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Old July 26th, 2015, 10:35 PM
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Push Button vs Lift Handle Doors

Is there an advantage of push button (roll up) vs lift handle (sliding glass doors) doors? I am looking at road / wind noise, leaks during rain storms, and durability. I am currently running good shape lift hand, sliding glass in my 110 and was wondering if there is a benifit to swapping.
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Old July 26th, 2015, 10:43 PM
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The best door is a rustless door. If yours are good shape I would keep them.

That being said, I love my roll-ups in the summer - but the internal guides/mechs are just one more thing to rust.
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Old July 27th, 2015, 12:23 PM
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More a personal preference I'd say.
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Don't the latest push button doors have one-piece construction and galvanized door skins? Supposedly they have trounced corrosion problems.
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Old July 27th, 2015, 12:31 PM
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The ST lift handle doors provides ~ 1" more leg/waist room on the interior. It doesn't sound like much, but if you are a big guy, every little bit helps.
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The ST lift handle doors provides ~ 1" more leg/waist room on the interior. It doesn't sound like much, but if you are a big guy, every little bit helps.
The ST doors are a heckuva lot less complicated than the SW doors as well. Very simple things and a lot easier to rebuild.
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What about comfort while driving. Can you easily rest your elbow in an open window with the lift handle (sliding glass) doors?

I know that was key for my comfort in my old 90. Not sure how it's going to be with my new 109 in building. Little scared to be honest.
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What about comfort while driving. Can you easily rest your elbow in an open window with the lift handle (sliding glass) doors?
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I know I couldnt.
In my series, I'd pull the door top off for elbow room.

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What about comfort while driving. Can you easily rest your elbow in an open window with the lift handle (sliding glass) doors?

I do in my split door 110. Comfort is a relative thing.

Personally, I would prefer a set of lift handle, roll up doors to my split doors,; however, my split doors are fully rebuilt so that's what I roll with.
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Is there an advantage of push button (roll up) vs lift handle (sliding glass doors) doors? I am looking at road / wind noise, leaks during rain storms, and durability. I am currently running good shape lift hand, sliding glass in my 110 and was wondering if there is a benifit to swapping.
I like the lift handle roll up window doors-getting kind of rare now
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What about comfort while driving. Can you easily rest your elbow in an open window with the lift handle (sliding glass) doors? I know that was key for my comfort in my old 90. Not sure how it's going to be with my new 109 in building. Little scared to be honest.
I have lift handles and roll up windows, and can rest my elbow with the window rolled down...but not when it's up.
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My favorite are the 2 piece. I have them on a 110.
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I have the (somewhat rare) lift-up handles and roll-up windows. My frames are rusty, so I had planned to go to fiberglass doors with push-button handles. How feasible/expensive would it be to put new frames on my doors? Preferably aluminium or galavnized steel would be preferred.
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I have the lift up/roll up, I liked the simplicity of the 2 part doors but the roll up windows are pretty nice. With rarity comes downsides-if your latch is broken as my driver door is, impossible to source a replacement. If someone has one, pm me!
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Old July 27th, 2015, 07:26 PM
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I have push button roll ups on the 110. I also have the lift handle roll ups; prefer them but don't have the door cards for them.
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I'm a 2 piece guy as well. Just so open and free!
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I've got newer take off rollups on my ST. love them. They are the galvy ones and no issues.
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Old July 27th, 2015, 09:13 PM
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You can get skins for lift up roll up doors!
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