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03-24-2012 11:06 AM
Vin
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Originally Posted by sunnykk View Post
In my case, the dealer mechanic recommended it. I personally did not want to install it myself as I was not very confident about it so I let them do it.
I'm definitely no mechanic, but so far the only thing I haven't done on my rig is mount the tires and paint the doors. It took baby steps, from my first mod of installing the CB to finally getting up the courage to tackle the lift kit, but I managed to do everything myself. I always figured try it first, and if I screw it up, I could pay someone to fix it.
03-24-2012 08:48 AM
sunnykk
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Originally Posted by sholtzma View Post

One question - do the uppers work with the half doors and hard top combination? It doesn't look like they would.
The half door uppers should work with both tops. I haven't tried it yet though.
03-24-2012 07:36 AM
sholtzma If it gets too involved I'll PM you - but my impression is that many people will find your information/input useful so we might keep some discussion here or start a new thread. OEM half doors and details are rare, probably due to the cost, and you are the only person I've seen with both hard top and half doors so far. Thanks for the pix!

One question - do the uppers work with the half doors and hard top combination? It doesn't look like they would.
03-23-2012 09:07 PM
sunnykk As of now my half doors are in storage. I will install them in about a month. Just had shoulder surgery a month ago so can't do much for another month. I will post lot of pics for everyone after I get them on.

I had installed the half doors a week after I bought the jeep to check and see how it fits and I took them off the next day. Here are some pics. Were taken in the garage.

Feel free to PM me with all your questions.
03-23-2012 06:58 PM
sholtzma Hello sunnykk - we just purchased a black forest green wrangler a few weeks ago and want to put some half doors on it. We like the OEM doors and although they are more money, they look so nice that we are going to spend the money for them. I have many questions though - and I thought you could help...do you have pictures of your half doors on your black forest green UL? I would like to see them (I looked at your profile pictures and didn't see any). Also, how are the half doors working with your hard top, or do you not ever have them on together? It's really hard to find info on these doors; we are trying to figure out many potential issues before we put all the money into them. I may need to start a whole new thread to ask some of the questions, sinced there seem to be multiple issues with these half doors and it's quite a mystery.

If anyone has stories to share about installing OEM half doors, has pictures of the 2012 interior panels, info about the plastic windows and perhaps new window frame design, installing electric locks in the doors, mirror options, and if there are any real issues with putting them on a Sahara, these are just a few of the issues......
03-23-2012 02:47 PM
sunnykk
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Originally Posted by Vin View Post
I bought the Mopar half doors as a kit and put them together after I had all the parts painted. It's is pretty easy. I'm not sure who told you about aligning the doors, but it's not as tricky as you make it out to be. Also because I bought the doors as a kit, I also installed the electric door lock actuators and still have power locks on my Jeep with half doors. The kit was $2K from JeepsAreUs, paint was $350. I see the doors are cheaper now than when I bought them.

In my case, the dealer mechanic recommended it. I personally did not want to install it myself as I was not very confident about it so I let them do it.
03-23-2012 02:46 PM
sunnykk
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeepin Dave View Post
The Jeep Order Book will not allow a dealer to order Remote Start if the half doors are selected. Do not understand this.
Sunnykk, do you have auto and remote start? If so, does it work?
Thought I read somewhere that alarm is deleted with half doors. Does anyone know if it is true?
Thanks for the info!
I do not have remote start.

I do have power locks and it works on my half doors. Each door has a wire connector that has two wires. Plug and Play with the OEM female connector on the body of the Jeep.
03-23-2012 10:40 AM
GonzoBobH Additional Features/Packages
  • Half Metal Doors with Locks - $0
Thank goodness I thought to order my JKU this way from the factory.
03-23-2012 09:31 AM
termite Yes I was also alarmed at the cost of half doors.


/snicker
03-23-2012 09:11 AM
MTH
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Originally Posted by Jeepin Dave View Post
One can buy a nice bumper and Winch for $5,000.
To keep it in perspective, I don't even know of a bumper/winch combo that could get you to $5k.

You'd have to add a lift. And a rear bumper. And maybe even some wheels and tires.

I don't even have $5k in mods in my Jeep now. Would I trade my lift, tires, wheels, bumper mods, interior mods, etc. etc. for a set of half doors? No way.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeepin Dave View Post
The total with all the accessories including parts and labor would be 4990.50, which is a sum total of the above prices marked 'internal' along with the labor charges posted.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Vin View Post
I bought the Mopar half doors as a kit . . . . The kit was $2K from JeepsAreUs, paint was $350.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeepin Dave View Post
$2,500 makes sense, but not for sure at $5,000.
2 door versus 4 door folks. Twice as many doors. And don't forget the labor factored into the $5k quote that's not included in Vin's $2350.
03-23-2012 08:52 AM
sneck Half Doors – Limited time pre-production offer from Strike Force Zebra

also, people seem to like the rugged ridge doors. going factory doesnt make sense since you don't get power options anyways. Better construction, sure. for 5k? no way
03-23-2012 08:50 AM
Jeepin Dave $2,500 makes sense, but not for sure at $5,000.
03-23-2012 08:47 AM
Jeepin Dave The Jeep Order Book will not allow a dealer to order Remote Start if the half doors are selected. Do not understand this.
Sunnykk, do you have auto and remote start? If so, does it work?
Thought I read somewhere that alarm is deleted with half doors. Does anyone know if it is true?
Thanks for the info!
03-23-2012 08:42 AM
Vin I bought the Mopar half doors as a kit and put them together after I had all the parts painted. It's is pretty easy. I'm not sure who told you about aligning the doors, but it's not as tricky as you make it out to be. Also because I bought the doors as a kit, I also installed the electric door lock actuators and still have power locks on my Jeep with half doors. The kit was $2K from JeepsAreUs, paint was $350. I see the doors are cheaper now than when I bought them.
03-23-2012 08:22 AM
sunnykk I got the extra set of half doors along with the full doors.

