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Old 11-20-2002, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default How did suicide doors get their name?

Just curious if anybody knew any history behind their name.

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Old 11-20-2002, 10:42 PM   #2
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Open the door while you're moving & get sucked out.

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Old 11-20-2002, 10:42 PM   #3
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I've never heard that expression.
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Old 11-20-2002, 10:43 PM   #4
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Opening them while moving was suicide.

Ever hear of a suicide clutch?
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Old 11-20-2002, 10:44 PM   #5
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Open the door while you're moving & get sucked out.

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Seriously? I wondered if it had anything to do with the mafia/gangsters. For some reason I associate gangsters with cars that have suicide doors. Dunno why.

I also wondered if it had anything to do with people dying from T-bone accidents. The lack of B piller hurting the integrity of the car and lots of fatalities.

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Old 11-20-2002, 10:44 PM   #6
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I've never heard that expression.
Car doors that are hinged at the back of the door.
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Old 11-20-2002, 10:44 PM   #7
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Looks like a good answer
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Old 11-20-2002, 10:45 PM   #8
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Because if someone wanted to jump from a moving car (to their death), they could not do so with typical doors that are hinged at the front - the moving air would push them back shut. However, with the hinges at the rear, when the door was opened, even a little, the air would force it all the way open and hold it open.
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Old 11-20-2002, 10:48 PM   #9
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Because if someone wanted to jump from a moving car (to their death), they could not do so with typical doors that are hinged at the front - the moving air would push them back shut. However, with the hinges at the rear, when the door was opened, even a little, the air would force it all the way open and hold it open.

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Looks like a good answer
That's the same story I heard many years ago.

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Old 11-20-2002, 10:48 PM   #11
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No, suicide doors opened the opposite way of conventional doors, they were hinged at the rear of the door rather than the front and when opening they would fold out towards the rear of the car. It's pretty common for idiots to open car doors without checking incoming traffic and cars passing closely can easily slam into the door that suddenly opens in front of them. With a normal door, no problem, the door is sheared off the car, but the mass of the door is in front of the person getting in or out of the car, so he/she is missed. With a suicide door the mass is behind the person getting in/out and if the door is struck by a passing car it slams shut violently. Anyone in the process of entering or exiting the car can be crushed very easily.
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