1/2 doors are nice in the summer and actually gave me more shoulder and arm space. I have solid lowers on the 99 and fabric lowers on the 60. The 99 has both zipper and sliders uppers and the 60 has only zippers.
The zipper top doors are the lightest and come off easily and store in the back. But as said above are a pain to zip down to get outside in the rain, snow wind etc. Slider tops are much easier to use but then they only allow you to open the window 1/2 way. Fabric upper and lowers can both be easily removed and stored in back so you can go doorless on the nice days.
Every set of door lowers uppers, and full doors have positives and negatives. It is all what you want.
-They're a PITA in fast food drive-thrus
-They're less secure
-They scratch easily
-Visibility is worse
-They're a waste of time, because removing the door gives you more open air and rolling down the window gives you the same effect as unzipping a half door
In short, it's no wonder Jeep wanted to get away from that option.
Removing the soft uppers give you more air than rolling down the windows. No window frame.
But yeah, pros and cons to both. I love half doors and no tops from May to Oct, and just carry the tops in the back in case of rain, but the flapping, lack of view, noise and having to open the door at the drive though get old. That is why I bought a cheap set of used full doors for the winter.
I also have Bestop sliders I used prior to getting the fulls, but they only side halfway and do not store easily during the summer as the soft ones do.
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