I just purchased my first TJ (98) and she doesn't have doors or a top. What should this rookie do? It had full doors, do I have to purchase full doors or can I get by with half doors. What soft top should I purchase?
half doors or full doors will work, it is up to you. Full doors are a little hard to come by for a reasonable price. I've had both 1/2 and full doors. Full doors make a difference with hwy driving(quieter), but on the trails, I take the doors off anways. 1/2 doors are lighter and easier to remove.
For the soft top, you may have a few options. You can go frameless or one with the frame. Did the jeep come with the soft top frame?
Be wary of the soft top frame you purchase. Most aftermarket soft top frames are kludges that are more Erector Set than an easy to work mechanism. The OE mechanism, which is the best and easiest to erect and take down design, was protected by patent for years so it has just now been brought out in the aftermarket by Bestop.
So my recommendation is to either buy a complete used FACTORY OE (original equipment) soft top and top support mechanism or Bestop's new top that includes the better OE-style mechanism design. It's called the Supertop NX which I am currently running on my TJ, it's a great top and it includes everything including the door surrounds which are the door jambs for the upper windows.
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