New Isofrane Colors

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Re: New Isofrane Colors

Post by Panerai7 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:14 am

Torrid wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:21 am
Panerai7 wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Jeep99dad wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:49 pm
I just can’t do 150$ for these.

The magnum are super nice
Same, silly for stamped rubber. BC makes these and they make their own for 25-30$
While I know BC is manufacturing them, something is different between the material and the standard BC rubber. I do think it is much better, but it isn’t $120 better for sure. Mine cost $129 shipped new when I got it. That was bad enough. $150 is ridiculous enough on its own and I’m sure ISOfrane still charges for shipping on top of that.
It’s a rip-off regardless. I paid $150 for large all-weather rubber floor mats from Weather Tech. Made in USA. Great quality rubber and enough material to make a 100 Isofranes. Rubber is rubber, add/subtract compounds to make softer harder more pliable more rigid, oil resistant etc and then stamp/mold. A rubber strap shouldn’t cost the same as a Michelin Tire.

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Re: New Isofrane Colors

Post by dukerules » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:37 am

Isofrane is such a racket, but then again, most things in watches are.

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Re: New Isofrane Colors

Post by SoCal C4S » Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:19 am

I pick up all of my ISO straps on forums, and never for more than $75. They are my favorites, with Borealis copies as a close second.

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Re: New Isofrane Colors

Post by aikiman44 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:24 am

Panerai7 wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:14 am
Torrid wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:21 am
Panerai7 wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Jeep99dad wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:49 pm
I just can’t do 150$ for these.

The magnum are super nice
Same, silly for stamped rubber. BC makes these and they make their own for 25-30$
While I know BC is manufacturing them, something is different between the material and the standard BC rubber. I do think it is much better, but it isn’t $120 better for sure. Mine cost $129 shipped new when I got it. That was bad enough. $150 is ridiculous enough on its own and I’m sure ISOfrane still charges for shipping on top of that.
It’s a rip-off regardless. I paid $150 for large all-weather rubber floor mats from Weather Tech. Made in USA. Great quality rubber and enough material to make a 100 Isofranes. Rubber is rubber, add/subtract compounds to make softer harder more pliable more rigid, oil resistant etc and then stamp/mold. A rubber strap shouldn’t cost the same as a Michelin Tire.
Weather Tech? Is that what the North Carolina upper crust are wiping their loafers on?.)
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Re: New Isofrane Colors

Post by Panerai7 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:13 am

aikiman44 wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:24 am
Panerai7 wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:14 am
Torrid wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:21 am
Panerai7 wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Jeep99dad wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:49 pm
I just can’t do 150$ for these.

The magnum are super nice
Same, silly for stamped rubber. BC makes these and they make their own for 25-30$
While I know BC is manufacturing them, something is different between the material and the standard BC rubber. I do think it is much better, but it isn’t $120 better for sure. Mine cost $129 shipped new when I got it. That was bad enough. $150 is ridiculous enough on its own and I’m sure ISOfrane still charges for shipping on top of that.
It’s a rip-off regardless. I paid $150 for large all-weather rubber floor mats from Weather Tech. Made in USA. Great quality rubber and enough material to make a 100 Isofranes. Rubber is rubber, add/subtract compounds to make softer harder more pliable more rigid, oil resistant etc and then stamp/mold. A rubber strap shouldn’t cost the same as a Michelin Tire.
Weather Tech? Is that what the North Carolina upper crust are wiping their loafers on?.)
Not sure, lol. They last forever and are custom fit to a particular vehicle. I use them in all my vehicles rather than carpeted mats.

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Re: New Isofrane Colors

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:50 am

Panerai7 wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:13 am
aikiman44 wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:24 am
Panerai7 wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:14 am
Torrid wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:21 am
Panerai7 wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Jeep99dad wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:49 pm
I just can’t do 150$ for these.

