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Thebestestdrummer 08-28-2013 01:02 AM

Shaved handles?..
 
how the heck does a shaved handle work? where the heck do you open it from?..

Grubrunner 08-28-2013 09:20 AM

An actuator on the door is tuned to a handheld remote you carry on your key ring; upon pressing that remote, a "pop" will release/open the door from the latch just enough for you to pull open and access.

this is the most common method.

Thebestestdrummer 08-28-2013 02:03 PM

ahhh haha that makes sense. seems pretty inefficient though.

Grubrunner 08-28-2013 02:30 PM

Yeah I've heard one or two horror stories.

There is often an overide switch located on the vehicle's exterior in an inconspicuous spot in the case of power and/or actuator failure so the doors can be accessed.

They do look awesome but, IMHO, they're not for your EDR.

Are you thinking of taking a similar route?

will36 08-28-2013 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Thebestestdrummer (Post 1187022)
ahhh haha that makes sense. seems pretty inefficient though.

They are ok. Unless you live where it gets cold and your doors freeze a little, the battery goes down, or the pos actuator goes out.

other than that pretty cool. I have seen one done my using a hood release cable set up and putting the handle inside the front wheel wells.

You also have to install a spring driven "popper" to open the door.

Thebestestdrummer 08-28-2013 09:43 PM

haha im not thinking about it at all. personally i dont think they look allll that cool. haha. just curious as to how they actually work.

will36 08-28-2013 09:51 PM

Damn, I was hope'n you were. I would love to come up there and hunt some of those big a$$ deer you have up there. trade a shaved door handle install for a deer hunt.:smileup:

Thebestestdrummer 08-29-2013 12:12 AM

hahaha sorry! :LOL:

TheSatinPumpkin 08-31-2013 06:52 PM

yep i run my drivers and passenger door to my aux channels on my remote. Then a manual release in a secret spot for emergency. Its a nice theft deterrent and i like the sound of the "pop"
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6...cb4a9168_z.jpg

Might as well throw up a pic of the shaved tailgate.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7155/6...2e0ecba1_z.jpg

Thebestestdrummer 09-01-2013 08:51 PM

so how much does that usually cost? kits? i mean, that would have to all be repainted or redone at least.


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