I’ve owned a JK with half doors for 13 years. That’s a long time. It was like my second home. The half doors were on permanently. I owned a JL with half doors for only a week now, but already have a lot to say. Naturally I compare the JK half doors to the JL half doors...
It’s all in this thread. Scroll up. Here is my post summarizing my experience:
I did that last weekend. Drove 500 miles from the dealer home like this.
I had the Jeep less than a week and already did a little damage to underbody… for nothing. I hope it is not major. Stupid me. Really! I was showing off to neighbors going over a big tree stump in the evening. I was so used to my JK on 37s that it didn’t seem unreasonable. Well it...
Two days after I bought the Jeep, the tires arrived. 37x12.50R17 BFGoodrich Mud Terrain KM3. I’ve been using 37” KM3s and KM2s for years on my JK. They look so much bigger off the Jeep though, in the garage, than on a Jeep. They didn’t seem so big on my JK, but in my garage they look...
A mod or not a mod? I swapped the full doors with the half doors. Here are some of the configurations:
Half doors with uppers:
Half doors with all sides removed:
This is how all four half door uppers fit in the trunk:
And with the soft sides/rear...
Awesome. If you sign up for email news from Clayton you get a code for 5% discount. Thanks for the reminder and link re potting locker. It’s helpful. I’ll check out the bumper/tire carrier... I thought I read people where having problems installing or quality. I wasn’t planning to regear...
Great question. Short answer is YES. Before my JL with half doors, I’ve been driving a JK with half doors for 13 years.
BENEFITS I CAN THINK OF:
The factory half doors have side impact beams protecting passengers from side impact like full doors do. NO aftermarket product has this. In...
HOW WILL I USE IT
Daily driver, occasional off roading blue trails, carry 5 bikes and/or 4 SUPs and kayaks via trailer probably, and maybe road trips if behaves on highway.
I like the visibility out back with no spare so considering a tailgate delete...
ABOUT THE JEEP
I believe my Jeep is going to be very light compared to most since it will have half doors on, is a manual transmission, has a soft top, and has plastic bumpers. I haven’t decided yet if to carry the spare on the Jeep or delete the tailgate tire carrier. All these things...
Picked up my 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon from the dealer this weekend. Dual doors, soft top, manual transmission.
I already ordered the following. Tires arriving tomorrow. Rest on back order.
Clayton Off Road 3.5" OVERLAND+ Lift Kit
FOX Performance Series 2.0 IFP...
ABOUT BOXES OF HALF DOORS
How many boxes? What’s inside?
So there are six boxes, two big, two medium and two small. Small box has an upper. Medium box has a door. Big box has a door and upper.
NOTE: I did not check in detail yet for any and all small parts in boxes.
How boxes stuffed...
Very nice. I love the black and white contrast. Picking up my similar white Jeep today from dealership a few states away.
I ordered the 3.5” overland around Memorial Day. Will probably take a while to get here. Planning on 37” tires, which almost arrived before my Jeep. Ha ha.
My Jeep (half doors of course, soft top, manual) arrived at dealership earlier this week, but picking up next weekend.
1 hr drive, 2 hr flight, 1 hr drive, pickup, 8 hr drive back home….all for 6% below invoice… ha ha… there better be no surprises from dealership.
Sky one touch and half doors can be ordered together and cost about $8,000 together. It is Avery nice combination in my opinion. I debated for months about getting it. Ended up just doing half doors and soft top, but every time I see pictures of this combo I drool.
The Sky one touch is NOT...
At dealer 6/3 (was notified today)
It was relatively quick to build, but then got stuck on installation of additional equipment (a bunch of us in same boat guessed waiting for half doors) for a long time. Then shipping to NC seemed long too compared to others shipped same time to...
I’m with you on this.
I would get rid of all the greys:
Granite Crystal Metallic (dark metallic gray)
Sting-Gray (light primer gray)
Billet Silver Metallic (light metallic silver)
And would add some bright colors, like bringing back that bright green. Not sure what it was called.
I ended up...