No hinge bolts on your doors?! You crazy?

No hinge bolts?


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melendez69

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I’m confused. Do you all mean the actual bolts or are you referring to the nuts that hold the bolt in? Big difference in my mind...
This guy right under here

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my TJ nuts were removed from day one. never to be put back on again.

i haven't taken my doors off my JLR yet, it's still quite cold up here, i have had the freedom panels off twice tho. but once i remove the doors, the bolts will likely stay off.

i will likely install the TMR delrin bushings like i had on the TJ.
 

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Hmmm, never thought about leaving them off. You guys may be on to something, would definitely save some time as i have the doors off every chance i get.
 

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No hinge bolts with eag doors. They don’t rattle with them off.
Rattling isn’t the issue, it’s the possibility of tube doors being stolen.

Granted, it’s a very, very slim chance, but it’s a lot easier than trying to get full doors off.
 

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Doesn’t it cause the door to bounce up and down and squeak more? I’ve never done this.
 

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I’ve had doors stolen off of my Jeep from the driveway.

We lived with my in-laws for a couple of years when we were first married. I had a TJ at the time. They lived in a nice neighborhood on the nice side of town ($600,000 home). My Jeep was in the driveway with the full soft top on and the hinge bolts were not on. I always left them off. The doors were also unlocked (I usually left it unlocked, especially if there was nothing important in there). Well the fine young gentlemen (teenager) cut my soft top windows on both sides to unlock the doors (they were already unlocked, but thanks anyway) and he made off with the doors.

Long story short, he ended up getting caught and he apparently was checking out Jeeps that he saw in parking lots, noting that they did not have hinge bolts, and followed them home to see where they lived. I was actually able to find my doors on Craigslist and help the police serve justice.

I’ve removed the doors on our JL about 5 times and we haven’t been lazy enough to leave the bolts out yet but I understand why you would. Obviously, if you park in a garage there is much less of a concern.
 

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So instead of the thief carrying a tool to unbolt doors, he would just look for one without bolts and follow it home. Sounds a little crazy to me . What if you were putting it in a garage.
 

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I'm on my 6th Wrangler but have gone through lots of cars over the years so that's kind of relative. My hardtop and doors are off and I have no plans to put either back on till the end of Fall season. I have other cars if its rainy or too hot. My question is about tube doors. I have never used them. What are the benefits if you are driving without pets or little kids? I'm guessing it is a bit safer (in a roll over) and provides a more "normal" feel but what am I missing? thanks
 

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I'm having trouble with the idea it's such an enormous pain to reinstall the bolts. I can literally do it in five minutes. I keep them lubricated and can hand tighten them up virtually all the way and them just finish them up with the ratchet. I guess I'm never in that much of a hurry to get anywhere lol.
 

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My two cents, I'd be concerned in a roll-over that the doors could dislodge or become missiles. Just take a few minutes and put the bolts in.
 
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I'm on my 6th Wrangler but have gone through lots of cars over the years so that's kind of relative. My hardtop and doors are off and I have no plans to put either back on till the end of Fall season. I have other cars if its rainy or too hot. My question is about tube doors. I have never used them. What are the benefits if you are driving without pets or little kids? I'm guessing it is a bit safer (in a roll over) and provides a more "normal" feel but what am I missing? thanks
I feel most of it is the cosmetic look to them; they just look cool! But the other thing is my wife thinking they are safer when we have the kids in the backseat (13 and 10 years old). Not sure if there are benefits when no kids are in it.
 

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My two cents, I'd be concerned in a roll-over that the doors could dislodge or become missiles. Just take a few minutes and put the bolts in.
Are you talking about the factory doors or tube doors. Factory doors won't go anywhere unless they are unlatched. Tube doors have a strap on them . If it's so dangerous why have the the jk guys been doing it for years and you don't hear of all the flying door stories.
 

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