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    the other day i saw a c5 corvette with "lambo door hinges" . i could not help myself i had to go ask the guy some questions. according to him the stock door hinges are unbolted and the new ones just bolt rt in. no cutting or trimming or welding .he payed 1500 $just for the kit. the doors opened normal and then lift up.........kinda cool kinda. pretty salty price i thought. has anybody done this to there car? i looked thru the cac and have not seen any threads about this.

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    I've seen vettes locally here that have had it done. Alignment is critical, and IMO the system is gimicky. Even Lamborghini no longer uses these style doors. That should tell you something.

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    IMHO that is just a horrible thing to do to a Corvette!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrose7004 View Post
    IMHO that is just a horrible thing to do to a Corvette!
    Ditto

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    I'd talk it over with the car first .Remember vetts are living breathin ' things with feelings.I'd never want to embarrass my car

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    Quote Originally Posted by vett boy View Post
    I'd talk it over with the car first .Remember vetts are living breathin ' things with feelings.I'd never want to embarrass my car
    Don't ever let it hear you cuss it either!

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    thanks for the honesty i think it is completely reversable too. i have entertained the thought a time or two

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    Ya know Larry it really comes down to what you want.(I'd still talk it over with the car)

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    you know since it is reversable and they open normally and you have the option to lift them up......why not?oh yeh, it was the 1500$

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    I saw those on a C5 at a 'vette show here in the Springs last weekend. I gotta admit, I didn't like it. Kinda reminded me of a woman who got breast implants too big for her frame. Gets a lot of attention, but it just doesn't look right! Personal preference, I guess.

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    Oh well, to each his own! That's why I started my post with IMHO!

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    I'm not taking a side in this, but I wanted to introduce a picture. I don't know how many of you watched Bullrun on SpeedTV earlier this year, but one of the vehicles in the competition was a C5- they made it all the way to the final three. And the owner of the vehicle had modified his Corvette:





    I'll give it this: it is a different look.

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    it is a personal thing i think they look great and that is all i am saying all i know is that everywhere i go i got looks when i open the doors.

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    IMHO.. It is a lot of work, expense, and risk (you may do some damage) just to impress 14 year old girls?? On top of all that some are difficult to water seal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njlouc View Post
    IMHO.. It is a lot of work, expense, and risk (you may do some damage) just to impress 14 year old girls??
    Wrong gender.
    I have three neices, and I can tell you with some observational experience that 14 year old girls are focused on something called "Bratz," watching "High School Musical 3," and swooning over the guy who stars in the movie "Twilight." Lambo-style doors on a sports car wouldn't even register on their radar.

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