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05-24-2014 11:45 AM
Justdoit2
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Originally Posted by CooperM View Post
You'll want to be very careful with assembling everything. It's nearly impossible to install the latches without scratching up the enclosures. Once you get everything in place, I think you'll be happy with them since you're not using the uppers.
Good to know, Cooper. Thanks for the advice! I have all parts now except for the enclosures. Even the unpainted ones are on backorder.
05-24-2014 11:07 AM
andremedia
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Originally Posted by DoubleNdown View Post
I enjoy my smittybilt doors I'd run no doors but the wife and kids feel more secure on the road with these at least... One of the few perks of living in Cali being topless and doorless most of the year
What kind of wheels are these?
05-24-2014 10:48 AM
CooperM
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Originally Posted by Justdoit2 View Post
I finally pulled the trigger on getting the Bestop half door enclosure kit. I ordered it wednesday from Quadratec and it's already in route to me on the fed ex truck for delivery TODAY! WOO HOO! That was WITHOUT selecting expedited shipping. Shipping was free on everything. I ordered the door enclosure painted already in bright white so this can take 1-4 weeks shipped direct. It's showing as backordered on my order on quadratic so I am a little concerned that it will add multiple weeks to an already multiple week order. I am planning on using the door enclosure all the time with and without the uppers so I really want them to come quickly. This thread makes me a little nervous about their quality, too, after reading it. Although it sounds like the issue is with front and rear doors lining up and I only have a 2 door. I also found an old thread called "Half Doors" that had great pics of someone's 2010 JK with the painted door enclosures and they looked great. He raved about them, too. I dropped some bucks on them (not as much as Mopar, obviously) so I hope I am happy with them. I want to be able to ride with half doors so I can get more of the open air feel without being totally doorless at higher speeds.
You'll want to be very careful with assembling everything. It's nearly impossible to install the latches without scratching up the enclosures. Once you get everything in place, I think you'll be happy with them since you're not using the uppers.
05-24-2014 10:47 AM
CooperM
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Originally Posted by kanur View Post
I was really leaning to the Bestop ones because I like the clean level line of the pics in their ad but after reading this thread and seeing how the front and rear doors actually sit at different heights I'm not so sure. Do you know if they are going to correct this?
It didn't sound like they were going to change anything but you never know...
05-23-2014 02:12 PM
Justdoit2 I finally pulled the trigger on getting the Bestop half door enclosure kit. I ordered it wednesday from Quadratec and it's already in route to me on the fed ex truck for delivery TODAY! WOO HOO! That was WITHOUT selecting expedited shipping. Shipping was free on everything. I ordered the door enclosure painted already in bright white so this can take 1-4 weeks shipped direct. It's showing as backordered on my order on quadratic so I am a little concerned that it will add multiple weeks to an already multiple week order. I am planning on using the door enclosure all the time with and without the uppers so I really want them to come quickly.

This thread makes me a little nervous about their quality, too, after reading it. Although it sounds like the issue is with front and rear doors lining up and I only have a 2 door.

I also found an old thread called "Half Doors" that had great pics of someone's 2010 JK with the painted door enclosures and they looked great. He raved about them, too. I dropped some bucks on them (not as much as Mopar, obviously) so I hope I am happy with them. I want to be able to ride with half doors so I can get more of the open air feel without being totally doorless at higher speeds.
05-23-2014 01:52 PM
DoubleNdown I enjoy my smittybilt doors I'd run no doors but the wife and kids feel more secure on the road with these at least... One of the few perks of living in Cali being topless and doorless most of the year

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05-23-2014 12:10 PM
Rancho These bolt right up.
I did have to return the drive side one last season, it would blow down at highway speeds. I returned it know issues, but I haven't ran it this year. I am expecting no issues....


Quadratec Replacement Mirror Kit in Black for 07-14 JeepĀ® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

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Originally Posted by zenman View Post
What are the best mirrors for the Rancho tube doors?
05-23-2014 11:52 AM
zenman What are the best mirrors for the Rancho tube doors?
05-20-2014 12:01 PM
kanur
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Originally Posted by CooperM View Post
I just had everything picked up for return today. They initially designed everything to work together as you see in the pictures. But for production, they made the front doors shorter - something about how the front and rear doors fit into the jig. It's funny that they include Velcro tape with the enclosures but it's useless since the uppers don't overlap to adhere.

