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Conrad_Turbo
06-01-2007, 03:23 PM
Ahhhh gotta love competition...I produce Starlet - 4ag mounts and have been doing so since 2004:

http://www.aceengineering.ca/KP60_KP61-4AG.asp

http://www.aceengineering.ca/images/IMG_8350.jpg

Then I get word a company in California is making them...Techno Toy Tuning

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/KP61-Toyota-Starlet-4AG-16V-20V-Conversion-Motor-Mounts_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ50454QQihZ010QQi temZ200115047158QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW#ebayphotoh osting

Which produces this:
http://www.technotoytuning.com/NEWPRODUCTS/enginemounts.jpg

I guess I should be flattered? At least they can't copy my welds. :hehe:

http://www.aceengineering.ca/images/IMG_1126.JPG

Ricksta
06-01-2007, 04:55 PM
someone is always going to copy anothers idea or invention. thats just how the world works. then its not really a matter of who had what first but who makes the better product.

Colossus20v
06-01-2007, 05:02 PM
Id rather buy your products because your a better person Conrad and we like you more. :)

But yeah.

Azzazzyn
06-01-2007, 05:03 PM
its actually who sells their ass better. Numerous times a higher quality product will die due to lack of advertising or the competition being able to sell a semi competitive product for a substantial price cut

2kSnakEater
06-01-2007, 10:52 PM
Sue them! I hope you patented your mounts...

Conrad_Turbo
06-01-2007, 11:51 PM
TRD used to make conversion mounts back in the 80's, but I have yet to ever see an original made by TRD. The Starlet community isn't large enough to warrent getting a patent put on an idea...it would nullify all the returns.

Either way I have 90% of the new design completed and it'll take less labor to build (ie: only 1" of total weld and only 1/2 pieces) which will allow me to sell it for less and have a better design. :D

Now if they copy my design again the car community will definately notice! :D