I've been tryna get the doors off the ol YJ all summer but my dad keeps shutting it down. How can I convince him it's not a horrible idea?? Any help is much appreciated. Thanks y'all
first off: I'm 17 an I also have a '95, so I've run into many problems like so. What I've done in the past is I just do it; do it now, ask for forgiveness later. Show him how awesome it is with the doors off, he'll fall in love. If neither of those work, you could always buy some trail doors as replacement. A few things to check though, is it legal for you to run it without side mirrors in your state? Also, are the trail doors legal? Some states don't allow either of these. Good luck!!
It's the seat belts, not the doors that keep you in. If you always wear the seatbelt, you'll be ok. I have been driving topless and doorless Jeeps for many years now and the only thing that causes a problem from being 'open' is when it rains. I have never had any safety issues from not having the doors on.
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From a father's point of view and if my son did that to me, I would be hiding his doors from him for a couple weeks in the dead of winter
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first off: I'm 17 an I also have a '95, so I've run into many problems like so. What I've done in the past is I just do it; do it now, ask for forgiveness later.
My 17 year old thought it would be a good idea to just do it and ask for forgiveness later. He would find his Jeep on cinder blocks with the tires setting stacked, a security cable securing them together, with the tool box and compressor locked. Sad thing with old age it took me almost a week to remember that cable lock combination.
Boy some tough customers in here. I see you live in Indiana. I can tell you that it is legal to have your doors off here but you must have side view mirrors at all time. If you have mirrors mounted to the windshield frame you are good to go...if not it's a moot point. As far as convincing Dad I can't be any help to you there. I've never been one to obey my parents wishes.
95 YJ, 2.5, Auto, 2" Zone lift, 31" BFG A/T, Work in Progress
Thanks for all of the suggestions. I do have half doors currently and mirrors that drop into the hinges when the doors are removed so that's not problem. I asked if maybe he'd wanna drive it out to a jeep show this weekend with no doors and he said he'd consider it and after lettin him read this thread I think he's gonna go for it. He got a good laugh out of y'all's stories. Thanks again yall
The bottom line is: his house, his rules. He's just looking out for you. That's not a bad thing.
X2. And I say that as someone who has only been out of my fathers house for 4.5 years. He loves you I'm sure and is not trying to be a jerk for the sake of being a jerk.
1989 Base 2.5Low Output,
5SPD trans, 2" Body lift, 235/75R15 AT's
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Loved reading through the thread, to bad im late to the party. Still wanna post though. Should have just have dad read the safety labels inside the jeep. At least in my YJ they say in a nutshell the door and top have zero safety value in the and wont save you. So basically doors on or off equal the same dangers?! I refuse put my doors and top until its winter, thats what coats hats and gloves are for.