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03-07-2013 06:55 PM
CMEvans79
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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas View Post
I am junkyard hunting for some full doors to chop in 1/2. I just want some low 1/2 doors that I can take on water trails to avoid the immediate flooding when I get too deep. No doors will keep all water out but all of the aftermarket ones leave gaps allowing the water to flood in. The zebra ones should be good but not out yet and expensive. Anyone know of someone who chopped a set of full doors?
Oh... I never even thought about getting junkyard full doors and cutting them down!
03-07-2013 09:13 AM
gr8fulKID I run the bestop super door ( full soft door ) from april to October. They have their downsides for sure, but I can deal with em and love em
03-07-2013 07:43 AM
Flynn Hunting for these myself. Totally agree about the Quadratec ones. . . .
03-29-2012 10:10 AM
hombredelassrtas I am junkyard hunting for some full doors to chop in 1/2. I just want some low 1/2 doors that I can take on water trails to avoid the immediate flooding when I get too deep. No doors will keep all water out but all of the aftermarket ones leave gaps allowing the water to flood in. The zebra ones should be good but not out yet and expensive. Anyone know of someone who chopped a set of full doors?
03-23-2012 06:29 PM
Dogface Actually I just broke down and ordered the half doors and panels from Justforjeeps. The PDF files are clear on how to assemble. I decided I'd hate to spend half that and be disappointed.
03-23-2012 10:36 AM
Dogface
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Originally Posted by CMEvans79 View Post
Do we know how soon the "Strike Force Zebra" doors are going to come out? I'm planning on moving my mirrors anyway and I don't have the LUXURY of having electric windows so that set up would work great for getting something in a half door that looks half way decent. $650 compared to 1K+ ...
I'm starting to lead that way too...Strike Force. They seem OK for 3-4 months and will have uppers available this summer. I will only really need uppers for fwy driving to Reno or SF..etc.
03-22-2012 10:06 PM
CMEvans79 Do we know how soon the "Strike Force Zebra" doors are going to come out? I'm planning on moving my mirrors anyway and I don't have the LUXURY of having electric windows so that set up would work great for getting something in a half door that looks half way decent. $650 compared to 1K+ ...
03-22-2012 09:51 PM
Vin I went with Mopar. I even got to use my Power Door locks in them. The only thing I'm missing out on when I switch is the power windows.
03-22-2012 07:20 PM
Dogface
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Originally Posted by cheap4tw View Post
The more I see pictures of half doors the more I want a set, but the MOPAR prices definitely are hefty.

Hopefully the ACE doors turn out well.
I dunno if ACE is making doors or just tube doors.. Do you have any info at all on them ?
03-22-2012 06:55 PM
cheap4tw The more I see pictures of half doors the more I want a set, but the MOPAR prices definitely are hefty.

Hopefully the ACE doors turn out well.
03-22-2012 05:18 PM
Dogface Just came back from my body shop. They quoted $500 for paint and assembly...about $320 for paint only... Sure is adding up....but I could live with black for a while
03-22-2012 12:48 PM
MJones
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Originally Posted by MTH View Post
Have the Rugged Ridge ones not reviewed well? Not exactly on the top of my list, but the RRs looked like a future possibility. The Bestop Elements actually seem like a better use of the cost.
From some reports, I hear that the RR doors are two pieces (maybe more) glued together. The fit is probably the biggest complaint I have seen. They also have pretty shabby latches/handles. With that being said, they give a more OEM style finished look from the exterior than other after market options.

Bestop Elements are great from what I hear. However, this is simply a tube door with a hard skin on the exterior. The interior still looks like a tube door.

IMO, the Rugged Ridge and Strike Force Zebra doors are for those of us who are
1. Looking for a true OEM half door look/fit
2. Also looking for a full enclosure as opposed to tubes with skins
03-22-2012 12:48 PM
MTH
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Originally Posted by Dogface View Post
I think (not sure) that the Bestop Element doors do not have any inside panel..just the tubes. Might be OK with you...? Not me
Correct. My understanding is they're basically a "shield" of sorts that just sit over the tube doors. Q-tec has a good interactive web app with them here. They'd be good for me, but if I could get "real" half doors for that price . . . .
03-22-2012 12:42 PM
Dogface
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Originally Posted by MTH View Post
Have the Rugged Ridge ones not reviewed well? Not exactly on the top of my list, but the RRs looked like a future possibility. The Bestop Elements actually seem like a better use of the cost.
I think (not sure) that the Bestop Element doors do not have any inside panel..just the tubes. Might be OK with you...? Not me

Hmmm...maybe I'm thinking of RR doors ?
03-22-2012 12:36 PM
MTH Have the Rugged Ridge ones not reviewed well? Not exactly on the top of my list, but the RRs looked like a future possibility. The Bestop Elements actually seem like a better use of the cost.
03-22-2012 12:32 PM
Dogface OK...got it. I have not explored all the options there. Would be nice to have the mirrors at least...hate to have to move mine.
03-22-2012 12:28 PM
glap1922
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Originally Posted by Dogface View Post
Not sure what the 'rest of the stuff' is that you mention. I think all prices on these are gonna be in the same ball park...
I just meant mirrors, electronic locks, assembly, that sort of thing. There are just more options. All things you can get elsewhere, but they have it as a 1 stop shop which is nice.
03-22-2012 12:22 PM
Dogface
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Originally Posted by Poneyxpres View Post
$4,734 for a JKU. Doors plus interior panels. Then add paint an mirrors and I'd guess you are close to $6,000. If I could get all this for $2,500 I'd consider it. Otherwise, I'm guessing not a lot of these are being sold by anyone.
Wow..at that price I'm sure not many will buy. Never thought it'd be that much
My previous post was for front only/two door.
03-22-2012 12:19 PM
Poneyxpres
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Originally Posted by Dogface

