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Old 07-12-2012, 07:56 AM   #31
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Wait...you guys let your wife ride inside the jeep?
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Maybe people like having a place to rest their left arm.
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I bought the Wrangler for the open air driving experience and my original plan was to simply remove the full doors during the warm months. I discovered the wind turbulence was uncomfortable. The vacuum behind the windshield draws air in from both sides and somehow directs it straight to my head. My Harley has given me tinnitus and now my ears kind of hurt when the wind blows directly into them.

I bought a set of inexpensive fabric half doors from Bestop that don't have uppers. They cost less than $300 brand new and make a huge difference with airflow. It's very similar to an ordinary convertible car. Ten times more calm and pleasant. There's no weather protection but that's OK because I have a garage and only use the Wrangler in dry weather during the warm months. If I buy another Wrangler I'd get the half doors but I've never seen one available as in-stock inventory around here.

The half doors also improve the open-air feeling from the standpoint of visibility. There's at least twice as much open space from the windshield pillar to the door pillar, especially toward the door pillar area. They hardly cut off any of the view compared to no doors at all.
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I bought the Wrangler for the open air driving experience and my original plan was to simply remove the full doors during the warm months. I discovered the wind turbulence was uncomfortable. The vacuum behind the windshield draws air in from both sides and somehow directs it straight to my head. My Harley has given me tinnitus and now my ears kind of hurt when the wind blows directly into them.

I bought a set of inexpensive fabric half doors from Bestop that don't have uppers. They cost less than $300 brand new and make a huge difference with airflow. It's very similar to an ordinary convertible car. Ten times more calm and pleasant. There's no weather protection but that's OK because I have a garage and only use the Wrangler in dry weather during the warm months. If I buy another Wrangler I'd get the half doors but I've never seen one available as in-stock inventory around here.

The half doors also improve the open-air feeling from the standpoint of visibility. There's at least twice as much open space from the windshield pillar to the door pillar, especially toward the door pillar area. They hardly cut off any of the view compared to no doors at all.
X2 Yep.. You are talking about the lower halfs of the Bestop Superdoors. These are the best half doors you can get for a descent price. I think the best looking half doors too. I believe they are around $259 or so a pair.
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What about the tube type half door or the Body Armor trail door? I was thinking of getting a pair. Not sure which ones I want yet. Any opinions on these? You get somewhat of a half door and an open door feeling I would expect.

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Any of you guys know if there's a good market to sell the full doors? I prefer not to have both full & halfs, don't have that much room.. plus there's always the $$$ factor.

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