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Old 11-30-2011, 10:22 PM   #1
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need door stops

anyone had any success with these?
http://www.quadratec.com/products/13029_3100.htm

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Old 11-30-2011, 10:39 PM   #2
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Star Fab Smart Door Stops

I bought the Armadillo door stops from Quadratec. They don't open the doors as wide, and only work on the front doors, but you don't have to drill tunnels into your doors to mount em, either. The Armadillos screw into existing holes with existing hardware, and unhooking them for door removal takes about 5 seconds per door.

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Star Fab Smart Door Stops

I bought the Armadillo door stops from Quadratec. They don't open the doors as wide, and only work on the front doors, but you don't have to drill tunnels into your doors to mount em, either. The Armadillos screw into existing holes with existing hardware, and unhooking them for door removal takes about 5 seconds per door.
Do the Armadillo stops not open wide enough for the rears or something? Quadratec says they're for JK and the Unlimited though it only sells them in pairs. I just assumed you would buy a second set for the rear doors.
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:53 AM   #4
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I bought two initially just to see if they worked well. Not sure if they'll fit on the rear doors or not. The straps for the rear are attached inside the door trim and the pillar inside the Jeep...not sure if the Armadillos would bind up on something there or not.

I'll take the covers off in the next day or two and see if one of mine will mount on the rear door, and let you know.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:13 AM   #5
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I have the smart door stops installed on my JKU and now my doors work like the doors on my car. I open the door and it stays open until I close it. If you decide to remove your doors, in addition to the normal door removal steps, you need to remove two 10mm nuts on the smart door bracket.

I think they work great, but if you don't like drilling holes in your Jeep, you shouldn't get these brackets. You need to drill a big hole in each door in addition to a couple of smaller holes to get the brackets installed.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:13 AM   #6
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Do the Armadillo stops not open wide enough for the rears or something? Quadratec says they're for JK and the Unlimited though it only sells them in pairs. I just assumed you would buy a second set for the rear doors.
Checked em this morning. It looks like I could install them on the rear doors of my Jeep (a '12, and I assume the '11 is the same), but I'd have to widen the notch where the door strap and electrical cable enter the b-pillar. The sliding assembly on the Armadillos is too bulky to fit, otherwise.

Personally, I'm not gonna put a set on my rear doors.

JMO, but if you want a more permanent, better integrated solution I'd get the Star Fabs (see link in my post above.) But only if you don't mind drilling a mineshaft into your doors.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:28 AM   #7
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screw the rear doors. i think its a waste of money. as far as drilling the doors. i dont care. they are replaceable arent they? Sounds like the smart kit is what ill be getting.
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The Smart Door kit is really good quality, and you have exactly the right attitude...drill 'em! the templates they provide are spot-on, so it would be really hard to screw up the install.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:21 PM   #9
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screw the rear doors. i think its a waste of money. as far as drilling the doors. i dont care. they are replaceable arent they? Sounds like the smart kit is what ill be getting.
Sounds like the way to go.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:54 AM   #10
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OH yea, lovin the smart door system. I wonder why Jeep doesnt come with these OEM?
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OH yea, lovin the smart door system. I wonder why Jeep doesnt come with these OEM?
I actually thought they did!? Mine did anyway. Is this something that comes standard on rubicon models?
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:40 AM   #12
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Seems these would work for added security too, no?
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:43 AM   #13
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Personal choice, depends on your "STYLE"-

I'm happy with the Armadillos--5 sec changem-

It's your jeep !

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Old 02-24-2012, 07:33 PM   #14
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Jimbox,

Did you have any trouble mounting the piece in the footwell? I just received my set and it looks like the plastic moulding from the floor needs to be shaved before the Armadillo bracket can be mounted properly.
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No, my sill brackets fit right in place, but


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Did you have any trouble mounting the piece in the footwell? I just received my set and it looks like the plastic moulding from the floor needs to be shaved before the Armadillo bracket can be mounted properly.
I can see that each jeep may have a little interference problems, although that moulding" is pretty flexable and should --SLIP-OUTTA THE WAY, BUT

I'm sure it's trimable !!

Don't forget to put a TINY dab of grease on that chrome shaft--makes it smooth as "SNOT"

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Old 02-24-2012, 07:44 PM   #16
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Jimbox,

Did you have any trouble mounting the piece in the footwell? I just received my set and it looks like the plastic moulding from the floor needs to be shaved before the Armadillo bracket can be mounted properly.
Huh? They should mount in place of the existing door strap bracket on the side panel of your wheel well. Took about 5 minutes to install each one.

