Thanks for the response. So, no harm no foul. How are the moldings installed? No holes? Any costs to remove? Are they installed at the factory or dealership? Paint? I'm buying the car by the numbers ($/performance) and never noticed the darn moldings one way or the other. Also, I went with torch red because I thought it would be an easy sell a few years from now like Porsches. Is that the case with Vettes too? Red sells fast?
I actually had the dealership put them on my car. I realize that if you look at the build codes someone could see it didn't come that way from the factory, but so what? I like them. If and when I ever get rid of the car and it is an issue...off they come.
Take delivery of the car and then see what you think. They are held in place with double sided tape. Personally I think it is a pleasant addition. This is my fourth C5 and I keep getting the BSM's. I like em.
The BSM serves one of two purposes, in my mind. If they're on, they make the coves look "fast", and add a touch of racy look. If they are off, they tend to give a European style of look to the side of the car. I like the car either way.
I haven't taken mine off for a couple reasons. First, I really like the look, but could live without it. Secondly, since I like the look, it's not a big deal to leave them on. Finally, on a two year old car, I'm not sure there wouldn't be some paint fade under them, and I'm really not willing to take that chance, just to see.
Take 'em off if you want to. I imagine everyone here will still like you, either way!:lol: :cheers: :lol:
Take them off. Breaks up the body lines. They make the car look longer,and the body thinner. You sure didn't see them on the #2 and #3 Corvettes at Daytona. Should come right off with a heat gun. Your going to enjoy this site.
I agree with Baron, it breaks the lines of the car. I had the dealer remove mine. They took it to a local body shop, you can not tell they were ever on. Everybody a t the dealership agreed the car loked better. 02' EB.
I too spent a lot of time deciding on the molding. I really like the sleek look of the car without them. A friend says he likes the way the bsm breaks up the door. Guess that is why it is an option.
But the deciding factor me...my 94 Vette. That car was 8 years old with NO dings. My driving/parking habits are not going to change (in fact, now that I tele-commute from home - the car is exposed to other while sitting even less).
Your check, your decision. My money, look at my sig.....
Drive it for a while, look at it from different angles in different light, and do what you think is right for you. If it will be a daily driver and there is a chance that parking conditions for you merit BSM, leave them on in that case. A whole lot easier to take care of a dinged BSM than a chip in a door
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