I got the VDI hinges installed yesterday . I'm very happy with the results except I wish i had the instruction for the saturn as opposed to solstice but when you understand what needs to be done, it is easy to do but time consuming. I also must have been lucky, i pre-adjusted and greased the hinges before the installation, taped the doors really well with reference marks and under door spacers and when i removed all the tape after hinges and shocks installation, i had about 1/8 inch to adjust up to latch perfectly!
I did the instalation all by myself in 6 hours and my girlfriend helped me keeping the doors up when putting the shocks on. I also replaced the original battery before putting the passerger hinge so i don't have to worry about undoing all this.
I will keep all the original hinges just in case but I daught I will be back to original.
I'm glad to read from some of you that the doors gets a bit easier to close with time because it is a bit of a concern to me now (mostly for my girlfriend) but she doesn't drive it much anyway...:lol:
I will post a few pictures (as soon as I wash my car and remember how to post pics again :lol
Here are a couple of pictures.:cheers:
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Care to elaborate on the battery comment? I just replaced my battery a few weeks ago. How much more work would have been involved if I had the vertical doors? it's already too much work to get the battery out, dunno if I'm down for a longer process lol. I'm pondering getting the VDI's as I found them for a pretty good deal, didn't even take the battery situation into consideration though.