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GlassCurtain Jan 5, 3:15am - #365316 

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Lambo Door Question

Just a quick question. I've searched the forum and didn't really find out much about this.

With lambo doors is it hard to get out of the car? It seem like it would be in the way.

Also, I'm guessing that they move out before moving vertical. Because I've noticed there's a lip on the top of the frame that seals the door. I guess it moves around that to open and they seal pretty good when closed? Thanks!
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mattt Jan 5, 3:19am - #365317 
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i have them and dont think its hard to get out of them...and im 6'4. and yes they go out a little before goin up thumbsup
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TrojanUSMC Jan 5, 3:30am - #365318 
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It just takes a little getting used to. I made getting in/out look natural within a few days. Getting your passengers used to it is the trick... laughsilly thumbsup
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Live42day Jan 5, 3:36am - #365319 

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Originally Posted by TrojanUSMC
It just takes a little getting used to. I made getting in/out look natural within a few days. Getting your passengers used to it is the trick... laughsilly thumbsup


No doubt! thumbsup

Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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inifinity Jan 5, 3:43am - #365320 
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what are the cons of lambo doors? ive been debating on whether to get them or not.. how much is the install and the price of the kit and everything overall?
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celimangts17 Jan 5, 5:02am - #365321 

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Originally Posted by inifinity
what are the cons of lambo doors? ive been debating on whether to get them or not.. how much is the install and the price of the kit and everything overall?

well personally, i have been lookin into this as well, i think the biggest con for some would be the attention, i personally want them for shows, but i know where i live now, i dont exactly want that kind of attention, N.O. isnt exactly the model city of america, crime wise. but i will prob put them on b4 i leave for my second yr of college. anyway quotes for install will range from 300, if you know someone which def. helps, to 800. hope this helps thumbsup

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Eman Jan 5, 5:30am - #365322 

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how much does the part itself cost and what does it look like?

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g96818 Jan 5, 9:39am - #365323 

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Hon, HI
here's the kit satoshi got
http://carexcess.com/view_vdc.html?Kit=120

if you email them, you might be able to get a better price

install isn't that hard either
installation guide made by satoshi
http://plaza.umin.ac.jp/~satoshi/mod01Oen.html
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g96818 Jan 5, 9:40am - #365324 

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it looks a lot sturdier than c2power version and cheaper 2 day shipping w/insurance
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xmangt1 Jan 5, 10:56am - #365325 

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I've had Lambo Doors on my mind for the last 6 months. I think I'll do it in the near future. Gimme some insight fellas!
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trdhondakiller Jan 5, 11:08am - #365326 
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do you think a person could get car seat in the back w/ the lambo doors. ihave another vehicle but i do have a son. and boy would the wife love it if i couldn't get his car seat in the back. this is the only thing holding me back. another thing could you shave your door handles w/ em?
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xmangt1 Jan 5, 12:15pm - #365327 

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Originally Posted by trdhondakiller
another thing could you shave your door handles w/ em?
Sure Y not?
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TrojanUSMC Jan 5, 4:36pm - #365328 
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I would recommend not getting your handles shaved; that way you can pull down the door from the outside without getting fingerprints all over it. Car seats may present a challenge, but I'm pretty sure it is possible.
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celicadragon Jan 5, 10:13pm - #365329 

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dont they make kits that are both a regular open and a lambo open i swear i saw them somewhere

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SnowFire Jan 6, 2:11am - #365330 

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hey, if someone ever sayes you dinged em with yer door, you can prove you didnt. can get outta small places. look pimp. thats a lot thumbsup

red doors: fugly, no small spaces, not pimp, can hit ppl thumbsdown wave
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trdhondakiller Jan 6, 9:47am - #365331 
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lol. what if your garage isn't that tall. haha. i can get my cherokee w/ a 4" lift and 33/10.5 on em so yeah. it'll work .
is there a kit where you can open them both ways? that would sexy just for the ease of getting in out and the lambo for shows.
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g96818 Jan 6, 7:12pm - #365332 

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i dont think so, it could be possible, but dangerous

cuz think about it, when the door is up, gravity will want to bring it back down and if the door opens sidesways then it'll flap down like a wing and hit someone, something, another car, maybe even you, and all that will damage ur celi. thumbsdown
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Zero Jan 6, 7:22pm - #365333 

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you should check out GT Factory, Diablo door kits. they go up 90 degrees and are very sturdy.

thats the brand im planning to get thumbsup

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trdhondakiller Jan 7, 12:14am - #365334 
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Originally Posted by Zero
you should check out GT Factory, Diablo door kits. they go up 90 degrees and are very sturdy.

thats the brand im planning to get thumbsup


you got a link?
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Zero Jan 7, 3:16am - #365335 

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Zero Jan 7, 3:17am - #365336 

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look how they open up eek tasty

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Zero Jan 7, 3:29am - #365337 

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thanks to qbanprepster21 for the scan thumbsup

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Zero Jan 7, 3:29am - #365338 

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also, c2gas's VDC kit is great thumbsup

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trdhondakiller Jan 7, 6:43am - #365339 
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does it take any more mods to get it topen that far?
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Zero Jan 7, 6:50am - #365340 

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^^^you know, i dont really know.

you should pm GOLDCELICA, his team uses them thumbsup

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g96818 Jan 7, 8:30am - #365341 

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Originally Posted by Zero
also, c2gas's VDC kit is great thumbsup


the c2 kit doesnt look too sturdy
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Zero Jan 7, 5:47pm - #365342 

