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After multiple threads, videos and wringing of minds over this issue, I'm amazed that you are the first to try this simple hack. Did you happen to measure how much additional opening width you achieved? If a strong wind were to catch the open door, or someone were to slip and fall against it, are you confident there would be no hinge or body damage?
 

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The OP only gave one part number for the left front door. The right front door is 72340-TG7-A01. I'm interested to see the pictures.
 

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I increased the rear door opening by installing a set of front door stops/ checks on the rear and it works perfectly. No rubbing or conflicts of any sort.

P/N Left: 72380-TG7-A01
P/N Right: 72340-TG7-A01
That is so awesome Kmharvs33! Great job and thank you for sharing your results and "how to" with the rest of us. That's what the ROC is all about.



It's probably safer to use the front-door stops on the rear-doors vise no door stop at all.

 

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I echo whoever said that they can't believe no one has tried this yet. This is awesome, if true. I got real excited for a minute when it looked like it was just a matter of 3 bolts. Unfortunately, I just looked at my truck, and it appears the swap will be somewhat more complicated than that. I think it will require some amount of taking the door apart. I can only guess that it will be well worth the effort, though. Again, if this is legit, I'm sure someone will have detailed instructions on here soon.
 

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Last night, when I opened the thread, I was like everyone else....no pics showed, etc...there were no other posts.
Now, I can see the pics. That looks nice!

Was it easy to do?

Can't wait to see others do them as well and how it works out. The doors don't bother me as much as some, since I don't have kids with car seats, nor large dogs, etc, but their limited opening does bother me occasionally, so this "hack" would be nice.
 

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I echo whoever said that they can't believe no one has tried this yet. This is awesome, if true. I got real excited for a minute when it looked like it was just a matter of 3 bolts. Unfortunately, I just looked at my truck, and it appears the swap will be somewhat more complicated than that. I think it will require some amount of taking the door apart. I can only guess that it will be well worth the effort, though. Again, if this is legit, I'm sure someone will have detailed instructions on here soon.
Why would you think it's more difficult? Are the bolt holes not threaded or something?
 

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About $9 each... but Bernardi parts wants $40 each for shipping to Canada.. I think they must be driving them to Canada personally.. Not doing that..!!
 

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Nervey's video of the untethered rear door opening seems to show a limited amount of clearance with the body and front door when the rear hinge reaches its limit. I'm curious what happens when you put a moderate amount of pressure on the fully-opened rear door with the longer front door stop hack in place. This can happen when loading a large object or when a gust of wind catches the open door. I'm sure someone will report back on any issues that arise.

If in fact there's no downside to swapping out the stops, I wonder WTH Honda was thinking with the shorter stops?! Could it be that they thought limiting the rear door swing was a good idea to reduce the likelihood of kids banging the door into adjacent vehicles in parking lots? Were they just maximizing access for the front doors with the rear doors open? It doesn't make sense to me.
 

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I echo whoever said that they can't believe no one has tried this yet. This is awesome, if true. I got real excited for a minute when it looked like it was just a matter of 3 bolts. Unfortunately, I just looked at my truck, and it appears the swap will be somewhat more complicated than that. I think it will require some amount of taking the door apart. I can only guess that it will be well worth the effort, though. Again, if this is legit, I'm sure someone will have detailed instructions on here soon.
Why would you think it's more difficult? Are the bolt holes not threaded or something?
I was hoping it was as simple as, "remove 3 bolts, swap part, and re-install the three bolts." Unfortunately, it appears that you must take the door apart some in order to be able to swap the part.
 

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Yes, you have to remove the door panel to get access. See pictures for locations of screws. Once screws are removed, pull out on the bottom of the panel to disengage the clips and lift up on the panel to remove. Then you just need to disconnect the window switch and remove the door handle assembly (it comes apart as an assembly don't waste your time removing the cables individually). It's a really easy door panel to remove.

I have been playing around with the door opening some more and I am confident in this hack. It would be good to get a second opinion and have someone else give it a try. It has a bonus feature in that the front check has two detents so the door can be held at almost the same width as the original and then opened all the way for extra access. I am not sure why Honda went with a unique part for the rear. I will assume they have a very strict spec for clearance if over extended.


 

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I removed the rear door panels to complete the chrome door handle swap on my RTL-T and it is not that difficult. Probably a 10 minute job on each side. Thank you, KMHARVS33!
 

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My concern, is the new door stop actually stopping the door or is the hinge at its limits? I would hate to have the wind catch the door and cause some kind of damage while relying on the door stop that is too long.
 
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