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kohlefaser_girl
10-23-2007, 07:44 PM
Would you be interested in buying them?

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/20347Pill.jpghttp://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/20347Pill1.jpg
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/20347PILLARS.jpg

onemoremile
10-23-2007, 07:49 PM
Are you doing an Avant set too?

thebikedoctor33
10-23-2007, 07:54 PM
hell yeah, mine are all faded so i would definitely be interested

seatown88
10-23-2007, 07:56 PM
dependant on price, i would be in if its reasonable

seank
10-23-2007, 07:57 PM
Are you doing an Avant set too?

ditto, and price would be good.

audisportnut
10-23-2007, 07:59 PM
i would be and im local have you guys test fitted any yet ?

Monchichi8
10-23-2007, 08:00 PM
Yes!!!!

kohlefaser_girl
10-23-2007, 08:02 PM
Are you doing an Avant set too?

They are full replacement parts, not stickers or overlays. We will be doing both a Limosine and Avant version

Tentative pricing will be $250 per set.

SoFresh
10-23-2007, 08:09 PM
Not to sound like a jerk, but I doubt everyone who was interested isnt anymore after seeing the price of $250... I've seen these on ebay go for around $70.

Maybe more would be interested if they were more around $150 a set.

seank
10-23-2007, 08:18 PM
^yes except the ones on ebay are not real carbon and are easily noticed of that fact.

kohlefaser_girl
10-23-2007, 08:23 PM
Not to sound like a jerk, but I doubt everyone who was interested isnt anymore after seeing the price of $250... I've seen these on ebay go for around $70.

Maybe more would be interested if they were more around $150 a set.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, if you were to buy OEM replacement (the B pillars are painted steel, the C pillars are painted die cast aluminum) you will have to cough up nearly $280.00

speedydragon
10-23-2007, 08:29 PM
how easy/hard is the install?

a4fann
10-23-2007, 08:33 PM
rice

Nebone
10-23-2007, 08:35 PM
My buddy made some for his Audi 90 himself. It's not cheap.

fred2ka4
10-23-2007, 08:54 PM
Yes, Yes, and Yes












Did I mention a big fat YES?!?!

ILoveT
10-23-2007, 08:57 PM
That'll lighten her up....

audiness
10-23-2007, 09:01 PM
they look nice, but worth $250? who cares if they are real carbon, they serve no function whatsoever, they could be made of paper for all i care.

why not reproduce some functional parts in carbon? Spoilers, hoods, mirrors, anything heavy and/or ugly

seatown88
10-23-2007, 09:24 PM
the price is too high for me, i know its made of carbon fiber and what not, but i cant afford $250 for some carbon fiber pillars

SoFresh
10-23-2007, 09:34 PM
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, if you were to buy OEM replacement (the B pillars are painted steel, the C pillars are painted die cast aluminum) you will have to cough up nearly $280.00

I understand this... however for just a little bit more you can buy yourself an entire CF hood or trunk.... but then again, to each their own.



^yes except the ones on ebay are not real carbon and are easily noticed of that fact.

I've seen some excellent quality CF pillar overlays on some friends cars, and they paid less than $100 for them, and they were real CF as well, and looked top notch.

I agree about the ebay fake CF ones, but there are some real CF ones on there as well.

1.8Titorey
10-23-2007, 09:38 PM
cost too much

b5a4lover
10-23-2007, 10:05 PM
if it were cheaper, i definitely would buy some

A4_2.8tuner
10-23-2007, 10:29 PM
i personally dig the idea...but like many others, cant justify spending the cash...for a fraction of the cost you can get the cf overlays off of ebay...and yes, i know they arent a full replacement pieces, but when the door is shut, they look the same

Revolution02
10-23-2007, 10:30 PM
ya, i would go for these if they were available. I also would like to see a lower price though.

Kyle H
10-23-2007, 11:12 PM
Those are badass- pretty low on my list of priorities right now though. I may be interested in a couple of years, but you get a big [up] for being a company actually in contact with the potential buyers.

dingguhlbary
10-23-2007, 11:25 PM
but you get a big [up] for being a company actually in contact with the potential buyers.

+1

docurley
10-24-2007, 06:00 AM
I like them and I would have been interested but the price even for me in the UK regard it as to high and my black gloss will have to stay but well made all the same.

_audible_
10-24-2007, 08:34 AM
They look good, but as everyone has said, the price is too high. I think you'd have a good number of buyers if you lowered your price on them. Or you could sell to only a few buyers at a higher price. It's a business decision on your end. Which of the two types of buyers do you think will run out first?

