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Old 11-01-2009, 05:41 PM   #1
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The way the doors swing open so fast 100% drives me NUTS

Most doors have a half way point but on the Camaro its like you open and the damn door swings fully out. I can imagine how many people already smashed the drivers door edge into something as a result.

What a crappy door check design.

I am frantic every time I get out in my garage not to hit my toolbox.
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:44 PM   #2
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Hahaha, you probably would shoot yourself if you daily drove a second gen.

I honestly think you can make a back/chest workout out of opening and closing second-gen doors. 3 sets, 8 reps and you won't be able to put your shirt on after several weeks.
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:47 PM   #3
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the large long doors have always been the same way. They were the same way on my 95 Z-28. if you're not holding on to it after it gets past it's first opening width, you better watch out! I'm extremely careful with mine as I have brick columns in my carport.
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:47 PM   #4
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That is why I installed the plastic strips on the edge of the door.
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:48 PM   #5
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Hahaha, you probably would shoot yourself if you daily drove a second gen.

I honestly think you can make a back/chest workout out of opening and closing second-gen doors. 3 sets, 8 reps and you won't be able to put your shirt on after several weeks.




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Old 11-01-2009, 05:49 PM   #6
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That is why I installed the plastic strips on the edge of the door.
on this car?
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:49 PM   #7
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I am frantic every time I get out in my garage not to hit my toolbox.
ok, I'll be the one to say it... move the toolbox?
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:52 PM   #8
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Caddy doors dont act like this my friends have CTS 2010 and my old man has a Deville those doors are big and heavy too.

On Coupes with large doors that are super heavy. Mercedes Benz SL and CL doors are very heavy but they are so well engineered not to swing out like the Camaro ones. Ha then again they are 100k more money over the SS.


I am going to buy some foam for the garage and possibly install the 3M clear paint film on my door edges.

I am so used to getting out of my cars them pushing the door fully once I am standing halfway out. I pop the Camaro door and bye bye birdie before I left the freaking seat.

Damn the shifter is so damn notchy couldnt them make the door check with two progressive stoping points LOL.


time for some LAMBO DOORS ha ha ha
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:24 PM   #9
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I dont like them swinging open so fast either but i hate it when they swing back and close on you!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:25 PM   #10
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... Be more gentle you animals. They do have hold points....
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:15 PM   #11
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This is like the guy that was complaining about his seatbeat buckle scratching his door panel when he unbuckled by simply pressing the button and letting it fly.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:35 PM   #12
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As a complaint with the design of the Camaro, I rate this as operator error.
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:00 PM   #14
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That is why I installed the plastic strips on the edge of the door.
Please tell me you didn't put them around the trunk too. :updown:
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:56 PM   #15
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I'm not used to these long doors at all! :(
I always open the doors VERY carefully...
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:06 PM   #16
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While on the door topic... have any of you got the error message that your door and window indexing are out of sync? I have had it twice and I'm a little freaked out that the damn door is smarter than I am.(But that's not saying much) I have to open and reclose my door like 5x's before it's happy. I know my car is a female now ......cause it can be a real be-otch when it wants to & it's high maintenance.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:36 PM   #17
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Hahaha, you probably would shoot yourself if you daily drove a second gen.

I honestly think you can make a back/chest workout out of opening and closing second-gen doors. 3 sets, 8 reps and you won't be able to put your shirt on after several weeks.
x2 takes like half the parking lot to open the doors fully
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:56 PM   #18
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I don't have any complaints about the door swinging speed, but they are certainly long which can be annoying at times (but probably worth it for the looks).
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:26 AM   #19
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While it does take some getting used to, especially coming from a sedan or SUV door, I found it easy to adapt to the long door, park well away from others in a parking lot to avoid them dinging me and in my garage put pipe foam on the garage walls to keep the doors safe.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:46 AM   #20
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thank God the auto transmission has stops in it or I would go all the way to manual or park every time , whew!!
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:17 AM   #21
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Geez, compared to the doors on my old Seond Gen Camaro and Trans Am, these doors are rather petite actually.
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:23 AM   #22
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Hahaha, you probably would shoot yourself if you daily drove a second gen.

I honestly think you can make a back/chest workout out of opening and closing second-gen doors. 3 sets, 8 reps and you won't be able to put your shirt on after several weeks.
I agree lol those things were heavy...I loved it lol
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:38 AM   #23
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Wouldn't be so bad if the inside handles were made for adult size fingers, but I can barely get one knuckle deep on the handle and it is not enough.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:07 PM   #24
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Can't wait to have this problem.

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Old 11-02-2009, 03:21 PM   #25
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Just do a Dukes of Hazzard entry or weld them shut and play Nascar driverall kidding aside I joked that if I could rotate my open doors they would then be wings and I could fly my Camaro
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