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Old 05-29-2014, 04:24 AM   #1
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Door pull straps

Ive been completing a lot of weight reductions recently and decided to give a nod to the factory lightweight cars by installing some pull straps. I couldn't be happy with the way they turned out

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Any pictures of the inside attachments?
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Any pictures of the inside attachments?
I don't unfortunaltly, it's very straight forward though. I just passed the cable through the strap and added a zip tie for reinforcement. It's pretty obvious how to do this with the door panel off.
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cool. you should make an RS kit - door straps, lightweight carpet, what else?
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cool. you should make an RS kit - door straps, lightweight carpet, what else?
Lightweight plastic convertible top window. I will trade mine if someone wants to remove their heavy glass top.
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That actually looks pretty cool Truegearhead, and almost intended from the factory.

Where did you get the straps?
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:24 AM   #7
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How do you remove the door handle itself? Is it a difficult job?
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:36 AM   #8
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Great work Stu! Only part missing now is a trim piece to cover the opening. I wonder if we could custom model and 3d print something for it?

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I wonder if we could custom model and 3d print something for it?
Very cool!

Check with our resident Shanghai factory rep...
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I didn't realize that some Boxsters came without side airbags! My 02 has them in the doors. Your doors were lighter than mine from the factory!
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Ive been completing a lot of weight reductions recently and decided to give a nod to the factory lightweight cars by installing some pull straps. I couldn't be happy with the way they turned out

Cheers,
Stu




Hello,

I have a question about installing the RS door straps on the 986. Whenever you are about to open the door the window goes down a little. The door handle has a spring for that purpose. When you installed the straps did you run into any issues with that?

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