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Old 04-12-2019, 07:50 AM   #91
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Hey there [email protected] can you confirm if these are 100% fabricated and made in the USA?

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It would be great if they were, not that the Jeep was... but you can say the doors were. I would be shocked if they were actually. Places that do that kind of foundry work these days is becoming increasingly sparse in the States and brutally expensive to work with. Maybe Bestop will surprise us.
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It would be great if they were, not that the Jeep was... but you can say the doors were. I would be shocked if they were actually. Places that do that kind of foundry work these days is becoming increasingly sparse in the States and brutally expensive to work with. Maybe Bestop will surprise us.
I agree, part of the reason I'm asking is more about quality control of the first production run AND the time to actually have it shipped. If they are not ready soon, it'll mean they'll need to ask for another prototype from china and that'll take weeks, then a much longer time for a production run. In which case, this'll be a 'next year thing.'

Worse, to not miss the season, a "less than idea" version might be put out.

It's concerning they had a ready date for April, then it shifted to May, and they don't even have a production set ready for EJS.

So I'm using a May 15th deadline. If it's later than that, I'll cancel and re-order next year maybe.
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I dont but i will see if i can find out!

For those heading to EJS, we will have Core Doors to show you!! They will not be full production as we are doing final testing and Engineering wont let us take them BUT you can come by and see them in person, operate them and see how awesome and light they are in person!

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Some other questions as these come into the market......


1) Will there a option for hard sliding uppers in the future?


2) will the center piece of the lower door have pockets?


3) How secure are these doors? The center piece with those tabs holding it in place seem to give the impression they would be easy to kick through. One kick, reach in and unlock, then there goes any valuables.



4) Can the door locks be re-keyed, so you can use the OEM Jeep key?




I love the look of these doors! I'm not too crazy about the price though. The upside is these doors seem to give you full, half, and tube/safari options all in one. That's great if you're limited on storage space.
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3) How secure are these doors? The center piece with those tabs holding it in place seem to give the impression they would be easy to kick through. One kick, reach in and unlock, then there goes any valuables.
It'd be easier for someone to unzip the plastic window (which you can do from outside the jeep) or to just cut through to open the door. So I wouldn't be concerned about this.

Even if you did the glass slider retrofit, a thief could still cut the fabric under it. Not to mention, brealing the glass would be easier than kicking in a door panel (that they don't know about).


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Old 04-15-2019, 08:39 AM   #97
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If they were in any way made or assembled in the US you'd be sure they would have it stamped all over it.
The fact it isn't mentioned anywhere should be your answer.
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Hey guys,

These doors were designed and engineered in the US, our manufacturing facility is not within the US.

We are still tracking for early May release, and let me say i am excited for you guys to get these! I have them on my Jeep for EJS all week and LOVED them!

Taking out the panels was incredibly easy and great when i wanted an additional breeze. I have a 3.8 so that engine heat can get pretty intense.

We are looking at options such as pockets, and i will mention the hard sliders.

For those that saw the doors in person at EJS were very pleased with the doors and understood the pricing. We will have them at shows all summer for those to see in person!

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hard sliding uppers look good and sound like a good idea, until you have to go through a drive through, have to swipe your security badge at work parking garage.. . or want to stick your head out a little to check your wheel placements on the rocks. heh.

I'm actually considering swapping out my hard uppers for my strike force zebra doors when they come out with the soft uppers if they have zippered windows.
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We are looking at options such as pockets, and i will mention the hard sliders............



Awesome! I think those features, along with a re-keyable lock for use with the OEM, makes these doors a lot more attractive option!
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hard sliding uppers look good and sound like a good idea, until you have to go through a drive through, have to swipe your security badge at work parking garage.. . or want to stick your head out a little to check your wheel placements on the rocks. heh.

I'm actually considering swapping out my hard uppers for my strike force zebra doors when they come out with the soft uppers if they have zippered windows.



I had zippered uppers on my last two TJs and loved them.....until I had to roll up to a drive through. Unzippering the windows and fold them back to stick your hand out for the things you mentioned was a PITA to me. That was about the only thing I didn't like about them. Being able to toss them in the back for more open aired feel made me forget real quick though.



I've never had sliding uppers. I think the biggest issue I'd have with them would be to know which way to slide the glass so I'm even with the drive through window. I'd imagine they would be heavier than soft uppers too, but I'll take that trade off if they are more secure than having soft full doors.
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Hey guys,

These doors were designed and engineered in the US, our manufacturing facility is not within the US.

We are still tracking for early May release, and let me say i am excited for you guys to get these! I have them on my Jeep for EJS all week and LOVED them!

Taking out the panels was incredibly easy and great when i wanted an additional breeze. I have a 3.8 so that engine heat can get pretty intense.

We are looking at options such as pockets, and i will mention the hard sliders.