There is not much you can do about the half door pricing. They are pretty close everywhere and are in line with what you quoted. I went through my dealer and they gave me 10% off MSRP.

What kills you is the paint and the install. Cost me $900 for paint and $300 for install (If I remember). I was there, it took him a good 3-4 hours to get the doors lined up correctly and install the hinges.

The install is a bit tricky. It's not plug and play. You have to install the hinges and line them up and it takes more than one iteration to get it lined up correctly so the door closes correctly. The more you mess with the hinges, there is a danger of the paint cracking on the torque screws of the hinges.

I personally, did not want to deal with it and had the dealer install the doors for me.
03-23-2012 08:10 AM
Jeepin Dave My favorite are tube doors.
However, they get cold at highway speeds even summer nights. Need a way to break up the airflow. Also dogs might feel better with half doors. Do you have a good solution?
Also half doors are good at deflecting thrown mud. Is there a good alternative?
Will send him a private message and do some more research. Was surprised at the totals.

One can order the half doors as a no cost replacement for the full doors. One gives up the power windows, locks, mirrors, etc. Seems like there should be a discount. Will revisit this.

One can buy a nice bumper and Winch for $5,000.
03-23-2012 08:07 AM
kbwwolf Here's a thread with a lot of half door discussion...don't think it answers your question, though.

Half Door Configurations - More reasons I love 1/2 doors
03-23-2012 07:57 AM
MTH Half doors are insanely expensive. Here's another thread discussing some aftermarket alternatives: (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jk-...et-147952.html).

My recollection though is that another forum member did what you're looking to do and even did a thread on it. Run some searches to see if you can find it--I think he said what he paid.

Edit: It was sunnykk. Doesn't look like he did a thread on it, but I recall him discussing it in another somewhere. In any event, here's an exchange on the topic:

Quote:
Originally Posted by shacklyn
I bought the factory soft top from my dealer a few months after I bought my '11 JK. It was a bit salty, but I had to have it. My JK only came with a hard top when I bought it. I love the soft top, but I can't help feeling the Jeep would be a lot "Jeepier" with the factory half doors.

I know some of my fellow forum members bought the half doors as an option when they bought their JKs. That ship has obviously sailed for me. I also know some folks have added aftermarket half doors for off-roading.

I am interested in finding out if any of you went back to your dealer to get the MOPAR (factory) half doors sometime after you bought your JK.

Did you have your dealer assemble and paint the doors for you? How was the paint match on the doors - compared to the rest of the Jeep? Did you buy an extra set of mirrors for the half doors, or do you just move your mirrors between your half and full doors? Have you had any fitment problems or leaks from the upper soft doors? How is the overall quality of the half doors?

Also, I know the doors and components are around $1,600 - unpainted and without mirrors. Anyone care to share their total? What did it cost you for parts, paint, and installation at the dealership? Anyone buy the parts, have them painted at a body shop, and assemble themselves?

Your feedback is much appreciated.
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunnykk
Send me a PM.

I did exactly that. Bought the jeep with full doors and also ordered an extra set of half doors and had the dealer do the paint, assemble etc. It was a bit expensive. The paint was a perfect match.
So I'd send him a PM and ask.
03-23-2012 07:47 AM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by DesertJK View Post
I have nothing to add but...

Is that how much half doors are?!
Wow. Just...wow.

I'll stick with my tube doors, thanks.
03-23-2012 07:33 AM
DesertJK I have nothing to add but...

Is that how much half doors are?!
03-23-2012 07:28 AM
Jeepin Dave
Half Door costs & alarm

Is the alarm deleted if ordered with half doors?
Many of the other power options are.

Thought half doors are something discounters would not have in stock and would not discount much.
So asked about ordering an extra set of doors with a new Rubicon Unlimited – normal full doors and an additional set (4) of the doors (half).
The prices seemed high. Are these normal? Any less expensive places/ways to buy?
Any way to bring the costs down?

Hello Dave

here are the prices for the half doors with paint and the wiring and other accessories we talked about on Friday.

Front Doors·
Door Kit 82212124 List $1,210.00 Internal $1,128.00·
Trim Panel Kit 82212638 List $103.00 Internal $89.00·
Window Kit 82212132 List $474.00 Internal $355.00·
Mirror Kit 82213079 List $159.00 Internal $139.00·
Wiring Kit 82212943 List $45.00 Internal $39.00o
Totals $1,991.00 $1,750.00

Rear Doors·
Door Kit 82212123 List $1,260.00 Internal $1,179.00·
Trim Panel Kit 82212638 List $103.00 Internal $89.00 ·
Window Kit 82212134 List $474.00 Internal $355.00o
Totals $1,837.00 $1,623.00
Slush Mats· Front & Rear 82210166AC List $79.00 Internal $69.00
Locking Gas Cap· Keyed to Ignition 68030940AA List $78.00 Internal $58.00 Labor $49.50
Hood Lock· Keyed to Ignition 82213051 List $155.00 Internal $134.00 Labor $49.50
Black Fuel Cap· Includes Door 82210609AB List $117.00 Internal $103.00 Labor $49.50

PAINT TO MATCH AND ASSEMBLE THE HALF DOORS WOULD BE...............................PAINT AND LABOR 1105.00
*The total with all the accessories including parts and labor would be 4990.50, which is a sum total of the above prices marked 'internal' along with the labor charges posted.

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