Installation Time: Afternoon
May 19, 2019
Good design, poor instructions, , mediocre quality
Instructions assume that the hinge pins already exist on the doors. They come in a separate bag, and with no instructions I guessed which went with which door; I was wrong, and had to re-do them. They also came with only 12 washers instead of 16 needed. I had to make my own. Attaching these hinge pins and getting them properly aligned took the majority of the install time.
Instructions say to use the torx nuts from removing the doors to attach the hinge pins. Nope; the threads on the hinge pins are the wrong size. Thankfully four nuts that I assume were designed for this purpose are included.
Instructions say to use the torx bolts from the factory mirrors to attach them to the doors. One of the two bolts is too long, bottoming out in the mirror shaft before the head makes contact with the container. If you tighten the other bolt enough, though, the mirrors are solidly secured. It just looks dumb inside to have a bolt sticking out with a 5mm gap.
Passenger door came with an anti-rattle rubber bumper installed. Yay! Kit also included two additional rubber bumpers (different design) with instructions on how to install them. Followed the instructions, drilling a custom 3/16" hole and attempting to screw it in, and the screw broke off in the hole. Had to dip into my own bolts nuts and washers to anchor the other. Also had to cut some of the rubber off, because otherwise the door shuts too tightly and makes it almost impossible to open.
Door finish is good, with only 1-2 spots on each door that looked a little marred. You have to look closely to notice, though.
Door latches worked well. Exterior handle is good, interior 'handle' is an afterthought that is a bit ghetto even for tube doors.
I like that I could use my factory mirrors, though as low as they are now tilting them to the maximum is not _quite_ sufficient to see levelly down the road.