: Lambo doors



99escalademan
12-09-05, 10:36 PM
Does autoloc make the best kit? There are some decent prices out there for the kit. Anyone have expirence with them or another brand? Was it eay to install?

customizer
12-11-05, 03:22 PM
Autoloc makes the WORST kit. There are two different types of kits, Bolt-on and Weld-on. For the escalade, the installation should be considered permanent, b/c the factory hinges need to be cut off. The bolt-on kits arent really bolt-on b/c there are no factory bolts that the hinge attaches to. You will have to align the hinge, and then drill holes and attach the new hinge with these bolts. The one i would use for bolt-on would be the Verticaldoors.com kit. For that truck I would recommeng the GT Factory weld-on hinge. It is superior to the vertical door kit, b/c it is made of a much stronger and heavier material. The bolt on kits have a tendency to flex and bend and come out of alignment much easier. The Gt Factory kits actually become part of the car and give a factory like feel to the door. It opens an closes much easier and when open it is much sturdier than the bolt ons. The downside is the installation. It requires alot of fabrication and welding, but in my eyes the end result is worth the extra work/cost of installation. One last thing, everyone is looking for a kit that lit up high. The installer gets to decide how high the GT factory kit will open. on some vehicles Ive gotten them to open higher than 90 degrees. the bolt on kits will not open anywhere near that. In most cases the bottom corner of the door will either be below or level with the roof line.

fast66
12-11-05, 03:49 PM
Autoloc makes the WORST kit. There are two different types of kits, Bolt-on and Weld-on. For the escalade, the installation should be considered permanent, b/c the factory hinges need to be cut off. The bolt-on kits arent really bolt-on b/c there are no factory bolts that the hinge attaches to. You will have to align the hinge, and then drill holes and attach the new hinge with these bolts. The one i would use for bolt-on would be the Verticaldoors.com kit. For that truck I would recommeng the GT Factory weld-on hinge. It is superior to the vertical door kit, b/c it is made of a much stronger and heavier material. The bolt on kits have a tendency to flex and bend and come out of alignment much easier. The Gt Factory kits actually become part of the car and give a factory like feel to the door. It opens an closes much easier and when open it is much sturdier than the bolt ons. The downside is the installation. It requires alot of fabrication and welding, but in my eyes the end result is worth the extra work/cost of installation. One last thing, everyone is looking for a kit that lit up high. The installer gets to decide how high the GT factory kit will open. on some vehicles Ive gotten them to open higher than 90 degrees. the bolt on kits will not open anywhere near that. In most cases the bottom corner of the door will either be below or level with the roof line.

Finally someone had info on this, Thank you very much. GT factory it is

fast66
12-11-05, 03:50 PM
now the question is,
Who can install this in my area?
http://ww9.aitsafe.com/cf/add.cfm?userid=B424212&product=GT+Factory+Diablo+Door+kit&price=999&units=1

customizer
12-11-05, 05:40 PM
Are you in Kuwait? Im in New york. If you wanna import me there ill do it for you lol. dean

Synergetic
12-12-05, 01:39 AM
Customizer, you seem to have a lot of information to share for a first poster, as well as a strong opinion. Thanks for the info however.

customizer
12-12-05, 03:50 PM
I used to custumize cars for a living in New York, so now I just do it for a hobby at a friends shop. Ive done quite a few jobs and hate to have all my work go to waste. At least here some of the information I have bouncing inside my head can help pple interested in it. Ive done lambo doors, air suspesions and high performace work too. Just wanna help if anyone needs ideas.

fast66
12-13-05, 03:25 AM
Are you in Kuwait? Im in New york. If you wanna import me there ill do it for you lol. dean

Im in San Diego. Anyone know of a reliable place in so cal?

customizer
12-13-05, 11:33 AM
Call GT Factory directly and ask them if they know any shops locally that will do it. Im not sure where they are located, but they do installations there as well. Their website is www.gtfactory.jp (http://www.gtfactory.jp) You can speak to Dan the owner or Arthur the phone guy and tell him Dean from New York told you to call them.

jrs05caddyext
12-13-05, 12:16 PM
Does autoloc make the best kit? There are some decent prices out there for the kit. Anyone have expirence with them or another brand? Was it eay to install?

Heres a few more.......

http://jtautostyle.com/showcase.php?make=suv_vehicles&model=cadillac

http://verticaldoors.com/view_vdc.html?Kit=503

http://www.decah.net/

http://www.lambodoors.com/product/10400

http://www.wickedbodies.net/CustomerRides-Lambo-Escalade-Ext.htm

customizer
12-13-05, 07:56 PM
Those are all basically the same kit, just different manufacturers stealing the same idea. I wouldnt recommend those. Like i stated they arent bolt-on, but are much easier to do than the Gt factory. if you put the 2 side by side you wont believe the difference.

platniumta
12-14-05, 09:41 AM
I am doing a set on a 03 avalanche and am using the gt factory kit. It is well worth the money. Very solid and nice finish. The mechanics to it works well and has several adjustments. Will continue to use this kit in the future.

jrs05caddyext
12-14-05, 10:04 AM
I am doing a set on a 03 avalanche and am using the gt factory kit. It is well worth the money. Very solid and nice finish. The mechanics to it works well and has several adjustments. Will continue to use this kit in the future.

Post pictures please.

customizer
12-15-05, 02:12 AM
The avalanche is basically the same truck under the sheetmetal, but it has the plastic body cladding. Your going to have to trim some of that, but since its plastic its gonna be a bit of a pain. good luck. id love to see some pics when your done. I was supposed to do an avalanche, but he sold the truck so i never had the chance. too bad. i was looking forward to it.

platniumta
12-15-05, 09:10 AM
Well It is a avalanche but the owner decided he wanted to do the famous escalade conversion. It is still basicly the same truck. I will post some pics when I go over to do some work on it. This is the first set of doors that I have done and so far one side is done and seems to be working great. Well see how the finish product looks. Pics soon.

jr8593
12-15-05, 10:05 PM
If you are willing to drive to LA, my buddy owns www.nextmotorsports.com (http://www.nextmotorsports.com) they do just about anything.

05 Cadillac Escalade
12-16-05, 10:00 PM
I'm just wondering if anyone has a shop or knows of someone who has a shop in South Florida? I have a 2005 Cadillac Escalade and I am looking into Lambo doors so if you know of someone who can do it, let me know.

Thanks.

fast66
12-16-05, 10:32 PM
If you are willing to drive to LA, my buddy owns www.nextmotorsports.com (http://www.nextmotorsports.com) they do just about anything.
I will look into it, Thanks