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Old 01-28-2014, 06:53 PM
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2012 Jk. Portable doors?

I've seen lightweight doors in catalogs but they were priced $1000 for the pair. Is there another option? Maybe get the half doors from tjs and an adapter? they don't need to be sightly. I love in the Cleveland area and weather isn't exactly predictable so I need a set I can carry around for emergencies.
I've also ran the idea of building my own...

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Old 01-28-2014, 06:59 PM   #2
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Are you talking about tube doors that have canvas or mesh?

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Get the Bestop Super doors. They are soft doors.
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Still seems on the pricier side. I do like the Element Enclosure Kit though
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Are you talking about tube doors that have canvas or mesh?
Anything that will keep me dry and occasionally warm
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the besttop superdoors are nice and will fit in the back of a 2 door taking up minimal room, esp with the back seat out.
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Anything that will keep me dry and occasionally warm
The Bestop doors will do that. The tube doors will just keep you inside.
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I'm going to get the Bestop Element doors, panels to make them half doors, and eventually the uppers.

The Rugged Ridge doors are really nice, but expensive.

http://www.extremeterrain.com/rugged...319&adtype=pla
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Why does bestop not make the fabric doors with the twill fabric to match the NX and premium factory tops?!?!?

If a set of front and rear fabric doors in twill were available at or under 1k I would be very interested. Vinyl doors and twill top would look bad.
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I'm going to get the Bestop Element doors, panels to make them half doors, and eventually the uppers. The Rugged Ridge doors are really nice, but expensive. http://www.extremeterrain.com/rugged...319&adtype=pla
Quadratec has the element doors but after parting all 3 parts together it's over $700.
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You might check this site's sale/trade posts or post your own, if you're looking to trade or buy used.

I've seen a few people trading hard doors for soft.
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I have a set of the Bestop soft doors. They are way too expensive, noisy & leak but you'd have to pry em from my cold dead hands. They fit in my tuffy security deck so the full doors come off when the snow melts & the soft doors go on till fall. They stay in the trunk unless it's raining.

I would love the Rugged Ridge doors if they had an upper. My nephews CJ5 has a hard plastic door that I drool over. I wish I could find something like that for my JK.
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So for fully enclosed soft doors there's only 2 options? Best top and rugged ridge? And rigged ridge only has lowers?
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So for fully enclosed soft doors there's only 2 options? Best top and rugged ridge? And rigged ridge only has lowers?
As far as I know yes, for the JK. But I haven't looked in a couple years to see if there is anything new out there.
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As far as I know yes, for the JK. But I haven't looked in a couple years to see if there is anything new out there.
I've only found those in my searches.
How difficult is it to fabricate? Just buy/find some hinges and a door lock, (junkyard or special order) make a template with the current doors, cut that out, cut out a window use something like acrylic, then weld in some reinforcements.
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I've only found those in my searches.
How difficult is it to fabricate? Just buy/find some hinges and a door lock, (junkyard or special order) make a template with the current doors, cut that out, cut out a window use something like acrylic, then weld in some reinforcements.
For me pretty damn near impossible. Hence the reason I spent a redic amount on the Bestop ones.
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For me pretty damn near impossible. Hence the reason I spent a redic amount on the Bestop ones.
Haha id imagine the welder + cutoff tool are $150. Some metal for $50 and the hinges/lock another $25?
Having portable doors priceless

I bet you could even hinge the upper half so they fold in half. I may just try to tackle this project when it warms up.
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Haha id imagine the welder + cutoff tool are $150. Some metal for $50 and the hinges/lock another $25?
Having portable doors priceless

I bet you could even hinge the upper half so they fold in half. I may just try to tackle this project when it warms up.
For me, welding lessons, burn cream, emergency room visits, etc..

Hinged upper half sounds cool - I hate pulling mine apart. One works well & one doesn't. Then I end up with grease all over me cuz I greased em. LOL
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I have a set of the Bestop soft doors. They are way too expensive, noisy & leak but you'd have to pry em from my cold dead hands. They fit in my tuffy security deck so the full doors come off when the snow melts & the soft doors go on till fall. They stay in the trunk unless it's raining. I would love the Rugged Ridge doors if they had an upper. My nephews CJ5 has a hard plastic door that I drool over. I wish I could find something like that for my JK.
^^^ditto

