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Old 11-10-2014, 02:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
JRMichler
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Originally Posted by niky View Post
And you'll have to convince people that the kits actually look good. This is the major hurdle. Sell people a $2k set of flashy chrome wheels that'll kill their fuel economy and will cost them many thousands more in higher-priced tires to fit their new rims... and they won't bat an eyelid. Sell them a fuel-economy improving body-kit that makes their car look like an Insight... and...
Style will sell 100X more than function. Make that 1000X more.

If you could get somebody to run your kit at Bonneville AND get the ricers to copy Bonneville streamliners, then you might have a chance.
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