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Old 06-14-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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Question Topless W/Full Doors Question

Hi all,
I like the full doors on with the hard top off for highway excursions.
I noticed that the doors are top-heavy especially with the windows up and lack upper support when closed.
Is there a part available that will stabilize the upper portion of the full doors when topless?
They are plenty stable when the top is on but slightly 'rattly' when the top is off. Not a huge issue but hoping there might be some type of upper door spacer or something like that on the market.

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Old 06-14-2013, 09:52 PM   #2
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you need to have some door surrounds that you use with a soft top, when you take your hard top off.

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Old 06-14-2013, 10:06 PM   #3
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Thanks!
I had no idea, mine didn't come with a soft top or surrounds. I'll do a little research to find a pair that fits.
If anyone has a helpful link or recommendations for good aftermarket or OEM surrounds that would be great. I'll never need them for a soft top... just when topless. Hopefully fast to install and remove.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:15 PM   #4
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I found this link, but you can probably find them cheaper for sure. But this will give you an idea. And it probably wont hurt to search craigslist too.

MOPAR 82208115 - MOPAR® Factory Door Surrounds and Tailgate Bar Kit for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:57 AM   #5
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Look on Craigslist. I as well needed the door surrounds and didn't want to pay $159, so I took a look on Craigslist and found a rarely used pair including hardware for $100 and negotiated it down to $50
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:54 AM   #6
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My Jeep came from the factory as a hard top only model as well. It always felt like there was something missing when I took the top off.

I have even heard that running with the full door unsupported like that could actually cause damage to the door. I never experienced that, but only did it for the first year I had the Jeep.

I found a soft top including door surrounds on Craigslist years ago, and also some 1/2 doors and soft uppers. I run my door surrounds all the time. They support and make a seal with the soft uppers or hard doors, and they also work great with my Safari/bikini top. Keeps it way tighter than just velcro around the sport cage.

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Old 06-15-2013, 08:06 AM   #7
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I have a set I will sell you for 50.00 plus shipping. Shoot me a pm

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