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SVTJON87
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flat ding gards?
#1310628 - 09/01/06 07:43 AM

am i the only one with the flat ding gards on my 99 svt. ive been looking around at some pics and it looks like all the svts ive seen have rased ding gards with some shape to them. mine are flat and have no shape

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getsum111
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1310634 (Re: SVTJON87) 09/01/06 10:44 AM

I had the flat ones on my 99, that is, till I took them off.

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Mabe I WILL be Phil.

1999 Contour SVT, Tropic Green
BAT kit, K&N RU-3530+MAF, Magnecore 8.5mm, some audio goodies, Hightowers, Knauberized, tatoo by Parkedcar.






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RawBurt
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1310656 (Re: SVTJON87) 09/01/06 12:04 PM

Mine were flat as a pancake

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icysvt
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1310705 (Re: SVTJON87) 09/01/06 01:53 PM

i could be wrong but i think the 98's had more shape to them alltogether. When we took mine off and compared them to my friends 2000 they were alot different in shape he actually kept mine to put on his car

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1998 CSVT #844 Born May 9,1997 Silver n Blue
B&M Short throw shifter
Eibach springs
4 Memphis PR 12"
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Berkel
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1310766 (Re: icysvt) 09/01/06 03:40 PM

Originally posted by icysvt:
he actually kept mine to put on his car





Mine were flat too, most E1's are this way. They're still ugly though, so knauberize them

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Tourige
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1310772 (Re: Berkel) 09/01/06 03:54 PM

both mine and my brothers 99 svt's were flat.

My old 95 SE was more round.

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99 TRed Contour SVT # 1853 out of 2760
230.2 WHP @ 6500
237.0 WTR @ 2250

Originally posted by MxRacer:
Originally posted by RawBurt:
I'll be keeping it to myself, until the time comes. It'll be hard to find.




much like your weiner.




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mystiquevltwin
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1310814 (Re: Tourige) 09/01/06 04:53 PM

my 98 mystique are flat. i actually dont think that the raised ones look too bad.

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SVTJON87
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1310817 (Re: Tourige) 09/01/06 04:54 PM

ok this all makes sence now. thanks guys

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TGO
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1310841 (Re: Berkel) 09/01/06 05:45 PM

Originally posted by Berkel:
Mine were flat too, most E1's are this way. They're still ugly though, so knauberize them




just curious as to who came up with the word "knauberize?" can't we just say "remove?"

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PacificTourG
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1310842 (Re: TGO) 09/01/06 05:49 PM

Just curious, how many styles of ding guards are there? I think I have seen 3.

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hotdimmes
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1310860 (Re: TGO) 09/01/06 06:24 PM

Originally posted by TGO:
Originally posted by Berkel:
Mine were flat too, most E1's are this way. They're still ugly though, so knauberize them




just curious as to who came up with the word "knauberize?" can't we just say "remove?"




read the FAQ buddy!!

"Why is it called "Knauberize"?
It is named after the first CEGer to remove his door ding guards - Robert Knauber of the Capitol CEG."


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Black Ebony/Greystone 1998.5 V6 SE MTX

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Tourige
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1310909 (Re: PacificTourG) 09/01/06 08:13 PM

Originally posted by PacificTourG:
Just curious, how many styles of ding guards are there? I think I have seen 3.




2 IIRC

The flat ones and the raised ones (post-97 vs pre-98)

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99 TRed Contour SVT # 1853 out of 2760
230.2 WHP @ 6500
237.0 WTR @ 2250

Originally posted by MxRacer:
Originally posted by RawBurt:
I'll be keeping it to myself, until the time comes. It'll be hard to find.




much like your weiner.




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KingpinSVT
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1310923 (Re: Tourige) 09/01/06 08:30 PM

The flat ones look like crap. The rounded ones look better.

My E1 has the rounded ones (and thats why they are still on), but maybe that is because it is the earliest of the E1s (98.5).

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tsSVT
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1310951 (Re: KingpinSVT) 09/01/06 09:26 PM

They all look like crap,they should all be removed.It doesn't matter if one looks less crappy.

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2000 Silver SVT

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contourfreak22
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1310981 (Re: tsSVT) 09/01/06 10:38 PM

Originally posted by tsSVT:
They all look like crap,they should all be removed.It doesn't matter if one looks less crappy.


i think the car looks naked with out the door ding gaurds

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1999 Ford Contour SE Zetec with 137k miles.
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Guitarman19853
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1311004 (Re: contourfreak22) 09/01/06 11:13 PM

Originally posted by contourfreak22:
Originally posted by tsSVT:
They all look like crap,they should all be removed.It doesn't matter if one looks less crappy.


i think the car looks naked with out the door ding gaurds




wow i'm not the only one that thinks this! i totally think the car looks better with them on.

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~Ryan
1999 T-Red SVT Contour
41k Miles #1701 / 2760
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teamSVTour
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1311093 (Re: contourfreak22) 09/02/06 03:36 AM

Originally posted by contourfreak22:
i think the car looks naked with out the door ding gaurds




Originally posted by Guitarman19853:


wow i'm not the only one that thinks this! i totally think the car looks better with them on.




agreed. Mine are the better looking ones though (the 98 or 98.5 version). I like them right where they are

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Reebs
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1311125 (Re: teamSVTour) 09/02/06 04:33 AM

Originally posted by teamSVTour:
Originally posted by contourfreak22:
i think the car looks naked with out the door ding gaurds




Originally posted by Guitarman19853:


wow i'm not the only one that thinks this! i totally think the car looks better with them on.




agreed. Mine are the better looking ones though (the 98 or 98.5 version). I like them right where they are




Totally agree... I guess there are a few of us anti-knauberizers!

