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    looking for a good source for parts. door seals to be precise. i have a black dragon catalog. any input.

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    Stu,
    As Mike has shown, doing a search for this topic will uncover a vast amount of threads. This topic is a fairly common one and has been discussed to death. There are many vendors out there for z cars parts. I have ordered some parts from Black Dragon with good results. I recently purchased a complete set of rubber seals from Motorsports Auto and am very happy with them. Some other places to check would be Z Car Source, Z Barn, Banzai motorworks, Datsun Spirit, Zedd Findings. This is another topic that can be searched for using the search function. Good luck.
    One thing to remember, after changing the weatherstripping, it can be very difficult to close the door until the seals compress some. Let us know how things come out.

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    There are also some NOS parts available thru Courtesy Nissan, www.Courtesynissan.com
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    door seals from black dragon are JUNK, i bit the bullet and bought nissan seals. they are so much better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nahurry View Post
    door seals from black dragon are JUNK, i bit the bullet and bought nissan seals. they are so much better!
    I agree with nahurry. The aftermarket door seals are too robust and won't relax enough over time. The OEM door seals don't have this problem.

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    Hmmm, I wonder if I will have this problem with mine. At the body shop, the guy had to slam the door pretty hard to get it to close. He said this is common with new seals and should improve with time. If they are too robust I may have to change them in the future.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikez73 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisZ View Post
    I know...I'm just lucky nobody has done that to me yet
    My intent was good though...no offense intended Stu. I'm holding out for some Sportage seals. My drivers side is ok but the passenger side seal is trashed. My hatch outer seal is just...well I don't even have one.

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    Good one mike, wow i didn't think of that. I guess my real question was what do people think of black dragon, or maybe some input on a good reliable source for parts. Thanks for all the helpful input.

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    Michael,
    You need to start a new thread for this question. Not only will it allow people to know your questions, but hijacking a thread is bad manners. Go to the forums link at the top and follow through to were it says New Thread. Good luck.

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    I'll chime in on this one. Just got my car back from the body shop and my guy gave me a refund for the door seals that I provided him with. The reason: he did a terrible job installing them and he knew it. He apologized profusely and explained that he hates door seals and his interior guy just couldn't get to them any time soon.
    I ordered from Black Dragon and they seemed good. The rear hatch seals work great and no problems installing them. I did a search through the threads and found some relating how Kia Sportage seals work great. They are a bit longer than required, but best of all they have the metal channel that help hold them in place while the sealant tacks up. I haven't had a chance to try installing them yet, but will later this week.
    I have had really good luck using Black Dragon and MSA if that means anything. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamr View Post
    There are also some NOS parts available thru Courtesy Nissan, www.Courtesynissan.com
    Yep, Courtesy has door seals. Interestingly I tried to buy the seals from a local Nissan dealer, using the part numbers from the parts CD, but the dealer could not get them. Courtesy sold me door seals, which were genuine Nissan parts, but they had different part numbers than what were in the older catalog. I suspect that Courtesy is substituting a different part that they know from experience will work correctly. I was able to buy the rear hatch seal from the local dealer however.

    The door seals also had a different construction for the driver's side than the passenger side. (The passenger side seals better.) The doors are now very hard to close, but at least the wind noise and door rattles are gone. Both sides had to be trimmed with a hack saw by the way. I did not use the gasket sealant for the doors because they have a metal clip to hold them in place. (The rear hatch is a different story.)
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    If you're on a tighter budget than what's offered at MSA and the like, there's been some experimenting at hybridz...

    http://forums.hybridz.org/index.php?...p-alternative/
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    "That's aftermarket", upon discovering the 10+yr old cracked, obviously homemade, plastic seal on the inside of the rear hatch.

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