Lambo style doors suicide doors and gullwing door conversions.

Why stick with the standard doors when there are so many door conversions open to you (if you pardon the pun).

Here are the pros and cons of the Lambo or scissor door, suicide door and gullwing door conversions.

Kits are available for just about every popular type of car and there are also many universal fitting kits available.

Many companies offer a fitting service but which door conversion kit is right for you?

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Gullwing Doors & gull wing door conversion kits

Gull wing doors have been around from the very early days of the motor car.Mercedes produced a stunning car with gull wing doors as pictured above.

The gull wing doors really hit the public eye when the Back to the Future films featured a Delorean with a gull wing door.
Gull wing doors are so named because they move like the wings of a bird.

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Alloy wheels – choosing the best rims.

Probably one of the most common styling modifications performed today is an Alloy wheel change. Alloy wheels come in a wide variety of sizes shapes and colours. Generally the larger the wheel and the lower profile the tyre the nicer it looks.

There are practical limits though as large wheels will adversely affect handling and can even rub on the wheel arches on full lock. For more information on the practical side of fitting alloy wheels have a look at the alloy wheel article in tuning

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Stunning sprayed art on car body panels

If you have access to to right tools you can accomplish so much when it comes to painting cars. With some imagination and a lot of talent you could end up driving a stunning work of art like these.

These cars were painted by Geoff Sims, a very talented artist based near Maidstone in Kent, you will often see his work cropping up on show cars around the country.

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Todays featured car tuning "how to..." article

Mk1 Astra GTE engine swap to a 2.5 v6

ake is the sort of guy that sees a big engine and buys it and then works out how to fit it to his car. Most people do things the other way round but let’s see if Jakes buy it and see what happens philosophy paid off.

He tells us that he’s pretty much always been into mechanics, “fixing and repairing… I picked up this Astra in August 2004 for a bargain price of £130 tax and tested. It was a 1981 mk1 Astra 1200s, in red (apparently), although in the trade it’s called “shit brick orange”. The car was solid, 32,000 miles on the clock, and 4 previous owners.

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