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JIMBOX & kbwwolf, the foot/wheel well piece on mine is hitting the upper edge of the plastic moulding, not sure if it is because it's an 2012 or just production variances. This is on the passenger side, I haven't looked at the driver side because I have the dead pedal installed.
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That's weird. That photo of mine above is a '12, and it clears fine. Any way to take a photo of the placement of it (even if you just hold it in place)? I can't picture where it would be hitting.

Only thing I can think is that your door strap bracket is mounted way lower than mine.
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That's weird. That photo of mine above is a '12, and it clears fine. Any way to take a photo of the placement of it (even if you just hold it in place)? I can't picture where it would be hitting.

Only thing I can think is that your door strap bracket is mounted way lower than mine.
Well, false alarm after all though it was tight. It was only off by not even 1/8", so once I tighten down the bolts and that pushed down the molding slightly, everything was seated without breaking out the dremel, will do the driver side tomorrow, may need to shim some because the factory hook is thinner than the Amardillo's, and I have the dead pedal in. Thanks for the help!

On a side note, I am now paranoid to drive my daughter's white Arctic, everything is stock on her truck, except for the Arctic tire cover and a storm trooper sticker she threw on the back window. 2 different neighbors of ours commented how "cute" the truck was, give me a break, cute?
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Do the Armadillos make a "popping" sound when opening and closing the door?
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Do the Armadillos make a "popping" sound when opening and closing the door?
They do. Even greased, the fat part of the arm when it slides through the receiver makes a metallic popping noise. Sounds kinda like a beer can being opened.
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Purchased a JK in mid Dec....she drives it 99% of the time. Has about 2500 miles on it. I drive a TJ...


So help me out/ what am I missing? Why do we need the door stops? Or is it a want thing? Not criticizing if I need them to prevent damage or something okay, but maybe I am just too used to the Jeep doors 'cause of the TJ?

I don't worry about her damaging the JK she knows how I feel about taking care of vehicles and babies it all the time. Won't even take a small box of recycling in it...doesn't want the carpet in the back to get dirty...makes me take it in LIL RED...sorry for long of topic post.....

Just am curious what I need the door stops for?
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Purchased a JK in mid Dec....she drives it 99% of the time. Has about 2500 miles on it. I drive a TJ...


So help me out/ what am I missing? Why do we need the door stops? Or is it a want thing? Not criticizing if I need them to prevent damage or something okay, but maybe I am just too used to the Jeep doors 'cause of the TJ?

I don't worry about her damaging the JK she knows how I feel about taking care of vehicles and babies it all the time. Won't even take a small box of recycling in it...doesn't want the carpet in the back to get dirty...makes me take it in LIL RED...sorry for long of topic post.....

Just am curious what I need the door stops for?
Only reason I got em (front only) was to keep the doors from swinging shut on me in heavy winds, which we get a lot of up here.

It wasn't a damage prevention thing...Sometimes I gotta dig around on my passenger seat or the floorboards for camera gear. Kind've annoying if the door's pushing on me in 35 mph winds.

Definitely a "want" thing over a "need" thing.
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kbwwolf is right, it is a convenience thing, now I can keep the door opened while digging around since the truck is parked at an incline in the driveway.

The Armadillo's do not limit the outward swing more than the stock hooks, in fact, the limit is slightly less.

The popping sound is only an issue for people hearing it for the first few times.
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I installed the Armadillo stops over the weekend. They do rub against the kick panel. I like them, & would like some the rear(hint hint Armadillo).
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Purchased a JK in mid Dec....she drives it 99% of the time. Has about 2500 miles on it. I drive a TJ...


So help me out/ what am I missing? Why do we need the door stops? Or is it a want thing? Not criticizing if I need them to prevent damage or something okay, but maybe I am just too used to the Jeep doors 'cause of the TJ?

I don't worry about her damaging the JK she knows how I feel about taking care of vehicles and babies it all the time. Won't even take a small box of recycling in it...doesn't want the carpet in the back to get dirty...makes me take it in LIL RED...sorry for long of topic post.....

Just am curious what I need the door stops for?
Even though they're "Door stops" they hold the door open for you--even against a down angle, or a wind !!



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A little old, but-



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Who you callin' old?
I didn't want to start a new thread on door stops, surprisingly a search found no thread w/Armadillo in the title.
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Who you callin' old?
I didn't want to start a new thread on door stops, surprisingly a search found no thread w/Armadillo in the title.
I was referring to the age of the 1st post-and my response-

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