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04-09-2014 01:15 PM
TOK
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Originally Posted by panthermark View Post
I'll merge this with another thread already on this topic.
I'm glad you wrote that, or I'd think I lost my mind!
04-09-2014 10:44 AM
panthermark I'll merge this with another thread already on this topic.
04-09-2014 10:34 AM
Rubedog Sweet that's no biggie.. If I don't buy the panel/cover for it right away do the oem mirrors fit on the tube part?
04-09-2014 10:31 AM
TOK I really like mine. Only thing with them is completely minor, the catches/strikers rattle over bumps. A strip of electrical tape around the catch alleviates that.

I got a separate set of mirrors for them so I could swap them on and off quick.
04-09-2014 10:14 AM
Rubedog
Bestop Element Doors

I'm looking to buy the bestop element doors which give it that off-road nice open feel.. Anyone have opinions on how they are or maybe some better types out there ?
03-12-2014 02:32 PM
mikeJKUR Ok talked to Bestop and I was able to get everything I needed for the doors. You are able to buy latchs individual. Got all the parts I needs for under $90.
Now I just need to get mirrors and the rear door enclosures.
03-09-2014 09:03 AM
mikeJKUR
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Originally Posted by kramer2k View Post
Bestop directly? I'd contact them first.
Yeah I sent him a email yesterday. Hopefully they can help me. Can't complain. Got 4 Bestop HighRock 4x4 Element Doors with both front door Enclosures for $225.

03-08-2014 09:49 PM
kramer2k
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Originally Posted by mikeJKUR View Post
I just picked up a used set of 4 doors.
1 of the doors is missing the latch panel. I am also missing the keys, limiting straps, and mirror mounts.
Dose anyone know where I can get the hardware at?
Bestop directly? I'd contact them first.
03-08-2014 06:53 PM
mikeJKUR I just picked up a used set of 4 doors.
1 of the doors is missing the latch panel. I am also missing the keys, limiting straps, and mirror mounts.
Dose anyone know where I can get the hardware at?
01-24-2014 07:38 PM
TOK I put the electrical tape on the catches. Seems to be a common trick and works great. The handles can jiggle a little on rough roads, but by the time it gets to that point you're pretty enveloped in wind noise.
01-24-2014 04:39 PM
panthermark
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Originally Posted by TOK View Post
I love them... I spray-bombed mine a Rustoleum color that isn't exactly Commando Green, maybe this summer I'll get a quart of the actual paint. If it were just me, I'd probably run doorless, but these make my wife a little more comfortable with the kid in the Jeep.

Its currently about 9 degrees here. Looking at this pic is bumming me out. A great bigto you warm weather guys!
Cool...
Do they rattle?

And yup....I think that is how I'm going to "justify" these.

I may add the pads from a bmx bike to the top bar so I have a soft place to rest my elbow.

01-24-2014 04:30 PM
TOK
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Originally Posted by panthermark View Post
Bump...

Been thinking about the trail doors....
I love them... I spray-bombed mine a Rustoleum color that isn't exactly Commando Green, maybe this summer I'll get a quart of the actual paint. If it were just me, I'd probably run doorless, but these make my wife a little more comfortable with the kid in the Jeep.

Its currently about 9 degrees here. Looking at this pic is bumming me out. A great bigto you warm weather guys!
01-24-2014 03:59 PM
panthermark
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Originally Posted by simdps View Post
They look nice do you like them ? Will you put them on other two doors ? Looks good.
Based on the reviews (and cost) I'm thinking I would just go with the frames, not the skins. Hopefully front and rear.
01-24-2014 03:45 PM
Barmanvarn Never did pull the trigger on these. Ran my soft doors from late March to early November this year.

I'll probably just hold off and buy mopar half doors in a year or so.
01-24-2014 03:40 PM
simdps They look nice do you like them ? Will you put them on other two doors ? Looks good.
01-24-2014 03:35 PM
panthermark Bump...

Been thinking about the trail doors....
09-05-2013 06:22 PM
The General I thought I would contribute to this thread...

I picked up a full set of these doors with 4 bags included for 1000$. They are in really good shape and apparently were only used once...older guy bought them and hated the noise.

Ordered a set of mirrors from part source with 1 day delivery for 65$/mirror. Finding the bolts to fit was a pain and once mirrors installed with spacers I noticed that when the door closes the bolt head rubs on the end of the dash panel. I hope it doesn't create large scars from opening/closing.