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^^^ a couple of people on here have his kit. so far, no one has said anything about it not being sturdy. (from what i've read) spineyes

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Live42day Jan 7, 5:49pm - #365343 

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^^^ Yup, Mine is as sturdy as can be... thumbsup

Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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Zero Jan 7, 8:13pm - #365344 

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^^^damn you and your seksi celica rofl

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PH3NIX Jan 7, 10:55pm - #365345 

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I have the VDC and i have had only one problem with it. My right shock has died and i need to replace it. It no longer holds the door up if its even slightly cold. I wouldnt trust any kit that says its universal... nothing is totaly universal. The VDC is made for the celica so it fits perfectly. However i think if you plan on keeping your car for some time that you may run through a shock if it is your daily driving car like mine is. Then again it may just be that i got a fauly shock... who knows. Id be intrested to hear what GOLDCELICA has to say about the other kit tho. I have also had a baby seat in my car with the kit on and had no real prob with it. Its about as hard as getting the seat in your car with the stock doors. I got my kit for $1400 and had it installed for $500 but honestly i think its something you can do yourself if you have the time.
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Live42day Jan 8, 12:50am - #365346 

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^^ Looks nice man! thumbsup
But...Ouch! $1900
I got the C2 kit for $900 and installed it myself.

Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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g96818 Jan 8, 2:40am - #365347 

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if you want the gt factory vdc then it cheaper here, well by $1 and shipping
http://www.tunerracing.com/vdc.htm
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Live42day Jan 8, 4:35am - #365348 

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That's a good price on that kit but...
This is a weld on kit not bolt on. It is also universal meaning it will take more money to make work. To some that's ok, but you'll be up to $1700.00 or more before it's done.

Unles you DIY tongue

Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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g96818 Jan 8, 4:42am - #365349 

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yea, i dont like weld ons, i'm prolly getting the decah one sometime this year
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TrojanUSMC Jan 8, 3:21pm - #365350 
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I've heard from a few people that Decah sucks.

My kit is stable. The only thing that worries me is passengers who can't remember that my doors open up. They usually impale themselves when the door stops and they try to get in, so they tend to learn their lesson rofl Despite them not always treating my door so well, it still opens smoother than my driver's side does.

Yes, if your car is a daily driver with VDC, you will end up going through some replacement shocks. I have also noticed that the gases inside them don't really like the cold, but I can usually solve that issue by moving the door up and down a few times. I'll be back in FL soon so I'm not worried about that. grin
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PH3NIX Jan 8, 3:58pm - #365351 

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To make that "opening up" motion a lil smoother i sprayed my hinges with some WD40, seemed to do the trick with helping break in the doors. I was told that Decha is a "universal kit" so it take a bit of work to get everything lined up properly as aposed to the VDC which is made specicly for the celica. VDC did however steal the decha general layout of the hinge and got sued for it, but VDC improved on it.

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g96818 Jan 9, 3:11am - #365352 

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Live42day Jan 9, 3:30am - #365353 

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That's cool but it's still $1,625.00 USD plus install for those that can't DIY($300-600) and it's the same thing. I don't regret my C2 kit.

Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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SnowFire Jan 9, 6:42am - #365354 

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i can see passengers being a problem, not treating it well. and girlfriends. i mean, what if you had a fight, and she was getting out of the car, and slammed it open. not up. could that break it? or damage it in any way?
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crespo_h69 Jan 9, 6:57am - #365355 
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^^ I think she would have to be pretty strong right people?

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FloydianSlip6 Jan 9, 7:48am - #365356 

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depends on the shocks and the strength of the kit.
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g96818 Jan 9, 7:57am - #365357 

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^^ thats y i'm getting decah, the kits itself is thicker/wider
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TrojanUSMC Jan 9, 5:50pm - #365358 
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C2 is using a stronger grade of steel now. If my chick managed to break my prototype kit, I would be amazed. And in need of a weaker girlfriend. rofl

Edit: I usually get the doors for the ladies anyways. Not because I'm chivalrous, but because I'm looking out for my car. grin
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rem Jan 9, 5:52pm - #365359 
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Originally Posted by TrojanUSMC
C2 is using a stronger grade of steel now. If my chick managed to break my prototype kit, I would be amazed. And in need of a weaker girlfriend. rofl

Edit: I usually get the doors for the ladies anyways. Not because I'm chivalrous, but because I'm looking out for my car. grin


your sig.. do you really get laughed at? thats a nice car
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Pnoy Jan 9, 5:52pm - #365360 
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Anyone tried those "Decah" Lambo door replica kit from eBay?
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TrojanUSMC Jan 10, 1:04am - #365361 
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Originally Posted by rem
Originally Posted by TrojanUSMC
C2 is using a stronger grade of steel now. If my chick managed to break my prototype kit, I would be amazed. And in need of a weaker girlfriend. rofl

Edit: I usually get the doors for the ladies anyways. Not because I'm chivalrous, but because I'm looking out for my car. grin


your sig.. do you really get laughed at? thats a nice car


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g96818 Jan 10, 5:12am - #365362 

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Originally Posted by Pnoy
Anyone tried those "Decah" Lambo door replica kit from eBay?


y would you want replica kits for or doors?
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sickcelica696 Jan 10, 7:02am - #365363 
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the DIY doesnt look to hard for the install, the only thing im wondering about is how the hell do you cut and roll your fenders to clear it? Satoshi help us out man thumbsup
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g96818 Jan 10, 7:18am - #365364 

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Hon, HI
check his site, theres pics
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