price of safety

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 21:06
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its probly just me but i cant understand why people want to know about the quality of cheaper things like tyres and suspetion.
now we all know the thing that holds the car/4by on the road is tyres and there conected to suspention.
how many times do we see a post about has anyone heard of wongdong tyres and shockers.
most of the time theese shocks/tyres might save some one $10 each on a shock or a tyre.
is it really worth paying $70 a shocker for some unknown brand or paying a little more for say a monroe they might not be the best but there well known and trusted.
you could buy a cheap tyre for $150 or pay $10-20 more for a known name.
eg 31x10.5 15 triangle tyre $150 or bridgy for $185.
why even consider the savings when it comes down to safety.
eg i need to buy the cheapest tyre on the market because i just spent $0895602983463465 on a new dvd/laptop/gps/winch ect.
cheers

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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 21:29

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 21:29
When I did marketing for Small Business, it was drilled into us....

Safety products DO NOT SELL

Articles of pleasure DO SELL

The only way you will get safety products to sell, is to jazz them up with hype, so the purchaser is led to believe he now has the special powers of a Fireman, or a Doctor... etc, because his new safety product looks like what they use in the war, or on ER....

Do you remember say... 20 years ago, when we all used to go out shooting, or camping, we would take nearly nothing... zero.

Then, John Rambo hit the big screen, and he had that big knife, with all the survival gear inside. How many people did we see then that had to take those everywhere? lol....

It's all to do with the sex and hype, to change our perception of how we see things, or how we think others see us with those things, we are all guilty.

Cheers

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 22:32

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 22:32
Hmmmm...sex,
Yes i rememebr that !...now they replaced us withbleep's havent they?
Wonder if Rambo was the cause of that too :-)
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 07:55

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 07:55
"Do you remember say... 20 years ago, when we all used to go out shooting, or camping, we would take nearly nothing... zero."

I used to take a very nice little Browning .22 semiautomatic rifle which has now been bent in half or melted.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 09:08

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 09:08
Ian,

I want one of those Rambo knives.
Where do you buy them:-)))

Bill.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 09:37

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 09:37
bloody mongrels are'nt they Bob.
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Follow Up By: gramps - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 13:30

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 13:30
But now our streets are so much safer, NOT, and the bad guys don't have guns because little Johnny has made them illegal LOL.

Let's see, I shoot, I drive a 4WD, I smoke...... and I vote. That should just about make me public enemy No 1. Gotta get a sticker for the truck with that lot on it.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 14:19

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 14:19
little johnny took guns off the street....only the legal ones ...the ones where they knew the location of....

you'd have to be dumb crook to hand in your illegal gun only to go and get another eh? Anyone who thinks a crook has or was going to hand in his illegal gun has got to have sheit for brains!
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 20:29

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 20:29
>Bob of KAOS posted this followup
>I used to take a very nice little Browning .22 semiautomatic
>rifle which has now been bent in half or melted.

Don't get me started.

But whilst people are prepared to take this kind of control and direction it will happen more and more. The fact is; most Aussies supported the seizure of property (firearms) in 1996 - let's see how they react when it hits them directly? No more four wheel driving perhaps...?

Mike Harding
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Reply By: hl - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 21:40

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 21:40
Hmmm
And those bridgys may well be made by wongdong tyres........

So, you mite as well cut out the middle man........

(just look at how many people are very happy to wear fake billabongs or whatever and actually think the quality ain't that bad, but it costs a LOT less!)

cheers
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 22:18

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 22:18
I agree Dude.. but you cant tell some people

whens this snow trip?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 22:28

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 22:28
its the same with winches, and other recovery kit.

I SAVED $100 on a winch.. but it only worked 2 times, and the company has gone toes up, so in reality I lost $1000
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 23:02

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 23:02
Then sometimes you're suprised by what you come across... When I bought my Rocky many years ago, I spent bucket loads on wheels(ROH), tyres(BFG), suspension(OME), extractors(hurricane), exhaust(stainless)... The list goes on. Then the steering damper chit itself(I knew it was on the way out but was poor), so I picked up a $25(yes you read that right, $25) cheapy for a quick fix until I had a bit more cash. Opened the box and out falls the warranty card..."Please fill out and return this card to Gabriel Shocks & Struts"

It does sometimes pay to shop around and find out the herritage of some of the cheaper parts...

Also Triumph Group(triangle Tyres) make a fair range under licence for Dunlop. So technically you may be buying a name brand which is in fact potentially cheap crap...
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Reply By: muzzgit (WA) - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 01:06

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 01:06
DON'T WORRY. . . . . IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN

te he.
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Reply By: G-wizz - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 08:06

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 08:06
Just because you pay a premium price doesn't mean you get a premium product.
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Reply By: Nudenut - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 08:17

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 08:17
never heard of wongdong tyres, nor Theese things Suspetion and his cousin Suspention.

how much did you have to drink last night....hahahaha
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Reply By: crewser - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 09:07

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 09:07
Had a set of triangle tyres on a landcruiser I had few years ago (came with car) I now know why there called triangle.
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Reply By: Spade Newsom - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 19:45

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 19:45
I suggest it is in forums like these where experiences are shared about reasonable quality cheaper stuff.

Example- I heard for a good while that chinese AGM batteries were craappp!!
Now I read that they are good.

Whose to say that Wongdongs might produce a quality product at some stage. If no one tries and no one asks then the known brands have it made and charge higher prices.

I am all for "other people" trying so called, inferior cheaper products and giveing feedback.

Not every el cheapo is el crappo, only mosto.

Spade
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