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Old 16th December 2008, 19:40   #16
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One question always struck's me,our hatchback car's Boot is also Lambo door style why don't they get loose/dis aligned so easily even after bashing them so hard to close it..I assume they use much stronger shocks or the pivot point and support's are bolted at proper direction to lift the weight of the Boot.

If the said issue are solved then we also can install the lambo door for daily usage
The reason the hatchback boot doors don't misalign is that they open only along one axis. For vertically opening doors there are two types.

In the first type the door first swings out a by a little bit and then opens vertically. Even for closing them you have first pull them down and close them like regular doors.

In the second type it is one single action but in a kind of circular/angled motion along two different axis. The swinging out of the door and vertical lift is done seamlessly. Imagine a hatchback boot door swinging upwards and towards the left or right at the same time.

Also the reason people complain of the door weighing like a ton of bricks is because the shocks used are very hard.
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Old 16th December 2008, 19:50   #18
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Good one Ananth. I wonder why they are called Lambo doors then?
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Old 16th December 2008, 20:11   #19
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The reason the hatchback boot doors don't misalign y. Even for closing them you have first pull them down and close them like regular doors.

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There has to a certain amount of play left in the door's for this function and for safety,That causes the doors to misalign with improper use.


this video might help
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Old 16th December 2008, 21:43   #20
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Mwahahah ananth, that just about sums it up.
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LOL , I had seen this Pic while i was googling for more info. That Why i made sure to call them Vertical doors throughout the thread.

Anyways, Nice find
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Good one Ananth. I wonder why they are called Lambo doors then?
The older lambos had them .
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These "gullwing doors" are a total waste of money, apart from looking maybe good to some of us. They serve no purpose at all, except making service centers / workshops "very very happy" (pun intended). LOL LOL

Even Lambo saw the wisdom in going back to conventional doors !! As posted earlier by Ananth.




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These "gullwing doors" are a total waste of money, apart from looking maybe good to some of us. They serve no purpose at all, except making service centers / workshops "very very happy" (pun intended). LOL LOL

Even Lambo saw the wisdom in going back to conventional doors !! As posted earlier by Ananth.




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gullwing doors are a bit different. they are the type of doors found on the toyota sera or the 300sl.
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Infact i think the Gullwing doors are better than lambo doors as they have only one plane of movement.they are very much similar to the hatch doors in hatchbacks.hinges on the top and supported with gas shocks on both sides.they will definitely be the most reliable on upwards opening doors.
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gullwing doors are a bit different. they are the type of doors found on the toyota sera or the 300sl.
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Infact i think the Gullwing doors are better than lambo doors as they have only one plane of movement....

Check these two posts out. Types of doors :

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/887738-post21.html

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/454504-post19.html

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thanks for that. i always thought the sera had gullwings.
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i dont have much faith in after market vertical doors.

OEM standard fitment are fine with me.

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I was talking about the doors on the 300sl.those in my opinion should be the most reliable as the basic construction is the same as the hatch doors on hatchbacks.
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I misused the term, my apologies. What I meant was the vertical or whatever doors that are available as aftermarket fitment are useless.

I agree with Navpreet on the Gull wing doors bit !




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