Devious27t
10-24-2007, 09:25 AM
only if you make a carbon fiber B5 RS4 hatch spoiler to go along with it [:D]

mike-2ptzero
10-24-2007, 09:45 AM
I understand this... however for just a little bit more you can buy yourself an entire CF hood or trunk.... but then again, to each their own.


Show me a well built brand NEW CF hood/trunk from a company for a little more money then that price. Unless you consider another $300-$500 "a little more".

seank
10-24-2007, 10:06 AM
only if you make a carbon fiber B5 RS4 hatch spoiler to go along with it [:D]

yes.[up]

mike-2ptzero
10-24-2007, 10:16 AM
only if you make a carbon fiber B5 RS4 hatch spoiler to go along with it [:D]

What not asking for a RS4 hatch too? [;)]

RobbyB413
10-24-2007, 10:19 AM
Nah, I just don't see any real reason I'd want to buy that.

Devious27t
10-24-2007, 11:12 AM
What not asking for a RS4 hatch too? [;)]

oh no you di'nt! [:D]

TighTT
10-24-2007, 11:18 AM
yes.[up]

2nd! (or 3rd) [up]

turbo kraut
10-24-2007, 11:38 AM
how many people would you need for a gb? and what would the savings be in you got a gb going?

i understand 250 for one person...... how about 150 for 10-20 people?

A4Rob
10-24-2007, 11:48 AM
I have the EBAY ones haha they are sweet

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/a4robm/IMG_1462.jpg

quattro16
10-24-2007, 11:59 AM
Maybe, Seems A Little Much!

Mike@DTH Karbon
10-24-2007, 01:06 PM
how many people would you need for a gb? and what would the savings be in you got a gb going?

i understand 250 for one person...... how about 150 for 10-20 people?

I dont think the price could get that low even with that many people paying up front. Plus the fact that the B6/B7 owners were giving deposits 6-9 months in advance, plenty of them are buying them up pretty quickly at $265 a set.


It takes 3 days to make 1 set of B & C pillers using 1 set of molds. The B6/B7 sets are selling so fast we might have to add a 3rd set of molds.

Euro-Tuner
10-24-2007, 02:25 PM
I said no purely due to the price, I love the idea though, a cheaper version and I'm down

Mike@DTH Karbon
10-24-2007, 05:17 PM
I said no purely due to the price, I love the idea though, a cheaper version and I'm down


Cheaper version? They would be just like the B6/B7 set we just had made which are 100% CF that replaces the OEM set. Since it is nothing but CF it would be hard to make them any cheaper. I can see how low of a price we could go for lets say the first 20 people willing to that price up front. Problem is the amount of time it would take to make 20 sets which comes out to about 60 days unless we had more then 1 set of molds made, but basicly that brings up our cost again. If this is something you guys are intertested in please let me know.

ILoveT
10-24-2007, 05:25 PM
Lol... Are you saying 1 set=1 car? Make more molds. I hate how everyone makes carbon fiber design into a close to impossible task.

Ewok_Fetus
10-24-2007, 05:36 PM
I'll stick to the ebay stickers... I just wanted to rid of the scratches and the stickers will do just fine...

ILoveT
10-24-2007, 05:39 PM
Check it out: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/carbon_fiber.htm#core

If a guy can make a damn bike out of carbon fiber. I almost positive we can make flat basically 2 dimensional, pillars.

Mike@DTH Karbon
10-24-2007, 06:02 PM
Lol... Are you saying 1 set=1 car? Make more molds. I hate how everyone makes carbon fiber design into a close to impossible task.

Yes 1 set is 4 parts for 1 car.Only problem with having more molds made is the fact that each set of molds cost 3 times as much as 1 set of the product. If I was to do that the cost of the products would go up unless there was a huge demand for the parts and at this point it isn't a problem seeing that we aren't even producing the product yet.


BTW the B-pillers are 3 dimensional not 2, it is a U shape not a flat surface. Unless you were talking about the overlay stick on pillers which are just 2 dimensional. I have those on another car I have but dont look anywhere near as nice as the real CF B6/B7 pillers we just had done.

ILoveT
10-24-2007, 06:10 PM
Of course they don't look as good, you're the salesman.

VOoDooGTX
10-24-2007, 06:16 PM
Of course they don't look as good, you're the salesman.

you fight with everyone dont you.... i think you need some love. I love you ILoveT




















..... no homo

SoFresh
10-24-2007, 06:52 PM
Show me a well built brand NEW CF hood/trunk from a company for a little more money then that price. Unless you consider another $300-$500 "a little more".

