|05-26-2013 12:17 PM|
Order what you want.
Half doors don't leak, they are not cold, and they look much better with the top down.
|05-26-2013 10:12 AM|
Out where I live in Laguna Beach, it's half door weather year round. I rarely do any freeway driving, and when I do I pop the uppers in from the back (often just the fronts).
I agree with Sjtoby, especially in a place like this. If you want full doors why not just get a truck or a 4runner? The full doors in the Wranglers suck, they're too small because of the wheel wells/fenders to hold a large window and you end up with the same experience as the factory half doors anyway.
|05-26-2013 09:43 AM|
|Germain||My N TX dealer wanted me to give a non refundable deposit when I ordered my 2012 Gecko with half doors. I told him no, and that I had purchased 2 wranglers from them previously, so he waived the deposit requirement. If not I was ready to go elsewhere.|
|05-14-2013 08:06 AM|
Half doors look awesome, but it seems like they would be quite impractical compared to other options.
Order full doors (with power windows/locks) and either roll down the windows or remove the doors altogether and go naked or with trail doors.
|05-14-2013 07:12 AM|
I think the reason is because nobody wants them. They suck.
If you want the open experience, you take the doors off. If you want the closed experience (foul weather, too hot, too cold, wife drives it, whatever) then you put the doors on. But having a "half door" with a retarded zip in/out window that scratches easily, flops around, is harder to see out of, has to be replaced eventually, and is less secure is just a terrible idea on a road-driven rig.
So to summarize, half doors suck. Nobody wants them. So dealers don't order them.
|05-13-2013 08:44 PM|
So when the weather is sweet, i will drive my TJ, I can't bring myself to drive the JK with the full doors, i will also feel weird. yes, I can take my full doors off, but the halfs are so much easier.
|05-13-2013 07:16 PM|
|Lusus_Naturae||I didn't wait to order half doors, I kind of wish I had. I miss having half doors on it like the TJ. The full doors were ok in winter, but now I feel weird driving around with the windows down - people look at me like I have broken AC and not like I just have a Jeep.|
|05-09-2013 09:29 PM|
Took a couple of weeks but I managed to find someone
|05-09-2013 09:14 PM|
|Drmad7||Its worse trying to find someone selling OEM half doors! I found rears last summer, not if I can find those fronts!|
|05-09-2013 08:12 PM|
|Sgt93||I spent a good amount of time last night looking for 'your Jeep' and you are right, not easy to locate one for sure.|
|05-09-2013 03:04 PM|
Since this is NC, the uppers will be off 9 months out of the year. They'll be in the back in case it rains, but mostly the jeep will be topless and windowless.
|05-09-2013 12:45 PM|
|Jaccub||Yeah half doors are cool for like 3 days and then they get old.|
|05-09-2013 02:39 AM|
Or was that the 70's ish Blazers?
yup had a '72 Blazer, frameless top doors that sealed into the hardtop when installed, remove the hard top, lower the window...Presto! a half door!
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|05-08-2013 09:06 PM|
I don't want to wait for a factory order jeep so I am going to buy the jeep and order the factory half doors. I don't want after market...long story.
I don't understand the full door concept. If I wanted full doors I would just buy a truck.
|05-03-2013 06:58 PM|
I think it would be kinda cool to have a hard upper. I like the height of the full door (window sill height), it puts my arm right where I want it, and has the arm rest for when the windows are up....but I don't like the window frame when the top is off. I'd like to see where basically the upper and side parts of the window frame were removable.
Didn't the old school Broncos have something like that? Or was that the 70's ish Blazers?
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|05-03-2013 03:08 AM|
|mcdull||Just imagine if you're the dealership, would you take the risk of stock something that most people would not buy? It's destined to be discounted after months. I would at most order one just to put it into the showroom (certainly not putting it on the lot for collecting sand and dust)|
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|05-02-2013 09:33 PM|
|rvator||I looked at half doors the other way. I could find junkyard full doors easier than halfs so I ordered halfs. It my lower the resale and make it harder to sell but in that case I may swap with somebody when it's time to sell and get a new jeep.|
|05-02-2013 08:30 PM|
|JKBrad||Just today one of my co workers shows up with a brand new JKU Crush equipped with half doors. It was in dealer inventory.|
|05-02-2013 07:45 PM|
I just don't understand why aftermarket companies can't make a good lower door that accepts factory uppers. That's the best of both worlds -- because apparently only Jeep can make quality uppers that don't leak.
|05-02-2013 07:27 PM|
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|05-02-2013 03:31 PM|
|YJmaddness||It would be pretty cool if Jeep made it so you can ordered a dual door option just like you can a dual top option.|
|05-02-2013 03:04 PM|
|jquinn83||I experienced the same thing last year looking for a new Wrangler, they do not stock half doors on the lots. I ended up getting a 06 TJ with half doors and soft top. My jeep does not leak and in the winter I have to turn the heater down to keep from sweating. I get tired of hearing that half doors always leak and soft tops are not for winter. The only inconvenience is having to zip the windows at a toll booth or drive-in. I guess I'll be ordering from the factory if I ever get a new one, because I don't think I could live without half doors.|
|05-02-2013 02:54 PM|
|johncunningham||Hopefully, a pic attached.|
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