Scratched Tint and cracked door panels
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12-04-2006, 06:51 PM #21
- Join Date
- Jun 2006
- Charlotte, NC
08 Mustang GT/CS Blue
- 2002 Trans Am WS6 traded
+1 Had scratched tint on driver door due to broken off clip inside the door. Cheap and easy fix. Wonder what breaks them??? That one was broken when i got the car at 43000 miles...now has 71000 with no problem from the other 3 clips. Both my door panels are also cracked...and i never use the window to close the door! (and have freaked out on a passenger or two... )
12-05-2006, 03:07 AM #22
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- Aug 2006
- 98 T/A
The metal material those stabilizers are made of and the thickness of the casts posts that hold the soft guide/stabilizer is not the most ingenious design. I think both are roughly 3 mm by two mm each for a total of two on each.
You look at the weight of door, how the previous owner (if any) closed the door, and glass size and you will see that over time, failure of these is probable.
Even the window half down going 80 mph is enough to vibrate the window and over time cause failure of the stabilizers. As well, if the window rollers are bound up or not lubed well, the window may close higher on one side than the other, stressing the stabilizers.
Hell, general wear and tear for that fact and age/milage will cause failure. Nothing lasts forever...even with the best preventative care.
12-05-2006, 03:17 AM #231999 Trans Am M6
SLP Short Throw, Lid and CAI, BMR STB and SFC, UMI PHB, Pacesetter LT's and ORY, Magnaflow Catback, DMH 3" E-Cutout, LS7 Clutch, Motive 4.10, 160 T-Stat, MSD, !AIR, !EGR, 17x9.5 Chrome C6's wrapped in Hankook 275/40/17
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