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    Why are Coupe doors so heavy?

    says all in the title tbh.

    where i live my road is quite narrow so i usually have to park half on the curb.

    Problem is people struggle to open the door when there side of the car is on the curb and im constently having to get out the car walk round and open the damn door for them.

    im bored of doing this now was just wondering why the doors are so heavy and if they can be gutted to reduce weight.

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    look at it this way.

    If you go out on a date and you get out and open the door the girl may think your a gentleman.... and you might get lucky
    Be an optimist - at least until they start moving animals in pairs to Cape Canaveral.

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    I also had people commenting about my coupes doors too

    I think its because the doors dont have a frame on top, probs got a thicker support frame inside the door hence it being heavy
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    that and the fact it's got a pretty big piece of glass inside it.

    TBH I'd be glad it's heavy. heavy = strong.
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    I always thought that as the same doors are on the convertible they need to be strong enough to compensate the roof.

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    side impact bars help push the weight up aswell

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    as a certain russian arms dealer once said: "heavy is good, heavy is reliable. if it does not work you can always hit him with it"
    any excuse to quote snatch :P

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    hmm this is why there heavy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYEzhmJgQdc i love snatch too :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by gormenghast View Post
    look at it this way.

    If you go out on a date and you get out and open the door the girl may think your a gentleman.... and you might get lucky
    Top idea! Many brownie points to be gained there.
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    Thats soo not true :P if your a gentleman you spend your money and usually get nothing, if your a cheeky ******* you usually get some, or am i just seeing the wrong type of women? rofl

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