So... Just cause I'm tossing this out DOES NOT guarantee anything will happen or move forward but... I'm open to product ideas specifically for JK and TJ jeeps. Most of our stuff is more on the cosmetic/styling end but I'm not opposed to performance or suspension if it's something within our realm. Liability is always in the owners mind so it can't be anything too crazy either. We are VERY good with billet aluminum products. We also have casting capabilities, plastics, zinc die cast, rubber, steel stamping and forming, and even some stitch/vinyl capabilities.
Some ideas of things we currently make (not necessarily all for jeeps) to give you an idea of our range are...
- billet shift knobs
- die cast valve covers
- billet pedal covers
- aluminum radiators
- billet grill inserts
- stick on emblems like seen on fenders that say "bronco" "ford" "mustang" etc... Badges I guess you could say.
- reproduction gas tanks
- resin shift knobs like what's on the mustang GT500 (we're the supplier for those)
- fuel doors
Anyways, the owner of the company tossed me an open forum to come up with 10 new product ideas by next week... So why not poll the local group and see what you guys have wanted. Best is something that doesn't exist and is new and badass but also, if there's something out there already that just sucks, maybe we can make it better or even offer it cheaper. Something you truly feel is completely overpriced? Etc...
Right now my list consists of
- stylish pad of some sort for the center console arm rest on JK
- extruded aluminum rocker guards with steel glideplate inserts (something not seen or done before)
- ORO type LED tail lights for TJ (I'm on my 3 warrantied pair and they're also overpriced!)
- Hood vent (like what's on my jeep hood for the few of you that have seen it but maybe something more stylish)
- I've got an idea for door locks that are much smaller, much better looking and more theft proof then what I've seen.
I saw this hood piece once and always thought it looked sweet!!! I'm picturing like a raw version to paint or satin black.
For you other jeep platform owners. Nothing personal! If it was up to me we'd absolutely be pushing stuff towards XJ and ZJ owners at the very least as I feel there's a lot of them out there modifying them. Unfortunately it's not my decision though.
So with that said, I'm open ears for product ideas from simple to crazy but keep in mind our main strengths. I come from a suspension design background yet I know I'm not going to convince the owner to get into that niche of the market unless it's a simple product. We're mostly cosmetic oriented... Do you guys have an obvious place to mount your CB antenna yet for some reason nobody in the market has figured that out and made the bracket you wish existed? Is there a couple bolts on your jeep that would make an absolutely perfect place to mount your flashlight? Do you wish someone made a switch panel to replace another panel in your jeep or maybe even a place to put an accessory gauge? Stuff like that would be totally up our alley for things to possibly make. Heck, I can pretty much promise I'll hook you up with a freebie if not one of the first samples if you have an idea that we decide is worth moving forward on.
Speaking of that, we discuss ideas of a group so if we take your gizmo over someone elses don't get all butt hurt at me! It's not just my decision at all. Sometimes cost kills projects, sometimes lack of interest from the owner kills them, etc... I'm open to ideas of all sorts though! I've got other things in the works I don't want to let out of the bag yet but hey, I figure how often do you get the ear of the designer at a company making accessories for your jeep so I'm tossing out the opportunity to you guys. Hopefully all of the jeep forum doesn't jump in here! LOL I'm only accepting ideas from Vegas people!!! Sorry, call me regionalist if you want...