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Old 06-19-2018, 02:12 PM   #31
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At least part of the idea behind tube doors is to gain a more outdoor feel so air movement is a part of that. It is different than no doors and even full half doors. The webbing adds a different dynamic as it changes the turbulence inside but still allows that open feel. Things like hats, sunglasses and grandkids school junk tend to stay inside better with the webbing in place. Even if something gets loose it tends to hit the web and fall to the floor rather than head off into the wild blue. Mine are the gen2 and I love them. There were some bugs to be worked out with some of the gen1s as I understood it but even they were minor. I've had none with the gen2s and I think they now are up to gen3. My front and rear bumpers are also Body Armor so for me they were a great match.


Thanks for the feed back. I may try these first as I like the open air feel but the wife and daughters are not used to it yet.


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Rancho tube doors

These are paired with the SpiderWebShade skinz
I had Body armor. The rattled and did not line up right. Love the Rancho's!
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:26 PM   #33
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I'm a fan of the Aries tube doors. Inexpensive, made of aluminum, look good, fully functional, can mount OEM mirrors on them. That's a home run for me and I'ld buy them again.
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I bought the RR tube doors under the current sale which includes free Qtech mirrors and there is a RR rebate going on now too. I am writing up a full review of them because boy did I have fitment issues.

The short is they are well made doors. I like them. They look great. They don't rattle at all. But the drivers side required a lot of adjustment and modification to get to fit. Also the mirrors don't actually work on the doors without the same treatment. I'm even 3d printing parts to get them to fit properly. lol. Reading reviews I seem to be the only one in existence that had trouble with these doors so maybe I'm just unlucky. Look for my review later today.

Do the RR doors have an available netting for the door as well?
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I have the Smittybilts and very happy with them.

Good news. The Smittybuilt reviews were terrible. Terrible. I ruled them out immediately. Maybe now I'll reconsider.
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I can't believe nobody has even mentioned Body Armor. I've run them for 4 summers and love them. Get a lot of comments because of them. What ya think?

This was actually my first choice when I started this thread. Great value and it comes withe the mesh already!
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This was actually my first choice when I started this thread. Great value and it comes withe the mesh already!
When I first had thoughts of tube doors the BA caught my eye right out of the gate and I still looked over everything offered at the time but kept going back to them. I did the same with bumpers also. For me, they have been an excellent choice all around but.... I really don't want to see everyone get them because it takes away from my individuality. Actually these are the only 3 items I have from this company and they are what I wanted and expected them to be but then again, I have products from many other companies that have turned out just as well so it usually comes down to personal taste and in some cases money. Decisions based on money alone don't always turn out well in the end. I'm all about bang for the buck which is based more on quality than anything.
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Do the RR doors have an available netting for the door as well?

Yes.

This Link is for the 2 door mesh but 4 door is available as well.
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This was actually my first choice when I started this thread. Great value and it comes withe the mesh already!

Netting was another reason I went with the Aries. They don't need netting, since they come with additional protection built into the doors. Why pay for additional netting which can get damaged, gets dirty, hard to clean up and you likely may need to replace later was my thoughts on netting.
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Netting was another reason I went with the Aries. They don't need netting, since they come with additional protection built into the doors. Why pay for additional netting which can get damaged, gets dirty, hard to clean up and you likely may need to replace later was my thoughts on netting.
If you don't like the webbing that's great BUT! The webbing comes with the BA doors and does not have to be purchased separately. How it's going to get damaged more than an aluminum door I have no idea. As for clean up, it couldn't be simpler. After a bit of a muddy day you take the doors off, lay them on the clean up bay floor and hit them with a good cold water pressure washer. They come out as clean as new and it even restores any discoloration from dirt or UV. This is good web and not the cheap stuff. Besides, as I stated earlier the web has caught numerous hats, $200+ sunglasses and a phone or two which has saved me enough to pay for them.
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Good news. The Smittybuilt reviews were terrible. Terrible. I ruled them out immediately. Maybe now I'll reconsider.
I have Smittybilt tube doors also. I've only had the chance to run them a couple of times, but they look and feel like they are nicely built, and I had no rattles when I ran them.
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When I first had thoughts of tube doors the BA caught my eye right out of the gate and I still looked over everything offered at the time but kept going back to them. I did the same with bumpers also. For me, they have been an excellent choice all around but.... I really don't want to see everyone get them because it takes away from my individuality. Actually these are the only 3 items I have from this company and they are what I wanted and expected them to be but then again, I have products from many other companies that have turned out just as well so it usually comes down to personal taste and in some cases money. Decisions based on money alone don't always turn out well in the end. I'm all about bang for the buck which is based more on quality than anything.

Just looked at the BA doors and realized that they don't use the OEM mirrors! So the true cost is $299 for the doors plus $115 for two more mirrors, a total of $416. All of a sudden the other options look better.
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I had Body armor. The rattled and did not line up right. Love the Rancho's!
Nice rig, dude. That vehicle looks like a skinny chick wearing a thong! Not an ounce of fat and everything is showing!