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For me, welding lessons, burn cream, emergency room visits, etc.. Hinged upper half sounds cool - I hate pulling mine apart. One works well & one doesn't. Then I end up with grease all over me cuz I greased em. LOL
Honestly if you get the right metal, you may not need to brace it. It'll just be a little heavier but I can't see them being heavier than the stock so maybe you can skip the welding?
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I just asked bestop why no twill super doors considering they upgraded the super top nx and trektop nx to twill! Besides the rude response I got their reasoning is very few JKs come with half doors so why make twill tops. I guess if they "have" to charge $800 dollars for 4 standard fabric soft doors for the unlimited the twill doors would be $1500 or something completely stupid. I really wish someone would release a soft 2 piece door in the twill fabric so that everyone running a twill top could get matching summer doors. I was highly unimpressed with the customer service response and if I was considering spending $800 on the super doors before I'm not now out of protest. Why upgrade your line of tops and then neglect the single largest segment of jeep owners today!!!!! We are well over 1,000,000 strong. There has to be opportunity there someplace. Not interested in the rugged ridge doors so I guess I'm on my own to work out a way to make doors or look at other options.
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At the risk of sounding like an idiot - what are these twill tops you speak of?
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I just asked bestop why no twill super doors considering they upgraded the super top nx and trektop nx to twill! Besides the rude response I got their reasoning is very few JKs come with half doors so why make twill tops. I guess if they "have" to charge $800 dollars for 4 standard fabric soft doors for the unlimited the twill doors would be $1500 or something completely stupid. I really wish someone would release a soft 2 piece door in the twill fabric so that everyone running a twill top could get matching summer doors. I was highly unimpressed with the customer service response and if I was considering spending $800 on the super doors before I'm not now out of protest. Why upgrade your line of tops and then neglect the single largest segment of jeep owners today!!!!! We are well over 1,000,000 strong. There has to be opportunity there someplace. Not interested in the rugged ridge doors so I guess I'm on my own to work out a way to make doors or look at other options.
Let's start up a business
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I just asked bestop why no twill super doors considering they upgraded the super top nx and trektop nx to twill! Besides the rude response I got their reasoning is very few JKs come with half doors so why make twill tops. I guess if they "have" to charge $800 dollars for 4 standard fabric soft doors for the unlimited the twill doors would be $1500 or something completely stupid. I really wish someone would release a soft 2 piece door in the twill fabric so that everyone running a twill top could get matching summer doors. I was highly unimpressed with the customer service response and if I was considering spending $800 on the super doors before I'm not now out of protest. Why upgrade your line of tops and then neglect the single largest segment of jeep owners today!!!!! We are well over 1,000,000 strong. There has to be opportunity there someplace. Not interested in the rugged ridge doors so I guess I'm on my own to work out a way to make doors or look at other options.
Bestop could give a $hit less about it's customers or employees. I haven't multiple friends who did or do work there. Plus they outsourced to china so quality is quite spotty to put it kindly
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Bestop could give a $hit less about it's customers or employees. I haven't multiple friends who did or do work there. Plus they outsourced to china so quality is quite spotty to put it kindly
i won't disagree with them not caring but when did they start outsourcing? their parking lot is still pretty full...
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Bestop could give a $hit less about it's customers or employees. I haven't multiple friends who did or do work there. Plus they outsourced to china so quality is quite spotty to put it kindly
I gathered that when I asked when they would update the super doors to twill and the response was basically pretty blunt:
"we do not nor do we plan to make upper doors for the JK's in any material, this includes the twill. The reason being is because only 7% of the JK's have half doors and Bestop did not feel the need to design uppers for them"

Design? who makes the uppers for the JK's if not Bestop? I was under the impression, obviously wrongly that Bestop was the supplier to Chrysler for it's soft tops and parts.

Actually it's kind of ridiculous as this was the first response I got:
"The upper doors in twill are expected to be released by about the middle of this year, however Bestop does not currently nor has plans to make upper doors in any material for the JK's"

My question was "when can I purchase bestop fabric doors for my 2013 JK Unlimited?" Unless my reading comprehension is terrible I was told the twill uppers will be available this summer and then no sorry we will never produce an upper for the JK? So let me get this straight, Bestop is going to release an upper door in twill for what.... a TJ? Now that makes sense lets update all of our JK product line in tops to twill and then release twill fabric doors for a whole generation ago Jeep.... Nice work.
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At the risk of sounding like an idiot - what are these twill tops you speak of?
It's the material used on the premium soft tops.
Same material as the 200 Convertible tops.
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So I just called Bestop to make sure it wasn't a typo and the rep meant to write:

The "super" doors (instead of upper doors) in twill will be released middle of this year

Rep basically said, nothing like that is available or planned per her information or the application guide but to check back often as "they" release new products all the time.

"They" as in maybe she doesn't work for "them," who freaking knows! Anyway just seems insane to not just cover the frames you ALREADY designed in a different fabric. It's not rocket science.
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Speaking of material for tops and doors. I recently purchased a 2013 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited 4 door, hardtop. I have looked for a soft top for summer driving and have found numerous listings. So many in fact, I'm not sure exactly which one will work. Prices range from $90 and up. How can I narrow this down? I'm simply looking for a soft top that covers the 4 seats, not mesh, reasonably priced.
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i won't disagree with them not caring but when did they start outsourcing? their parking lot is still pretty full...
They outsourced a few years back. Couldn't be for sure although I was told and knew at one time, has since slipped my mind. They used to manufacture just outside of golden Colorado.

The parking lot you mention is the headquarters from what I'm told. They still do product testing there and the products that fail, and they fail often, destroy the test vehicles body panels in a bad way.

I have there NX TREX top and doors, and I like them, but I'd love to buy some well made USA Manufactured doors. At the time of purchase it was the best option unfortunately

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