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Loops in the car have many uses: Whether closing the trunk, on the door or for the fear handle of the passenger above the door. The application possibilities are really diverse But in turn: The black loop on the trunk, gladly also in rubber design, was a popular part for the car manufacturer to support the customer when closing the heavy boot lid against the resistance of the gas spring as cheaply as possible. Meanwhile, they were pushed back ever further by integrated handles in the tailgate or even one electric driveHe slowly opens and closes the flap.
Door loops - two extremes of the automotive world
Either austerity from cost pressure and therefore as primitive or the sports car for weight reasons, because the textile loop saves a few grams compared to the door opener made of metal / plastic. Incidentally, the latter is particularly common in the RS models of the Porsche Group, where it is almost a folklore to open the door of the sinfully expensive street athlete with a colored textile band. Because Racecar. For a completely different purpose, the so-called roof grab handles or roof straps are thought. They are purely for the passenger's / passenger's sense of security, who can hold on to it with one arm and a gripping handle. They are virtually nothing like the well-known factory handle, just in loop form.
are roof straps really needed?
At this point, a serious question: How many times have you used such a grip or did you experience that a passenger was so shaken and scared that he accessed? Yes, we do not either. Even with our rally attempts on the forest road with young 18 years that was not the case. If anything then has the normal door handle in the door trim always enough. But nonetheless, the grab bars should not be missing in any car, they are even part of the brand identity. The deceased Ferdinand Piëch even made the silicone damping of the handle a top priority at VW in order to catch up with the premium manufacturers or even overtake them: discreetly, but relentlessly, like himself, the grip slowly slides back into its resting position after use and does not snap in loud Headlining as in the competition.
Handle for the driver's side is far from standard
At Nissan, however, there were some oddities in this area: The Nissan 200SX S13 in the German version had an A-pillar trim without handle, the Japanese version, however, with integrated handle. One wonders what the cause may be, many other differences between JDM- and EU-Spec either had something to do with the maximum speed possible in Germany or the maximum equipment with technical features such as a head-up display desired in Japan, but only the car gods know why this difference was made in the grab handle: That Japanese co-drivers are generally more anxious than Germans, is considered unproven.
But no matter whether in Germany, Japan, the USA or anywhere else: The handholds are probably used around the world as 99% hangers for the wrinkle-free transport of shirts and suits or to do other things with it: just not hold! We hope that you the info report on the topic / term Straps (further names / keywords: Friction loop, roof grab handle, roof hold loop, handholds, wrist strap, tailgate loop, door loop, pull loop, closing aid, closing loop) from the field of autotuning. Our goal is that the largest German-language tuning dictionary (Tuning Wikipedia) and to explain tuning terms from A to Z easily and understandably. Almost every day we expand this encyclopedia and how far we are already can you HERE see. Soon the next one will be Tuning scene concept be illuminated by us. Incidentally, you will be informed about new topics if you have ours Feed subscribe to.
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