Re: [DML] Are my doors right
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Re: [DML] Are my doors right


On 4/10/06, Jim <lamborghinijim@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi guys, Im considering the wings aloft kit...but the drivers door
> opens OK but hangs a litle of the max opening position. On the other
> hand the passenger door nearly throws you over the car. If you let
> it go it rocks the whole car as it hits the bump stop. To close is
> also hard as you are fighting it lifting up.
> Is my drivers door too soft?

Sounds like the drivers may be too soft. However, your passenger side
door is way too hard. You need to adjust your torsion bars.

> Would having the gas pressure increased in the strut help?

No. The gas struts are not adjustable.

I highly recommend you purchase two brand new gas struts. The torsion
bars on your car have been re-adjusted at some point in time, and they
never should have been changed from factory specs. The gas struts
eventually wear out and, instead of replacing them, many owners
tighten up the torsion bars to compensate. This is a bad idea and can
lead to major problems with the doors and/or the breakage of the
torsion bars.

If you put two brand new struts on your car - buy them from one of our
vendors -  you can then readjust the torsion bars properly. The lift
force on your doors will likely change dramatically with the
installation of the new struts, but will allow you to adjust the
torsion bars to proper spec. Once done, you should never have to do
this again for the life of the car - simply replace the struts every
few years when the doors start to sag.

This will also ensure everything is properly adjusted for the
Wings-A-Loft system.

> PS ; Can anyone simple advise how easy to fit the wings aloft kit?

It is quite simple. Toby's instructions are superb and will walk you
through the procedure every step of the way. If you can install a car
stereo you can install Wings-A-Loft.

If you've never had your doors apart, expect to spend 1 to 2 hours per
door. If you are familiar with the door interior, you could probably
do the whole job (both doors) in an hour. However, given the current
state of your doors, I expect you will spend a full day on this
project, with most of the time spent learning how to get the struts
and torsion bars in harmony with one another.


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