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Introducing the "Cure for the Common Curb". Front end damage when parking is a very real problem for many cars on the road today, especially for vehicles who have installed ground effects or aerodynamic profile improvements on their vehicles. Curbs are something that are one of those road hazards that do more damage to sports cars than any other hazard on the road.
In fact, just a simple trip to the corner store can become a costly errand if you over-estimate your front end clearance when parking: damage repairs could easily run $1000 or more; however, Curb Alert provides you a warning system that gives you three-deep warning tones as you approach too close to a curb.
The Curb Alert is very easy to install and does not put a drain on your battery when the car is not on. Using a patented infrared technology, the front mounted sensor is calibrated to a warning distance of anywhere from 8-28" (you decide with whatever you feel comfortable with). The warning alarm is hidden in the car and will give you three gentle tones when you are within a specified distance to the curb. The system gives you a short beep every time you start your car to let you know the system is active.
The Curb Alert is one of a kind and is a gadget that will save you money in the long run, preventing front end damage to any car that is low enough to be vulnerable to a Curb. Do not take a chance, get the Curb Alert to prevent curb damage.
This is not one of those gimmicky products, we have installed it on a Corvette C6 Z06, Nissan GTR, and a Dodge Challenger. In all instances it works exactly as described (we wanted to test it ourselves before we opened the flood gates ) It is the real deal and will save you money in the long run. Heck it might it even give you enough confidence to let your significant other take the car for spin (my biggest worry letting someone else drive my car is there lack of familiarity with judging the curb distance when parking)
Install is pretty simple. You wire it direct to your battery (it is fused). Hardest part is getting the three wires through the firewall....
$160 ain't bad. I reverse in to every parking spot for exactly this reason. I've scraped before on curbs and didn't want to take the chance with my new front end. Sounds like a solid investment for a DD.
That's not bad. I'd get one if I had the extra cash. I've already had to do some epic surgery to my chin spoiler after I first got it.. I have now learned to look in the reflection of the car next to me when pulling into a spot.. half the time it's too dirty to see or has plastic body panels, so I'm left guessing.
My headunit has a function where you can install a back up camera and use the screen as the monitor. The wiring would be beyond me, but I would live to put a camera on the rear activated by being in reverse, and one on the front for watching the lip while parking (I guess activated by a toggle)
Yea, I guess thats why the new cars "park themselves' for
the inept crowd. Personally I like to drive the car, not have
the car drive me. ABS, TCS, TPMS can all go away...
You have to turn the unit on for it to work?
That will be a major hurdle for the forgetful
and spatial recognition challenged driver.
First, this is a good product in that it's innocuous and very reasonably priced. For drivers who are starting out this would be perfect.
Beyond that, I agree with you totally....If you need this product, you don't know your car as well as you think you do or you are easily distracted (cell phones, eating, trying to look cool etc).
Not knocking the product because yes, curb feelers used to be a 'thing' and in some cases it makes perfect sense but, if you rely on all the electronic gizmos and could not handle the car otherwise, you should not be driving said car.
ABS is one though that I feel is plus because in a full on panic situation, who has the right mind set to 'pump' the brakes and who can pump them more efficiently than a computer who's one meaning in life is to do just that...pump the brakes to avoid a lock up and let you focus on steering the car or positioning yourself for airbag deployment...
08 S197 GT Auto: FRPP Strut Tower Brace, FRPP Bullitt CAI, Bama 91-P Tune, VBX remaned valve body with Superior Transmission Shift Kit.
Pending upgrades: Shaftmasters Aluminum 3.5" DS, FRPP 3.73 gears, Axle back exahust (?)
Originally Posted by LostBoyz
if you are getting 29mpg in your 5.0, you aren't driving it correctly
Not enirely true. I park every day in directional parking (angled spots) and if you back in you will get a ticket. Pretty annoying, but I can see where this could be handy for getting close to the curb.
My mom bought me one of these for Christmas (not sure why but thoughtful nethertheless). I had it installed on my old GT/CS bumper, but now I'm switched over to a Roush and don't have a place to mount it yet. I will say it's a great product, easy to use and fairly easy to install. As well as curbs, it helped me know when I was about to scrape leaving a steep driveway and saved me a couple times. After using it awhile it kind've trains you to know where the front bumper is and I'm proud to say after five months in city driving I've only scraped the underside of my new bumper ONCE. I'd recommend it even if you think you're some ultimate badass driver who never scrapes their car.
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