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Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:55 pm 
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thought i might fix the dodgy doorhandles by removing them compleately how hard would it be to fix can do the panel work myself and kits are about $400 for all the doors have seen it done before but not on Xd/Xe/xf what do you guys think? cheers :D
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Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:24 pm 
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haha great minds. im currently planning the same for my xf,, sick of those damn door handles.. although rebushing the hinges helped alot.. i havent broken one since (touch wood)
i think most kits could be adapted, as for the panel work.. that could be a little more difficult..


there is also the legal side of things, you need a mechanical way to open at least one door from the outside IIRC..

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Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:38 pm 
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well i think they are on the airbagit.com web site might have au on the end not sure think it comes with remotes aswell might airbag the suspention aswell gonna look around might be to hard thou
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Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:48 pm 
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the doorhandles are an easy fix..... you just gotta keep an eye on adjustment, maintenance, and ffs dont just yank on the handle

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:56 pm 
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haha yeah more like tell everyone else not to yank on the door handle

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:12 pm 
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easier sayd then done the amount of door handles ill break the kit will pay for its self lol
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Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:01 pm 
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Had an XF, in the first 3 months broke 3 door handles. happened to be looking at the factory handbook's lubrication section. Was about lubricating the strikers. Adjusted the doors (bushes were stuffed in the front 1's but left them) and used WD40 on them once a month. Didn't break 1 door handle for the next 3 years that I owned it.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:53 am 
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i've had my XF for2.5 years and havent had to replace ANY door handles, the drivers one was a bit 2nd hand when i bought it, but i rebushed the door, lubed the strikers, the internal door mech and made sure everything was adjusted right, and havent had ANY problems, plus the door still opens like a new one

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:18 pm 
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i just dont like the look of them so i'll get rid of them
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Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:21 pm 
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removing the handles makes the car unroadworthy as there must be a mechanical means of opening the door. there are other restrictions that prevent this mod, but thats the main killer right there

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:26 pm 
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try modding au ones on they look better
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Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:05 pm 
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au handles on an XE that woudl be different. would be easier to get rid of them altogether i reckon

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:42 pm 
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one thing to do is remove the handles but leave the locks and then you use the lock on the door opening rod so that when you turn the key it pulls the rod and opens the door , still mechanical, and prevents people from yanking on your doors...
oh and i think only one door has to be mechanically openable so you could completely shave the rest and then have solenoids for them or have the lock on the passenger door so yours just pops with a solenoid...
still legal that way i believe...
just what i would do ....
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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:28 pm 
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the au door handle is a good idea did they come in chrome of the LTD ?
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Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 8:05 pm 
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Yeah I'm interested in getting rid of the handles for the car. In the last 8 months I've been through 3 on the passenger side. Everytime I fix it my girlfriend yanks on them and breaks them. How can someone not strong enough to close the door properly first time break the damn handle??? :roll:

 

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