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Old 05-03-2010, 07:22 AM   #1
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Doors on,or off?

I. Am a little worried to have them off because if anyone hits me from the side , I am screwed.
I was just wondering what your thoughts are on this subject?

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Old 05-03-2010, 07:26 AM   #2
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Mine are off 95% of the time, unless the OKC weather stops me from taking them off. As far as being hit from the side, it seems like they will not offer that much protection anyway. Just my opinion however, I have no actual data to back that up. My rock sliders will protect me if anyone hits me in the side, at least I hope they will.

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Your Jeeps frame is pretty sturdy and the doors are not going to make that much of a difference if you get hit from the side. It will probably look a lot scarier, but honestly driving without the doors is all part of the joy of owning a Wrangler. I'm honestly more concerned about a tree branch slapping me in the face.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:43 AM   #4
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Off when I can. As mention, even with doors on they're not going to offer much protection
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:57 AM   #6
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I figured that the doors won't ddo much so I am going to take em off and enjoy it....
What about have the pipe doors? Or what ever they are called, are those a waste of money or no??
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Tube doors.... They are nice to have a place to rest your arm, and may give a feeling of more security. Like everyone said, Jeep doors don't have any real structural enhancements built in to protect you from anything but the elements. None of them, full, half, or tube... They are there to keep the rain and snow and air out. Not gonna do much to keep you in, that's why you wear a seatbelt. I have factory half doors and love them, nice elbow room, more than full doors and great armrest with the uppers off.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:29 AM   #10
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I remove mine about 50% of the time. When I first pulled them off, it was a bit scary. Just remember to wear the seat belt if you are not in the habit already. At first, I pulled the doors off and did a country drive, got use to it. Later I went into town. You might want to look into a few threads here about add on mirrors. When my full size doors comes off, I loose my mirrors. No big deal but it is required by law, so you could get some slack from local police. It's also a pain to have to look over your shoulder constantly without the side mirrors.
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Mine are off as much as I can, with the spring weather acting up lately they have been on, but even my wife and daughters loves riding in it with the doors off ... so OFF is my vote ...
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:33 AM   #13
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Doors? On A Jeep Wrangler??? Oh yeah, I sold mine about 4 years ago.
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Old 05-03-2010, 12:53 PM   #15
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Off whenever weather permits. The protection they provide is minimal and I always viewed my Jeep as an open vehicle with four wheels like a motorcycle anyway. I am currently Jeepless though :-(
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Doors on,or off?
Does a bear crap in the woods? ..... and does the pope crap on the shattered lives of hundreds of traumatized children?

take 'em off!
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:37 PM   #18
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I have been using my Bestop element doors but I doubt it would do much against a 2 ton car T boning me. They are very sturdy half doors but will most likely only stop a Huffy
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I regretted not taking my doors off today when I was out & about
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:57 PM   #20
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I haven't taken the doors off yet but I am looking forward to it. Living in Tulsa the weather is very up and down. The moment I get near the zippers to lower the soft top, the clouds roll in.
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:03 PM   #22
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I used to drive my Jeep to Search and Rescue meetings 30 freeway miles away at night in 40 degree weather through a national scenic area. People would look at me and shake their heads in disbelief and no small amount of pity. I just shook my head back at them thinkin' ... "So lame to have doors and a roof"

I am sure that is an old story around here though...
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Welding Required.

Heard the doors provide the support you need in an event you roll.
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:59 PM   #24
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I remove mine about 50% of the time. When I first pulled them off, it was a bit scary. Just remember to wear the seat belt if you are not in the habit already. At first, I pulled the doors off and did a country drive, got use to it. Later I went into town. You might want to look into a few threads here about add on mirrors. When my full size doors comes off, I loose my mirrors. No big deal but it is required by law, so you could get some slack from local police. It's also a pain to have to look over your shoulder constantly without the side mirrors.
I looked around to try to find the thread i saw a couple of weeks ago about the side mirrors, but i can't find emm..
Could anyone give me some ideas for mirrors, and how to mount them?

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Old 05-03-2010, 04:07 PM   #25
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the ONLY time i was glad i had my doors on was when i smacked a deer doin roughly 60mph. it was on the the time when you hit it and she rolls down the side of the car.

there is two hoof prints on the rocker, on about an inch before the rear tire, the other is towards the back of my door on the rocker. the @ss hit my door. minimal damage, nothing i couldnt fix on the door by rolling the window down and tweaking it back straight and a highline conversion!!!

to this day, when ever weather permits i take my top and doors off if it is supposed to be nice for at least 2 days.
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They might protect you if you get t-boned by a motorcycle or maybe some debris off the other vehicle. I'll take that risk because I love ridding doorless.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:38 PM   #27
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Honestly the safety concern never crossed my mind . . . then again my other ride is a motorcycle, just having a body around me and a seat belt is a big improvement.

As far as the mirror quesiton . . . pick yourself up a set of Harley Mirrors and put them in the top hinge after removing the door and bingo you are all set to go.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:58 PM   #28
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does anyone sell storage bags for half doors? im always worried that they will get scratched up if i take them off and put them in my garage

p.s. i have a 94 yj
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Off for sure. Oh yeah, don't leave your cell phone on the passenger seat if you take off the doors.
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At least on my jeep I have a warning label that states "top and doors, if equipped, are not safety features and will not keep you inside the vehicle in case of accident". Full metal wrangler doors are at best good for keeping the weather and debris out and that's the full doors. Even they won't mitigate much damage in case of a side impact. Just figure out if you like the wind or not with the doors off. I love it.

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