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Genright's New Aluminum Center Console


Sundowner

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The dash in that TJ in the Genright ad is interesting
At first I thought it was the programmable Intellitronix dash, but it's not; their displays are more conventional than that one. It almost looks like a tablet-style insert.
 
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Easily that much nice. Anyone that has ever tried to make something nice in the way of a center console that takes into account all of the little bits to make it all work and not look like shit when done would easily pay that and more.
Agreed. The way they are Mfg is similar to aviation center consoles. Lots of talent and work in these pieces. Well worth the money.
 

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Genright has released a new TJ/LJ product. The all aluminum center console looks really clean. Pretty cool for guys doing custom interior bits and xcase swaps.
In the descrption it mentions that they will be making a narrow version for the guys with wider seats.

Designed for a drop in fit. Looks clean to me, it wont be for everyone. Their console has custom add ons to include a blank one to do everything yourself.

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This is a piece of artwork and well worth the price tag. Too bad they do not have a version for the 6-speed manual, but maybe in the future. This console almost makes me want to learn how to drive an automatic.
 
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This is a piece of artwork and well worth the price tag. Too bad they do not have a version for the 6-speed manual, but maybe in the future. This console almost makes me want to learn how to drive an automatic.
It's easy: just stop using your third leg.

Haha, at $600 I would expect not to have to cut into anything or further modify.
This isn't a product for the bolt-in crowd; if you actually have a need for something like this, you likely give precisely zero fucks about cutting, modifying or totally redesigning your rig - or brand-new parts for said rig - to effect a desired result...so this nifty little dingus just gets you 90% of the way. Just like with sliders, corners, etc, etc, the manufacturer is doing the grunt-work, and the final fit and polish is up to the installer.
 
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Ricky good to see you here. I'm Jonesing for that console and an Art Carr shifter too.

Ricky's my go-to guy for Revolution Gear axles & gears, winch rope, Safety Thimble, Super 35 kits, soft shackles, etc. Good guy too. Www.4lowparts.com
How many Super 35’s have you purchased? Happy with them? Did he sell you the super 35 under your Jeep currently?
 
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Easily that much nice. Anyone that has ever tried to make something nice in the way of a center console that takes into account all of the little bits to make it all work and not look like shit when done would easily pay that and more.
Why yes I have, that console would take about 8:40 on a trumpf turret punch and about 4 minutes on a press brake, it is would be laid out in CAD and assembly would be 11:00-15:00 minutes based on who was assembling it. Its a nice unit and the design would take time but the actual fabrication is easy with the right equipment. Punching the holes for the vents would cause the aluminum to stretch, we used to run parts like those through a pinch roller to get them to flatten out. Our tolerances were +-.003"
 

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Why yes I have, that console would take about 8:40 on a trumpf turret punch and about 4 minutes on a press brake, it is would be laid out in CAD and assembly would be 11:00-15:00 minutes based on who was assembling it. Its a nice unit and the design would take time but the actual fabrication is easy with the right equipment. Punching the holes for the vents would cause the aluminum to stretch, we used to run parts like those through a pinch roller to get them to flatten out. Our tolerances were +-.003"
All of that (which I have done as well) and no price evaluation?
 

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Ok, shop rate was $105 per hour, build time would be 30 minutes, materials are $108 per sheet, so with markup of 100% it would be a $300 and still making money
If someone gave you the finished part sizes and all you had to do was turn the machines on. You haven't accounted for any development time or economies of scale. You might make that on a run of a 100. You won't make that on a run of 1 or 2. There is 20-30 hours of development time minimum in that part and that is for only one version.

The first prototype for that production run will cost 2-3 grand. Each variant will add 20-30% to that. Given that this is a low volume product, each delivered part will have a development cost burden of between 20 and 50 dollars as part of the product cost. If I could land the first article in someone's hands for approval for less than 5 grand, I'd be very happy with that. That's with me doing the fitment to test the product, taking it back and forth to make sure the changes translate to the finished product, etc.

Did you want a box to ship it in? Off the shelf or custom size? Who figures that out and do they work for free? Hardware kit, labelled perhaps and put in a bag? That doesn't happen for free nor is the time to spec and source the hardware happen for free. Instructions or no instructions? That is another 5 hours minimum that goes into the overhead side of product cost. Who puts it into the box and makes sure that the hardware kit and associated bits are packed in such a manner to have the least amount of attrition due to shipping damage as is reasonable? Do the individual parts get wrapped piece by piece and taped up, or do we just toss them in the box and hope for the best?

Putting that part on the shelf ready to ship out the door can't be done for your price with that mark-up.
 
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If someone gave you the finished part sizes and all you had to do was turn the machines on. You haven't accounted for any development time or economies of scale. You might make that on a run of a 100. You won't make that on a run of 1 or 2. There is 20-30 hours of development time minimum in that part and that is for only one version.

The first prototype for that production run will cost 2-3 grand. Each variant will add 20-30% to that. Given that this is a low volume product, each delivered part will have a development cost burden of between 20 and 50 dollars as part of the product cost. If I could last the first article in someone's hands for approval for less than 5 grand, I'd be very happy with that. That's with me doing the fitment to test the product, taking it back and forth to make sure the changes translate to the finished product, etc.

Did you want a box to ship it in? Off the shelf or custom size? Who figures that out and do they work for free? Hardware kit, labelled perhaps and put in a bag? That doesn't happen for free nor is the time to spec and source the hardware happen for free. Instructions or no instructions? That is another 5 hours minimum that goes into the overhead side of product cost. Who puts it into the box and makes sure that the hardware kit and associated bits are packed in such a manner to have the least amount of attrition due to shipping damage as is reasonable? Do the individual parts get wrapped piece by piece and taped up, or do we just toss them in the box and hope for the best?

Putting that part on the shelf ready to ship out the door can't be done for your price with that mark-up.
Instead of arguing, I suggest you embrace their ability to do all of that for less. Or is this why everyone wants one for the stock setup and there isn't one...? Seriously guys, make one for $300 and sell it for $500. You'll have a $200 profit and take all of the business from Genright. /s
 
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