follow ft86club on our blog, twitter or facebook. Interested in the FT-1? Check out FT1Club
FT86CLUB
Ft86Club
86SPEED
Register Garage Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   Scion FR-S Forum | Subaru BRZ Forum | Toyota 86 GT 86 Forum | AS1 Forum - FT86CLUB > Technical Topics > Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting)

Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) Discussions about cosmetic mods.


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-19-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
RYU
Senior Member
 
RYU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Drives: really slow...
Location: Los Angeles (SGV)
Posts: 736
Thanks: 340
Thanked 247 Times in 145 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Reviews on the TRD Door Latches/Stabilizer

Hoping someone who's ordered these can chime in? Part of me thinks it's a clever idea. The other part thinks it's a gimick.

anyone perhaps?

TRD Door Stabilizer(14000 JPY = $174.45 AUD)


RYU is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to RYU For This Useful Post:
Guff (09-23-2012), KalbiCool88 (12-26-2016), whataboutbob (03-01-2015)
Old 06-19-2012, 05:21 PM   #2
track_warrior
Track Junkie
 
track_warrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Drives: Faster than the Stig!
Location: TX
Posts: 1,338
Thanks: 530
Thanked 760 Times in 362 Posts
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Id like to hear opinions on this as well.
__________________
l 2013 Scion FR-S l 2011 E92 ///M3 l 2009 Porsche Boxster-S l 1997 E-420 Sport l 2007 Ram 1500 4X4 l

Compensating a heavy car with horsepower is like giving an alcoholic cocaine to sober him up...
track_warrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 05:24 PM   #3
Gannicus77
Gannicus77
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Drives: 2013 Whiteout FRS AT
Location: Central Cali
Posts: 28
Thanks: 33
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
yea, same here
Gannicus77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 11:12 PM   #4
TuxedoCartman
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Drives: '13 86
Location: Exiled to Las Vegas
Posts: 646
Thanks: 305
Thanked 574 Times in 218 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I can tell you... they're a bitch to install.

Got a set, but can't get the two screws on the door striker to budge, not even a little bit. Feels like the damn things are welded into the door.
TuxedoCartman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 11:15 PM   #5
RYU
Senior Member
 
RYU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Drives: really slow...
Location: Los Angeles (SGV)
Posts: 736
Thanks: 340
Thanked 247 Times in 145 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TuxedoCartman View Post
I can tell you... they're a bitch to install.

Got a set, but can't get the two screws on the door striker to budge, not even a little bit. Feels like the damn things are welded into the door.
You need an impact screw driver and a mallet.

Buy one of these before you chew up those screw heads. Let us know how they work for you.
http://www.harborfreight.com/impact-...ase-37530.html
RYU is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to RYU For This Useful Post:
Fly Guy (07-03-2012), Mandy (05-07-2013), Namuna (01-30-2014), scary alien (05-04-2013)
Old 07-02-2012, 11:29 PM   #6
denverizzles
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Drives: 2013 FR-S
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 206
Thanks: 32
Thanked 77 Times in 37 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
please excuse my ignorance, but what is the purpose of these door stabilizers? does the door wobble? is it "unstable"? i don't see why a brand new car would need door stabilzers
denverizzles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 11:34 PM   #7
speed3
Walkin' on sunshine
 
speed3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Drives: Ford BA MKII XR6 ute
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 45
Thanks: 2
Thanked 23 Times in 10 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by denverizzles View Post
please excuse my ignorance, but what is the purpose of these door stabilizers? does the door wobble? is it "unstable"? i don't see why a brand new car would need door stabilzers
Helps the chassis settle quicker when turning into corners

When you turn into a corner the chassis will deflect slightly and the doors will move a fraction, by wedging them in tighter you help reduce this and help the suspension act more efficiently. That's the theory anyway.
__________________
Gutsy question. You're a shark. Sharks are winners, and they don't look back because they have no necks. Necks are for sheep.
speed3 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to speed3 For This Useful Post:
Choco (02-19-2015), nbafandan (02-06-2013), nor cal frs (05-19-2015), Richyjc (11-20-2013)
Old 07-02-2012, 11:36 PM   #8
RYU
Senior Member
 
RYU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Drives: really slow...
Location: Los Angeles (SGV)
Posts: 736
Thanks: 340
Thanked 247 Times in 145 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
After reading some reviews.. it's appears BMW has been using these for years in their production vehicles. I don't know which ones specifically (if not all) models incorporate them. With that said... you may likely only feel the difference if you're a pro driver and once you've already wrung out the OEM chassis 98% of the way. If you're looking for the last 2%, yes these will probably help.

would love to hear some feedback though. The placebo effect is a strong one!
RYU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 11:48 PM   #9
TuxedoCartman
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Drives: '13 86
Location: Exiled to Las Vegas
Posts: 646
Thanks: 305
Thanked 574 Times in 218 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RYU View Post
You need an impact screw driver and a mallet.

