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Old 12-05-2012, 09:24 AM   #81
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What is your general line of work? Clearly you know a thing or two about automotive regulations, so this is a srs question. I'm curious.
I'm the lead talent acquisition specialist for a large German automotive company in two US R&D locations.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:21 AM   #82
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I'll believe the business succeeded when I see the OP asking about high end cars that I can't afford and posting pics to prove his purchase.

Until then it is just a plan on a piece of paper, if he even has that done. Best of luck.

BTW, what was the price you were quoted per mag wheel? If it wasn't $45, I'm curious to know what it was.
You are right pretty much plan on paper, I have to send him the aluminum alloy I currently use and they will try to match its form. (Structure,rigidity, regulations rules)
But cost is around ***-****,but that is because of liability issues. **** for one trailer, if it works in real world applications and can be used.

My manufacturer is paying 50% of the costs. So if the wheel is going to be 1000, im getting it for 500. Im pretty much testing a new form of their product and whether or not it will last.

Oh and about the high end cars, do you consider a gallardo a high end car?
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:25 AM   #83
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Im pretty much testing a new form of their product and whether or not it will last.
You don't pin me as the type to have a testing and reliability engineering lab.
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Im pretty much testing a new form of their product and whether or not it will last.
How are you going to test the wheel and who is doing the analysis? Are you sending a series of samples back to a lab with a qualified engineer?
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:11 PM   #85
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How are you going to test the wheel and who is doing the analysis? Are you sending a series of samples back to a lab with a qualified engineer?
Lmao, they have a shop which already makes mag wheels. What they dont make is wheels for tractor trailers, but are very similiar to what they do make. Heres where their knowledge comes in and i know very little compared to them. They want the wheels i already use, which i just sent them off couple hours ago. They will do all the wheel analysis and find out everything about that wheel, how it was made all the mechanics of lol A wheel.

What we both want to know is can it be used without being ass rapingly expensive. Will it last through different climates of North America? Thing is there is a maintenance aspect which is slightly higher than aluminum. Wheels have to be sprayed with a protectant for cautionary measures and longevity

Plus, its joint venture kind of deal, they will still check up after each trip. Lastly I got driver who is also a engineer.
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Lmao, they have a shop which already makes mag wheels. What they dont make is wheels for tractor trailers, but are very similiar to what they do make. Heres where their knowledge comes in and i know very little compared to them. They want the wheels i already use, which i just sent them off couple hours ago. They will do all the wheel analysis and find out everything about that wheel, how it was made all the mechanics of lol A wheel.

What we both want to know is can it be used without being ass rapingly expensive. Will it last through different climates of North America? Thing is there is a maintenance aspect which is slightly higher than aluminum. Wheels have to be sprayed with a protectant for cautionary measures and longevity
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So you're going to put an untested new wheel on a vehicle that is potentially 80,000+ lbs and traveling 70+mph down the highway?

Sounds like an excellent idea!
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Oh and about the high end cars, do you consider a gallardo a high end car?
If you pull a Gallardo out of this idea, I applaud you.
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So you're going to put an untested new wheel on a vehicle that is potentially 80,000+ lbs and traveling 70+mph down the highway?

Sounds like an excellent idea!
Can I get a schedule for this truck? I'd like to be nearby.
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So you're going to put an untested new wheel on a vehicle that is potentially 80,000+ lbs and traveling 70+mph down the highway?

Sounds like an excellent idea!
Next time he posts on this forum the title will read, "Any lawyers on here? Please PM... I have questions" when he's facing criminal negligence charges.
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I have been around big rigs my entire life and there is alot of force in play that you dont realize. Even quality, well maintained, and brand name wheels can come apart under certain circumstances and cause one hell of a mess. Any company that knows what is best for them will not sacrifice quality for a few bucks, even across a fleet.
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I can see it now... Trailer's brakes overheat, one mag wheel catches fire, causes three others around it to also catch fire. Suddenly flaming truck rolling out of control down interstate.
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So if its out of my league, I should just give up and move to the next one...I see potential.
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So if its out of my league, I should just give up and move to the next one...I see potential.
You see shortcuts in an industry where you can't take them. Sorry bud.
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If you pull a Gallardo out of this idea, I applaud you.
Already got one from a stupid idea, I want the 2015 one or 2014 (if they release the new one) they keep pushing it back.

Im honestly going to stop posting. Unless theres something that E46F can help my get some information that i couldnt think of.
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You see shortcuts in an industry where you can't take them. Sorry bud.
Moving fast and efficent, is different from taking shortcuts. I maybe a shortcut to you but Im still ahead and taking cautionary measures along the way so I dont get tripped or stopped along the way.
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So if its out of my league, I should just give up and move to the next one...I see potential.
This isn't lemonade you are making. You are talking about a device that ensures the safety of someone's life. If you are not competent to engineer the product correctly, you have absolutely no business making the product.

Source: I'm a PI lawyer. People will sue you (regardless of the warning label).
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Already got one from a stupid idea, I want the 2015 one or 2014 (if they release the new one) they keep pushing it back.

Im honestly going to stop posting. Unless theres something that E46F can help my get some information that i couldnt think of.
What was your other stupid idea that landed you a lambo?

I want to gauge my potential to obtain a lambo since I have a lot of ideas whilst pooping.
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What was your other stupid idea that landed you a lambo?

I want to gauge my potential to obtain a lambo since I have a lot of ideas whilst pooping.
Went from 3 cars 1... so pretty much came my daily driver, then winter came got a beater, and here i am with 3 time to go back down to one - Mclaren P1- is the one i was thinking about last time i took a ****
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Moving fast and efficent, is different from taking shortcuts. I maybe a shortcut to you but Im still ahead and taking cautionary measures along the way so I dont get tripped or stopped along the way.
Here's an expression you should learn, "don't reinvent the wheel". Rather fitting for the topic if you ask me.
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