I guessed you were in Texas where it's hotter than hell for 6 months straight! Out here in San Diego, even in the middle of August the nights are cool.
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Another plus for the Rugged Ridge tube doors.

And right now Quadratec is offering them with free mirrors

You may even be able to get a forum discount off that price.

Quadratec gives a WF discount if you ask for one? How much?
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If you don't like the webbing that's great BUT! The webbing comes with the BA doors and does not have to be purchased separately. How it's going to get damaged more than an aluminum door I have no idea. As for clean up, it couldn't be simpler. After a bit of a muddy day you take the doors off, lay them on the clean up bay floor and hit them with a good cold water pressure washer. They come out as clean as new and it even restores any discoloration from dirt or UV. This is good web and not the cheap stuff. Besides, as I stated earlier the web has caught numerous hats, $200+ sunglasses and a phone or two which has saved me enough to pay for them.

I'm glad you like the netting and no where did I point out the BA doors specifically. For me personally, it likely has more to do with where I tend to go off road and how I use my tube doors. I don't do rock crawling, but instead I do deep woods hunting and fishing where tree branches and limbs become a major concern. I prefer the added protection of the metal. If I were to buy tube doors that required netting for extra protection, I would likely do a solution such as @RichL35 has done, which is a great solution. The thing is, I didn't have to since the doors came with that type of added protection. A tree branch can easily get hung up in netting and tear it, the quality of the netting does not matter in those situations. Additionally, my tube doors travel with me inside with all my other hunting, fishing, and camping gear until I reach my location. Fishing hooks, and other camping gear can be packed in the back with the doors without the concern of a hook or other items getting snagged and damaging the netting. So if you didn't know how the nets can easily get damaged, now you do. There's no secret that metal/aluminum is more durable than netting, cleans up easier and things won't get snagged on it as well.
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Quadratec gives a WF discount if you ask for one? How much?
Send a PM to user @Quadratec and Rick will hook you up.

The amount of the discount varies depending on how much you've purchased from Quadratec, but it is always nice to get a discount off their already good prices.

Plus Quadratec has great customer service if you encounter any issues.
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Old Syko can you help me out and tell me if those doors help with wind in the cab? I love the looks of them, they are a great price and they are one of the few that have a netting already on them. I am torn between these and just buying the zebra strike force half doors.


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I also have the Body Armor Gen III's. No rattles, easy install and easily adjusted. To the wind question, the netting does reduce a bit, especially with water kicked off the road if you happen to get caught in a bit of rain. I also run a Spiderweb Shade and between that and the tube doors, it hits about the perfect level of comfort between open air and filtered shade.

My only knock on the BA doors is that I also purchased their side mirrors. Between the magnification of them and the vibration, they are all but worthless when driving at speed. For slow backing up, etc., they're fine. I've installed 3" convex adhesive mirrors to them which overcomes this.

Otherwise, I absolutely love the doors.
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So if you didn't know how the nets can easily get damaged, now you do. There's no secret that metal/aluminum is more durable than netting, cleans up easier and things won't get snagged on it as well.
You couldn't be more wrong on both counts but believe what you like.

BTW Now you know. You're welcome.
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You couldn't be more wrong on both counts but believe what you like.

BTW Now you know. You're welcome.

I don't know the reasons why you seem so angry, but go on with your bad self it doesn't bother me, I'll continue to share my experience and explain my reasons and use cases. For some reason you seem really irritated, try to smile and have a nice day if it doesn't hurt too much to do so.
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I don't know the reasons why you seem so angry, but go on with your bad self it doesn't bother me, I'll continue to share my experience and explain my reasons and use cases. For some reason you seem really irritated, try to smile and have a nice day if it doesn't hurt too much to do so.
Accuse someone of being angry because they pointed out bad info? Now that is a new twist. As for smiling, I assure you myself and others are doing just that over such responses. As an example, I wonder why nylon based webbing is required for use in so many forms of vehicle competition if it is so vulnerable? Steel, aluminum, and many other materials would be easier to work with yet they are not allowed by the governing bodies. Maybe you could save some lives by straightening out these folks.
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As an example, I wonder why nylon based webbing is required for use in so many forms of vehicle competition if it is so vulnerable?

Ahhhh?? Probably because they're not going into the forests, hunting, fishing and throwing camping gear in with it?


Are you seriously trying to prove that fishing hooks and tree limbs don't get snagged on nylon netting and that mud/dirt washes off easier on nylon netting than a powder coated metal plate? Funny stuff.
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I'm really happy with my barricades. The latches are easy to use and JTops makes some cool skins for 'em


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I can't believe nobody has even mentioned Body Armor. I've run them for 4 summers and love them. Get a lot of comments because of them. What ya think?
Got these last summer. I would recommend. Easy to install and adjust. No rattles, solid close and latch, quality doors.

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