Donut half doors cancelled. Replaced with classic halfsies.

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https://jalopnik.com/the-jeep-wrangler-jls-donut-half-doors-are-not-actually-1823860550

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When Jeep first debuted the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler last November, the brand showed off a sexy red two-door Rubicon with strange half-doors that had holes in them. If you actually liked those, I have some bad news: those doors aren’t happening.

The good news for diehard off-road enthusiasts, though, is that half-doors themselves, which aren’t currently on Jeep’s JL configurator, are indeed on their way, with a company representative telling me:

Half-doors will be available starting in 2019 but will not be the “donut door” style shown in LA. It’ll be the half-door design similar to previous versions.

When I asked why the “donut doors” weren’t going to be offered, the rep said the doors were “always a prototype,” and that the “classic” flat-panel style half-doors ended up winning out in the end.

To be honest, I’m totally cool with that. I don’t really get the point of that hole in the middle of the door, I don’t think it looks particularly great, and if I wanted a lighter half-door, I’d snag a tubular one. Though, maybe if I got some wheel time in a Jeep with the “donut doors” I’d think differently.

In any case, regular half-doors, like the ones on the JK shown below, look lovely, and are almost certainly cheaper and easier to manufacturer:

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I’m looking forward to seeing how those look on the new JL, and learning whether they’ll use a zipper like on the JK, or some sort of “tongue and groove” design like what’s on the new JL’s soft-top (though I’m not sure how they’d set that up).





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Ok, to clarify - I realize I may have been the only person that likes the window in the half doors (because it is a window, not a hole people), but I did. I really liked it.

I absolutely plan to do halfsies on my JT, and I was really looking forward to those... Oh well, I’m sure Strike Force Zebra or someone else will make some [email protected]$$ halfs I can swap in.
 

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hmmm...are you guys sure we are getting those engines or those two doors rubicons? lol..next thing..ooh that diesel? we werent serious about that either..2 liter nooo, we are just gonna add the hybrid battery to the pentastar...and no off road pages ever again.
 

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I really liked the wind in the doors. I too planned on putting them on my JT.
 

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