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Old 05-21-2011, 07:31 AM   #1
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Default Cure for the Common Curb....

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.

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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.

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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.

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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....

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Curb Alert Calibration Instructions

We have the Curb Alert in stock and with free shipping.... at the link below...Also have a great video that shows how the system works.

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Thanks,

Jim

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Old 07-14-2011, 10:28 AM   #2
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I mentioned before that I thought this was a good idea.... I read a post however from a forum member that got 1 from you, and he said it warned him way too soon when he was getting close to an object at the front .... he asked how to adjust the sensitivity to less than about 6'.... is there a way?
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:33 AM   #3
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I mentioned before that I thought this was a good idea.... I read a post however from a forum member that got 1 from you, and he said it warned him way too soon when he was getting close to an object at the front .... he asked how to adjust the sensitivity to less than about 6'.... is there a way?
We have modified our calibration instructions so that they are a little easier to understand. I would NOT recommend anything less than 8" as you still have to allow time to stop from the time it alerts you which usually puts you right at 6" or so, depending on your reflexes

The Calibration instructions are listed at the link above....

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Old 07-14-2011, 04:22 PM   #4
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thx for the reply - good instructions and looks like a good product...
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:57 AM   #5
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thx for the reply - good instructions and looks like a good product...
Thanks....glad I could help.

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Old 01-19-2012, 04:00 PM   #6
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One of the biggest fears with purchasing the Curb Alert is the installation, folks are unsure how "difficult" the installation is.

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To make it easy for Corvette drivers, we just created a Corvette specific Curb Alert install package for the C6 that allows you to do the whole installation within 1 hour. Checkout the video on the page below and you can see the entire installation on a 2009 C6.

Corvette Curb Alert

This is a Southern Car Parts exclusive Corvette Curb Alert package for that has everything crimped and ready to go. Run the wires and plug it in to the fuse box under the passenger floor board and you are off and running.

Just select the Corvette Specific Package when checking out and we will "pre-stage" everything for you prior to shipping so you can install it exactly like in the video.

Video is down towards the bottom of the page....

Corvette Curb Alert Install Video

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Jim,

Just finished installing the curb alert. The install took about a hour. Hardest part was getting the USB connector thru my mesh grill & then around the Vararam. After that it went very quickly. Did not have to calibrate...works great right out of the box. Plug & Play !

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Old 01-23-2012, 09:02 PM   #7
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great to hear.....thanks for the post.

Did the video help out at all?

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Just finished installing the curb alert. The install took about a hour. Hardest part was getting the USB connector thru my mesh grill & then around the Vararam. After that it went very quickly. Did not have to calibrate...works great right out of the box. Plug & Play !

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Old 03-07-2012, 08:10 PM   #9
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159.99 shipped.....
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Installed my Curb Alert from Southern Car Parts last weekend. It works great. Thanks Jim.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:45 AM   #11
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Installed my Curb Alert from Southern Car Parts last weekend. It works great. Thanks Jim.
Good to hear....glad you like it.

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What about speed bumps? Can it judge if I am going to clear it? The biggest problem I have is this (Speed Bumps) I have the zr1 side skirts and sometimes the bump has a lot of concrete towards the center. I will be upgrading to the zr front bumper with splitter and that is my worst nightmare to destroy the bumper.
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What about speed bumps? Can it judge if I am going to clear it? The biggest problem I have is this (Speed Bumps) I have the zr1 side skirts and sometimes the bump has a lot of concrete towards the center. I will be upgrading to the zr front bumper with splitter and that is my worst nightmare to destroy the bumper.
Yes, sure. You can adjust the sensor to whatever you like by the angle.
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Click the image to open in full size.

To make it easy for Corvette drivers, we just created a Corvette specific Curb Alert install package for the C6 that allows you to do the whole installation within 1 hour. Checkout the video on the page below and you can see the entire installation on a 2009 C6.

Corvette Curb Alert

This is a Southern Car Parts exclusive Corvette Curb Alert package for that has everything crimped and ready to go. Run the wires and plug it in to the fuse box under the passenger floor board and you are off and running.

Just select the Corvette Specific Package when checking out and we will "pre-stage" everything for you prior to shipping so you can install it exactly like in the video.

Video is down towards the bottom of the page....

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