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Old 04-01-2012, 02:08 AM   #1
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Body Armor tube doors worth considering?

I'm fixing to order tube doors....I prefer the look and advertized features of the Body Armor doors and their nylon netting, but concerned with overall customer satisfaction, fit, finish, durability and all the stuff we here experience....So please, if you have them installed, reveal your pro/con comments..

If you don't have first hand experience with them, don't turn this into an off topic discussion

Thanks gents for your comments

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Old 04-01-2012, 07:41 AM   #2
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I really like the Body Armor Trail Doors - much prefer having tube doors over doorless.
Little things like being able to mount mirrors and interior light button defeat make a difference. Having the padding on the top bar is nice too.
Had some initial fitting problems. The instal instructions recommended loosening the Jeeps bottom door hinge (if required) to line them up correctly.
I didn't want to mess with the Jeep door hinges, so lengthened the slots on the Trail Doors where the latch attaches - all good now.

A couple of months of bouncing around causes only the passenger side bottom door hinge to mis-align on my Jeep. No idea why - I'm sure results will vary.
So when removing the Body Armor doors, I sometimes need to re-align the bottom hinge on the passenger side before removal. If that hinge isn't straight, the doors won't come off - well, not easily.

Also, there's a fine line between the door latch being tight enough not to rattle and too tight so it's hard to open/close but again, I'm sure results will vary.

Tip: Don't have them on if you plan to go mudding.

The only thing I don't like about them is how the top bar sits above the line of the tub.
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:02 PM   #3
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Thanks! Yeah, looking at install Instruction about latch adjustment made me wonder if they had sloppy quality control. I'll keep looking and read install instructions for other doors to see if it's the same.

I don't care for the top rail being higher than bed either, but that's something I'm willing to compromise on if they score well in other areas.

Thanks for the info on the latches and hinges.
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:04 PM   #4
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The first set I received from QT didn't fit on pass side. The hinge bolts were 1/2" off. The second set fit perfect. They are great !!





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Old 04-13-2012, 04:38 PM   #5
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Mine came pre-installed. The trail doors doors look awesome but I'm not happy at all with rattling noise they make. Is there any way to tone that down? At low speeds it sounds like I'm driving around in a bucket of bolts.
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There's a fine line between having the doors rattle and having them so tight on the striker they are difficult to open/close.
Trial and error. You will have to comprimise a little in both areas.

One other thing while I remember:
I put these little rubber stoppers on the latch handles - they don't stop any rattling but i was always paranoid about whacking the latch handles with my elbow out on the trail.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:00 PM   #7
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I've had the Body Armor trail doors for about a year

And I'm done with them. Too much rattling. I've invested too much time trying to adjust then readjust each door to minimize the rattling, but I've had it.
If you do elect to purchase these doors avoid their mirrors I believe you can get much better made mirrors for much less money, and its a standard 3 screw fit.
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i like these no ratles
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I found an inexpensive solution to the rattling problem. I picked up some velcro tape with adhesive backing for $2 at Home Depot. I wrapped a small piece around the outside edge of each of the metal door catches. The tape takes up the slack and removes the metal-on-metal contact that was causing the rattling. The velcro strips completely eliminated the annoying rattling and they're easy to remove when I want to put the full doors back on.
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I found an inexpensive solution to the rattling problem. I picked up some velcro tape with adhesive backing for $2 at Home Depot. I wrapped a small piece around the outside edge of each of the metal door catches. The tape takes up the slack and removes the metal-on-metal contact that was causing the rattling. The velcro strips completely eliminated the annoying rattling and they're easy to remove when I want to put the full doors back on.

I'm doing this
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I found an inexpensive solution to the rattling problem. I picked up some velcro tape with adhesive backing for $2 at Home Depot. I wrapped a small piece around the outside edge of each of the metal door catches. The tape takes up the slack and removes the metal-on-metal contact that was causing the rattling. The velcro strips completely eliminated the annoying rattling and they're easy to remove when I want to put the full doors back on.
Thanks for the tip. Mine are still in the box waiting for it to get a bit warmer.
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Thanks Gents. I been running around from last 3 weeks without any doors and I prefer it now....Glad you shared your experiences and I saved the bucks.

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