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    Ok, I know I'm gunna get flamed for this next line of text:

    I have shaved doors with solenoids on them to make them 'pop' open on my E30

    ...anyway, the doors don't 'pop' correctly, and there doesn't seem to be enough force to open the doors. Basically, when I press the button to open the door it just clicks opens to the second latch (like when the wife doesn't shut the door properly and drives away with the door slightly ajar)

    Anyone know where I can get a more powerful setup so the door opens about 1/2 a foot? Or recommend how to fix?
     
     

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    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for the PM i have sent one back,

    What you need is a stronger spring systems i can have a look at this for you if you decide to go ahead with the upgrades with me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris1984 View Post
    Ok, I know I'm gunna get flamed for this next line of text:

    I have shaved doors with solenoids on them to make them 'pop' open on my E30

    ...anyway, the doors don't 'pop' correctly, and there doesn't seem to be enough force to open the doors. Basically, when I press the button to open the door it just clicks opens to the second latch (like when the wife doesn't shut the door properly and drives away with the door slightly ajar)

    Anyone know where I can get a more powerful setup so the door opens about 1/2 a foot? Or recommend how to fix?
    Insert "shifty" here! > ..................



    (Boostist I need a shifty!)

    Her ya go
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris1984 View Post
    Ok, I know I'm gunna get flamed for this next line of text:

    I have shaved doors with solenoids on them to make them 'pop' open on my E30

    ...anyway, the doors don't 'pop' correctly, and there doesn't seem to be enough force to open the doors. Basically, when I press the button to open the door it just clicks opens to the second latch (like when the wife doesn't shut the door properly and drives away with the door slightly ajar)

    Anyone know where I can get a more powerful setup so the door opens about 1/2 a foot? Or recommend how to fix?

    hi Chris

    A brave move...

    have you got any picture of the mechanism?

    What hardware does the 'popping' system use?
     
     

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    I'll take a photo tonight and post tomorrow.

    I think the guy that fitted it just put the solenoid in to pull the cable from the door handle, so that would explain why it just clicks open slightly. I'm not sure what the correct fitment method is but I assume high tension springs to force the door further open?
     
     

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