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Might make it easier to get out of the car in the trailer...
Yeah, but the trailer would need to be like 19' feet tall for them to open!

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I'm glad to have discovered this thread; it's quite hilarious. That being said, I think the next person to revive this thread after a month of inactivity should be put down.

Maybe someone can just make a sticky that has links to all the legendary threads that Jeff mentioned so newer people can read them, but they can also be closed into oblivion?
Yeah, that's how I roll.

There's not much 'new' to talk about. Many of us have our cars in storage (going to snow on Thurs so mine went to my storage place last night), so no events/drives or anything else to speak about.

Might as well resurrect old threads that are funny - of note, Red Panda, Arashi, Lambo Doors, TV headrests. Comic gold.

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Yeah, but the trailer would need to be like 19' feet tall for them to open!
I estimate from the photo 6'8"

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Oh, and it's got a ricey wing and of course, the shops appears to 'share' space with a tattoo shop. Cool.



You can get your bring your whip there to gets some 26s put on and while you wait you can get hooked with a Cricket phone and get a nice career-limiting neck tattoo.

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A ricey wing? A lot of people on this forum have that same wing including myself. It is actually functional compared to other wings like the GUT or the elise supercharged wing, which looks a lot more ricey. The doors on the other hand are hideous and ricey IMO.
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You can get your bring your whip there to gets some 26s put on and while you wait you can get hooked with a Cricket phone and get a nice career-limiting neck tattoo.

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We just need swizz beats and usamotorsports to get together and make this standard issue.
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post #167 of 182 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 07:04 AM
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That beam in our door is not a side-impact protection beam. That aluminum extrusion will do $h!t in a side impact. That beam is the main structural support for the door. Fiberglass is not strong enough to support the door from the forward edge of the door…point load. That beam picks up the front of the door and the back to distribute that load across the whole door. If that beam is not utilized or substituted in the new hinge design, that is reason enough for me not to buy it. I bet that is where they claim their weight savings… I’m not even going to go into the hinge design…
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So if the beam isn't for side impact protection, is there one ?


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I don't have any in my car...
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^I agree.

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I'm just going to leave this here.

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I like the idea. Makes the most difficult car in existence to get in and out of even harder!

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We just need swizz beats and usamotorsports to get together and make this standard issue.
Where is the 'like' button.
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WOW, I don't think LT has made me LOL this hard yet. By the way I think someone should fully revive this thread: http://1usamotorsports.com/ the website in all of its horrifying existance is still there! Someone email this company and inquire about getting their lotus done! Also make mention of this post and inquire about the weight savings!!?

HAHA this is sooooo stupid and is the biggest waste of money for any car. I'm guessing he meant that it adds 20 pounds, because there is no way replacing the aluminium hinge for most likely steel hinges is going to save anything.

I hope this thread is revived for years to come, as it adds such comedic relief!
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Will the customers get a free tattoo with the purchase of the hinges?

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And a Cricket Ghetto-Phone

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