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05-26-2013 12:17 PM
sparky 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
dwinterb 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
panthermark 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
WXman 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
Sjtoby
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Originally Posted by Lusus_Naturae View Post
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.
I ordered the half doors, but they are on back order. I hate my full doors on my new JK. (But I really like my JK). I kept my TJ for just that reason. (I will have no problem selling my 2002 TJ).

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
HAFICON
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Originally Posted by Drmad7 View Post
Its worse trying to find someone selling OEM half doors! I found rears last summer, not if I can find those fronts!
I actually had a hard time finding someone to trade me. I had OEM Half doors with uppers a few months old I wanted Full steel doors.
Took a couple of weeks but I managed to find someone
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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
ChopperCharles 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.

Charles.
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
Amwajtommy 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!
05-08-2013 10:36 PM
xjcj5jku
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Originally Posted by Sjtoby View Post

I live in mass, I had one sales guy tell me he has never seen half doors, and another sales guy say, "you don't want half doors". I proceeded to tell him I have been driving around with half doors for 11 years on my 2002 TJ, but he insisted that I didn't want half doors.

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.
I love my half doors! We get into the teens in winter, nothing like real winters up north... I grew up in WI... But the jeep is warm and dry! Had Besttop half doors on my old CJ, but usually just pulled the whole door off cuz it took 5 seconds. I am realizing more and more how lucky I was to find my Crush 4dr Rubi with half doors!! Only 2700 miles on it. Wasn't quite "ready" to buy but now am SOOOOO glad I didn't pass it up! Maybe cuz of my old CJ, or other convertible cars, but I think the soft top and half doors is plenty tight...
05-08-2013 09:06 PM
Sjtoby
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Originally Posted by johncunningham View Post
I recently ordered a JKU with half doors. I live in New England and had multiple dealerships tell me that they COULD NOT under any circumstances order a jeep with half doors. Apparently it is a very unusual request around here. Long story short, I got some help from this forum. If you decide to order half doors, be sure that your dealer enters it into Chrysler's system as a "sold order".

I've only had my jeep since March, and the weather is just starting to turn, but I absolutely love the half doors. However, this is a third car for me, I have space in the garage, and don't have to drive it in the rain or snow. Also, I have never, ever seen a JK/JKU with half doors, except for the one I ordered. Bought it sight unseen. Love it.
I live in mass, I had one sales guy tell me he has never seen half doors, and another sales guy say, "you don't want half doors". I proceeded to tell him I have been driving around with half doors for 11 years on my 2002 TJ, but he insisted that I didn't want half doors.

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
GunToter 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?
05-03-2013 07:06 AM
MBeshada
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Originally Posted by mcdull View Post
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)
You are right. In 2009 I was in the market for a new Jeep to replace my 1998 TJ (ended up getting a 04 TJ). A friend of mine is a General Manager of a Ford dealership. I asked him if he had any used Jeeps on the lot. He said he did not but the dealership owner had a Jeep dealership in another state that was being contracted at the time. They had ONE Wrangler left after providing some pretty deep discounts to clear the lot. It was a 2009 JKU soft top with soft doors. Sticker was around 27 if I remember correctly. He offered it to me at a great price 21 flat. I actually should have purchased it but I passed because I didn't like the clash between the black uppers and deep water blue. He said it took forever to get rid of that last Jeep because of the zipper windows.
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)
05-03-2013 12:17 AM
HAFICON
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Originally Posted by YJmaddness View Post
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.
They do offer it. It is $$$$ but it is nice to have. They however do not offer a full door package my suggestion go full doors and buy a set if half door at dealer when you combo it they might make you a good deal.
05-03-2013 12:13 AM
HAFICON
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Originally Posted by ChopperCharles View Post
Why would I want leaky expensive garbage that I have to paint myself? Or spend $3500 on OEM doors that I still also have to have painted and keyed.

I live in NC. Our winter lasts a month and a half. But we do have monsoon rain storms, so leaky is not an option.

Charles.
My 2012 came stock with Half doors. I not to long after traded to another member for full doors. I like the look of half doors but with OEM door there is no arm rest the the uppers are on. And they leak like crazy.. Had seals replaced in mine more times than I can count. Even with stock doors you might most likely will get wet everytime it rains.
05-02-2013 10:13 PM
jkjeeper06
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Originally Posted by ChopperCharles View Post
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.

Charles.
I wouldn't be so sure that jeep is the only one to make them that don't leak. Some of the doors online look just as "leak free" as factory
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
ChopperCharles 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.

Charles.
05-02-2013 07:27 PM
Blackpony04
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Originally Posted by YJmaddness View Post
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.
I agree! I would love to have half doors for the summer but I know I'd want full doors for the rest of the year. One day I'll scrape up the extra cash and get me a set as I don't really care for any of the non-Mopar ones out there.
05-02-2013 06:48 PM
Old Dogger
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Originally Posted by legitposter View Post
indian giver
Yes, and I am proud of it, because Geronimo was my great Granddad!!!!!!
05-02-2013 03:53 PM
legitposter
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Originally Posted by Old Dogger View Post
They are in very low demand, plus they are ugly and they leak! Why would you ever want them???
Dealers stock in their inventory, what they are projecting, as to what is favorable to the public for a quick sale. That is how they stay in business! Full hard doors are higher in demand. If you are looking/wanting the opened look, then the hard doors are easy to remove. This way you have the best of both worlds..................
indian giver
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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