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Oct 21, 8:48pm - #306335 
door weight

wuts the weight on our doors?

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


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


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Oct 22, 10:01am - #306338 
...tell me bout it, dnt you hate when ur leg is hangin out and it smashes it... eek


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Oct 22, 10:03am - #306339 
my doors wont stay open

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


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Oct 22, 11:08am - #306341 
ya mine dont say open ether

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Oct 22, 11:45am - #306342 
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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Oct 22, 11:48am - #306343 
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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Oct 22, 11:49am - #306344 
just wondering but what is the point.


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Oct 22, 1:01pm - #306345 
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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Oct 22, 1:33pm - #306346 
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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Oct 22, 2:28pm - #306347 
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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Oct 22, 2:45pm - #306348 
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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Oct 22, 2:54pm - #306349 
Remines me or the door of an van.

thing must of wieged 150 pounds

youll think its automatic rofl


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Oct 22, 3:51pm - #306350 
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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Oct 22, 4:52pm - #306351 
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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Oct 22, 6:58pm - #306352 
doors make up half the weight of the car rofl

haha j/k!

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Oct 23, 10:07am - #306353 
lol 92 preludes doors are pretty heavy too. and the scion tc doors are huge.

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Oct 23, 11:10am - #306354 
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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Oct 23, 11:52am - #306355 
Side implact beams probably weigh 40lbs each, add the electric motors & the glass.

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Oct 24, 1:40am - #306356 
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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Oct 24, 7:40am - #306357 
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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Oct 24, 7:48am - #306358 
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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