My 95 Rio Grande came with half doors and a soft top but I am considering getting a hard top and full doors before I go off to college. Any advice? Pros and cons of either? Thanks in advance
They are an alternative, but I don't think they're better than a full door, especially during the winter. And you can usually buy used full doors cheaper than new sliders. And if you buy sliders to fit your OEM soft top, they'll have square corners that won't match up to the rounded corners on a hardtop. It's not that hard to swap out your doors, they just sit on two hinges. Use your full doors with your hardtop in winter and your half doors with your soft top in summer.How are the full doors? I like my half. What about the top inserts with sliding glass for half doors? Does anybody have those? Are they better than a full door?
I'm not sure about that, maybe it's something an aftermarket manufacturer might offer, but I haven't heard of it (but that means nothing, lol), you would have to do some research and contact the vendors. All the threads I have read on this forum talk about modifying TJ uppers. I do know that the rounded YJ uppers Bestop sells do not match up to an OEM hardtop. I think your best bet for the best fit would be to buy a top with matching full doors, that's what I would do. You can usually find them on Craigslist or from someone parting out a Jeep. I think that years 87-95 are all the same size, but you would need to verify that.They don't have YJ uppers you can buy with a new hardtop?