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Old 01-29-2014, 07:26 AM
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Star Fabrication Smart Door

Anyone have these? How easy to install?

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Old 01-29-2014, 09:58 AM
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I like ours. Honestly I didn't mind the Jeep doors but the girlfriend hated them closing on her all the time. The install was pretty straight forward. The directions are decent. The hardest part for me was taking a hole saw to the brand new Jeep doors. Now the doors act like any other car door which I have to admit does makes getting in and out so much easier. So far very happy with them.
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I have them and they're great. Easy to disconnect if you want to go door-less (it's just one additional Torx per door) and they work exactly as advertised.

Install is not bad at all. If you do decide to go with them let me know. There are a few install tips that will save you a LOT of headache and frustration.
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I have them and they're great. Easy to disconnect if you want to go door-less (it's just one additional Torx per door) and they work exactly as advertised.

Install is not bad at all. If you do decide to go with them let me know. There are a few install tips that will save you a LOT of headache and frustration.

Great, send the tips. I'm about to order.
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Great, send the tips. I'm about to order.
Will do. Look for a pm tomorrow.
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Don't let the front doors swing all the way open when you slip the strap off. You'll end up with a dimple in the cowl. Use an old pillow & bungee the doors open. Turn in your mirrors.

Sharp, new hole saw.

Love mine. Jeeps should have come from the factory that way. Easy to disconnect too.
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After a year and a half of having mine on the rear doors, I'm strongly considering pulling them off and throwing them away. I bought enough for all 4 doors, but never installed them in the front due to fussy alignment in the rear. At this point the rear ones no longer have 'detents' they are just "evenly hard to open" and getting harder over time. Additionally I have found that I'm not as bothered by the front's having no 'stops' as I thought I would be.

My understanding is that they were redesigned after I got mine.
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After a year and a half of having mine on the rear doors, I'm strongly considering pulling them off and throwing them away. I bought enough for all 4 doors, but never installed them in the front due to fussy alignment in the rear. At this point the rear ones no longer have 'detents' they are just "evenly hard to open" and getting harder over time. Additionally I have found that I'm not as bothered by the front's having no 'stops' as I thought I would be. My understanding is that they were redesigned after I got mine.
Did you end up getting rid of these?
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Did you end up getting rid of these?
Yep, back to just the original fabric retaining straps on the rear. Haven't bothered to plug the holes in the doors.
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Star Fabrications are so SWEET!

Awesome product and yes you need balls of steel and be sure you have aligned the template perfectly and this mod goes in with little effort! I painted mine to match my Billet Silver Jeep and nobody can even tell they aren't factory!
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I had them on on my jeep 'bout a year..I think they are a great product, no issues at all.
The doors actually open farther than the stock straps.

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