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ArmyStrong 03-14-2010 10:17 PM

I need new doors but don't know what to get
 
I've had my jeep for 4 years and I want to get some half doors for the summer. I don't know any jeep owners so i have no one to ask. But what do you suggest. Should i go for the metal half doors or the fabric ones. I've been leaning towards the metal but i don't know the advantages/disadvantages of either. i don't want to pay for something that's not worth it. any advise would be great. thanks!

'06 jeep cj

05GT-O.C.D. 03-14-2010 10:36 PM

Welcome to WF.

The Superdoors are great for portability and offer protection from the elements. They're noisier and not as secure as half doors as they don't lock (not that it matters too much anyways). The half doors open and close easier and are quieter, but aren't as portable.

If you like to run doorless and want to have a door to store in the Jeep, get the Superdoors. If you're looking for new doors and don't plan to run doorless, get half doors.

Blackbeard1718 03-14-2010 11:55 PM

Have you thought about Tube Doors? Or is that even a consideration?

If you're interested in Tube Doors, take a look at the Bestop Element Doors. This offers a few variations that may fit your needs.

You can go with the Tube Doors alone, or add the Door Bags for Storage (they fit inside or outside of the Tube Doors.....), and add the Door Enclosure Steel Panels to make it a real Half-Door. They work for me quite well!

Here's a couple of links for you to check out:

Bestop Highrock Element Doors (Link)

Bestop Highrock Element Doors '06 (Link)

Best of Luck!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!!

Cheers!

BB

Schmo 03-15-2010 12:50 AM

x2 for the tube doors. I love mine and run them pretty much half the year. I acquired a set of DayStars off of my buddy really cheap. He'd got them from on of the GenRight swapmeets. They needed a bit of massaging to work well, but we welded on a couple of sleeves to mount mirrors off of my Harley, rattle canned them satin black and bingo . . . tube doors for about 50 bucks.


http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...e/P6120031.jpg

ArmyStrong 03-15-2010 09:54 AM

good options
 
thanks for the help, i didn't realize there was so much out there to choose from. I've just recently started to outfit my jeep so this is kind of new. i am looking for portability so thanks again for the suggestions.

ArmyStrong 03-15-2010 10:14 AM

where to buy
 
i've been looking for the superdoors, but no luck. where do they sell them?

Geoff@Bestop 03-15-2010 10:16 AM

ArmyStrong: there are enough options to make your head swim, and doors are actually one of the weakest areas for aftermarket stuff. Wait until you try to decide which bumper to get!

Tube doors.
Pros: Great open air, rugged feel. Awesome visibility off road.
Cons: No security. No protection from road noise, water, mud.
(But see Blackbeard's review of Element Doors - they have options to make them into steel half doors!)

Factory Half Doors:
Pros: secure, roll up windows, match Jeep perfectly.
Cons: Expensive. Heavy. Still too large to store in back of Jeep.

Fabric Half Doors:
Pros: light weight, easily removed, easily stored. More protection than Tube.
Cons: no upper door options.

Fabric "Full doors" (or Super Doors that 05GT talks about)
Pros: same as fabric half doors, but with upper door options.
Cons: a little too much to store in back of Jeep if you want to go doorless. Not cheap. Not greatest security (although we've changed, and TJ doors do now have locks)

Geoff@Bestop 03-15-2010 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ArmyStrong (Post 572258)
i've been looking for the superdoors, but no luck. where do they sell them?

Try this page on our site to start. We don't really call them SuperDoors, so neither do the online retailers.

tiny terror 03-15-2010 10:18 AM

I've had the full fabric doors for a couple years. I love them. They leak like hell and the wind pops them at highway speeds without a few mods, but I love them. I run them most of the year out here.

ArmyStrong 03-15-2010 10:33 AM

i had no idea this forum could be so helpful, thanks again everyone.

05GT-O.C.D. 03-15-2010 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop (Post 572266)
Try this page on our site to start. We don't really call them SuperDoors, so neither do the online retailers.


Damn, when did you guys stop calling them SuperDoors? :doh:

jgano23 03-15-2010 11:39 AM

i have full metal doors for winter, and i used to use my 1/2 metal doors for summer. i have stopped using them on my tj b/c I LOVE to go doorless, so i got a set of upper and lower soft doors (super doors). they store perfectly behind my rear seat. if the weather is supposed to be crappy later on in the day i can take them out of the back and quickly put them on. the do leak around the top pretty badly, but i pulled the carpet and herculined the tub so water is not an issue. and as tiny said, the upper door feels like it is going to fly off at highway speeds (hasn't yet though). all in all, i love my soft doors because of the doorless freedom that it gives me. i live in nj and put them on in march and leave them until november-ish. i was going to put them on this past weekend, but there were torrential downpours so i decided to wait.

joemd60 03-15-2010 06:28 PM

I agree with Tiny, I was thinking about this thread today when I was on the highway. I like the full fabric doors for the portability they offer, But here in NE it has rained for 3 days and also very windy.
While my Jeep stayed dry for the most part, there were times on the highway where I thought the windows were going to pop off and blow away. I was to afraid to let go of the steering wheel, so I prayed to the Jeep gods! :D

InfernoGirl 03-15-2010 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop (Post 572262)
Factory Half Doors:
Pros: secure, roll up windows, match Jeep perfectly.
Cons: Expensive. Heavy. Still too large to store in back of Jeep.

Factory half doors have soft uppers with zipper windows. :)

fireman_033 03-24-2010 07:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 572744)
Factory half doors have soft uppers with zipper windows. :)

Or hard uppers with slide windows.

Geoff@Bestop 03-24-2010 10:10 AM

Um, I knew that. Just seeing if everyone was paying attention...

InfernoGirl 03-24-2010 11:15 AM

:rofl: :rofl: Well, now you know!


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