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Old 12-09-2013, 12:05 PM   #1
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Need help with my rolling door

Hi, I've just put 33" tires on my Chevrolet Express AWD 2010 and now, my side door hit the rear tire when I try to open it. Someone know how can I resolve this problem. I removed the Inside panel and it's better but it still rubbing on the tire.

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Old 12-09-2013, 02:28 PM   #2
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Re: Need help with my rolling door

not a ton of help, but all i could think of...this gent made his own door extender (3rd pic down in thread): viewtopic.php?f=24&t=11893

might be worth it to see if you can have a local machine shop biuld you one. you could start a thread to see if others need the same mod and get a groupbuy going to help offset costs.

either way, sorry for the unexpected hassle, and good luck getting it resolved

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Old 12-09-2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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Re: Need help with my rolling door

I've never looked at the GM slider door hinge but I imagine it is probably a similar concept as the Ford.

If you extend the hinge swing arm to push the door out, you will likely have to move the whole hinge forward in the door as well. It is hard to explain in text but if you look at the hinge I did for my Ford, you'll see that I extended the hinge arm and moved the pivot point. When you do this, you may need to trim the door to clear the hinge now that the pivot is farther inside the door. At least for the Ford, it isn't too bad if you're only moving the door out an 1-2". 3" is doable but not easy and anything over 3" is pretty ugly.

Your other option is to make the door thinner by taking some material out of the area that has the interference.
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