I'm going to use this reply in the thread I started in case you see it in two places... :-)
I was really leaning to the Bestop ones because I like the clean level line of the pics in their ad but after reading this thread and seeing how the front and rear doors actually sit at different heights I'm not so sure.

Do you know if they are going to correct this?
05-14-2014 01:37 AM
suicideking Anyone using the Warrior half doors? I saw this link in another thread -- rear doors on clearance.

Warrior Rear Half Doors (Pair) 12 Gauge Steel - SD-WARS921DOOR
05-13-2014 10:10 PM
Mim3 Put these on last weekend. No problems.
05-13-2014 09:22 PM
zenman I pulled the trigger yesterday on Rancho tubes and shades. Should be here by our rainy Sat, lol!
05-13-2014 09:01 PM
CooperM
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Originally Posted by Kronk View Post
I'd like to hear what comes of this. I bought the Bestop doors for the option to enclose them too. Bought just the tubes first to see if I liked them and found the front door droop. Returned the fronts thinking it was a one off problem but the second set was the same and I see the same issue on most of the Bestop pics in this thread. Decided against buying the enclosures and uppers and wrote off Bestop as crap going forward. I hope you can get something worked out with them.
I just had everything picked up for return today. They initially designed everything to work together as you see in the pictures. But for production, they made the front doors shorter - something about how the front and rear doors fit into the jig. It's funny that they include Velcro tape with the enclosures but it's useless since the uppers don't overlap to adhere.

I'm going to use this reply in the thread I started in case you see it in two places... :-)
04-23-2014 02:06 PM
BCT
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Originally Posted by UgaTyler View Post
I don't know how to say this without being an Ass but if you read the thread you will see that several people are using the rancho doors. I don't have any experience with other tube doors but I do love my Rancho ones. They do not rattle and IMO they look great.
Thanks. Your right I asked the question without reading the entire thread.
04-23-2014 01:41 PM
Rancho Unfortunately no.

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Originally Posted by suicideking View Post
Can you get an upper for the Rancho doors?

The main things that are attractive about the Element doors are the add ons -- the metal panel that makes it into a half door and that you can get an upper for it.

I saw the ranchos have the spiderweb shade add on, but that's not what I'm looking for. Looking more for a half door or something that can be made into one.
04-23-2014 01:38 PM
suicideking Can you get an upper for the Rancho doors?

The main things that are attractive about the Element doors are the add ons -- the metal panel that makes it into a half door and that you can get an upper for it.

I saw the ranchos have the spiderweb shade add on, but that's not what I'm looking for. Looking more for a half door or something that can be made into one.
04-23-2014 12:11 PM
UgaTyler
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Originally Posted by BCT View Post
Any one using the Rancho version of tube doors? I have been looking at those but have not pulled the trigger yet. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!
I don't know how to say this without being an Ass but if you read the thread you will see that several people are using the rancho doors. I don't have any experience with other tube doors but I do love my Rancho ones. They do not rattle and IMO they look great.
04-23-2014 06:57 AM
THPerez1972
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Originally Posted by BCT View Post
Any one using the Rancho version of tube doors?
It appears a couple of people are.

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Originally Posted by BCT View Post
I have been looking at those but have not pulled the trigger yet. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!
Just so some of the users can understand what you're looking for, what sort of feedback, different than the feedback already provided in the earlier posts, are you requesting?
04-23-2014 06:51 AM
BCT Any one using the Rancho version of tube doors? I have been looking at those but have not pulled the trigger yet. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!
04-22-2014 11:27 PM
Kronk
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Originally Posted by CooperM View Post
I'm working with Quadratec and Bestop now because of a problem with the tube door height. I have the tube doors and the uppers. See how the front door is lower than the rear (on their web page, it shows them as the same height)? Well the uppers are the same height, front and rear. So they're not tall enough to cover the space between the top of the tube door and the top of the door opening (probably better to say the doors aren't tall enough). So there is either a gap at the top of the upper or between the upper and the tube door. This us just on the front. The rear ones fit fine.
I'd like to hear what comes of this. I bought the Bestop doors for the option to enclose them too. Bought just the tubes first to see if I liked them and found the front door droop. Returned the fronts thinking it was a one off problem but the second set was the same and I see the same issue on most of the Bestop pics in this thread. Decided against buying the enclosures and uppers and wrote off Bestop as crap going forward. I hope you can get something worked out with them.
04-22-2014 11:13 PM
Rancho
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Originally Posted by The_Chief View Post
I want tube doors, but I'm worried about getting caught in the rain and having to drive, etc... Is there a tube door manufacturer who offers some sort of door zip option that's drivable???
Fairly certain, the Bestop doors have a a few options in this regards. Last summer my son and I did the All4Fun event in Colorado. When we left in the AM it was 38 degrees and raining/sleeting at around 11,000 feet... all I had was our SWS top and doors with their skins. I stuck him in the middle of the back seat and bundled him up. An hour latter coming into lower elevations it warmed up to about 60 or so and he was taking a nap in the back. At this point I realized ( honestly a little late) I shouldn't "tough it out" like I normally would and I bought a Bestop soft top and will have it ready to go this summer for him.
04-22-2014 10:57 PM
The_Chief I want tube doors, but I'm worried about getting caught in the rain and having to drive, etc... Is there a tube door manufacturer who offers some sort of door zip option that's drivable???
04-22-2014 10:08 PM
Rock_Solid I went with the Rancho doors as well. I liked the idea of adding the Spiderweb shades. I am extremely happy with them, although I second the notion that the locking nut and the latch screws should have had a black option. I'm going to paint mine, but it just seems like an unnecessary hassle.

