I'm not sure what to think of Sure Motorsports
and want to hear what others think. Sure Motorsports recently opened shop with a bunch of what appears to be very good "me too" products.
On the one hand I welcome a new supplier that is focused on the Mazdaspeed platforms but on the other hand I can't help but feel they are 'stealing' from the existing suppliers that invested in the platforms earlier. Ultimately, I'm worried that this new comer will make things worse for us because the old suppliers will not have enough income from their existing products to fund new ones. Also, since Sure hasn't shown any big innovation this may signal the end of new products for us. See the problem? What do you think?
Not convinced they have me too products?
This is a cross between the successful COBB SRI and the cp-e Xcel Nano. COBB was the innovator here by providing an very good alternative to the CAIs on the market. cp-e then put their spin on a short intake and made one out of metal instead of plastic and silicone tubing. Sure takes the metal MAF housing idea from cp-e and combines it with the quieter silicone tube from the COBB piece. I'm sure the Aeros is a good product simply because I know both the COBB and cp-e products are good.
This looks like a copy of the COBB TIP but with stronger joint pipes that will resist kinking when the clamps are over tightened. That's a small innovation but do we need this alternative? At least cp-e offers a version that is made for bigger turbos.
This is another rear differential brace. There's no description on the Sure site yet so we can't comment on it too much but do we need another option? Aren't the SU or cp-e parts enough?
I assume this will be a rear motor mount similar to that offered by SU and cp-e. I wonder what innovation Sure will bring to one of the oldest replacement parts on the speed 6 platform.
They have other parts but you get the picture.
This is important to me because I've been waiting for my car's warranty to expire before modding it and I'm now ready to buy all the above parts either from COBB, cp-e, or now Sure. If I buy from Sure I'd want to know that 1) they'll use the money to make other products and 2) there's also more of you willing to do the same so they can actually make it happen. If the majority of you will shun Sure then my money would be better spent supporting COBB and cp-e and hope they'll continue developing products for us.
I'd really like to hear what you guys think.