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For Sale - 96 Tour Sport 2.5L MTX with SVT Exhaust, pre 98 trunklid with newer Contour Sport spoiler instead of lip spoiler, newer Contour sport rims. Newer paint job. Brand new floor mats. Rust Free! PM me for details and pics.




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"shotty driving"-ds
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1311176 (Re: Reebs) 09/02/06 08:02 AM

Mine have saved my doors numerous times. Not that my paint and body are in the best of condition but still.

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1999 Mercury Mystique LS 3L Manual

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SVTJON87
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1311251 (Re: "shotty driving"-ds) 09/02/06 05:13 PM

yea ding gauds are just that DING GAURDS

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Reebs
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1311256 (Re: SVTJON87) 09/02/06 05:22 PM

Originally posted by SVTJON87:
yea ding gauds are just that DING GAURDS




Most profound statement of the day award!



Reebs

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For Sale - 96 Tour Sport 2.5L MTX with SVT Exhaust, pre 98 trunklid with newer Contour Sport spoiler instead of lip spoiler, newer Contour sport rims. Newer paint job. Brand new floor mats. Rust Free! PM me for details and pics.




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"shotty driving"-ds
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1311328 (Re: SVTJON87) 09/02/06 08:28 PM

Originally posted by SVTJON87:
yea ding gauds are just that DING GAURDS




I was referring to how some people on these boards say take them off they're ugly and don't do anything anyway.....

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ChattavegasSE
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1311339 (Re: "shotty driving"-ds) 09/02/06 08:56 PM

They never did me any good.

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2000 Contour SE 2.5L ATX - Toreador Red
2001 VW Golf GLS 2.0L MTX - Tornado Red
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BlackBirdRacing
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1311476 (Re: Reebs) 09/03/06 02:08 AM

Originally posted by Reebs:

Totally agree... I guess there are a few of us anti-knauberizers!




I actually removed mine...

And have now bought new ones from Bill, to put them back on.



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Originally posted by MapOfTaziFoSho:
Can u ask him to measure his shaft and compare it to your shaft?











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TGO
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1311518 (Re: Guitarman19853) 09/03/06 03:19 AM

Originally posted by Guitarman19853:

wow i'm not the only one that thinks this! i totally think the car looks better with them on.




meh. The painted ones look better and if my car came with them i probably would have left them alone...however the non painted "rubber" ones that came on my SVT were nasty and had to go.

I do think the lines of the car flow better with them taken off though.

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#609 of 2760

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Reebs
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1311523 (Re: TGO) 09/03/06 03:26 AM

Quote:

...however the non painted "rubber" ones that came on my SVT were nasty and had to go.





Got a pic!?!? I don't recall seeing non painted rubber ding guards on an SVT?



Reebs

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BlackBirdRacing
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1311543 (Re: Reebs) 09/03/06 03:57 AM

The newer ones don't come with paint...

you have to paint them, perhaps somebody didn't paint his.

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Originally posted by MapOfTaziFoSho:
Can u ask him to measure his shaft and compare it to your shaft?











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CSVT1214
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1311544 (Re: BlackBirdRacing) 09/03/06 04:00 AM

Originally posted by BlackBirdRacing:
The newer ones don't come with paint...

you have to paint them, perhaps somebody didn't paint his.




All SVT's came with painted ding gaurds.

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Tony

1998 SVT Contour (B/MB) #542 3L
1998 SVT Contour (SF/MB) #1266 parts car
2000 SVT Contour (SF/MB) #1533 3L swap to begin!

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ChattavegasSE
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1311901 (Re: CSVT1214) 09/04/06 01:20 AM

IIRC, all Contiques come with painted ding strips. The car musta been in a shop and didn't get the strips sprayed.

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2001 VW Golf GLS 2.0L MTX - Tornado Red
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BlackBirdRacing
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1311998 (Re: CSVT1214) 09/04/06 03:59 AM

Originally posted by CSVT1214:
Originally posted by BlackBirdRacing:
The newer ones don't come with paint...

you have to paint them, perhaps somebody didn't paint his.




All SVT's came with painted ding gaurds.




Not the newer SVTs tard...

NEW STRIPS!!!

Call BILL!!!

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Originally posted by MapOfTaziFoSho:
Can u ask him to measure his shaft and compare it to your shaft?











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CSVT1214
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1312012 (Re: BlackBirdRacing) 09/04/06 04:25 AM

Originally posted by BlackBirdRacing:
Originally posted by CSVT1214:
Originally posted by BlackBirdRacing:
The newer ones don't come with paint...

you have to paint them, perhaps somebody didn't paint his.




All SVT's came with painted ding gaurds.




Not the newer SVTs tard...

NEW STRIPS!!!

Call BILL!!!




Yeah, well learn how to word things better, tard!

Most people would of said "new replacement strips".

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Tony

1998 SVT Contour (B/MB) #542 3L
1998 SVT Contour (SF/MB) #1266 parts car
2000 SVT Contour (SF/MB) #1533 3L swap to begin!

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BlackBirdRacing
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1312094 (Re: CSVT1214) 09/04/06 03:17 PM

Fine I'm a tard.



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Originally posted by MapOfTaziFoSho:
Can u ask him to measure his shaft and compare it to your shaft?











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IRingTwyce
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Re: flat ding gards? new
#1312658 (Re: BlackBirdRacing) 09/05/06 04:18 PM

[chanting]
'Tard, 'tard, bring out the 'tard.
Not too smart but he works real hard!
[/chanting]

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