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Old 09-11-2015, 09:51 PM
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Replacing steel full doors

My jeep has steel doors that are worn out. Steel doors are heavy and less versatile. I would like to buy some soft doors to replace them.
1995 YJ with a Rampage soft top, which will probably last the winter. Started life with a hard top.
So... if I buy a set of 2 piece soft doors, does anyone know if they will work?

- I am posting here looking for options (does anyone make a simple one piece door?)
- trying to minimize time spent on the phone asking vendors the right model doors to purchase
-will probably buy a bikini top and a wind breaker, but will not likely install for a bit. Rampage soft top will last at least another winter.

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Half doors are the way to go.

Ive had the two piece soft doors and I hated the way they looked. Just because you could change their configuration, doesn't make them versatile. You take the top part off, and resting your arm on it is uncomfortable.
Steel half doors and soft or hard upper sliders are the way to go.
Spendy, but really nice for elbow room, arm resting, cleaning mud or snow off the window, and the drive through convenience of not having to fight that plastic window.

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Old 09-11-2015, 11:37 PM
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Half doors are the way to go.

Ive had the two piece soft doors and I hated the way they looked. Just because you could change their configuration, doesn't make them versatile. You take the top part off, and resting your arm on it is uncomfortable.
Steel half doors and soft or hard upper sliders are the way to go.
Spendy, but really nice for elbow room, arm resting, cleaning mud or snow off the window, and the drive through convenience of not having to fight that plastic window.
I meant versatile in terms of going from full doors to no doors, on the fly. We got caught in a microburst this spring which was really bad. No worries about leaking, just want to have a bit of shelter handy for that type of stuff.
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Half doors are the way to go.

Ive had the two piece soft doors and I hated the way they looked. Just because you could change their configuration, doesn't make them versatile. You take the top part off, and resting your arm on it is uncomfortable.
Steel half doors and soft or hard upper sliders are the way to go.
Spendy, but really nice for elbow room, arm resting, cleaning mud or snow off the window, and the drive through convenience of not having to fight that plastic window.
I'd immage the hard uppers would rattle and bang more than the soft ones? Given OPs intentions, I'd say go for the soft doors.
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Old 09-12-2015, 10:45 AM
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Any opinions as to whether ordering Bestop 2 piece soft doors would work on my jeep, replacing steel full doors with an existing Rampage soft top?

Anyone know of another option, other than Bestop? I am looking for a quick and dirty option to toss in the back. This jeep is an ugly gravel grinder, with no creature comforts, is not a boulevard cruiser and rarely sees mud.

I chatted JC Whitney last night and was told it would not work, but I am not too confident that was a good source. Filled out a customer service form for Quadratec and am waiting to hear back.
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I have full steel doors and 2 piece soft. I run the full steel in the winter and softs for wheeling and spring/fall
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Old 09-14-2015, 06:51 PM
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Any opinions as to whether ordering Bestop 2 piece soft doors would work on my YJ, replacing steel full doors with an existing Rampage soft top?

Quadratec answered a customer service query today and said I should buy a whole new top with doors... I ASSume the doors will basically fit, worst case I can send them back.
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Replacing steel full doors with soft doors

So... I kept my aging rampage soft top and ordered two piece bestop soft doors. They fit, no problems. Now, I can gravel cruise this winter with the doors off and pop them right back on if the wind comes up!

Bestop 51783-01 - Bestop® 2-Piece Doors for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ & 80-86 Jeep® CJ-7, CJ-8 Scrambler with Steel Latch Pins - Quadratec
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I have rampage Bowless top with best top soft doors. Works fine.

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