Buy one of these before you chew up those screw heads. Let us know how they work for you.
http://www.harborfreight.com/impact-...ase-37530.html
Thank you, good sir! That's exactly what I need. (Bah... I'm having to make due without my full set of tools, as I'm crashing at a friend's house for a few weeks).

And I was about to say, "Cue the 'That part's dumb, and won't do anything' crowd in 5... 4... 3...", but it seems they're already here. All I know is people both in Japan and America that are serious about racing cars seemed excited by these, and that I'm a big fan of chassis strengthening as a first modification, so I'm on board with it. (Besides, it's a cheap enough mod to give it a try). Sadly, I don't know how much of an individual assessment I can give for these, though, as I've got a front strut-tower bar and a full set of PowerBraces from Cusco arriving this week; so at best I'll be able to do a "before bracing the crap out of it/ after stiffening the crap out of it" review.
TuxedoCartman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 02:07 AM   #10
driftartist
Kurenai Samurai
 
driftartist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Drives: Red and manual
Location: east bay,ca
Posts: 789
Thanks: 185
Thanked 324 Times in 201 Posts
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TuxedoCartman View Post
I can tell you... they're a bitch to install.

Got a set, but can't get the two screws on the door striker to budge, not even a little bit. Feels like the damn things are welded into the door.
Impact screwdriver
driftartist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 03:03 AM   #11
Hawaiian
That guy
 
Hawaiian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Drives: Ultramarine mt FR-S
Location: chicago
Posts: 2,375
Thanks: 692
Thanked 1,383 Times in 730 Posts
Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
This is primarily a mod for people tracking their vehicle. It will help to keep the chassis from warping due to the gforces inflicted on the car during high speed maneuvers.
Hawaiian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2012, 12:23 AM   #12
TuxedoCartman
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Drives: '13 86
Location: Exiled to Las Vegas
Posts: 646
Thanks: 305
Thanked 574 Times in 218 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Okay, door stabilzers are installed (just needed a longer socket bar; the impact screwdriver did nothing). Pretty simple install, though the directions make it seem more complicated than it was. My Japanese reading inferiority complex is starting to creep in, and I'm hoping I didn't miss a step. Oh well... the doors open, close, and don't rattle at the moment, so I assume all's good.

Aaaaand since my Cusco braces are taking a lot longer to get here than I originally expected (grrr....) it looks like I will be able to give a review of these all by their little ol' lonesome. Don't expect much of an effect myself, but who knows. Stay tuned...
TuxedoCartman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 03:43 PM   #13
DSOmegaX
Senior Member
 
DSOmegaX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Drives: '13 BRZ, '16 Golf R
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 1,819
Thanks: 109
Thanked 1,994 Times in 930 Posts
Mentioned: 48 Post(s)
Tagged: 3 Thread(s)
For those that have installed this mod, did you guys have issues with door alignment after putting them on? And how can I adjust the position of the latch? My driver door now sits out more at the top rear portion of the door (not flush with the rear quarter panel). Also, the driver side door is noticeably harder to close (coupled with a clunking noise when closing, definitely making harder contact somewhere). No such issues with the passenger side.
__________________
@dsomegax.autotuned
2013 Subaru BRZ Limited | WRB | STI tS Build Thread

2016 Volkswagen Golf R | TR | VWR Build Thread
DSOmegaX is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to DSOmegaX For This Useful Post:
YouShallKnow (01-29-2015)
Old 09-23-2012, 04:24 PM   #14
TuxedoCartman
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Drives: '13 86
Location: Exiled to Las Vegas
Posts: 646
Thanks: 305
Thanked 574 Times in 218 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I had no such problems with mine. Sounds like something's wrong with yours.
TuxedoCartman is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone else thinking about the door stabilizer? russv Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 35 04-10-2013 12:09 PM
La Times reviews BRZ Sport-Tech Subaru BRZ General Forum 7 05-18-2012 11:11 AM
... reading the reviews? Buggy51 Off-Topic Lounge 6 04-26-2012 09:08 AM
Nobuteru Taniguchi reviews 86 Double4Free Photos, Videos, Wallpapers, Gallery Forum 4 03-25-2012 04:24 PM
Autobuild.de reviews the GT86 poormans_LFA Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 29 02-01-2012 12:42 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.