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ID:	51428 I have not seen this posted elsewhere, so thought I would throw it out there. Not sure how I feel about the scoop piece on the doors. I understand the design for full air intake, but when you open the door this piece looks "tacked on" to me. You will also need to consider this large pointy piece sticking out when opening the doors next to another car.

    Thoughts?
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    Last edited by ABorC; 07-26-2019, 01:27 PM.
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    Valid thoughts and concerns. However, personally, I like the door “peak” though I sure understand and respect those that do not. It was actually debated on many rendering threads as far back as about a year before the year (maybe longer than that). Some like it, some are not sure, and some dislike it a bunch.

    Chazcron’s rendering measurements were that the door peak does not stick out as much as lower part of the door (so not the first place to hit).

    We have CorvetteBlogger going to Kerbeck’s with a list of things he is wanting to find out, and he added this question onto his list.

    Bottom line of course is that the door peak we know for the last week, is real; it is “the card we are now dealt.”

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    • #3
      Thanks John. One of my Corvette Club buddies had the resolution for me. Just keep the doors closed.
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      • #4
        You have so see it positively. A door ding on gloss black is really easy to fix compared to the more complex metalic colors

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        • #5
          Put me in the camp of less than thrilled, for now, as I am awaiting to see it in person.
          I was one of those that thought it wouldn't be there when revealed.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ace View Post
            You have so see it positively. A door ding on gloss black is really easy to fix compared to the more complex metallic colors
            Which made me pause and reconsider my preference for the body-colored exterior trim option. It wasn't a very long pause though.

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            • #7
              What concerns me is how is this piece attached. Sure looks like something that may get broke off or loosen and not continue to line up with the lines of rear fender. Looks good when door is closed but it seems odd to me when open. And keep in mind , back to how this is attached it is part of the handle to open the door so it will get abuse. Could this be a future design issue??? Maybe cracking of finish??? It does raise a question and has raised many questions pre reveal. Lots of folks are excited about the C8 and I am one of them, BUT, it is a first year car, whoo knows where issues will arise, could this be one?

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              • #8
                The design is ok by me, but the fact that the front edge of scoop and the blade don't align bothers me. I assume it was a design element, but that exposed edge between the scoop blade and the scoop itself is going to be a rock chip magnet. I know I'm complaining, but I think it makes the blade looked tacked on. Still going to get one though

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                • #9
                  I was thinking similarly to Steve8. I thought that Chevy was trying to throw us off with that "blade" or "door peak" and it wouldn't be part of the finished product. On a side note, we are going to have to come up with the correct terminology for this piece.
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                  • #10
                    Ok...I'll be the first to say it......just can't help myself. Let's call it a..... "door handle".... ha. Ok..maybe a "scoop handle"....

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                    • #11
                      I don't much care how the door "looks" when open. The car will spend little time that way. The width could be a concern. Won't want to be parallel parking next to any walls if you have a passenger in the car, and opening the door in a two car garage will merit some care.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ZORA 69 View Post
                        What concerns me is how is this piece attached. Sure looks like something that may get broke off or loosen and not continue to line up with the lines of rear fender. Looks good when door is closed but it seems odd to me when open. And keep in mind , back to how this is attached it is part of the handle to open the door so it will get abuse. Could this be a future design issue??? Maybe cracking of finish??? It does raise a question and has raised many questions pre reveal. Lots of folks are excited about the C8 and I am one of them, BUT, it is a first year car, whoo knows where issues will arise, could this be one?
                        I think that in 300,000 miles of real world C8 testing that GM has a) thought of this, and b) much more importantly, tested and retested and retested it.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by freeman1215 View Post
                          Thanks John. One of my Corvette Club buddies had the resolution for me. Just keep the doors closed.
                          Or get a lambo door conversion kit so that it opens up

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                          • #14
                            The question I do have about the scoop is how well is it being protected out of the factory from chipping? I know a few Z06 owners that were having problems with rock chips on the C7 where the rear brake cooling scoop sticks out just a little. Personally I would get that area protected right away with a clear protective film if the factory does not install.

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                            • #15
                              My car goes from the dealer to the body shop for customization, then directly from there to the pro detailer for XPEL and CQuartz, window tinting. They I drive, DRIVE!
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