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How to really align falcon doors?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Sledworks, May 14, 2019 at 9:33 PM.

  1. Sledworks

    Sledworks New Member

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    Hello, I have a model x and the falcon doors do not align with the body. The forward portion of the door is fine, but there is almost a half inch gap in the rear where it needs to close more. I have had the car recalibrate the doors, but they still have a gap. Is there a way to really adjust them, instead of having the car try? Besides taking it to the service center...

    The doors were forced closed manually, which threw it off. The only adjustments I have been able to retain are manual adjustments. Just looking for the correct way
     
  2. P85_DA

    P85_DA Supporting Member

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    Take to SC ;)
     
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  3. Sledworks

    Sledworks New Member

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    I want to know how the service center does it. It shouldn’t be an unknown mystery... I have also heard stories about the service center making it worse, and I’m confident that if I knew the procedure I would do a better job than most techs at a service center.
     
  4. TexasRat

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    Apparently it's really hard to align. I'm not confident that I'd be able to do a better job than them. There are two points of alignment that need to be adjusted. One of them is fairly trivial, which is how far "in" (towards the body) the door folds. The second one seems to be harder but I don't remember what type of adjustment it was (SC told me, but that was almost a year ago at this point).

    The only reason I had them fix the alignment was because it was gouging out paint (though that wasn't reproducible, it could have been a one-off situation). The FWDs have never been the same again. I think they are worse than they were before. Not by a ton, but I can notice it if I spend a second to look at it.

    I just don't look at it anymore. Enjoy the car for what it is. Precise fitment and fit and finish is not one of the things.

    In short, unless the FWDs were damaging your upon closing, I would not have the SC touch it. You're gambling with the outcome.
     

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