Just found this: Front Half Door Kit - Jeep Wrangler - Item # 82212124, 82212126AB, 82212125AB, 82212131, & 82212132

Incl hinges but no mirrors. Panels are $149/set
$4,734 for a JKU. Doors plus interior panels. Then add paint an mirrors and I'd guess you are close to $6,000. If I could get all this for $2,500 I'd consider it. Otherwise, I'm guessing not a lot of these are being sold by anyone.
03-22-2012 12:12 PM
Dogface
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Originally Posted by glap1922 View Post
Looks to be about the same as Jeepsareus, but without the option to add on the rest of the stuff. I think this one is like 40-50 bucks cheaper though. Nice to have options at least.
Not sure what the 'rest of the stuff' is that you mention. I think all prices on these are gonna be in the same ball park...
03-22-2012 12:09 PM
glap1922
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Originally Posted by Dogface View Post
Looks to be about the same as Jeepsareus, but without the option to add on the rest of the stuff. I think this one is like 40-50 bucks cheaper though. Nice to have options at least.
03-22-2012 12:00 PM
Dogface
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Originally Posted by glap1922 View Post
Over 1k for a pair with no panel, hindges, uppers, or mirrors. Not painted either, plus you have to assemble.
Just found this: Front Half Door Kit - Jeep Wrangler - Item # 82212124, 82212126AB, 82212125AB, 82212131, & 82212132

Incl hinges but no mirrors. Panels are $149/set
03-22-2012 11:53 AM
glap1922
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Originally Posted by JKatfish View Post
I think Qtrac may carry the Mopar OEM doors now. I'm looking at getting just the lowers for now and maybe a vendor will make slider top window soon. I'd use 1/2 doors only with top off and use a cab cover. Of course, we dont get much summer rain here. But I do think OEM looks the best!
Over 1k for a pair with no panel, hindges, uppers, or mirrors. Not painted either, plus you have to assemble.
03-22-2012 11:53 AM
Dogface
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Originally Posted by JKatfish View Post
I think Qtrac may carry the Mopar OEM doors now. I'm looking at getting just the lowers for now and maybe a vendor will make slider top window soon. I'd use 1/2 doors only with top off and use a cab cover. Of course, we dont get much summer rain here. But I do think OEM looks the best!
They do but you may be able to do better.. Still, they require assembly...not sure how tricky that is. Jeepsrus will offer the same or better price and assemble for more money...maybe worth it...dunno. I wonder if QT will offer assembly for a reasonable price ? I may check local shops to see what they'd charge.
03-22-2012 11:51 AM
glap1922
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Originally Posted by Dogface View Post
Why $4K...are they that much for a JKU ?...does that incl uppers ?
Oh...forgot the paint cost...mebbe so.
I was thinking the same thing, I know it is only about 2k for a 2dr. Personally I can live with them being black and my jeep being a different color, but unless they turn out to be almost as good as the OEM doors I will just order with 1/2s.
03-22-2012 11:45 AM
Dogface
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Originally Posted by MJones View Post
We are definitely on the same page. The OEM's would be the best option for me. I just can't convince myself to fork over nearly $4k for something I don't need out of necessity.

The insides do look a little sketchy...but let's hope the pictures of the pre-fab mock ups were just there for fit rather than looks.
Why $4K...are they that much for a JKU ?...does that incl uppers ?
Oh...forgot the paint cost...mebbe so.
03-22-2012 11:23 AM
JKatfish I think Qtrac may carry the Mopar OEM doors now. I'm looking at getting just the lowers for now and maybe a vendor will make slider top window soon. I'd use 1/2 doors only with top off and use a cab cover. Of course, we dont get much summer rain here. But I do think OEM looks the best!
03-22-2012 11:15 AM
MJones
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Originally Posted by Dogface View Post
Yeah, I've looked at that site too..Jeepsrus. I dunno how hard it would be to assemble the doors with all the wiring and small parts. Someone on this forum wrote for help on this. Also have to check my local shop on price to paint. Just love the Mopar doors and uppers. Hard to compromise. The inside of the Strike Force does not excite me all that much..for the price.

We are definitely on the same page. The OEM's would be the best option for me. I just can't convince myself to fork over nearly $4k for something I don't need out of necessity.

The insides do look a little sketchy...but let's hope the pictures of the pre-fab mock ups were just there for fit rather than looks.
03-22-2012 11:09 AM
Dogface Yeah, I've looked at that site too..Jeepsrus. I dunno how hard it would be to assemble the doors with all the wiring and small parts. Someone on this forum wrote for help on this. Also have to check my local shop on price to paint. Just love the Mopar doors and uppers. Hard to compromise. The inside of the Strike Force does not excite me all that much..for the price.
03-22-2012 11:05 AM
MJones
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Originally Posted by glap1922 View Post
Those look interesting. I am looking to get a new JK shortly and half-doors was something I definitely wanted, but if something like this is around I might have to change my mind. I'm not sure if it is any cheaper than getting OEM ones though, once you add in uppers it is going to be probably around 1k.
They could just be too good to be true and end up like Rugged Ridge's doors. But you are right....they are interesting. We shall see how they turn out.

The owner of the company was on one of the other sites giving a decent pre-order discount last month. His production photos (molds) were impressive.

OEM doors from Jeepsareus and/or other sites run close to $1k per/door without painting. These are <$1k for the pair.
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