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  1. Aluminati
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    Hello MNSUBARU!

    My name is Matt, I own Aluminati. We design and manufacture unique products for many industries with customer service, value and quality as our highest priority.

    Before and after my personal motor build i realized how much parts cost and how they could be improved.

    We've designed a tumbler to allow more model year manifolds to bolt up with no modifications, created a complete solid mount line that maybe a few or none can offer and do all of this at cheaper prices than the competition. Why pay into these high markups, we know how much stuff costs to make, it's our jobs to know and want to pass on the savings to you the customer.

    Our first order of business is to make batches of solid mounts, these are solid, there is no movement, which can be a little much for some but why did you buy a race car?

    We made pitch stop mounts the other day and the rest with follow suit along with fuel rails, tumblers and so on…. Another thread will be made where info, pictures and prices will be posted on our automotive product line.

    If you ever have questions please do not hesitate to ask via pm or email at aluminatisound@gmail.com

    Have an ideas for products, post them up!

    It's been a fun 2 year journey for Aluminati so far and we are so excited to see what the future holds :)

    Check out our new website!

    www.aluminati.us

    Best,
    Matt Kraemer

    Heres the pitch stops!

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    Sway bar endlinks coming soon?
     
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    So far I have yet to be unimpressed with how awesome the stuff you make looks!
    With that being said, where do I order a pitch stop?
     
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    I am dreaming up a design as we speak, the biggest problem i have with end links is how soft and fragile they can be. Maybe some stiffer bushings will solve this issue! I'll order up some material and give it a go and test a pair of fronts :)

    I will try to impress more in the future ;)

    We are waiting to get all the solid mounts done before we send them out for anodizing but if you want, you can get one now thats not anodized!

    Pricing will be as follows on mounts:

    Pitch stop $70
    Trans mount $130
    Motor mounts $150
    (6.875% MN sales tax added to MN sale)
     
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    End links would be a great addition to your catalog.

    How did the prototype tgv deletes work out?
     
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    They worked out great, not a single issue or change was made from the original design.

    We've gotten many requests for these! Soon :)
     
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    Bring a non anodized pitch stop to the lax cruise? Because Wisconsin.
     
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    I can bring one!
     
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    Any plans for battery tie-downs?
     
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    I simulated numbers on this today and at the quantity we would run (20-50 sets) it doesn't make sense at the moment. These are better suited at 200-500 set batches, which the main companies do to make money. That many sets would fill up my basement lol
     
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    Yes indeed, measured the OEM today and plan to design a new one this week at the shop.
     
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    Can you do the new tie down rods with it? I bottomed my tiedowns out with my optima red top
     
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    Assuming that optima is not as tall as an oem or off the shelf battery.

    I wouldn't include tie down rods but I can take a look at your car on the Cruise. Making new ones won't cost too much, modifying your current tie down rods is an option too.
     
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    Here is the battery tie down i made last night. I does bend slightly which is fine because i can make the middle thicker. The counterbore pockets i designed large and deep ;) on purpose to just see how it would work. The size is good but i can afford to come up slightly. Overall pleased with it since it only took a total of 25 minutes to design, program, load tools, run it and sand the outside :)

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    Do you have any plans for catch cans?
    I'm not very pleased with the current offering for Subarus. I do have an idea in mind that I was planning to have someone make for me. I can run it by you if you are interested.
     
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    Yes, Send me a pm :)
     
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    I saw your shifter knobs earlier and a buddy posted something on my facebook of a airplane or helicopter joystick and I thought that would be awesome as a shifter on my car. The only thing would be it would have to be shorter cause I like the height of my stock shifter right now.
    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q...764&thid=JN.tiKAnysuYRKUfL2FsXKpvQ&ajaxhist=0

    Something like this and it doesnt have to have all the butons and all that but that would make a sweet shifter imo. Just throwing ideas out there too
     
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    Jason and i have actually talked about this idea before. There's always room for more products :)
     
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    Ohai! Welcome to the world of vending Aluminati!
     
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    Exactly. The more products out there the more chances you have to get your name out there
     
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    Stickers arrived!

    One is going on my car tomorrow morning prior to me picking up a buddy for the cruise!

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    Bring one with my pitch stop ;)
     
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    Nice to see you are a legit vendor now!
    What kind of mill do you guys have? Did you buy it or do you work somewhere that gives you access to it? I really want a small 3D printer for home use but a 5 axis mill would be so cool.
     
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    Thanks man!

    My work lets me prototype parts and run batches of parts through the shop. It works for now but we plan to buy a 3 axis Haas CNC mill in the future.

    5 axis is usually in the $250k range lol
     
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    Well what's the holdup then! Haha

    Thanks again for the prize donations! That shift handle was pretty sweet
     
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    We have been busy as of late but got the battery tie downs and motor mounts done today, next come the trans mount.

    Can't wait to send them off to anodizing!

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    I needs it
     
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    Other than the increase NVH of solid motor and trans mounts, are there other negative side affects?
     
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    NVH is the main concern. They are very solid. Much more than even the hard poly mounts. You will hear and feel a lot more vibration. I daily drive with the Aluminati solid mounts, so it is bearable but you should also consider that my car has an 8" long exhaust dump out of the fender, so it's definitely not a quiet car. The benefits on a performance car are great. The motor and transmission are held firmly in place and shifts feel nice and solid. Less energy is lost in the motor moving all over which means more can be transmitted to the wheels.
     
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    Your words have me sold. I'll take a set of motor, tran mounts and pitch stop when you have them available. Hopefully i can sell my other shenanigans before then.
     
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    Trans mounts are being machined. Everything is off to anodizing next week, then i will start a product page and start selling. Someone asked me about a package price on the motor, pitch and trans mounts.

    I will take 10% off on a package deal :)

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    Almost got done with the trans mount tonight :)

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    Where are those battery tie downs?!? :D
     
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    I had to lock them in a cage. They kept screaming your name. Hard to sleep.
     
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    You have been posting very late at night (or very early in the morning), so I assume you are making these after your normal work day? Does that mean you take short naps while the CNC machine is cranking out each piece?
     
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    The shop I work at is letting me run my parts through the shop but I have to pay the hourly rate to use the machines (which isn't cheap). I work second shift and sometimes get home very late.
     
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    Does the rate they charge you pay for the wear on the tools too, or do you have to buy your own (might be a silly question as I have no idea how much they cost), or do you have to pay for sharpening/refurbishing? It's cool that your employer allows you to do this.
     
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    I just pay a flat rate, which is nice. I've used many machine shops (farmed out) for personal, custom and oem part fabrication over the years but to machine it myself i insure the best quality and tolerances :)
     
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    LUUUUULLLLZ :D:D:D
     
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    I am happy to saw the car parts will be dropped off at anodizing today!!!

    Here are a few shots from Monday :)

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    What do you guys have for shift knobs
     
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    I didn't get too much of that made this time around but 2 shift handles and 3 shifts knobs were sent with.

    Like these (handle is 7", knob is 4"). I love the shift handle!!
     

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    Drew up a fuel rail adapter for the 2.5i intake manifold to use WRX/STI fuel rails. This was requested by a guy in Alaska for his build. These will eventually be ran in batches. Probably make a pair in the next few days.

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    A similar piece that might get interest on NASIOC would be the adapter to allow the use of USDM fuel rails on JDM STI TGV-less intake manifolds. They use to be available from one company, but not any more and the used ones are rare as hen's teeth.
     
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    That looks to be very similar to the 2.5i intake manifold, maybe if someone had one locally, i could confirm or tweak another adapter to make it work.
     
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