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Old 10-03-2008, 09:42 PM   #17
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There is no such thing as a classy vertical door kit. The fact that the hinge must open both out and up means that it will wobble when open, especially with a coupe with big heavy doors. It's great seeing wobbly doors flying in the air on an SL55. And by great, I mean really tacky. The reason the doors work well on the Countach, Diablo, and Murcielago is because they're designed to lower right onto the rockers and the hinge is mounted on top of the fender, not inside it. Statics demands that the location of the hinge on a normal opening door is NOT a good place to put a sturdy door hinge that is going to have forces placed on it on three axes. This is one of many reasons I will never put a vertical door kit on any car or have much respect for a car with one.
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