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Old 09-05-2002, 23:52   #1 (permalink)
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Question Its genuine or nothing, gentleman

Im told at work today that you wont be able to buy any FPV stuff for your car unless you can supply a genuine build number for your car. That means no body add-on's, interior bits or badges etc.

What do you guys think?

will it protect the image of the brand that Ford are establising?
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Old 09-06-2002, 00:00   #2 (permalink)
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No other maker does this to my knowledge - not even AMG. It would deprive mere mortals from harmless steering wheel, etc upgrades for their XR8s and so on...
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HSV has the same policy.

They won't even let you put a Clubsport wing on a Senator! Well that was the case back in 2000 when I was interested in a Senator.
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Old 09-06-2002, 00:17   #4 (permalink)
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i can see meret for both arguements..but i think let the guy who owns his XT personlise it a little..its a free country
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SO that means no XR8 lights / bodykit on an XT
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I can see how they are trying to protect the individuality of the fpv cars. but i would like to see fpv designed kits to upgrade non fpv cars; pod filters/induction kits, exaust systems etc as there is quite a big market for it.

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Old 09-06-2002, 00:36   #7 (permalink)
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i think 61sg has the right idea.
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Well they have the Havoc bodykit for Falcon now, so I wouldn't be surprised if they have something similar for BA.
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oh and without affecting your warrenty of course.

plus it helps us dealers and ford to promote a performance image
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We were told the same about Tickford remember - but that soon went out the window. Fact is, if there is a dollar to be made out of selling something they will do it - and to hell with customer loyalty or anything else.
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