The magnum are super nice
Same, silly for stamped rubber. BC makes these and they make their own for 25-30$
While I know BC is manufacturing them, something is different between the material and the standard BC rubber. I do think it is much better, but it isn’t $120 better for sure. Mine cost $129 shipped new when I got it. That was bad enough. $150 is ridiculous enough on its own and I’m sure ISOfrane still charges for shipping on top of that.
It’s a rip-off regardless. I paid $150 for large all-weather rubber floor mats from Weather Tech. Made in USA. Great quality rubber and enough material to make a 100 Isofranes. Rubber is rubber, add/subtract compounds to make softer harder more pliable more rigid, oil resistant etc and then stamp/mold. A rubber strap shouldn’t cost the same as a Michelin Tire.
Weather Tech? Is that what the North Carolina upper crust are wiping their loafers on?.)
Not sure, lol. They last forever and are custom fit to a particular vehicle. I use them in all my vehicles rather than carpeted mats.
I have been buying weathertech for years on all of my cars if I decide I will have them long term. I can say the ones I bought from them on our Genesis has been disappointing. :banghead: They are more plastic, so the rears mats fold up and look like shit. Where the front ones fit perfect. :nutkick:

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Re: New Isofrane Colors

Post by Torrid » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:17 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:50 am
Panerai7 wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:13 am
aikiman44 wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:24 am
Panerai7 wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:14 am
Torrid wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:21 am
Panerai7 wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Jeep99dad wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:49 pm
I just can’t do 150$ for these.

The magnum are super nice
Same, silly for stamped rubber. BC makes these and they make their own for 25-30$
While I know BC is manufacturing them, something is different between the material and the standard BC rubber. I do think it is much better, but it isn’t $120 better for sure. Mine cost $129 shipped new when I got it. That was bad enough. $150 is ridiculous enough on its own and I’m sure ISOfrane still charges for shipping on top of that.
It’s a rip-off regardless. I paid $150 for large all-weather rubber floor mats from Weather Tech. Made in USA. Great quality rubber and enough material to make a 100 Isofranes. Rubber is rubber, add/subtract compounds to make softer harder more pliable more rigid, oil resistant etc and then stamp/mold. A rubber strap shouldn’t cost the same as a Michelin Tire.
Weather Tech? Is that what the North Carolina upper crust are wiping their loafers on?.)
Not sure, lol. They last forever and are custom fit to a particular vehicle. I use them in all my vehicles rather than carpeted mats.
I have been buying weathertech for years on all of my cars if I decide I will have them long term. I can say the ones I bought from them on our Genesis has been disappointing. :banghead: They are more plastic, so the rears mats fold up and look like shit. Where the front ones fit perfect. :nutkick:
I’ve had Weather Techs in the past, but I found out Ford made their own heavy duty floor mats when I needed them for our current vehicles. They’re a similar idea but softer feeling with a more matte appearance. Bonus is that they have the vehicle logo in the grip pattern. They were about $30 less than Weather Tech for the whole set, so a similar price point, but if I didn’t have a great OEM option I’d get the Weather Techs instead.
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Re: New Isofrane Colors

Post by CGSshorty » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:22 am

WeatherTech quality has gone downhill. I’ve worn a hole in the driver’s mat of the last two sets I bought. On a positive note, they replaced both sets, no questions asked.
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Re: New Isofrane Colors

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:33 am

Torrid wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:17 am
I’ve had Weather Techs in the past, but I found out Ford made their own heavy duty floor mats when I needed them for our current vehicles. They’re a similar idea but softer feeling with a more matte appearance. Bonus is that they have the vehicle logo in the grip pattern. They were about $30 less than Weather Tech for the whole set, so a similar price point, but if I didn’t have a great OEM option I’d get the Weather Techs instead.
CGSshorty wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:22 am
WeatherTech quality has gone downhill. I’ve worn a hole in the driver’s mat of the last two sets I bought. On a positive note, they replaced both sets, no questions asked.
That does suck. The Genesis only came with regular mats. So that is why I went with weathertech. My stock Saab mats have been perfect for the last 12 years.

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Re: New Isofrane Colors

Post by aikiman44 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:32 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:22 am
WeatherTech quality has gone downhill. I’ve worn a hole in the driver’s mat of the last two sets I bought. On a positive note, they replaced both sets, no questions asked.
That happened to me on my last set and they replaced it.
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