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steve_plunkett 05-06-2013 07:36 PM

EZ door pin guides
 
Has anyone heard of these or used them? Just saw them on quadratec

http://www.quadratec.com/products/pr...uides&sv=&sa=1

Z-TJ 05-06-2013 08:02 PM

I don't see how they would be that much help. I also think you could find something at Lowes for less money.

steve_plunkett 05-06-2013 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Z-TJ (Post 3726845)
I don't see how they would be that much help. I also think you could find something at Lowes for less money.

Thats what i was thinking. All it does is make your pins longer. I dont see how it helps at all. But i could be wrong

CarolinaBound 05-06-2013 10:27 PM

As long as I'm not still feelin' the effects of a Friday/Saturday night with the rugby boys then I would hope I can align two sets of pins. $30 is a good bit of gas money.

sparky 05-07-2013 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by steve_plunkett (Post 3727355)
Thats what i was thinking. All it does is make your pins longer. I dont see how it helps at all. But i could be wrong

I saw those. I believe you only put them on the upper bolt. This lets you align one at a time. Do the top, lower a bit then the bottom. The rounded end helps too.

SHADYDC 05-07-2013 10:36 AM

Im sure they do help if you have them, but i dont think they are worth the money, the doors are really not that hard to get on and off. maybe if they were few bucks i could see it

steve_plunkett 05-07-2013 10:56 AM

I hope somebody buys them and posts about it. Im curious but curious enough to buy them myself

sparky 05-09-2013 01:53 PM

They could be useful, but I agree they are not worth the price.

Billy Baldone 05-10-2013 02:44 PM

I ordered them today. I like the rounded edge. It appears as if it won't chunk up the paint on the door.

steve_plunkett 05-12-2013 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Billy Baldone (Post 3741909)
I ordered them today. I like the rounded edge. It appears as if it won't chunk up the paint on the door.

Be sure to let us know how they work out

mistergreentree 08-01-2013 09:17 AM

Why not just cut a bit off the bottom of your lower pin and then ease the edges with a grinder if necessary. I did this on a TJ that I had a few years back and it worked great.

4WDGroceryGetter 08-01-2013 03:20 PM

I for one feel the doors on our '13 JKUS are a pita!
There is no place to grab them from the inside. You need to grab it from the inside of the window frame and below the door itself to steady while putting the doors on without scratching the paint.
My '82 CJ and '93 Wrangler were a lot easier and the doors weighed about half as much.

D_ninja 08-01-2013 03:40 PM

$30 seems a little steep.

Billy Baldone 08-01-2013 05:47 PM

update: I have installed them, and yes, it makes a huge difference, the whole process is easier. well worth the money

4WDGroceryGetter 08-02-2013 06:40 AM

It appears to me they get screwed on the top bolt of the door pin and then removed after installation if one wishes to use the nut/bolt to secure the door with that pin. Does that sound correct?

Billy Baldone 08-02-2013 08:57 PM

Yes, but I leave them on all the time.

CTfirefighter 08-03-2013 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by mistergreentree (Post 4027575)
Why not just cut a bit off the bottom of your lower pin and then ease the edges with a grinder if necessary. I did this on a TJ that I had a few years back and it worked great.


thanks for that idea...heading outside with the hacksaw :thumb:

JTE 08-03-2013 08:49 AM

I made mine from a brass nut used in cheap furniture filed down to the correct diameter. It is a M6 x 1 thread if your looking through your junk box.

A guide on the upper hinge makes it easy to align the pins, also I carry and place the doors from the outside to see the pins better. That way also puts me between the mirror and the cowl.

Meshugga 08-03-2013 04:46 PM

I don't have any trouble with mine. It might be because with 6" of lift I can hold the doors at a comfortable height to put the doors on.


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