How much rubber plates are you willing to pay for?
A few years ago I was reading a review of the new Mitsubishi Evo 500X for the first time, and I was surprised to find that it’s a $2,000 rubber plate.
At that price point, it’s an expensive rubber plate, but it’s still worth it.
The Evo 5000X and the Evo 7000X are $2 to $3,000 cheaper, but they’re much more rugged and well-made, with excellent traction and good braking.
And yet I still didn’t want to spend that much on rubber plates.
I was afraid that they would fall apart on my drive, or that they wouldn’t last.
I had a few questions about how they perform on the road and the real world.
Did they last for a full year on a typical highway?
Or does the rubber plate start to wear away in a matter of weeks?
To answer these questions, I set out to do some research on the rubber plates that were sold in North America, Europe, and Australia.
The rubber plates were purchased from suppliers in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, and Ohio.
Each supplier had a specific number of rubber plates to choose from.
These suppliers included Kona, which has over 60,000 miles of rubber in its warehouses, and Rancid, which specializes in rubber plates for the automotive industry.
Kona sells a variety of rubber and other plates, including rubber weights, plates for car seats, mats, and more.
Rancids was one of the companies that offered the most expensive rubber plates in the U.S. and the world.
I bought my rubber plates from Rancides and had them tested for wear and tear.
I also sent them a sample of the rubber to evaluate their durability and wear.
In the process, I found out that they did indeed perform well over the long term, and for the price of a $5 rubber plate they can last for many years.
For my first rubber plate test, I went to Kona’s website and ordered a sample plate.
K-Onet was my supplier.
They were located in the northern part of New Jersey and their website is online here.
Konten was another supplier I used in my first test.
They also have a great website, but their website has the prices listed in the company’s catalog, so I needed to pay more for my plate than the Kontens suggested.
So I ordered a new plate from them.
Konnet’s website says they have 4,000 plates on hand.
I checked their website and it had 2,000 plate orders to my name.
They told me that they were offering a 50% discount off of the $5 plate price.
So, I decided to get a new Kontena for $10.
I paid $20.50 for a $1,000 Konteny.
So my total was $39.50.
I went back to Kontenes website and they had just 2,300 rubber plates available for me.
So that left me with $38.50 left over.
That left me at $37.50 total, which was less than what I was expecting.
But I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the plate had lasted for at least five years.
I sent a replacement Kontene back to the company, and they gave me a discount of 25%.
I didn’t think I was going to need more plates, so that left $30.50 to spend.
That’s more than the plate cost.
And since I had just purchased a new rubber plate and was not planning on using it for the rest of the year, I was able to save $10 on my next order.
My next order was for a Kontenna for $12.50 and it cost me $31.50, or $1.20 per plate.
After that, I kept doing tests on Konteniks plates.
They gave me the option of two rubber plates and I bought the second plate for $5.
So now I have 2,700 rubber plates on my plate, and the company has offered a 30% discount on the $10 plate price for the last few months.
I have had the plates for about a year now, and it has lasted through some major highway accidents.
When I drive on a highway, I wear the rubber on the plates.
As the road moves over the plates, the rubber can get dirty, which causes wear and a few other problems.
I can tell you that my plates are doing great.
I’m not the only one who has had them.
The company’s website has lots of videos of drivers using them and there’s a lot of information about them on the company website.
The plates are very reliable and are well-built.
Kondo, the manufacturer, has been a big supplier for years.
They have a good reputation for quality and reliability.