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post #91 of 694 Old 06-27-2009, 05:45 AM
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Great looking product!

I have been looking for a set of stock looking LEDs that I liked and these seem to fit the bill, almost..

The trim color needs to be black, however you do it. Plain billet is almost as bad as chrome, and has an unfinished look to it. I agree about the black anodizing, it always seems to change to an odd tinge. How about just offering a powder coated version?

The price is a litttle high, maybe drop it $20 or $30.

I love the plug and play design. I don't like the idea of cutting the holes or messing with extra flasher wiring.

And what is the exact difference between the Street and Off-road versions again? Brightness or/and marker and plate lights?


I would probably buy a set of these but I have been designated the offical government beta tester by the Obama Administration So you can send me a set to Beta test and try while I'm busy driving around closing Gitmo at night.


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post #92 of 694 Old 06-27-2009, 05:58 AM
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We need to have a chat with the Minister of Stickers. My wife wants to know where hers is as well and when she's grumpy, I'm not happy.
here blaine I just made this for your wife, God knows we want you as happy as possible . I manually traced it out of a picture of the skid, is cut on black vinyl, let me know if you want a full batch
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here blaine I just made this for your wife, God know we want you as happy as possible . I manually traced it out of a picture of the skid, is cut on black vinyl, let me know if you want a full batch
Those look great! PM me deatils.

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those are sweet guys!

at this point i am only part wat through the thread and wanted to comment on paint...

i have used an acid etching primer for painting aluminum before a few times including my winch (several years ago) usually on top of that i will spray hammerite or some other better quality rattle can paint. it works really well!

http://s81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...-Detour/Savvy/

nice work!.. now, back to the thread

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OK, I now have 5 Savvy Off Road Only Trail Lights sets in my hands minus the plugs. Who wants them?

Are they brushed or polished?
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Are they brushed or polished?
For you either! The driver is machine and the passenger is brush finish.

Here is a machine finish:

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Great looking product!

I have been looking for a set of stock looking LEDs that I liked and these seem to fit the bill, almost..

The trim color needs to be black, however you do it. Plain billet is almost as bad as chrome, and has an unfinished look to it. I agree about the black anodizing, it always seems to change to an odd tinge. How about just offering a powder coated version?

The price is a litttle high, maybe drop it $20 or $30.

I love the plug and play design. I don't like the idea of cutting the holes or messing with extra flasher wiring.

And what is the exact difference between the Street and Off-road versions again? Brightness or/and marker and plate lights?


I would probably buy a set of these but I have been designated the offical government beta tester by the Obama Administration So you can send me a set to Beta test and try while I'm busy driving around closing Gitmo at night.
Thanks for your service!

The difference between the street and off road only is just the side marker, reflector and license plate light. The housing will be slightly different to accomdate the above.

I kind of like the off road version even on my mall crawler as it is elegantly simple.

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here blaine I just made this for your wife, God know we want you as happy as possible . I manually traced it out of a picture of the skid, is cut on black vinyl, let me know if you want a full batch
That looks good, very good. You should have asked Gerald for the art file so you didn't have to work so hard.


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those are sweet guys!

at this point i am only part wat through the thread and wanted to comment on paint...

i have used an acid etching primer for painting aluminum before a few times including my winch (several years ago) usually on top of that i will spray hammerite or some other better quality rattle can paint. it works really well!

http://s81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...-Detour/Savvy/

nice work!.. now, back to the thread
I use the same stuff Tim for a lot of the stuff I paint. Works well.

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For you either! The driver is machine and the passenger is brush finish.

Here is a machine finish:
Matching would be good
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Great looking product!

I have been looking for a set of stock looking LEDs that I liked and these seem to fit the bill, almost..

The trim color needs to be black, however you do it. Plain billet is almost as bad as chrome, and has an unfinished look to it. I agree about the black anodizing, it always seems to change to an odd tinge. How about just offering a powder coated version?

