wikiHow to Install Lambo Doors

Lambo doors are customized car doors that can be installed to replace standard car doors, primarily on two-door sports cars. Instead of swinging out from the car when opened, Lambo doors swing up or vertically. They are known by many names in the car customizing industry, including Lamborghini, scissor, butterfly, switchblade, jack-knife and beetle-wing doors. Many car enthusiasts install these eye-catching doors specifically to draw attention to their sporty cars, or to gain points when showing in the customized category of car shows. Lambo doors are installed with a specialized kit that includes the hinges that allow for the vertical opening. Learn how to install lambo doors by following your specific kit's instructions and the steps outlined in this article.

Steps

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    Select Lambo doors that are compatible with the make and model of your car.
    • Be sure to ask the dealer who sells the doors what kit and tools you will need for installation.
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    Gather the tools that you will need according to your Lambo door kit instructions.
    • Remember that the tools needed for each kit will vary based on the type of vehicle you have.
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    Remove the necessary parts according to the instructions for your particular kit.
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    Take out the stock door stopper to gain access to the door's inner mechanisms.
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    Close, lock and tape your door shut while installing the Lambo door kit.
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    Remove all necessary items such as stock hinges, metal tabs and rubber casings keeping in mind that each car will vary.
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    Cut and roll the fender based on your kit's instructions.
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    Install your Lambo door kit hinges.
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    Add the Lambo door kit shock absorbers, which will make your new doors operate properly.
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    Tighten all bolts and screws securely.
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    Try out your Lambo door to make sure it operates correctly.
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    Make any necessary adjustments to your Lambo door to ensure that it fits and operates properly.
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    Repeat the same process on the other side of your car.

Tips

  • When learning how to install Lambo doors, keep in mind that each car is different so the process will vary. To install them on some cars for example, you may have to remove bumpers, fenders and headlights. The parts that you will need to remove enable you to easily get to the door hinges to replace them with the Lambo door kit hinges.
  • Be sure to gather all of the tools you will need, such as socket wrenches and sturdy tape, prior to beginning the Lambo door installation process. It will not be convenient to stop what you are doing to look for necessary tools once you begin installing the doors.

Warnings

  • Be careful when parking your car with installed Lambo doors in a parking garage. When you open them, they might bump against the ceiling of the garage if it is low.
  • When considering installing Lambo doors, keep in mind that in certain types of accidents, these doors are more likely to become jammed than standard car doors.
  • Do not attempt to install Lambo doors until you have read the instructions carefully and understand how to accomplish the job. If you are uncertain about any of the steps outlined, talk to the dealer where you purchased your Lambo doors and ask for clarification.

Things You'll Need

  • Car
  • Lambo door kit
  • Tools (the kit will advise you what tools you will need)
  • Sturdy tape

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