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I've been trying to get more information on this for the last few weeks and thought asking some altezza people would yield the best results. I'm an IS300 owner and I'm looking at lightening up my car but one of my thoughts was to switch to the altezza doors. My reasoning behind this decision is that in my experience with jdm cars is that there are many differences in safety standards from Japan to the USA. I know the IS300 doors I believe both front and rear have a hefty safety bar that runs the span of the inner door. Does the Altezza have these as well? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated, pictures would be nice also.

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I've been trying to get more information on this for the last few weeks and thought asking some altezza people would yield the best results. I'm an IS300 owner and I'm looking at lightening up my car but one of my thoughts was to switch to the altezza doors. My reasoning behind this decision is that in my experience with jdm cars is that there are many differences in safety standards from Japan to the USA. I know the IS300 doors I believe both front and rear have a hefty safety bar that runs the span of the inner door. Does the Altezza have these as well? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated, pictures would be nice also.

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Just cut the beams out. But if you drive on the street. I would think twice or put a cage. The beams are not that heavy.
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There are carbon fiber doors available, if you really want to be so extreme about it
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I have only had the rear inner door panel off my Altezza (photo below), its a Gita (SportX) but they have the side impact bars as well. 1st generation Altezza may be different but i doubt it.
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There are carbon fiber doors available, if you really want to be so extreme about it
I've seen those and fibre glass ones as well. I'm hoping to not have to get that serious with the mods but if I do then I do. I've also considered drill/cutting some of the material out to help lighten it up, which may mean I'll get to cutting the bar out.
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