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door weight #306335 Oct 21, 8:48pm Oct 21, 8:48pm
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door weight
wuts the weight on our doors?

Re: door weight [Re: ghostingcelica] #306336 Oct 21, 9:47pm Oct 21, 9:47pm
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I'd like to know the answer to this as well. it seems like the door is too heavy. spineyes


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Re: door weight [Re: Zero] #306337 Oct 21, 10:35pm Oct 21, 10:35pm
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yeah I know...took out the door plastics and feels much lighter now grin


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Re: door weight [Re: QTRMLR_1] #306338 Oct 22, 10:01am Oct 22, 10:01am
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...tell me bout it, dnt you hate when ur leg is hangin out and it smashes it... eek


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Re: door weight [Re: celicajonz] #306339 Oct 22, 10:03am Oct 22, 10:03am
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my doors wont stay open

Re: door weight [Re: celicajonz] #306340 Oct 22, 10:18am Oct 22, 10:18am
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Originally Posted by celicajonz
...tell me bout it, dnt you hate when ur leg is hangin out and it smashes it... eek


angry yes i do rofl

Re: door weight [Re: celiwhite] #306341 Oct 22, 11:08am Oct 22, 11:08am
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ya mine dont say open ether

Re: door weight [Re: ted18852103] #306342 Oct 22, 11:45am Oct 22, 11:45am
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hmm maybe there is some weight reduction i can do. i was planning to dynomat but thats just gonna add to the weight

Re: door weight [Re: ghostingcelica] #306343 Oct 22, 11:48am Oct 22, 11:48am
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i wouldnt mess around with reducing the weight one the doors if your car is gonna be your daily-driver.

i think its heavy for a reason - to protect you from accidents - esp. if you get hit from the sides or the door area.


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Re: door weight [Re: ghostingcelica] #306344 Oct 22, 11:49am Oct 22, 11:49am
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just wondering but what is the point.


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Re: door weight [Re: Zero] #306345 Oct 22, 1:01pm Oct 22, 1:01pm
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Originally Posted by Zero
i wouldnt mess around with reducing the weight one the doors if your car is gonna be your daily-driver.

i think its heavy for a reason - to protect you from accidents - esp. if you get hit from the sides or the door area.


that's right, you don't want to mess with making the door out of carbon fiber, and taking out the side steel door beams unless you only drive the car on the track. But really weight's not the issue so much as the energy of impact they are designed to absorb since the doors are relatively light in a very light car.


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Re: door weight [Re: QTRMLR_1] #306346 Oct 22, 1:33pm Oct 22, 1:33pm
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I agree with everyone...

Toyota did an awesome job designing the Celica... but the doors are the one thing that reminds me of an American car. Too heavy, and the two spot they rest at on the hinges are in the wrong spots.


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Re: door weight [Re: RevMonster] #306347 Oct 22, 2:28pm Oct 22, 2:28pm
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the reason of this thread is because i have lambo doors and i'm getting actuators installed. the actuators support 75 lbs. i'm pretty sure that'll cover the doors but i'm just worry that when i'm on a hill or something it wont be able to.

Re: door weight [Re: ghostingcelica] #306348 Oct 22, 2:45pm Oct 22, 2:45pm
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well a weight reduction wouldnt be nessesary on the streets so it doesnt matter if he takes off the doors or not, racing is for the track, hell run just the front clip and the chasis, that would be a huge reduction in weight, and seeing our car is front wheel drive the rear of the car would not matter (no huge ass spoilers needed)

Re: door weight [Re: CelicaRacer05] #306349 Oct 22, 2:54pm Oct 22, 2:54pm
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Remines me or the door of an van.

thing must of wieged 150 pounds

youll think its automatic rofl


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Re: door weight [Re: eddie_725] #306350 Oct 22, 3:51pm Oct 22, 3:51pm
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yah, the door should be less than 75lbs. the shocks on the VDC (look ravertony im using it in the correct term grin ) should be strong enough.


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Re: door weight [Re: Zero] #306351 Oct 22, 4:52pm Oct 22, 4:52pm
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I swear that the doors on a celica are the heaviest I have ever felt in my life! I was at an AUTO X event and I compared it to a 240 SX... Celica was way heavier. angry

Re: door weight [Re: Rocketman] #306352 Oct 22, 6:58pm Oct 22, 6:58pm
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doors make up half the weight of the car rofl

haha j/k!

Re: door weight [Re: RookieGTS] #306353 Oct 23, 10:07am Oct 23, 10:07am
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lol 92 preludes doors are pretty heavy too. and the scion tc doors are huge.

Re: door weight [Re: Zero] #306354 Oct 23, 11:10am Oct 23, 11:10am
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Originally Posted by Zero
yah, the door should be less than 75lbs. the shocks on the VDC (look ravertony im using it in the correct term grin ) should be strong enough.
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Re: door weight [Re: ravertony] #306355 Oct 23, 11:52am Oct 23, 11:52am
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Side implact beams probably weigh 40lbs each, add the electric motors & the glass.

Re: door weight [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #306356 Oct 24, 1:40am Oct 24, 1:40am
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I've wondered about how those side door beams could be effective considering they are only 3/4" thick and don't seem that heavy (I know since I can see them all the time). well I won't question Toyota engineers since they've done the calculations.


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Re: door weight [Re: QTRMLR_1] #306357 Oct 24, 7:40am Oct 24, 7:40am
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Its not really their thickness that does it, its the fact that they are hooked to the firewall on one side & the locking pin locks them to the frame on the other side.

In an accident they will not break & they pull on the firewall & the unibody & that gives it strength. The energy of the accident is obsorbed using the entire side of the car & not just one point. Good stuff. thumbsup

Re: door weight [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #306358 Oct 24, 7:48am Oct 24, 7:48am
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My old 87' z28 camaro had the heaviest doors in the world, same for my freinds 87 firebird. You have to get like a running head start and push them just to close them. When my friend got in a accident and they had to replace the door, it took four guys that looked like football players to hold the door in while it was being installed. lol

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