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Was looking at a potential upgrade and for the first time noticed these weird tabs at the bottom of the door.

What the heck are they for?

 

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I have wondered the same thing for years now and keep forgetting to ask anyone.
 

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They are there to align the door better, which does add some rigidity too. The doors on our cars are really long and can benefit from that extra support.


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Well, that's good to know. I always thought they were kind of ugly, glad to hear they serve a useful purpose.
 

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They are definitely a bit silly, but not quite as noticeable as I expected in person. I can live with it.
 

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support /alignment
many brands use this method
Mclaren can benefit from these lol, my 570s and 675lt doors could never align correctly
 

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On my Huracan they do fit into the slot but don’t seem to touch anything, can’t see the purpose.
 

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Engineers didn’t put that there for nothing.
Remember every screw is has a cost for a manufacturer so they just didn’t do this because there is a cost
for them to do this...So if they could save a 1.00 they would not give to the buyer.
 

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I m sorry, but I never really reply on these forums. After reading these threads in regards to the funny looking hook on the bottom of the doors, it is the door switch which has a magnetic switch inside letting the computer know that the door is closed! It is not for alignment and or extra strength.
 

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It's a latch that helps to keep the door in place in case of a crash. Without this the chance that the door could not be opened due to structural damage is higher that with this.
 

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I have to admit we got some interesting answers.
 

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I m sorry, but I never really reply on these forums. After reading these threads in regards to the funny looking hook on the bottom of the doors, it is the door switch which has a magnetic switch inside letting the computer know that the door is closed! It is not for alignment and or extra strength.
Not sure I buy this, every car I've ever owned can tell which door is open, including my first car, a used Honda I got in 2003, are you telling me Honda figured this out 20 years ago but my Lamborghini needs a tab to tell if the door is open?
 

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Ok guys I am going to put this to bed once and for all. I was wrong, so I called a Lamborghini parts supplier in Europe and here is what it is! It is a crash sensor in the door for the air bags. It is not a latch, because it does not latch to anything. Thanks
and I hope this helps.
 

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Weird. Still seems like it would be possible to have a less clunky “sensor” that knows whether a door is open for airbag purposes.
 
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