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Old 08-08-2010, 06:11 AM
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Doors off for the first time.

I just got my Jeep 2 months ago, so this was a first for me. I took my doors off yesterday (not my roof yet, because it was supposed to rain), and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to take off. It took about 8-10 minutes total to take them all off and put them in my garage.

It was so much fun to drive, it's a completely different feeling having no doors, I loved it.

Just figured I'd share. I had a blast.
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Congrats and I agree....Totally different feeling with the doors off!!!!

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Ha! me too bro. Took mine off for the first time yesterday too. Also, make sure you know your states law on side view mirrors when going door less. I drove around all day yesterday and could have gotten a ticket because my state requires at least one mirror on the driver's side. Here is the list of state mirror laws.
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Drove once without doors or mirrors and luckily no ticket in NJ.
Side mirrors i bought get delivered this week, then no more worries!
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Congrat's!
Who would have thought something as simple as taking of the doors could make driving THIS much more fun?

I hope the weather settles down for you and you get to pop the top soon!
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I heard how much fun it was to drive with the doors off, but i did not believe it. then back in Spring, when i did it, All i can say, is it is hard to get angry at traffic when the doors are off. It is such a great feeling, how can one get mad or upset with things like traffic!
Plus the looks you get when your door and topless... h
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I just got mine in July, had one way back in 1990, I forgot how much fun the doors off is, I have had the top off a lot, but this weekend was the first without doors... It's a little unnerving going down the Garden state Parkway without mirrors, and everyone is passing me like crazy. You definately feel it... But it is still great
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any good suggestions for side mirrors? I just bought an 08 rubi unlimited and my first upgrade are side mirrors. Do you guys suggest ones with a bracket or ones that slip into the door hinges?
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I just got mine in July, had one way back in 1990, I forgot how much fun the doors off is, I have had the top off a lot, but this weekend was the first without doors... It's a little unnerving going down the Garden state Parkway without mirrors, and everyone is passing me like crazy. You definately feel it... But it is still great

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any good suggestions for side mirrors? I just bought an 08 rubi unlimited and my first upgrade are side mirrors. Do you guys suggest ones with a bracket or ones that slip into the door hinges?


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If you're missing your mirrors, there are several options that people have mentioned on this forum:
1-small (2 inch?) adhesive mirror on the dash by the doorway-doesn't interfere with doors on
2-Quadratec has some mirrors that attach to the door hinge
3-(what I have) a long stem Harley mirror
Those are the ones I can remember, if you search the forum for 'mirror' I'm sue you'll find tons of info.

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Thanks! Is that the Harley mirror mod? Looks great and easy to use!
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I would do the ones that just slide into the door hinges.
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I gots some little round clamp ons from o-o-o-o reilly's for about $5

took my doors off the JK about 2 weeks ago, but it warn't my first Jeep, so my only real reaction was "holy **** these doors are heavy"
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Now since you've been without doors...its time to put your leg out and let the air cool down the boys
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AAARRRRGHHH!!!!

I checked out that mirror link (thank you ESP, that rox), because I moved to OK recently and wouldn't you friggin know it... my only REQUIRED mirror is the left side...


and that's my friggin passenger side

So legally, I should take the one clamp on I got, remove it from my drivers side, and put it on the passenger side...

ain't happenin The state of Oklahoma will just have to make an exception in my case
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I just got my Jeep 2 months ago, so this was a first for me. I took my doors off yesterday (not my roof yet, because it was supposed to rain), and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to take off. It took about 8-10 minutes total to take them all off and put them in my garage.

It was so much fun to drive, it's a completely different feeling having no doors, I loved it.

Just figured I'd share. I had a blast.
what tool did you need to use? planning on taking mine off next week for my week vaca down the cape! have yet to take the doors off before
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You could try this for your mirrors too

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/mir...ion-54184.html
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what tool did you need to use? planning on taking mine off next week for my week vaca down the cape! have yet to take the doors off before
You will need a T50 socket to remove the bolt heads on the bottom of each hinge. (total of 4). Then locate the wire connector. Slide the red tab over. Grasp the bottom connector and press in on the center with your thumb and it will slide right off. Be careful not to let the door swing open when you remove the limiting strap or your mirror will dent your hood cowl.
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You will need a T50 socket to remove the bolt heads on the bottom of each hinge. (total of 4). Then locate the wire connector. Slide the red tab over. Grasp the bottom connector and press in on the center with your thumb and it will slide right off. Be careful not to let the door swing open when you remove the limiting strap or your mirror will dent your hood cowl.
sweet, I just ordered some Mopar mirror relocation brackets... can't wait!
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sweet, I just ordered some Mopar mirror relocation brackets... can't wait!
You'll need a T40 to remove the mirroe brackets.
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You'll need a T40 to remove the mirroe brackets.
Thanks for the heads up!
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its great, currently is the longest i have got to drive without doors... took them off saturday afternoon and havent put them back on, prolly need to i think its suppose to rain good tomorrow... but 3 1/2 day straight without doors! been a blast (i have a 4dr and took them all off)

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its great, currently is the longest i have got to drive without doors... took them off saturday afternoon and havent put them back on, prolly need to i think its suppose to rain good tomorrow... but 3 1/2 day straight without doors! been a blast (i have a 4dr and took them all off)
Uggggghhhhh! What are you doing? Jeep weather gods please forgive him, he didn't mean it.
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what are you talking about... isnt the way it goes, i put my doors on and it doesnt rain right? everyone should be fine but me LOL
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I was thinking one thing... ok, so I'm going on vacation next week down the cape and well, NOTHING beats ocean/coastline driving with the tops off and doors off. I don't have a softtop or a bikini so when it all comes off its left at home 2 hrs away and thats it. I dont care if I get rained on because well, its a Jeep.

Only concerns...

1) radio, will it get fried
2) dash, will the instruments get fried if water constantly hits the panel (im talking about the electronic displays (gas mpg, temp, mileage)
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I love all the great feedback. I drove with the doors down the entire day, and when I put the doors back on, I have to say it felt completely different, and now I hate having the doors on. Only problem is, I keep seeing more and more people getting their jeeps vandalized, that worries me.

I can't wait to get back out there with the top off as well. It was amazing. Here is a pic (Hopefully it works this time). If it doesn't attach, click the link below.

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I just got my Jeep 2 months ago, so this was a first for me. I took my doors off yesterday (not my roof yet, because it was supposed to rain), and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to take off. It took about 8-10 minutes total to take them all off and put them in my garage.

It was so much fun to drive, it's a completely different feeling having no doors, I loved it.

Just figured I'd share. I had a blast.
Your Jeep came with doors? What the....I got ripped off.
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ok what's the best thing to use other than a socket wrench to get the doors on and off to avoid banging it into the door and scratching the hell out of the paint?
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ok what's the best thing to use other than a socket wrench to get the doors on and off to avoid banging it into the door and scratching the hell out of the paint?
Quadratic sells quick disconnects for doors.
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I took my doors off one day...took off down the road, forgot my rear view mirror had fallen off from the FL heat earlier that day....

No mirrors at all make for rough drive on the neck, swinging around and checking your six every time you want switch lanes...and apparently i was to lazy to go back home a block away and put the doors back on..

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