[DML] Product sub forums?
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[DML] Product sub forums?

An idea like this was floated a month or two ago, but this is a little
different and maybe of interest.

How about adding a section to the Main DMCnews area where we can post
information specifically on products.  

I'm sure I remember posts from months ago that the Optima batteries were
great - now I have one in my car and another thread has come up letting
me know they are awful.

I thought I had researched pretty well on alternators and bought a
popular upgrade item, only to learn afterwards that a higher amperage
model requires a higher rpm just to kick in - I would have purchase
differently if I had known that.

I almost purchased a much more expensive automatic antenna, but in that
case I found a good option at a much lower cost.

With the choices for aftermarket items on the market it seems like sub
forums with specific product reviews for batteries, tires, which oil,
alternators, AC accumulators, aftermarket frames, etc. would be very
helpful.  If the members and moderators work to ensure it's not about
ongoing online arguments between vendors and owners it could remain
concise and helpful.  In fact I would suggest that vendors/manufacturers
be encouraged to only include links to a product page and application
notes for the item.  That is the page they could showcase their own
information on the item and answer criticisms of it in one place/message
(application notes?) rather than a series of posts.

Picture finding a structure like this:

>>DMCH 105 Amp Reviews
>>>DMCH Product Page
>>PJ Grady 110 Amp Reviews
>>SpecialTAuto Alternator Reviews
>>>SpecialTauto Web Site
>>>SpecialTaut application Notes

>>AC Delco Reviews
>>Optima Yellow Top Reviews
>>>Manufacturers Web Site
>>>Manufacturers Application Notes
>>Optima Red Top Reviews
>>>Manufacturers Web Site
>>>Manufacturers Application Notes
>>Sears Diehard

>Door Lock Controllers
>>DNPW Wings-Be-Open
>>>DNPW Website
>>Joe Cool
>>>Joe Cool Website and application notes

>>General Info
>>Michelin Pilot Reviews
>>Goodrich T/A Reviews
>>Yokahama Reviews
>>Other Tire Reviews

Everyone will agree that their preferred vendors are a great source for
recommendations on products, but it's hard to compare. If original
posters could be allowed to update a posting over time it becomes a
living guide and far more concise than searching for old posts.

Rather than the previous suggestion of a review committee, this might
prove more feasible and more helpful.

Moderator, vendors, owners, anyone think this might work?


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