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« on: February 08, 2008, 03:19:45 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAtkoje4-eM

Pretty cool, but not sure it would be structuraly safe by today's standards for side impact.
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2008, 03:44:11 PM »

Damn, that's awesome, and looks fairly practical.

Why would that type of arrangement be any less structurally sound than current door design?
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2008, 03:47:04 PM »

I am by no means an expert, it just seems to me that the way it rolls up they wouldn't be able to have as much structural reinforcement in the door as a standard door has.
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2008, 05:29:49 PM »

Great idea! I wonder how much it would cost if they bring it to market tough.
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2008, 06:48:21 PM »

Very cool!!

One negative (IMHO): the rear passengers don't have their own window to put down, so everybody on one side of the car has got to agree that they want the window down.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2008, 08:25:38 PM »

theres nothing wrong with having no doors on a vehicle.  i cruise around all the time in the summer with both doors off on my jeep

and ive killed only 2 of my dogs in the process! (okay that last part was a (terrible) joke - i would cry my eyes out if it happened)
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2008, 08:28:30 PM »

I swear that video looks fake. From the size of the doors it doesn't look like enough ground clarence for them to slide under the car without them either being much more curved or slide out further before going under.
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2008, 12:30:15 AM »

hate to be side swiped, you're gonna need jaws of life to get out Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2008, 12:45:28 AM »

Quote from: Daehawk on February 08, 2008, 08:28:30 PM

I swear that video looks fake. From the size of the doors it doesn't look like enough ground clarence for them to slide under the car without them either being much more curved or slide out further before going under.

they go into Transformer space.
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2008, 03:04:52 AM »

Removed the B pillar... that's not good in a rollover, especially in a car that was long enough to be designed to have a b pillar... that thing looks like it's itching to break in half.

I think the main problem you would have with this system, other than death, would be that it would break all the time.
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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2008, 04:57:01 AM »

Quote from: Daehawk on February 08, 2008, 08:28:30 PM

I swear that video looks fake. From the size of the doors it doesn't look like enough ground clarence for them to slide under the car without them either being much more curved or slide out further before going under.

They aren't going under the car. I thought the same thing until I watched it very closely. They are going below the floor of the interior and the bottom of the car - I think.
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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2008, 01:26:25 AM »

Think I can get these installed in my Mini Cooper? That would be sweet.
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