Vertical Doors was founded in 2003 by several car guys in Los Angeles, who coveted the vertically-opening doors first used on Italian-made Lamborghini exotics. They now have Lambo Doors for more than 100 fitments, and are constantly developing more. They’ve also branched out into Suicide Doors and hood and trunk hinges. Some of their products are true bolt-ons, but others are strictly for the cut-and-weld kind of gearhead – like you, right?
The driving force behind the first Vertical Door was the compelling need to impress judges at car shows. Custom car show judges have sort of seen it all, every color of metalflake paint, every wacky body mod and every anodized piece of underhood aluminum in the Jegs catalog. It takes a really unique vision, executed perfectly, to take first prize at any half-baked show nowadays. A Honda Civic or a Camaro, no matter how perfect the bodywork, paint and interior, needs an edge to be competitive – and a Vertical Door might be just the ticket.
Their patented hinge mechanism is engineered to be a true bolt-on installation on the cars they’ve developed it to fit. Two hours should have you back on the road. A Vertical Door can actually be practical, not just an attention-grabber: the door needs less space than a conventional hinged door to make getting in and out easy. It’s great if you have a narrow garage, or you’re forced to park your Escalade in a parking spot that’s barely big enough for a Civic.
The genius of Vertical Doors is the true-bolt-on capability engineered into their kits. You won’t need to weld or drill holes, although a discreet amount of trimming out-of-sight sheet metal under the fender might be necessary. So you could get a set of Lambo Doors installed on your leased car, drive around in style for two years, then reinstall the factory hinges and drop the keys on the lease agents desk with him none the wiser. OK, probably a bad idea, but at least it means you can sell your car if you need to without having to find a buyer who’s as car-crazy as you are.
A second customizing edge, one that will really impress judges, casual passersby or serious car geeks, is a suicide door. As you might expect, re-engineering a front-hinged door to open the other direction is not a trivial undertaking. It requires serious fabrication skills, and requires reworking and repainting the car and the door. Vertical Door makes an assortment of hinges engineered to make this arduous process as simple as possible. Their Suicide Door kits will result in a rearward opening door that looks, fits, and works like it came from the factory that way.
If you’re deeply into the car culture, and as hands-on as Jesse James, Vertical doors is a source of door latches, hinges, hood and trunk hinges, linear activators and other gimcracks that will let you turn your ride into a Transformers extra. The sky is the limit!
| Posted by Mj | (Simpsonville, SC)
I did the research on the product so the quality of the product was what I expected, top-shelf. The installation was done by a professional. He verified that my purchase was a quality one.
| Posted by Nasser Ramadan | (Abu Dhabi, BANI YAS)
The product didn't even take a month to reach from the US to Dubai. Everything came perfect, no damage, no missing parts. As soon as I received it, I installed it, and it's amazing how it changed the look of the car. Thank you, CARiD.com for the amazing service.
| Posted by Sarah | (Shawnee, KS)
I just installed the lambo doors on my 2008 Cobalt. They look awesome. I did have to have the body shop trim the front fenders and there is quite a bit of wind noise that I hope I can fix by adjusting the doors, but overall they look great. You must be careful with them though. There is no stop on the hinge so if you pull out too far before you raise the door you could bend you fender.
| Posted by Stephanie | (Brent, AL)
Your products are awesome, you will be getting my service from now. I got 4 cars and I will be upgrading them out with CARiD.
| Posted by Phillp | (Las Vegas, NM)
Door kit instillation was great. Had to shave a couple parts but was worth the money. I would recommend this product to all.
| Posted by Crystal | (Castlewood, VA)
Hard to find someone to install. Needed to be adjusted some. They had to cut the metal on the fender some. Still, I would do all over again if I had to. I love them!
| Posted by William | (Kent, WA)
I have always been very happy with the service at CARiD.com. I have purchased a number of items. The sales persons are very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with, especially with my latest purchase. I purchased my Lambo doors for my Saturn Sky and am so very happy with the service before and after the purchase!
| Posted by William | (Yonkers, NY)
I can say that this is worth every penny, this is a direct bolt-on kit, no welding needed. I had an AutoLoc kit, and I had to weld it and after that it still did not come out right, the door did not close properly. Vertical door kit from CARiD is completely different, this is amazing how this hinge is made that it bolts on to the existing holes of the door and it closes the door with no air leaks. I would recommend this kit 100%. Also, the sales rep, they are doing a good job selling these kits!