First thoughts are that I like them...but they are new and the novelty of them is still 'neat'. They rattle slightly but only over large bumps like rail tracks and less so when the uppers are on.

When I adjust the uppers to fit snug at the top of the door frame I find it compromises the fit at the bottom...which secures with Velcro. I picked up some 2'' industrial Velcro to hopefully help with the seal...we'll see when I get around to doing it.

I didn't like the metallic look so I plasti dipped them but apparently did a crappy job because they look streaked.

Kramer have u done anything different to seal the bottoms? There is significant light showing through at the edges and i can see me getting soaked during a rain....



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04-27-2013 05:30 PM
Barmanvarn I've just about decided against these doors from the reviews I've found.

My soft doors will work for now. May save up for mopar half doors down the road.
04-27-2013 05:07 PM
JeepHerz A note of caution- the paint is chipping off my OEM doors on the edges from removal. Impossible to touch up. And I typically use work gloves. Buying a longer pin system so they're easier to line up. Plus those stupid door edge protectors. I already beat it up enough on the trail.
04-27-2013 03:30 PM
mo1416
04-27-2013 02:36 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by Timjeep View Post
Found one picture with painted element doors. A member on the forum, Blackbeard1718 posted this in 2009. Looks good to me. But this is the only information I can find on someone that has painted the doors. I too need to pull the trigger on them. Need to find someone to paint them. Not concerned about the uppers everyone bitches about. I'll just watch the weather as I do now when I put my element tubes on.
If you order new they come painted with factory color.
04-27-2013 02:34 PM
Timjeep Found one picture with painted element doors. A member on the forum, Blackbeard1718 posted this in 2009. Looks good to me. But this is the only information I can find on someone that has painted the doors. I too need to pull the trigger on them. Need to find someone to paint them. Not concerned about the uppers everyone bitches about. I'll just watch the weather as I do now when I put my element tubes on.
04-27-2013 11:21 AM
Barmanvarn Subscribed

Same as OP. Want mopar half doors but they cost a bundle. Figured I'd go with the painted elements instead. And if/when they get scratched up ill just rinoline them.

Just can't get myself to pull the trigger and order them.
04-07-2013 05:34 AM
kramer2k Nice picture of the JPi rig with the enclosure kit. I've been looking for more pictures of those installed.


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Originally Posted by Timjeep View Post
Kramer, which seller on eBay did you buy the mirrors from? I searched on ebay and couldn't find the ones that looked like the factory ones. I've used the rugged ridge round mirror that mounts on the windshield frame, but don't really like the way it looks with the Bestop doors. I looked at Bestop mirrors, but the reviews on Amazon were bad.

Thanks
Check out THIS thread starting with the linked post and beyond and you'll see me and CJ go back and forth about the mirrors. I actually called up the company like CJ and they knocked a few dollars off the eBay price.
04-06-2013 05:35 PM
JPi4.0
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Originally Posted by mcdull View Post
My only complaint about the element doors is the door straps. They have tiny opening that it took more time to slip them into the door hook then the whole installation process. I almost gave up and was going to email Bestop they gave me faulty straps

I also recommend using 03-06 TJ mirrors replica, cheaper and don't stick out inside that much. I couldn't find black fender washers to match black paint though.
I used a 3/8 drive extension to stretch out the loops. I couldn't even get mine over the hooks when they were new.
04-06-2013 05:33 PM
JPi4.0 They have some quirks but are great for the money.
04-06-2013 05:12 PM
Timjeep Kramer, which seller on eBay did you buy the mirrors from? I searched on ebay and couldn't find the ones that looked like the factory ones. I've used the rugged ridge round mirror that mounts on the windshield frame, but don't really like the way it looks with the Bestop doors. I looked at Bestop mirrors, but the reviews on Amazon were bad.

Thanks
04-03-2013 10:53 PM
rics1997 This is high on my next Mod list. Been wanting them for some time now
04-03-2013 10:48 PM
mcdull My only complaint about the element doors is the door straps. They have tiny opening that it took more time to slip them into the door hook then the whole installation process. I almost gave up and was going to email Bestop they gave me faulty straps

I also recommend using 03-06 TJ mirrors replica, cheaper and don't stick out inside that much. I couldn't find black fender washers to match black paint though.
04-03-2013 09:15 PM
Texas_Jeep This is on my short list too. These look great
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