The price is a litttle high, maybe drop it $20 or $30.

I love the plug and play design. I don't like the idea of cutting the holes or messing with extra flasher wiring.

And what is the exact difference between the Street and Off-road versions again? Brightness or/and marker and plate lights?


I would probably buy a set of these but I have been designated the offical government beta tester by the Obama Administration So you can send me a set to Beta test and try while I'm busy driving around closing Gitmo at night.
These guys have to make money off these lights. I think this is a great price considering what is offered (Plug and play, beautiful aluminum, DOT approved lights, customer service after you buy unlike ebay, and no cutting), what other led kits cost, and the fact that I cant go out in my shop and make something like this.

When you can start making these for 20 dollars cheaper let us know. Asking them to knock that off the price and asking for powdercoating is kinda like a flea crawling up a an elephants rear leg with rape on his mind... IT AINT HAPPENING.

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kinda like a flea crawling up a an elephants rear leg with rape on his mind...
i like that one

Blaine/Gerald, your machinist is sure doing a nice job. that is a great looking product.

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These guys have to make money off these lights. I think this is a great price considering what is offered (Plug and play, beautiful aluminum, DOT approved lights, customer service after you buy unlike ebay, and no cutting), what other led kits cost, and the fact that I cant go out in my shop and make something like this.

When you can start making these for 20 dollars cheaper let us know. Asking them to knock that off the price and asking for powdercoating is kinda like a flea crawling up a an elephants rear leg with rape on his mind... IT AINT HAPPENING.
Thanks for understanding what it takes to keep a business going. If you read our philosophy on pricing in any of the GTS threads, we operate on a pretty low margin in order to try and help folks stretch their mod dollars as far as possible.

Personally, I'm not happy with the pricing and wish it were cheaper and even at the price it is, there's not a lot of profit. In fact what we've done with this one is accept the low profit for now and hope that if the product takes off, we can buy in large enough volumes to eventually increase that to a more acceptable level.

I'm also pretty good at finding creative ways to manufacture stuff to get prices lower and have been doing that.

An example- The material is 6061 and is a bit more expensive than other alloys. The problem with other alloys is they are much harder to machine as they get a bit "gummy" and don't machine as quickly or as nicely. So, the material costs more, but the machine time is less.

I've also looked at castings, but to get the quality I want, they have to be investment cast and it's just about the same price for the raw castings and they still have to be finish machined.

We'll keep hammering on it though.

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Great looking product!

I have been looking for a set of stock looking LEDs that I liked and these seem to fit the bill, almost..

The trim color needs to be black, however you do it. Plain billet is almost as bad as chrome, and has an unfinished look to it. I agree about the black anodizing, it always seems to change to an odd tinge. How about just offering a powder coated version?
X2. A Black powdercoated version would be nice. That is the only thing that would hold me back from getting these at this point.

Other than that, they look very sharp. Strong work!
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Thanks for understanding what it takes to keep a business going. If you read our philosophy on pricing in any of the GTS threads, we operate on a pretty low margin in order to try and help folks stretch their mod dollars as far as possible.

Personally, I'm not happy with the pricing and wish it were cheaper and even at the price it is, there's not a lot of profit. In fact what we've done with this one is accept the low profit for now and hope that if the product takes off, we can buy in large enough volumes to eventually increase that to a more acceptable level.

I'm also pretty good at finding creative ways to manufacture stuff to get prices lower and have been doing that.

An example- The material is 6061 and is a bit more expensive than other alloys. The problem with other alloys is they are much harder to machine as they get a bit "gummy" and don't machine as quickly or as nicely. So, the material costs more, but the machine time is less.

I've also looked at castings, but to get the quality I want, they have to be investment cast and it's just about the same price for the raw castings and they still have to be finish machined.

We'll keep hammering on it though.

i loved machining 6061, there again 7075 wasnt bad either.

Any plans to use 7075 in anything? maybe control arms?
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