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Old 01-04-2018, 04:10 PM
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My #1 complaint with the E53, and it is painful...

At the risks of ridicule Photo attached. I have never had an SUV, truck, and obviously a car, which would slam the top sharp edge of the front door into my thick skull as painfully as the E53 so easily does. 6 times over the years...and it hurts every time.
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Ouch!

Feel better my man!

As they say, it's always the ones we love that hurt us the most
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The corner of the liftgate can get you like that too. The first car that used to do that to me was a Ford Tempo but it was lower it would get you in the ribs or maybe neck.


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My #1 complaint with the E53, and it is painful...

You could put a little line of clear silicone right on that corner you would not even see it and it would prevent a lot of pain. Put some tape on the body and lubricate the tape with some oil close the door squirts some silicone in there then spread it out flush into that hole you'll have a little safety cushion of silicone right on the corner.

Peel off the tape of course when you're done


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Mine keeps nailing me with the hatch lid. I lift the hatch and all is ok till I ignore it and start reaching in to get stuff then WHAM it comes down on me. Its the weather that's doing it. The struts are probably weak with age and the cold is making them even weaker.
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Rear hatch got the Mrs. a couple of days ago. Opened the hatch and it didn't go up assisted as much by the freezing struts.. Opened about 2 inches short and got her...
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The corner of the liftgate can get you like that too. The first car that used to do that to me was a Ford Tempo but it was lower it would get you in the ribs or maybe neck.


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Lost count of how many times I've smacked my head into the corner of the lift gate!
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Ouch, you have my sympathies.

At 6'8"... any and all lift gates are a threat to my cranium. Though, I find I hit the one of the e70 more than the e53 for some reason.
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The hood beaned me on the head twice. I need new hood struts. My VW Jetta's rear door constantly hits me in the ribs if I stand too close because the rear edge of the door juts out so much.
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My #1 complaint with the E53, and it is painful...

I've been hit by the door corner when somebody went to slam the door shut and I was too close.

@ crystal: is your E70 auto closing ? I think that may not open quite as high, other thought: color based; what color is E70 v E53.

You could use my tip above to add a rubber bumper on the corners, I'm going to do it to mine I'll upload pictures of course.

Back to the color: add some warning tape to the inside edge of the door, I'll be doing that as well.

Something like this stuff. Look at the inside edge of the doors how they have red tape to make them visible.

Make it Bright contrast so you will see in your peripheral vision.

One last thought: you can use some glow in the dark tape for at night but not sure how it would get charged. I think the danger tape would nearly eliminate hard banging.

@OP: thanks for bringing up this painful subject, I'm going to do the mods I mentioned and It will help reduce how often I bang my crainium (and reduce the pain when I do.
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