Originally Posted by Erikos
At the time that I posted this I was a full time student pursuing my BSME and was deliberately keeping a distance from car stuff cause I was worried that I'd get too distracted.
PPG is probably a good depiction of the type of company that I'd like to create one day. And their prices are about what I'd expect from a company that likely employs mechanical engineers full time. So I can't say I blame them for having prices as high as they do. Since they (presumably) employ such educated staff, I wouldn't mind paying the premium and I'd be confident that I'd purchased a quality product.
The only problem is that I'm educated too. And until I start seeing tons of reports and some solid facts that suggest that companies such as MFactory or Gear-X have some inherent issues with their products, I'm going to continue to struggle to find a reason as to why I should spend $1700 for final drive from PPG when I get the same results as one of the Gear-X ones that cost a grand less.
It's cool that PPG makes gears for Lamborghinis though.