happy to announce the final prototype performed excellently and handled everything we threw at it without any problems. Rocky trails, heavily rutted hill climbs and deep sticky mud... all situations that would've definitely broken the stock 'Belly Pan'. It protected the sump, provided plenty of air flow to keep the engine cool on a 36C day of tough 4Wheeling, held the wheel well liners in place and the slots made it very easy to clean out all of the mud afterward.

With field testing complete, we'll be organising a test fitting to verify fitment on various years and models, then we'll be going into production.

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Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

Interested!
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:10 PM
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No one can accuse you of not listenning to the voice of the customer. Anyway, since I might now be morally sucked in to buying a pair of chrome hooks, you might be morally obliged to offer me a modest discount for the suggestion.
Hi BobT,

I've contacted a few suppliers and it sounds like the price will be too high ($100+ per hook) for us to offer this as a regular option. Apparently there is a good deal of labor in prepping and polishing the hook so it has a nice smooth blemish free finish. If somebody really wanted them chromed, I might be persuaded to do a one off, but I think the price is too high to offer this as a regular option unfortunately.

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Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

I think that it's entirely mental to think about it. Unless you washed the hook all the way to the very back, rust will start it's evil process. It wouldn't matter how meticulously you maintained the almost protruding part... rust will come from the back forwards.

I put the typical aftermarket hooks on my last car. The chrome was well munted within six months... the plating presents sharp edges which is hard on bridles and straps. I've wire-wheeled and painted them to no major benefit. I should have bought the powercoated ones for sure.

Admittedly I used my car off-road several times a week, but it was also washed frequently. Chrome is cafe cruiser stuff in my opinion.

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Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

We've finalised the design for this product (WK2 Sump Protection Plate) and are conducting a test fitting to verify fitment on various WK2 models. If you'd like to participate, please see this thread.

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