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Old 02-14-2010, 10:33 PM   #1
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Full or half?

I'm curious to hear opinions on full doors vs. half....

If one was mostly doing pavement driving, is it better to have full doors?


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Old 02-14-2010, 10:43 PM   #2
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it depends. if you plan on takin them off frequantly. half doors. if not full doors keep down a lot of noise. i have a set of both but ive been runnin half doors for a while

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Ah ok...good point about the noise. Good to know....thanks
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it is good o have a set of both if you can get ur hands on a set.
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I have had both, and when I had the half doors I always wished I had full doors for one reason only... roll up windows.

I was so happy when I got my TJ with full doors - riding down the road etc. and being able to crack the window a little without having that corner bit of plastic flapping in my face. Also, when I go to Superdawg to get some food, the curby can actually put the tray on my window now too... handy. It is also a lot more comfortable when riding around in the summer with the windows down and your arm out - you don't have that framework bar there.

So, My vote is get full doors, then buy some half doors for when you want to tool around like that (you can just about always find half doors for cheap on Craigslist etc.). Or, if you don't want to get the half doors also, just take them off in the summer... Mmmm breezy.
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I have had both, and when I had the half doors I always wished I had full doors for one reason only... roll up windows.

I was so happy when I got my TJ with full doors - riding down the road etc. and being able to crack the window a little without having that corner bit of plastic flapping in my face. Also, when I go to Superdawg to get some food, the curby can actually put the tray on my window now too... handy. It is also a lot more comfortable when riding around in the summer with the windows down and your arm out - you don't have that framework bar there.

So, My vote is get full doors, then buy some half doors for when you want to tool around like that (you can just about always find half doors for cheap on Craigslist etc.). Or, if you don't want to get the half doors also, just take them off in the summer... Mmmm breezy.
Very helpful info, thanks!!

I don't own a Jeep...yet...but, I think buying one with full doors is the way to go for me.
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full doors are more helpfull. but heavy when removing them. ts all about what you are happy with. good luck with buying a jeep. happy wheelin
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full doors are more helpfull. but heavy when removing them. ts all about what you are happy with. good luck with buying a jeep. happy wheelin
Thanks....I thought I would have had the chance to test drive one by now, but life just keeps getting in the way! Definitely will do it this week!

Photo's I've seen of Jeeps with half doors just look 'right' when the top is down especially, but....being that this will be my daily drive, and mostly pavement driving, full doors seems like the wise choice.....for now!!

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Old 02-14-2010, 11:42 PM   #9
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It's WAY easier to buy half doors later on than it is to buy full doors.

There are lots of half door options from aftermarket companies. Tube doors, fabric doors, steel doors, etc. As far as I know, no one sells full steel doors except Jeep. And they're pricey. Even used.

Of course, I might just be saying that because my company sells half doors
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full doors can be harder to find and cost more to buy so you might as well get the full doors and purchase half doors later if you decide you want to give them a try
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Of course, I might just be saying that because my company sells half doors
I'll keep that in mind!!!
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You didn't say where you live. But anyway, full doors/winter half doors/summer. Although I go with full....I like to crack the window for air too. And I hate to look through the plastic, although you can get glass sliders for half doors. Put me down for full door vote.

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You didn't say where you live. But anyway, full doors/winter half doors/summer. Although I go with full....I like to crack the window for air too. And I hate to look through the plastic, although you can get glass sliders for half doors. Put me down for full door vote.

See the sliders here >>>Upper Door Sliders - Tops and Accessories for Jeep & GM, Ford, Dodge Trucks by Bestop
I'm in NY, just out of NYC.

As you can see from my above replies, I'm convinced full doors are the way to go!
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For me its all( Full )or nothing
same with top
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Those who say that half doors are easier to remove are on crack. There are 2 nuts holding each of your half doors to the Jeep. There are 2 nuts holding each of my full doors to my Jeep. Sure, the full doors are a bit heavier, but come on now.......if you can't pick up a door, maybe it's time for the nursing home?

I vote full doors. You can lock them. They're WAY more secure than half doors. And if/when it comes time to sell the Jeep (for a newer one, of course), you'll get more $$ for a Jeep with full doors.

I figure, if you're going to go topless, you may as well go doorless too. Half doors don't make any sense to me.

This post is not intended to attack half-door owners, so if you've taken offense at what I wrote I'm sorry. But I'm sure you're grownups and can recognize that this is JUST my opinion and not an attack.
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Those who say that half doors are easier to remove are on crack. There are 2 nuts holding each of your half doors to the Jeep. There are 2 nuts holding each of my full doors to my Jeep. Sure, the full doors are a bit heavier, but come on now.......if you can't pick up a door, maybe it's time for the nursing home?

I vote full doors. You can lock them. They're WAY more secure than half doors. And if/when it comes time to sell the Jeep (for a newer one, of course), you'll get more $$ for a Jeep with full doors.

I figure, if you're going to go topless, you may as well go doorless too. Half doors don't make any sense to me.

This post is not intended to attack half-door owners, so if you've taken offense at what I wrote I'm sorry. But I'm sure you're grownups and can recognize that this is JUST my opinion and not an attack.
I feel like I'm being attacked!!!!!!!!! (whine whine whine)

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I love my half doors. They lock too, have more elbow room, and I made some flappy window stopper thingies so they can be open just a bit very easily. Granted, unzipping is a pain in the arse, when you see a friend at a light or go to Sonic or something. But it's all part of owning a Jeep, IMO.
If I'd wanted luxury and convenience I'd have bought a Cadillac.

Valid points have been made for full doors, for sure, but if you find the right Jeep, the doors shouldn't stop you from buying it.... I love having a great place to rest my arm and more open feeling of the half doors with the top off...
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:22 AM   #19
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I have the half doors. I also have sliders for winter, full soft doors, bikini top, jammer and tonneau. I would like full hard doors for winter, but then I would also need a new top, as the OEM soft top hardware has the square corner on the door. It's all good.

However, were I buying my jeep over again, I would have opted for full doors and the A/C. I may have also gone hardtop. IT seems easy enough to change around the configuration for the seasons, and getting the soft parts is easier and cheaper than the hard parts in the aftermarket.

Regardless, I don't hate my half doors, so if the right deal comes along, I wouldn't make it a deal breaker. I think getting the 4.0 over the 2.5 is a bigger deal.

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