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I was just curious if any of have any personal or third hand knowledge of these vertical door kits. (the stuff they dont tell you on the websites)
1) How strong are the shocks used to lift the door, i.e. do you just start to tug up, and the shock takes care of the rest or do you have to basically lift it yourself and the shock just "holds" it?
2) Every kit Ive seen says bolt on install, EXCEPT that the fenders need to be rolled, WTF does that mean, and how much would a body shop charge for that?
3) In all the pictures I seewith the door up, it looks like it would be pretty hard to get in and out because the lower portion of the door is in your way, is that an illusion or probably true?
4) Any idea which kit is the best quality, or best for the $$$ ?
Sorry this is so long, just thinking about this kit, but I wanna know what Im getting myself into first. Thanks!!
Oakley
 

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You should PM Lentronic. I know he has the Decah vertical doors and they look sweet. Not sure about the specifics as far as shocks/install are concerned.
 

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I have heard from people that have the kits, that it is very difficult to get in and out of the car..

If you want to get fancy, you can add some hydraulic actuators so the doors open/close themselves.
 

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That and it adds some serious weight as well...
 

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check out this vid
hmm doesnt look like it would be too much trouble getting in or out ...
personally , I dont like it , unless you're building a show car , and you're almost done with it

* VID *
 

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IMO..The biggest waste of $2000+Labor you will ever make..You need to cut the inner fenders, and cut and solder and extend ALL the wiring going into the door..Your just asking for problems with the vertical doors.Leave them for the Hondas, where the door kit cost more than the car did.Oh another MAJOR problem is the top of the door panel hits the A pillar when they are lifted up causing a dent.I have seen this on EVERY one.Spend your $$$$ elswhere.trust me.


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I think it would be difficult to get in and out. You wouldn't be able to lean on that door at all (ie. getting out of a tight space in the parking lot of my complex) cause it would just fall down and you would fall on your face/ass.
 

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But it looks pretty cool................I don't think I'd do it personally (doug would do it in about 5 mins, step away from the Z Mr. Porado!) but whatever floats your boat and makes YOU happy! I could think of better things to do w/ 2K tho...
 

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I have been seriously thinking about buying this kit for my Z, now I am having second thoughts, maybe it will have to wait a while until something better comes out.
 

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I was reading about this a while back, and it specifically said that you would NOT have to extend the wiring at all. As for all the bumps and whatever else you'll have to do I have no idea, but I think it looks awesome.
 

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my friend has lambo doors on his RSX, he did it with a friend and said it took him over 17 hours
 
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