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mhanksii 12-03-2012 08:57 AM

Doorless crusing
Does anyone know if its aloud/ok to take the doors off a Wrangler and drive around Europe? I'm at Ramstein, Germany right now

Grizzly-Chris 12-05-2012 06:48 AM

Sorry cant help with the legality of driving with the doors off, when you say Europe do you mean Germany or do you intend on driving around different countries in Europe as each country will have its own laws.
Personally I'd just try it and I'm sure the local police will pull you and let you know if its illegal.
Again just a personal opinion but I wouldn't go far with out my doors especially this time of year, you could end up very wet or with hyperthermia.

mhanksii 12-06-2012 01:51 AM

more or less just driving around Ramstein and not this time of year. I just can't seem to find anything one the topic anywhere...

Grizzly-Chris 12-06-2012 08:02 AM

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I'd wait for the better weather and just go for it, I'm sure if its illegal the local police will stop you and let you know, but its not really a major crime so I'd plead ignorance.
If it is illegal in Germany then try one of these across the door as a guy over here in the UK has fitted on his jeep when he's doorless.

odss91b 12-06-2012 08:23 PM

When I was stationed in Mainz (up north of you) in 1990-1993 it seems to me that BMW had a car whose doors retracted under the body and there was a German guy who drove it around with the doors down all the time. Just my 2 cents worth. I understand it was a long time ago and things change

mango_11 12-27-2012 04:17 AM

I'm in Italy and i did it all last summer and had no problems.

bundyboy 01-08-2013 05:32 AM

When sitting in the drivers' seat take a look up on the inside of the hardtop you will find a small warning sticker that states. "The top and doors on this vehicle are designed only for protection against the elements. Do not rely on the top and doors to contain accupants within the vehicle or the protect against injury during an accident"
seems like the only reason you need doors in against the weather, not safety issue.

Grizzly-Chris 01-09-2013 12:06 PM

That's Jeep covering there asses so they don't get sued if someone's head happens to fall off while there driving around with out the roof/doors on, remember its an US made product, it makes me laugh that even McDonalds put a warning message on there coffee cups, "warning the contents may be hot"!!
I should hope it is or I'd take it back.

IRCKevin 01-19-2013 05:12 AM

Driven plenty of military LandRovers with no doors, roof or tailgate fitted around UK and Europe, so it's probably only illegal if you don't have the mirrors fitted. Rugged Ridge do mirror relocation mounts.

Beastmaster 01-19-2013 09:40 AM


Originally Posted by mhanksii (Post 3060831)
Does anyone know if its aloud/ok to take the doors off a Wrangler and drive around Europe? I'm at Ramstein, Germany right now

You're USAF as I recall, correct? I'd check with your base Security Forces. They are well versed on all local laws and should even have books/web pages to go to so they can look questions like this up.
I think it would probably okay as long as you still maintain all the vehicles safety requirements (lights, mirrors, etc).

Verdl 01-27-2013 10:53 PM

I drove all around ramstein without doors over the summer with no problems. Only thing that could get me was not having my side mirrors attached, but I figured I could flex or talk my way out of any trouble if it came up.

Sjeupie 09-24-2013 05:56 PM

In Switzerland the Jeep dealer told me it is not allowed.... But Switzerland is divided into 26 cantons ('states') which all have their own regulations (tax system, school system, numberplates, etc.) so that could vary as well.

Not a real helpful answer huh? :P

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