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Old 08-26-2014, 08:02 PM   #1
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Door straps

Where is the best place to get door straps and what is the best brand? I have a 2004 Tj Wrangler X. Thanks!
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:13 PM   #2
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Any Jeep parts place, like Quadratec, 4wd.com, Extreme Terrain. I'd recommend the shorter variety to prevent opening your door into other cars.

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Paracord works fine.

You can even do a cobrabraid (like a Survival Bracelet) on it to fancy it up:

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Old 08-26-2014, 08:26 PM   #4
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Oh yea, paracord looks awesome! Nice job Dextreme!
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Paracord works fine.

You can even do a cobrabraid (like a Survival Bracelet) on it to fancy it up:

X2 on making paracord ones!





Can't find any installed pics!
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:37 PM   #6
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I used a large black nylon web dog collar from Walmart. Looped the tail back through the buckle and put a drop of glue as insurance
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:50 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the responses. My passenger side just broke yesterday. I like the idea of the paracord.
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Do the paracord. I have Smittybilt ones. They have two positions, and the shorter one is still just a bit too long for the TJ.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:07 AM   #9
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I think I will. Is it something premade? Or do I have to make it?
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I think I will. Is it something premade? Or do I have to make it?
Save yourself the amount in markup and just by a few colors of 550 Paracord and make them yourselves. Instructables.com has countless writeups with pictures and written instruction on how to weave paracord in a variety of patterns.

Not only will you save money, but there's something rewarding in making stuff like that yourself. I have had absolutely 0 experience weaving paracord; so this past weekend I gave it an attempt and the results were surprisingly good. It'll take you around an hour to make both straps if you take it slow. I ended up also making a paracord key chain since I enjoyed it so much.
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Nice! I can't say I'm super crafty but I'm sure I can handle this! Thanks for the info
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Where is the best place to get door straps and what is the best brand? I have a 2004 Tj Wrangler X. Thanks!
If you decide to buy them instead of making them, we have the Rugged Ridge Adjustable Door Straps for just $8. I can get you a little better deal if you PM me. Let me know!

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Old 08-27-2014, 01:01 PM   #13
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Thanks Ryan! I'll keep it in mind if the paracord doesn't work. I've already bought it.
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Naomi, here's an instructable article that I used. This is for Bracelets; however, the concept is the same.

To get a good solid strap once you get to the end of the weaving you can knot it off and then on the tail ends of the paracord you can use a light to lightly melt the plastic on the ends and press them down. This creates a good solid connection that won't break or risk unraveling.

Let me know if you need further clarification.

How to make a Paracord Bracelet
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Read through this thread Paracord grab handles there is tons of info on making grab handles as well as door straps and more. A few post even give lengths for the door straps so you'll get a good idea, remember when pulled tight opening the doors it will stretch a little bit.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:55 PM   #17
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Surprisestraps.com took about a week to get them but they are quality and look good

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Old 08-28-2014, 07:11 AM   #18
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Hi Naomi,

If you need any pointers or advice on making a set, i can help. if you are interested in any other paracord accessories for your jeep i am in the marketplace section on the forum (link in my signature)
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:08 AM   #19
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Finished it! Guess I gotta do a second one to match lol
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:09 AM   #20
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And thanks everyone for the info.

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