|05-16-2013 11:01 PM|
My favorite half door are the Savvy TJ doors. Of course, they don't make them for the JK. I'd buy them in a heartbeat if they did.
I don't even want a tube door, I want a half door. Bestop Element seems to be the best way to go.
|05-16-2013 06:21 PM|
Body Armor all the way!
|05-16-2013 05:43 PM|
|VaderJK12||I plan on buying the Body Armor trail doors.|
|05-16-2013 04:34 PM|
|ESP||I loved the Body armor trail doors when I had some last summer.|
|05-16-2013 03:37 PM|
|suicideking||One more vote for the Bestop. I'm going to get them because I like the way they look + like the options available for them. You can buy the panel to make them a full half door. They even have uppers you can buy so you can leave them on all the time.|
|05-16-2013 03:33 PM|
It's great. It really cleans up the mess and sloppiness of fabric going all over the place. My top pretty much stays down so I don't have to fool with the boot at all. In fact, it hasn't come off since the day I first installed it a couple months ago.
|05-16-2013 03:15 PM|
Windwise, I can't see a difference aside from the possibility of an annoying whistle.
Safety wise, that's dependent on the latch and if you actually bolt them in I suppose
|05-16-2013 02:42 PM|
No longer available at present, but these are my favorite.by far.
Roughshod Offroad. One of my most enjoyed investments!
|05-16-2013 01:39 PM|
|SETI1x||Kramer, nice looking Jeep. How do you like the top cover? Does it secure everything? Any regrets?|
|05-16-2013 08:18 AM|
The latches on my OR-Fab doors seem very secure. I've put all my weight on them to see if they would budge (thinking about my kids leaning on them). The latches are adjustable and I've spent some time making sure they are as secure as possible. They don't have locks like some tube doors, but there is a hole that you could insert a pin or a lock to keep the latch from accidentally being opened.
Unfortunately, the conditions around here usually involve too much water and mud to use them off-road, except for beach driving or light trail use to go camping, etc. My tube doors are used mainly with kids on the road. You wouldn't think that little bit of steel would make much difference, but driving on the freeway to get to the beach, it does give some sense of security that kids won't fall out. As they get older, I've used them less often.
|05-16-2013 12:11 AM|
For the people that have tube doors. What setups seam to latch up good enough to be able to stay latched while my butt and leg are puting a lot of force on it in severely off camber situations? Would you trust your well being to them with a lot weight pushing out on them?
Even with the seatbelt on I have a very had time staying in my seat and trying to drive sometimes.
|05-15-2013 11:56 PM|
|05-15-2013 11:42 PM|
|Finn Sizzle||Thanks guys, this was exactly what is was looking for. First hand experience with the different models and pics of them on the rides. I have a bit to review so all of your input is welcome, thanks!|
|05-15-2013 10:55 PM|
Mine with the Body Armor doors
|05-15-2013 10:13 PM|
Got the Bestop Elements and like Kramer I wanted the module nature so that I can expand them into full half doors. They fit well and after a few minor adjustments, work great. There is a HUGE difference between tube doors and no doors at all, and I think they look bad azzzz
|05-15-2013 10:00 PM|
So many options. I bought the OR-Fab tube doors, but there are a lot of good choices. I like the versatility of the Bestop Element doors and the ability to make them into half-doors, and the Body Armor doors with safari straps are sweet looking.
|05-15-2013 09:56 PM|
I've been leaning towards these myself: Rugged Ridge 11509.10 - Rugged Ridge Front Tube Door Set in Textured Black for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
Saw a set at the dealership and they looked pretty nice plus they can run factory mirrors.
|05-15-2013 09:55 PM|
|05-15-2013 09:53 PM|
I don't think you can easily define best in this case. It's going to be subjective depending on what features you like in tube doors.
I myself have the Bestop Element doors and like them the best. I like the expansion possibilities of them. They looks OEM-ish with a 2nd set of OEM mirrors.
They're pretty damn hard looking IMO.
I'd like to see about fitting some Spiderwebshade panels on them that are made for Rancho's tube doors. From what I saw at Jeep Beach Rancho's tube doors are very similar in shape to the Bestop set.
|05-15-2013 09:08 PM|
|Seeuoffroad||I was in a dealership the other day that had a set of the Rancho tube doors on a 2013. I was checking them out. They had a what looked like a high quality black finish. They seemed solid and opening and closing them also seemed really good. I going to get them.|
|05-15-2013 09:00 PM|
I chose Bestop Elements and I'm happy. They come in two finishes, are a little less "open" than some others and use stock mirrors. The door bags are very heavy material and block some wind. They rattle a lot in stock form, but that can be lessened with some tape on the latches and pins.
|05-15-2013 07:15 PM|
|MangoTango34||I havent used any tube doors, but i have heard nothing but good from the body armor trail doors.|
|05-15-2013 07:14 PM|
|jeepingchester||Have no experience with the tube doors but I'm leaning towards these. http://www.quadratec.com/products/11149_1000_07.htm like em, under 300 bucks for the front two.|
|05-15-2013 06:31 PM|
Best JK tube doors?
Anyone have reccomendations on tube doors for the JK unlimited? I was looking at the Aries model.
Looking for suggestions on best fit and finish of tube doors