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Clever setups for door handles & windows?

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Re: Clever setups for door handles & windows?
December 11, 2015 02:00PM
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i would guess that is why the wrc cars use power windows, do to the cage being in the way of a crank. a window breaker is a good idea even with non-power windows, but what to do with lexan windows?

just plugging in "wrc 2015" into google image search, looks like VW, Citroen, and Hyundai are all using windows with the little slidey porthole in them, which I believe don't roll up/down, crank, electric, or otherwise.

I'd assume to meet any sort of egress requirements they're mounted similarly (albeit more permanently) to some "towing windows" I've seen on road race cars - solidly enough to stay put, but weak enough mounting that they could be kicked out if needed.



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Re: Clever setups for door handles & windows?
December 12, 2015 08:14AM
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i would guess that is why the wrc cars use power windows, do to the cage being in the way of a crank. a window breaker is a good idea even with non-power windows, but what to do with lexan windows?

just plugging in "wrc 2015" into google image search, looks like VW, Citroen, and Hyundai are all using windows with the little slidey porthole in them, which I believe don't roll up/down, crank, electric, or otherwise.

I'd assume to meet any sort of egress requirements they're mounted similarly (albeit more permanently) to some "towing windows" I've seen on road race cars - solidly enough to stay put, but weak enough mounting that they could be kicked out if needed.

i will confess it has been several years that i have watched a wrc event, but the subarus and evos had power windows. i lost interest in the wrc after the groupe A days. the FIA remark was more sarcasm. hard to show when typing sometimes.

i do understand the point of the thread, how to get out of car when the doors will not open and windows can not go down? through in fire or a bad water landing and it gets real quick!

i plan to use lexan and the window breaker will not shatter it. this has me rethinking my power windows too. my 1985 celica had power windows as i recall the power door was lighter than the non-power not by much but a pound or so. for the mustang i have one set of power doors and one set of shells, i may just save the shells for the skins. at any rate i will put both to the scale and see how much difference there is.



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