Bose may enter car suspension market

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  1. ThomasC

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    From the article:


    Based on Bose speaker prices, a $10 manufacturing cost = $500 Sales Price, we can expect that the new suspension units will run about $300,000.
     
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    JoanPablo_T Stunt Coordinator

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    The system has been in development for over 20 years. It actually works. Im not supporting Bose's audio division. But I have seen the suspension in use. It works very well.
     
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    The hydraulic shock-absorber works really well also. Is this actually a revolutionary problem solver, or just a "competing format" that doesn't serve the consumer any better?

    Shocks really are bargain-bin parts that are ripe for the snakeoil treatment (anybody else see the $40 wiper blades at AutoZone?).
     
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    I would love to be a beta tester [​IMG]
     
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    Garrett Lundy, you wrote:



    I LOUDLY disagree on that! [​IMG] The right shock absorber, along with the right set of springs, can have a very dramatic effect on handling, mostly making the ride a bit firmer but dramatically improving the handling of the car. However, it's important to work with a company that has extensive experience doing suspension improvements on your specific model of car; if you own a Japanese-model car the suspension sets from HKS are highly recommended because HKS has a very long history of building sporting suspension parts that are actually approved by the automatker.
     
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    old story.

    it's famous, alright.

    CJ
     
  8. ThomasC

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    Ahh. I didn't think to search since it was in a recent news article, and I keep up with the forum on a daily basis. I was out of the country when the original thread was posted, and I didn't have Internet access.
     
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    That explains a lot about the crap they sell; the owner is as deaf as a brick and he gives the ultimate OK.

    "Are these speakers OK Amar?"

    "ARE MY PEKINESE OK? THEY'RE FINE JUST FINE"
     
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    Nah, he uses the Bose SoundWave Hearing Aid. It's essentially the same as one of their cube speakers [​IMG]
     
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    I hope it works better than the BOSE FM tuner in my TSX. I mean like how long has FM radio been available in cars? 20+ years? You would think that an "audiophile" company like BOSE could make an FM tuner that wouldn't lose the stereo lock in a metropolitan area. It is amazing how much static and noise occurs on my FM tuner.....and I'm virtually in the middle of town. Of course, BOSE would probably just state that the noise is an indication of how sensitive their tuners are to signal interference. [​IMG]
     
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    A BOSE suspension SOUNDS like a BAD idea. [​IMG]
     
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    What a shock. This really tests my suspension of disbelief. I doubt if I would spring for these and then strut around here bragging about it.
     
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    Seriously, is it going to be another 20 years before we see it in cars? This story is at least 2 years old and I've seen pics of that same lexus over & over.
     

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