Sport Seat Gearbox Repair - Groupbuy

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BenGerman
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Sport Seat Gearbox Repair - Groupbuy

Post by BenGerman »

Some of you might have seen the Tech Talk thread already.

http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=142588

Since January I have been working on a solution to fix crooked E-sport seats in E28s & E24.
What usually happens is that the outer part of the gearbox breaks. It is manufactured from a super light magnesium alloy that develops stress cracks after time and fails if the load is too high.

After some negotiation with the machine shop we agreed on a price break for 20 gearbox plates.
Since I do not own that many E28/24/spare seats I thinks it's a good opportunity to get your seats fixed as well.
Everybody in the machining business knows what an individual plate would cost at a machine shop. The only way to make the development, setup, tool (+special jaws) costs reasonable is to split it between more orders.
I had the same part quoted before between $200-350 if I buy two from a shop.

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What's in the package:

- billet aluminium gearbox plate as seen in pictures
- (anodizing in dark grey or black) - I'm still negotiating this part
- 4 M5 Stainless steel bolts
- written instructions

What's not in the package:

- gears
- bushings
- grease
- tools
- backplate (might be available later this year)

Time schedule:

- group buy: 3-21-17 to 4-30-17
- production window: 5-1-17 to 5-19-17 (Vintage-weekend)
- delivery: in person at the Vintage or shipping after 5-22-17

Pricing: (does not include shipping to your location)

- 1 plate = $100 (fixes one side of one seat)
- 2 plates = $180 (fixes one side of two seats or two sides of one seat)
- 4 plates = $ 300 (fixes two sides of two seats)

Deposit:
Since I will purchase the parts from the machine shop in my name, I will ask for a non-refundable 50% down payment in order to give me some safety.
This deposit will have to be in my paypal account before 4-30-17 or I will not be able to place your order.


Will there be a second round?
Who knows. I will have my seats fixed, but I might be able to arrange a second group buy if more people are interested.
For now I can not guarantee this.
Randomg
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Post by Randomg »

Sign me up, I'm guessing this only fixes back rest rocking? I'm thinking a lot of the play in my seat comes from the lower cushion piece moving as well.
BenGerman
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Post by BenGerman »

This fixes the seat being sideways due tothe cracked off lower part, non-functional backrest adjustment and part of the rocking issues. The other cause for a high play (rocking) in the backrest is a worn hinge or bolts in the hinge on the side of the seat. It's basically driven by the gearbox.

-- Added Apr 04, 2017 11:31 AM --

10 are sold!
Hope we can get the rest together in the next 3 weeks.

-- Added Apr 25, 2017 5:37 AM --

We are at 14. Last chance to order a set is until 8 ET today. Afterwards I will contact everybody with further information.
Foonfer
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Post by Foonfer »

Oh lordy, I had forgotten about this. Can I still jump in with 4 plates? (for 2 sides of 2 seats?)

I PM'd you.
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Post by cek »

Foonfer wrote:Oh lordy, I had forgotten about this. Can I still jump in with 4 plates? (for 2 sides of 2 seats?)

I PM'd you.
Darn. Ditto.
L_N_Love
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its not too late. Send PM
BenGerman
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Post by BenGerman »

Everybody taken care off now? :)
MotrsportM3
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Post by MotrsportM3 »

Any way i can jump in on this?
BenGerman
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Post by BenGerman »

Absolutely, you got mail.
So far only one person payed.
L_N_Love
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Post by L_N_Love »

BenGerman wrote:
So far only one person payed.
Only one?

Come on. If your seat gear breaks its $350 for a new one.
BenGerman
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Post by BenGerman »

Well there is quite a few more people on the list.
Still a couple days left for the payment, so I'm not too worried yet.
socalM5
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Post by socalM5 »

Can u still order some? How much for 4 plates, 2 seats both sides?
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socalM5 wrote:Can u still order some? How much for 4 plates, 2 seats both sides?
+1
socalM5
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deposit sent thank you
BenGerman
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Got it. :up:
L_N_Love
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Post by L_N_Love »

Where is your PayPal info?
MuellerAir
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Post by MuellerAir »

sign me up!
BenGerman
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Post by BenGerman »

One more day! Only 20 of 36 plates are paid for. ;)
buddha
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Post by buddha »

Deposit sent for 2 sets.
Foonfer
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Post by Foonfer »

Deposit sent for 2 sets (4 plates, 2 rights, 2 lefts). Look forward to it!
BenGerman
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Post by BenGerman »

33 of 51 paid for. :up:
Less then 24h left!

-- Added May 05, 2017 7:35 PM --

Aaaaaaand that's it!
Everybody that paid will receive an email within the next couple of minutes.
Please check your mailboxes, if you don't receive anything, let me know ASAP.
vandiesel
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Post by vandiesel »

Did the second round ever take place?
BenGerman
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Post by BenGerman »

It did not, but I can always make them individually. They just won’t be anodized this way.
Shoot me a PM and I can see what’s possible.
MannyE
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Post by MannyE »

BenGerman stated:
It did not, but I can always make them individually. They just won’t be anodized this way.
Shoot me a PM and I can see what’s possible.
I will take 4 if or when you do another run.
Badger
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Post by Badger »

Group buy ended about a month ago. Waiting for production and product.
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