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Old 01-19-2011, 05:51 PM   #1
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If I got sliding uppers for my half doors for winter, would the doors be less likely to flutter on top than the doors with the zippered windows ?Name:  51787-35-wrangler-upper_doors.jpg
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:00 PM   #2
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Depends.. I have a set that I hate...gap from the window and the door.. I think mine dont match my top very well..

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Old 01-19-2011, 06:02 PM   #3
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Mine don't match up with my top or something...I have to push the top of them down or the seal doesn't line up..BUT they still work better than my zippered windows. Mine suck..
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:22 PM   #4
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Sounds like if I could find a brand that doesn't suck it would be an improvement over what I have now. I should say, this is only a problem if the wind is gusty.
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:25 PM   #5
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I have the zipper windows and they've just been a pain in the butt. When the sun is reflecting off of them makes it impossible to see out of them..and they are constantly makin noise
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:28 PM   #6
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I kinda like mine. It's a 2005. Not sure if they are original though.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:42 PM   #7
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There is a good chance..I am pretty sure my windows and my soft-top are mismatched in every way possible...
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:46 PM   #8
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I love my bestop sliders! No flutter

They are very functional too! Except if you are getting a big bag o' food from a drive thru, it seems like your window is smaller then yours! lol
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:47 PM   #9
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haha I got one of those big box taco bell meals and it did not want to come through my window at all.
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:48 PM   #10
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It's good to know that some of those sliders work well. The photo on my first post was from one of the 4x4 suppliers web site. That was the one I was considering. Thanks guys!!
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I just noticed the Hummer recovery team on your ride. NICE TOUCH.
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:39 PM   #12
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The sliders dropped the noise level and increased viability when installed, well worth the $. However, you can not buy parts, only the whole package, so when I broke a window I had to buy a new upper 1/2 door or add Plexiglas which is not nearly as easy to see through . They site that replacement is too difficult to offer parts, that's bull as they come apart and go back together easily. Terrible customer service.
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The sliders dropped the noise level and increased viability when installed, well worth the $. However, you can not buy parts, only the whole package, so when I broke a window I had to buy a new upper 1/2 door or add Plexiglas which is not nearly as easy to see through . They site that replacement is too difficult to offer parts, that's bull as they come apart and go back together easily. Terrible customer service.
True story...I love my sliders, but I called Bestop about getting a replacement skin to go around my sliders. I was planning on replacing my soft-top with a new one and I wanted the window skins to match the new top, but I don't need an entire new slider...but of course when I asked they gave me the run around and told me to call Customer Service
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The sliders dropped the noise level and increased viability when installed, well worth the $. However, you can not buy parts, only the whole package, so when I broke a window I had to buy a new upper 1/2 door or add Plexiglas which is not nearly as easy to see through . They site that replacement is too difficult to offer parts, that's bull as they come apart and go back together easily. Terrible customer service.

i had the same thing happen to me, but i was able to bring it to a local glass shop and 50 bucks, and they made up a new glass piece, and they were able to install it with no issues,

but to the whole topic, i have had two types of sliders, the one no name i dont remember that had bigger windows then besttops version sucked, 50 mph they fluttered and the glass stretched way to easy,
but the bestop sliders, were amazing, they only fluttered at 80 plus mph, and they isolate better i think, noise level is less it is worth the 350 bucks i think i paid,
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Here is mine.. Im sure these are some no name brand.. but they are hard to see out of too.. Glass seems small
Id rather have all steel doors like my brothers green one has
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If your soft upper doors are "fluttering" you can most likely adjust them to fit better. We were installing a soft top on a CJ last week, and it took about an hour to get the doors rights - you need to bend them in, and adjust them up and down, maybe even adjust the hinges on the lower doors. BUT you can get soft upper doors to fit tightly. Start with bending the upper door inwards, until it's fairly hard to shut the door.

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Replacement parts for sliding uppers:

On all products, there are replacement parts, which are the removable parts like bows, headers, buckles, etc. We sell these replacement parts.

But there are component parts, like hard top windows, zippers, etc. These are parts that are permanently attached to the product. We do not sell component parts. This is due to complexity, liability, and the inability to support the replacement process. Most people understand this when it's sealed and sewn in things like zippers, or when it's something like a rear window for a hard top.

The Upper Door Sliders -frequently- cause conflict as people want to replace that whole inner glass "cartridge." Personally, I think we should sell it (which will let you know how much influence I have around here!). But we classify this as a component part.

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The biggest feedback on those glass sliders that I've seen is about the small opening. Other complaints are too heavy, hard to store in the back of the Jeep - stuff that is pretty obvious before you buy. Otherwise, we get really positive feedback on them.

This is a popular topic right now, due to the weather. I even copied a bunch of feedback and pictures from some other Forum over as a blog post on my Bestop blog.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:58 PM   #17
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I like mine personally but I am afraid I am going to have to do away with them and replace them with the zipper windows once I upgrade my top because there is no way I am gonna replace them for that kind've money
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:02 PM   #18
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I have fiberglass uppers with sliders, and love them spring, summer (no AC) & fall. They kind of suck in the winter for hiway driving, sometimes they will suck out. One key is to have the uppers screwed down tight. The problem is, the nuts will pop off the door pin inserts very easily! Also, crack the windows when shuting the door to get it good and tight.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:06 PM   #19
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Anybody know where I could get a new handle to open my passenger window for the slider window?
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:08 AM   #20
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I am not sure about the bestop doors? Are they solid or are they fabric and glass? I bought bulldawg uppers and love them.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/pain...ors-37976.html

I also agree with the above - tough to get some fast food in LOL
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I am not sure about the bestop doors? Are they solid or are they fabric and glass? I bought bulldawg uppers and love them.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/pain...ors-37976.html

I also agree with the above - tough to get some fast food in LOL
BullDawg upper doors are fiberglass.

The Bestop sliders are fabric with a sliding glass insert. I think the idea was to make them match the top more.

But that's the awesome thing about Wranglers. Options and choices for every thing from all sorts of companies.

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