Just waiting on my mirrors to show up.
04-22-2014 09:48 PM
phansson
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Originally Posted by Rancho View Post
What UgaTyler said. He is spot on. Thanks!
I understand, but for a set of $300 doors that look great, I would want to have something nicer than a .15 cent locking bolt that stands out.....

I guess I will paint them and let the paint scratch off the first time I put a wrench on them.
04-22-2014 11:05 AM
Rancho
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Originally Posted by zenman View Post
How secure are these? Can someone jerk them out and run? I park outside but I'm in a good neighborhood.
Nope, we included a bolt to "lock" it on. If someone wants to turn a wrench a bit they can get them off.

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Originally Posted by phansson View Post
I just ordered a set of your doors and SpiderWebSkins color match to my JKURX. I haven't installed them yet, but they look like they are well made and should be great. I received the doors last week, skins should be in tomorrow.

One question, I see that you have a locking bolt to secure the doors on the top pin, why wouldn't you paint that locking bolt so it doesn't look like a big bright mirror...same finish as the doors would have been nice...just a suggestion....
What UgaTyler said. He is spot on. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by UgaTyler View Post
Because its going to turn back silver anyway after you take it on and off a few times. A can of black rustoelum cost like $5 if it bothers you. I don't even use the bolts unless I am going to leave my vehicle for a long period of time.
04-22-2014 12:16 AM
UgaTyler
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Originally Posted by phansson View Post
I just ordered a set of your doors and SpiderWebSkins color match to my JKURX. I haven't installed them yet, but they look like they are well made and should be great. I received the doors last week, skins should be in tomorrow.

One question, I see that you have a locking bolt to secure the doors on the top pin, why wouldn't you paint that locking bolt so it doesn't look like a big bright mirror...same finish as the doors would have been nice...just a suggestion....
Because its going to turn back silver anyway after you take it on and off a few times. A can of black rustoelum cost like $5 if it bothers you. I don't even use the bolts unless I am going to leave my vehicle for a long period of time.
04-21-2014 09:48 PM
phansson duplicate post...
04-21-2014 09:47 PM
phansson
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Originally Posted by Rancho View Post
Ours don't rattle. Unless you install the rubber bushing in the wrong location. Each JK is a little different but it is easy to figure out wear to install.
I just ordered a set of your doors and SpiderWebSkins color match to my JKURX. I haven't installed them yet, but they look like they are well made and should be great. I received the doors last week, skins should be in tomorrow.

One question, I see that you have a locking bolt to secure the doors on the top pin, why wouldn't you paint that locking bolt so it doesn't look like a big bright mirror...same finish as the doors would have been nice...just a suggestion....
04-21-2014 08:19 PM
zenman
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Originally Posted by Rancho View Post
Ours don't rattle. Unless you install the rubber bushing in the wrong location. Each JK is a little different but it is easy to figure out wear to install.
How secure are these? Can someone jerk them out and run? I park outside but I'm in a good neighborhood.
04-21-2014 12:40 PM
Hallvalla
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Originally Posted by UgaTyler View Post

I went Rancho tube doors so I could eventually add the spiderwebshade skins.
I'm leaning towards those Rancho's too. Looks great, definitely like the SpiderWeb Shade option.
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