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ghostingcelica Oct 22, 3:48am - #306335 
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door weight

wuts the weight on our doors?
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Zero Oct 22, 4:47am - #306336 

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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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QTRMLR_1 Oct 22, 5:35am - #306337 

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yeah I know...took out the door plastics and feels much lighter now grin

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celicajonz Oct 22, 5:01pm - #306338 
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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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Steven Oct 22, 5:03pm - #306339 
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my doors wont stay open
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celiwhite Oct 22, 5:18pm - #306340 
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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
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ted18852103 Oct 22, 6:08pm - #306341 
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ya mine dont say open ether
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ghostingcelica Oct 22, 6:45pm - #306342 
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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
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Zero Oct 22, 6:48pm - #306343 

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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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csheriff Oct 22, 6:49pm - #306344 
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just wondering but what is the point.

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QTRMLR_1 Oct 22, 8:01pm - #306345 

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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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RevMonster Oct 22, 8:33pm - #306346 

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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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ghostingcelica Oct 22, 9:28pm - #306347 
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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.
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CelicaRacer05 Oct 22, 9:45pm - #306348 

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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)
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eddie_725 Oct 22, 9:54pm - #306349 
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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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Zero Oct 22, 10:51pm - #306350 

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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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Rocketman Oct 22, 11:52pm - #306351 

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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
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RookieGTS Oct 23, 1:58am - #306352 

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doors make up half the weight of the car rofl

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ghostingcelica Oct 23, 5:07pm - #306353 
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lol 92 preludes doors are pretty heavy too. and the scion tc doors are huge.
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ravertony Oct 23, 6:10pm - #306354 
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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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Haulin_A_Doo Oct 23, 6:52pm - #306355 
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Side implact beams probably weigh 40lbs each, add the electric motors & the glass.
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QTRMLR_1 Oct 24, 8:40am - #306356 

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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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Haulin_A_Doo Oct 24, 2:40pm - #306357 
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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
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sickcelica696 Oct 24, 2:48pm - #306358 
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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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