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Old 06-10-2013, 03:16 AM   #1
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Cool half doors and hard top?

can a JK be ordered with half doors and the hard top?

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Old 06-10-2013, 03:25 AM   #2
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I just tried to build out one on the Jeep website and checked the hard top option, then went down to half doors and checked that. At that point it pops up a window saying you have to remove the hardtop to get the half doors.

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No. Just curious but why would you want that setup? Sounds like a worst of both worlds scenario. Furthermore, if you get the dual top group, you'll get a premium top which won't match the soft upper doors.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:08 AM   #4
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I had a TJ with soft and hard top and half doors with aftermarket slider windows. My preference was the hard top, was easy to remove the slider windows and throw them in back. I see on their Jeep builder site that I cannot get a hard top and half doors.
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I had a TJ with soft and hard top and half doors with aftermarket slider windows. My preference was the hard top, was easy to remove the slider windows and throw them in back. I see on their Jeep builder site that I cannot get a hard top and half doors.
Wouldn't the soft top alone work with the half doors? Sliders have yet to be available for JKs, and at this point probably never will. Aside from the easier to open rear door glass, I'm not sure what the hardtop would offer with soft windows.

You could order the hardtop and see if your dealer will roll in a set of half doors with loan. You could always sell the full doors that came with the hardtop later.
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Does anyone know if they make uppers to match the premium soft top?
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Does anyone know if they make uppers to match the premium soft top?
They do not. It's one of pitfalls of the premium top for now.
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I thought the primium top was just the fabric, what is the hardware difference?
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I thought the primium top was just the fabric, what is the hardware difference?
It is just the fabric. The only hardware difference is that the 4 doors come with spring assist for the top, but that is standard so you get it with the regular or premium tops. On the 2 door the hardware is unchanged.
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We'd run with half doors and hard top on our Unlimited. We have kiddos in the back seat and do not want to run with out doors or with tube style doors. But we'd still like to be open more. The half doors would give us more "open-ness" while still protecting the kiddos and the hard top would give them and our gear more protection. We could careless if the door tops/windows closed.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:21 PM   #11
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We'd run with half doors and hard top on our Unlimited. We have kiddos in the back seat and do not want to run with out doors or with tube style doors. But we'd still like to be open more. The half doors would give us more "open-ness" while still protecting the kiddos and the hard top would give them and our gear more protection. We could careless if the door tops/windows closed.
Couldn't you could just leave the rear full steel doors on? Aside from the easier to open back glass, most people want hardtops either for extreme weather, security, or less noise. With soft upper doors, you get non of those features and still can't drop the top, plus end up with a goofy looking rig.

I'm in the same boat with the kid issue, but I don't really think half doors offer much more protection over no doors or tube doors. The entire upper body is still above the door.
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It is just the fabric. The only hardware difference is that the 4 doors come with spring assist for the top, but that is standard so you get it with the regular or premium tops. On the 2 door the hardware is unchanged.
So is the only issue that the uppers won't be an exact match? I can live with that.
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Couldn't you could just leave the rear full steel doors on? Aside from the easier to open back glass, most people want hardtops either for extreme weather, security, or less noise. With soft upper doors, you get non of those features and still can't drop the top, plus end up with a goofy looking rig.
Yes we could leave the full doors on the back and have thought about that. The wife is also not too keen on less then a half door for her as well. Me, I'd be happy with no door! Besides the cold winters here, more security, the hard top also gives you a lot more protection from the elements. We'd not have the soft upper doors on (or do they not detach). I don't think it would look goofy. The body line (where the tub meets the hardtop) would still be carried across the (full set) half doors and to the hood.

We recently installed a SpiderWebShade and we really like it, but the half door/hardtop option would give us yet another combo to run (we don't own a soft top) that opens it up some but protects us from overhead.... we do get lots of sudden and heavy T-storms here that last only about 20 mins.

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I'm in the same boat with the kid issue, but I don't really think half doors offer much more protection over no doors or tube doors. The entire upper body is still above the door.
Yes, but it would be much harder for them to drop something and have it bounce out of the Jeep. Protection goes both ways in our Jeep. lol
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I can you that it will be easier to find a hardtop later than to find half doors! I have dual tops and found rear half doors for my JK. I have not yet found used front half doors yet, but have run doorless in the front and half doors in back. ..with the hardtop. It's awesome. With soft and hardtop, full doors and half doors, the Wrangler is amazingly versatile!
Like it was mentioned, try to get half doors ordered as accessories with your jeep with hardtop. The color match is no big deal, it just makes the uppers look faded. And for sudden rain, it's perfect for running an entire season.
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Yes we could leave the full doors on the back and have thought about that. The wife is also not too keen on less then a half door for her as well. Me, I'd be happy with no door! Besides the cold winters here, more security, the hard top also gives you a lot more protection from the elements. We'd not have the soft upper doors on (or do they not detach). I don't think it would look goofy. The body line (where the tub meets the hardtop) would still be carried across the (full set) half doors and to the hood.

We recently installed a SpiderWebShade and we really like it, but the half door/hardtop option would give us yet another combo to run (we don't own a soft top) that opens it up some but protects us from overhead.... we do get lots of sudden and heavy T-storms here that last only about 20 mins.

Yes, but it would be much harder for them to drop something and have it bounce out of the Jeep. Protection goes both ways in our Jeep. lol
So I take it you want to use full doors for winter and half doors for the other months? I assumed it was either or. I'd personally rather have a dual door option over a dual top option.
I mentioned this in another thread but the ironic thing is most people with kids get a 4 door, but if the kids are out of a carseat and in a 2 door Jeep you can have the doors off all day and not worry about the kids and the door situation.

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