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    VERY low profile tires...

    Now I have seen it all. I thought 30-series or 25-series were low profile.

    These are supposedly called "rubber-band tires". 30" wheels. Perfect for the Z8 don't you agree?

    I guess there's no more need for tire dressing either, since there's no sidewall. I wonder if you even inflate them.
     
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    okay, here they are

    I think this will start a new trend.
     
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    hmm, looks stupid, unsafe and terrible drive, so why? I can miss this trend and never regret it. Heck that set up barely works on Monster Trucks.
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    Make sure you have the PP installed before switching to such low-profile setup
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    RFLOL, that is true, hope they got that in place before they did the headlight adjustment.
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    I hope that isn't a real Z8
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    wow! I didn't know my photoshop skills were so good.

    nope. that's not a real photo. it's my Z8 from a pic i took at a local concours.
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    Hahahaha, you are good, whew I am relieved it wasn't a real Z8. You got me hook, line and sinker!
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    bvhbmw, with your PhotoShop skills, could you in your spare time if you desire, take the 507 hood scope and add it to the Z8 hood? Keeping the low profile, but I would imagine the dimensions might be different, so that I can see what that legacy styling bit would have looked like on the Z8. No worries, if you are too busy, just an idea I am kicking around in my head if I ever buy an extra hood.
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    Brian,
    Cool idea. Here's my rendering of your request. Click for full size.

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    Now that is looking sweet. Do you think if we extended it down to the top of the headlights and made the height a little bit higher would work? Can we do it from a head on view?

    See this URL for a good pic http://www.madle.org/og05bmw507j57.jpg
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    something like this?

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    Looking sweet. What do you think about the proportions? Would the Z8 hood scoop be better if it was wider to follow the natural line of the hood? I think if it was as wide as the lines already there, we might have a hit.

    I like it.
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    like this?

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    that is it! I think the longitudinal spike probably isn't needed on the updated model - what do you think? It would be a little cleaner and I think my vision is complete - now to find that extra hood.
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    okay, here's no spike.

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    Some real nice Photoshop work.