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Old 03-08-14, 11:20 AM   #31
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Thanks, Poppa. If you had to do it again, would you have the identical placement ... or do you think in hindsight that a little higher up might have been better? I'm just concerned since the normal placement based on Lexus' written directions are below the area of the widest point on the doors.

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I considered raising the molding higher on the door and actually taped them on at a greater height to see. I didn't like the appearance of them at the higher location so I reverted to the factory installation measurements. There is, in my opinion, NO molding that will protect from every size and height car door that contacts your doors and does damage.
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Steve, you were never enamored with any side molding LOL.
This is true, but I think higher up it wouldn't look OEM. The moldings from Lexus at least look OEM in their placement.
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Agreed. I think you and Bob have it right.
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You don't want it to look like the cars that drive around NYC with aftermarket moldings all over the doors and bumpers lol
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Darn, I was ready to do that .
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make sure you get bright chrome ones...with reflectors!
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You don't want it to look like the cars that drive around NYC with aftermarket moldings all over the doors and bumpers lol
I've seen that look in a coupe of large retirement communities too.
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make sure you get bright chrome ones...with reflectors!
Maybe some curb feelers to go along with them?
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And a landau top lol

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And a landau top lol

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Bob- I like, but I need the curb feelers. .
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Those tops aren't cheap either...guy paid like $3k to do that to his car lol
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Not including the $10 fuzzy dice?
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They only come with wire wheels lol
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