For those that saw the doors in person at EJS were very pleased with the doors and understood the pricing. We will have them at shows all summer for those to see in person!

CassieAtBestop

A solid internal panel that covers everything would also be very nice. All of those exposed casting bars in the lower parts are the door under and around the removable panel are going to completely SUCK to clean when they get full of dust. I thought about this/realized this after coming back from a trip to calico two weeks ago and seeing just how crazy dusty my complete interior was. I cleaned my black turned tan door panels with a wet rag, however the bestops in its current state will be a complete PITA to clean. Something to consider.
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I had zippered uppers on my last two TJs and loved them.....until I had to roll up to a drive through. Unzippering the windows and fold them back to stick your hand out for the things you mentioned was a PITA to me. That was about the only thing I didn't like about them. Being able to toss them in the back for more open aired feel made me forget real quick though.



I've never had sliding uppers. I think the biggest issue I'd have with them would be to know which way to slide the glass so I'm even with the drive through window. I'd imagine they would be heavier than soft uppers too, but I'll take that trade off if they are more secure than having soft full doors.

I never gave it any thought until it came time to use them. The sliding glass takes away half of the opening. I had zipper windows with my old bestop element doors and the full opening works better for my needs. My big head with ball cap doesn't fit through the small space of the sliders. hahaha.
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A solid internal panel that covers everything would also be very nice. All of those exposed casting bars in the lower parts are the door under and around the removable panel are going to completely SUCK to clean when they get full of dust. I thought about this/realized this after coming back from a trip to calico two weeks ago and seeing just how crazy dusty my complete interior was. I cleaned my black turned tan door panels with a wet rag, however the bestops in its current state will be a complete PITA to clean. Something to consider.

They might be light enough that folks might not mind pulling them off and hitting them with a hose. But i've never washed my jeep so that's just speculation. hahaha.
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They might be light enough that folks might not mind pulling them off and hitting them with a hose. But i've never washed my jeep so that's just speculation. hahaha.
Id rather just have a plastic cover over it. Especially for 2K.
And yes I pre ordered... But i'm thinking of canceling.
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Any updates? Any more photos??
There has been ZIP for photos and I know a few of you Bestop employees have been running them for a few months.
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What pictures are you looking for? We have been posting them on our social media when we are testing.

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There has been ZIP for photos and I know a few of you Bestop employees have been running them for a few months.
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What pictures are you looking for? We have been posting them on our social media when we are testing.

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I only have facebook and have not really seen any photos since the initial ones released?
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Post links here. Post your photos here. Post links to your social media.

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There has been ZIP for photos and I know a few of you Bestop employees have been running them for a few months.
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I’d like to see them with the windows in.

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yeah... links please. We 50+ jeepers don't do social media like 12 year old teens
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yeah... links please. We 50+ jeepers don't do social media like 12 year old teens
Hey now, i'm in my 40's and don't like that social media crap either. LOL
There's nothing social about social media...
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Any update on the twill uppers or are they tied to the core door release?
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You guys are killing me Kidding... If i could get away with no social media i would! Here are a few links, let me know if you want something further.

Twill uppers will be released a little after (not much) the Core Doors. Core Doors are currently IN HOUSE AND BEING INSPECTED!!!

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BuEkLAHH..._web_copy_link

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Hey Cassie!

Thanks again for all the help last year with the Glide, it's holding up great!

Question about the Core Doors...what material is that removable center section made of? Is it gasketed aluminum like the rest of the door?

Also, will there be colored uppers to match your other twill top offerings coming (Tan, Red, Blue, Grey, etc)??

And sorry if this was answered already, are those uppers completely closed or do the windows zip? I've seen the requests for glass slider uppers but I'm curious about the launch versions.
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You guys are killing me Kidding... If i could get away with no social media i would! Here are a few links, let me know if you want something further.

Twill uppers will be released a little after (not much) the Core Doors. Core Doors are currently IN HOUSE AND BEING INSPECTED!!!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvhu9UFn..._web_copy_link

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuEkLAHH..._web_copy_link

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuCYhZpH..._web_copy_link

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Hey Cassie, can you tell me what the weight is on these doors? Both front and rear.

Wondering how easy there are to take off, put on, and store in the back.
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Are the core doors shipping and are the twill uppers shipping together?
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Are the core doors shipping and are the twill uppers shipping together?
I got a call yesterday. They are shipping the lower doors now. They will not have the uppers until the end of the month. I elected to have them hold off on the lowers and have them ship both halves at the same time.
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OK thanks, are you getting directly from Bestop? or a dealer?

Northridge4x4 told me yesterday that '4 door bundles' shipping is about 'a month out'

I dunno if it's because even though lowers are ready... dealers won't ship bundles until both uppers and lowers are available...

Also wondering if Bestop is shipping to customers before dealers

People who ordered lowers only should be getting them now and can't wait for a review
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