Half doors

Firebrick

Member
Joined
Mar 28, 2017
Messages
17
Reaction score
9
Location
Iowa
Vehicle(s)
13 jku
I know nobody probably has any information on this but doesn't it look like jeep could easily make half doors that finish at the style line they have on the new JL. I am hoping they don't decide to discontinue making half doors as I know they are not a popular ordering option.





Advertisement

 

ModdedJK

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 5, 2016
Messages
191
Reaction score
103
Location
MI
Vehicle(s)
Modded JK
I know nobody probably has any information on this but doesn't it look like jeep could easily make half doors that finish at the style line they have on the new JL. I am hoping they don't decide to discontinue making half doors as I know they are not a popular ordering option.
Yea it does look like that but even if no factory option there's tons of aftermarket half door options, and in all kinds of even more creative versions too.
 

The Great Grape Ape

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 30, 2017
Messages
2,856
Reaction score
4,083
Location
Canadian Rockies
Vehicle(s)
2015 JKU AspenX 5spd , 2015 JK Sport 6spd
Supposedly not only will the regular half doors be available (hard and soft versions) eventually (likely mid season after launch), supposedly the Switchback's cut-out doors will be a Mopar part (not sure if ever would be offered as a build-sheet option). All this is from an 'unconfirmed source' on another forum but just adding that to what's in the ether.

IMG_0259.JPG
 

JJ75

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 10, 2016
Messages
60
Reaction score
20
Location
Corona, CA
Vehicle(s)
2012 JKU
Would love to see MOPAR offer the Switchback cutout half doors or the clear half doors from the Safari Concept.

jeep-safari-concept.jpg


jeep-safari-concept-03.jpg
 

FLtorpedo

Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2017
Messages
16
Reaction score
4
Location
Miami
Vehicle(s)
2012 JK Rubicon
Hopefully they find a way to offer factory half doors on the JLU Rubicons, as that is no longer an option on 4 door Rubis now.
 

FunWagon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 1, 2017
Messages
52
Reaction score
77
Location
New Jersey
Vehicle(s)
JK
Hopefully they find a way to offer factory half doors on the JLU Rubicons, as that is no longer an option on 4 door Rubis now.
I cannot believe JKU Rubicons are no longer offered with half doors. Wow, what happened since I got my JK? I would think the Rubicon customers are more likely to want half doors. The JLU Rubicons better be offered with half doors or my 15 year Jeep streak is over. That would be very sad. All I want is 4 doors, Rubicon, and half doors. I don't need power windows or locks, or a hard top, or leather, etc.
 

The Great Grape Ape

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 30, 2017
Messages
2,856
Reaction score
4,083
Location
Canadian Rockies
Vehicle(s)
2015 JKU AspenX 5spd , 2015 JK Sport 6spd

FunWagon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 1, 2017
Messages
52
Reaction score
77
Location
New Jersey
Vehicle(s)
JK
I had those soft doors on a TJ before and didn't like them nearly as much as the hard half doors. For my first Jeep I got dual tops (hard and soft), full doors, and aftermarket soft half doors. For my second Jeep I learned my lesson and realized all I really want is OEM half doors and a soft top. I guess having factory half doors from Mopar is second best, but it's not like they're cheap on top of full doors you didn't want and paid for in the first place.
 

The Great Grape Ape

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 30, 2017
Messages
2,856
Reaction score
4,083
Location
Canadian Rockies
Vehicle(s)
2015 JKU AspenX 5spd , 2015 JK Sport 6spd
I guess having factory half doors from Mopar is second best, but it's not like they're cheap on top of full doors you didn't want and paid for in the first place.
That's the challenge with any small volume upgrade. If it doesn't up up as a build-sheet option then you gotta sell your old hardware to recoup costs.
But that's still better than the 'no such option' offered by everyone else.

Perhaps wait to see what is offered by next summer before worrying about it?
 

four low

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2017
Messages
1,730
Reaction score
1,768
Location
central New York
Vehicle(s)
2018 JL
"Waiting" is so hard to do, BUT, many of the highly anticipated options (diesel, power tops, modular hard top) are slated for 2019, or mid 2018. I've gone for the "first" for YJ, TJ, and JK ; patience might be a Virtue , and Rewarded in this Debut, since late features and Early Bugs might be a "wait and see " factor.
But then, my choice is Sport, V6, manual, A/C, hardtop., 3:73s . Why wait ?
 

WaltA

Well-Known Member
First Name
Walt
Joined
May 11, 2017
Messages
318
Reaction score
178
Location
Earth
Vehicle(s)
2014 Wrangler Rubicon X, 2003 Mustang GT, 2003 MINI Cooper
"Waiting" is so hard to do, BUT, many of the highly anticipated options (diesel, power tops, modular hard top) are slated for 2019, or mid 2018. I've gone for the "first" for YJ, TJ, and JK ; patience might be a Virtue , and Rewarded in this Debut, since late features and Early Bugs might be a "wait and see " factor.
But then, my choice is Sport, V6, manual, A/C, hardtop., 3:73s . Why wait ?
I had one of the early-87 YJ's, and I am glad I did, because Jeep cut back on some of the CJ carrier-over features once the "real" 87 model year started, like the top-colored inserts on the full doors.
 

Matt The Hammer

Well-Known Member
First Name
Fake Name
Joined
Aug 21, 2017
Messages
448
Reaction score
400
Location
Killadelphia
Vehicle(s)
JKUR and YJ
Occupation
Engineer
Wish Jeep sold a real base model with half doors standard again. Half and full doors are the same price on a new Jeep. Thus why you rarely see them outside the warm all the time areas anymore.

I could count the number of half door JKs I've seen in Nj on one hand.
 

The Doc

Active Member
Joined
Oct 25, 2016
Messages
31
Reaction score
4
Location
Illinois
Vehicle(s)
2011 Wrangler Unlimited, Future JT Pickup (hopefully)
Would love to see MOPAR offer the Switchback cutout half doors or the clear half doors from the Safari Concept.

jeep-safari-concept.jpg


jeep-safari-concept-03.jpg
They look great but what are they made of? I would worry about how they hold up over time to all the elements on a trail.
 

digitalbliss

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 26, 2017
Messages
2,107
Reaction score
1,839
Location
North Alabama
Vehicle(s)
2018 JLUR, 1979 CJ7
They look great but what are they made of? I would worry about how they hold up over time to all the elements on a trail.
I have a completely clear door on my shower. That thing is a b!tch to keep clean. No way would I want something like that on my vehicle. No doubt it would look horrible after one rainy/wet day on the road.
 

AleYeah

Member
First Name
Jeff
Joined
Aug 8, 2017
Messages
7
Reaction score
5
Location
Greenville, SC
Vehicle(s)
2014 JKU Sport
No cutout or clear half doors for me. Can't have anybody seeing all my kids' toys/books/snack leavings in the floor! :facepalm:

But seriously, half doors are awesome. I have a set for the front doors on my JKU (so far; looking for a rear set, too). Half doors with uppers out feels so much more open than full doors with the windows rolled down, almost like a different vehicle. Plus, they're sooooo much lighter/easier to take off.
 

Advertisement




Quadratec
 



Advertisement
Top