I meant 300-500 for a trunk or hood, I figure it like this... 2 sets of pillars or a hood/or trunk... id pay the 300-500 for a hood or trunk, but 250 for these little pieces... waste in my opinion. You know what I mean mike [;)]

fred2ka4
10-24-2007, 08:29 PM
I have the EBAY ones haha they are sweet

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/a4robm/IMG_1462.jpg


The ebay ones are ok but mine are already starting to peel and break and besides, you get what you pay for. I can't believe how many people on this forum complain about not having enough quality parts for the B5 platform but yet when someone tries to make a nice piece almost everyone complains about the price. $250 is a very fair price for the quality piece that is being made and I for one would be willing to pay to get a set but I know 1 order is not going to be enough.

I paid $90 shipped for a 4 piece overlay set but it's just that, an overlay. I would much rather have this set as it is a better in quality as mine are starting to fade as well peel and break as I mentioned before.

Count me in if a group buy gets started. $200 for the first 15-20 buyers would be a nice incentive to get this started and then go to $250 afterwards but $250 is still a good price for a quality item that is becoming harder to find for our aging cars. As of this posting there are 18 people who say they are interested in the CF replacement pillars so lets get this thing started already and show are commitment to the development of quality B5 parts.

The last thing I want to ever hear from this forum is that it's too expensive because there are plenty of Honda guys that would pay way more than what we do for quality parts for cars that are a lot older than ours and we all know the Audi is a much better platform in all areas.

dmaize
10-24-2007, 09:48 PM
only if you make a carbon fiber B5 RS4 hatch spoiler to go along with it [:D]

yes i vote the the rs4 hatch spoiler as well. and [up] avant. [down] $250

dmaize
10-24-2007, 09:53 PM
you wanna loose weight, TAKE THEM OFF. if i was a racer i would just ditch em. do they even do anything?

AudiBoy808
10-24-2007, 10:05 PM
Yes I would buy a set my overlays are starting to fade alittle. Please make these.

Mike@DTH Karbon
10-25-2007, 03:52 PM
Update: keep your eyes open for a new thread[:D]

pfa65
10-25-2007, 04:55 PM
I give 'em three years in the sun... anything over 200 is too much since they wont last.

Eurotuned_A4
10-25-2007, 07:32 PM
hell yes

Mike@DTH Karbon
10-25-2007, 10:15 PM
anything over 200 is too much

Then make sure you dont miss the GB thread when it is posted.[:D]

dualaudi
10-26-2007, 10:15 AM
cost too much

I've never been a fan of CF panels like that as accents, function over form mainly. I can see if I had hood, fenders, trunk, then maybe topping it off with that.

But for that cost, eh, no thanks... looks like a good product though.

tkarwin
10-26-2007, 04:41 PM
rice

good call cam.

D's Avant
10-26-2007, 04:41 PM
I'd take a set for my AVANT at a lower price.

Greg@DTH
10-28-2007, 05:57 PM
The general consensus seems to be that many of you (about 20) would like a set if they were less expensive.

I passed this along to the production facility and this is what they are willing to do...

If I sell 15 sets they will reduce the price to $200.00 for the set of four pillars.

There will be two versions made, one for the sedan and one for the Avant. If you would like to reserve a set, please send a email to pillars@dthaus.com I will need to know the year of your car as well if it is a sedan or an Avant (to make sure I order the correct parts to pattern these off of)

Making the molds will take approximately 1 week and I can produce 2-3 sets per week.

This is what the final product for the B6 looks like installed

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/20347iPhone_029-med.jpg
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/20347iPhone_061.jpg
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/20347iPhone_006.jpg

seank
10-28-2007, 06:00 PM
it looks incomplete with out the rear door pillar included, any possible way of getting that included?

Greg@DTH
10-28-2007, 06:14 PM
Please clarify

Mike@DTH Karbon
10-28-2007, 07:08 PM
it looks incomplete with out the rear door pillar included, any possible way of getting that included?

Are you talking about the 3rd pair of pillers that are just behind the rear passenger doors on the avant?

seank
10-28-2007, 07:09 PM
the pillar between the rear door and the triangle glass. Will the pillar between the rear side glass and the rear door be included with the avant set?

Greg@DTH
10-28-2007, 07:42 PM
Should be, I just pulled up the part number from ETKA and will be ordering a set tomorrow. It looks as if it is attached with 6 pop rivets, once I see the part I will have a better idea.