Just do it! Dramatic difference when you take these distractions off. The doors look bigger, the profile is sleeker.
I used goo gone to remove the adhesive.
Its a completely different car. Just do it!
You wont regret it.
I will email pics to those who want it.
No need, there have been several people that have done that and posted the pictures.Originally Posted by fazali
And actually, I would regret it
Personally, I think the removal of the moldings makes the side of the car entirely too "slab-like". The mouldings break up the space and give the car nice lines.
"Walkin' the thin white line on this smiling road. 40 days, I've been all alone. Draggin' my heart all across this world. I got 100 miles to go before I get back to see my girl. Aint got nothing, I got nothing to lose. I keep walking away these blues. The cup is broken, but it's half full. I got 100 miles to go before I get back to see my girl."
100 Mile Blues - Scott Keeton and The Deviants
Gotta agree with 67alecto here. When good weather hits, I do intend to alter my badging a bit (remove "hemi" badges, REPLACE RT letters with a vintage R/T badge, etc), but the moulding stays. With all due respect to the owners of the awesome-looking "shaved" Magnums, I think my preference is to leave at least the moulding on...
I like the look without, for me the rubberbabybuggybumpers work just like they're supposed to, as I manage to bump the drywall every other time I get out of it.
My other car has 3 pedals and 100 more inches.
I think it visually streaches the doors even more and makes the windows look smaller and the roof more chopped how cool is that :D
Everyone I've shown has agreed that it looks better with out the moldings. IMO it gives it a much more sleek "hotrod" look where as the moldings made it look more like a "family" car. But you know what opinions are like.... :D
2006 Inferno Red Magnum SRT8
2005 Silver Magnum RT - SOLD
2005 Brilliant Black Magnum RT - SOLD
2005 Cool Vanilla R/T AWD
My guess is that the "no mouldings" look varies FROM color to color too. Most of the pics I've seen of your shaved rides have been on the darker colors - and I think they look great. Then I go down to the garage and try to visualize that look on my Cool Vanilla, and I'm just not comfortable that I would be as impressed. And let's face it - it's a commitment. If I got 'em off and then decided I didn't like the look, it would be one hell of a PIA to put them back on...
Thanks for (re)posting those pics, Jim. Like I said, I do think it's a sweet look on a dark-colored car (and yours is no exception ), I just don't know how it would look on Cool Vanilla. I think I'll wait a spell for another Vanilla owner to blaze this trail for me, then maybe I'll be able to get off the fence on this one...Originally Posted by Jim
I like mouldings..I just wish mine were freakin straight! I wonder if I could peel them off and reapply them straight? As I have posted previously mine are crooked as a sway back mule.
Nick the RN in Beautiful traffic fouled Naples Florida
My take on this: if the car is lowered, lose the molding. If it's stock height, leave it on.
At stock height without the moldings you do risk making the doors look more slab-ish. If it's lowered, the ground replaces the molding in terms of the stretching effect. Being closer to the pavement stretches the whole car and diminishes the slab effect on the doors.
That's one reason I went without molding on my lowered truck and kept the stock molding on my lifted 4x4.
2005 Magnum RT
1972 Chev K10 lifted..
1972 Chev C10 lowered..
Great point on the lowered notation, you are right. As a matter of fact, thats my next move. However, I am still working out how to lower the car two inches all around. Any ideas?