Tube Doors - do they really increase safety

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These are easy to put together but the varying bolt sizes don’t seem to make sense. That’s the only thing the instructions were good for. Like others, I got a card that said a free gift was included. I guess that was the nice styrofoam padding :LOL:

If it ever stops raining I’ll get to install these. :mad:





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How safe they are is all mostly speculation until someone starts doing crash tests. There are a lot of factors involved.
Hey NTSB, I want you to safety test this new vehicle I have. But first. I’m going to take off the roof, remove all the doors, jack it up about 5 inches and put some giant ass tires on it. I want to make sure these flimsy tube doors make me safe now. Lol
 

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Anyone know what protection the OEM doors have? They seem very light weight. Where as the Rugged Ridge seem very formidable.
 

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Afternoon all

I need your help, I am looking for input on tube doors. I am working on a podcast/live web show and need your help.

Lets talk Tube doors:

Do you use them, if so why? Please be honest with your answers

Do you hate them and just run doorless, if so why?

I understand that some states require you to have some form of door, but in New England there is not state that requires such.

Again I am looking for true input here just not a yes and no answer.
 
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Agreed. From the research I did, the "known" issues with the EAG doors are:

1) poor instructions/documentation
2) "some" (rare) fit/finish issues with sharp edges
3) "some" issues with the mirror (driver side predominantly) adjustability

I'm an engineer so I look forward to these issues. LOL. If there are manufacturing/quality issues that are excessive, I will work with the manufacturer or vendor.
Assembly is minimal so instruction not to big of a deal

If you have finish issues I know that the seller is very responsive, My straps on my fronts were too short, they shipped replacements within one day. Great customer service.

And the mirror thing, they ship with three rubber mirror gaskets two flat and one wedge, the wedge gasket fixes the drivers adjustability is in a separate package in the box, I can see where than my be over looked and the wedge gasket is not mentioned in the instructions, so many likely just install the flat gaskets hence the driver side adjustability issue.

If for what ever reason you do not receive the wedge gasket I an sure they can ship one ASAP.
 

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After noon all

I need your help, I am looking for input on tube doors. I am working on a podcast/live web show and need your help.

Lets talk Tube doors:

Do you use them, if so why? Please be honest with your answers

Do you hate them and just run doorless, if so why?

I understand that some states require you to have some form of door, but in New England there is not state that requires such.

Again I am looking for true input here just not a yes and no answer.
I run doorless. I like the look of tube doors but to me they cut down on the open feel when running doorless. if I had small kids or dogs I would probably use tube doors to help keep them from leaning out.
 

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Anyone know what protection the OEM doors have? They seem very light weight. Where as the Rugged Ridge seem very formidable.
problem with the rugged ridge is they do not contain you in the vehicle as there is only a single tube cross bar and it is right at seat level. The tubing is not that heavy anyway, getting T-bones you are probably rolling anyway so containing body parts is most important to me, none of these does will really protect you. I also liking the EAG doors as it will also keep the dog from falling out while driving as well as anything on the seats or the floor will be contained, the RR doors very easy for legs and arms to slip outside the door.

I thing the RR design is very rudimentary, not much style either... At least the Mopar doors use two cross tubes however no mirror option and 4 times the cost of EAG
 

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I run doorless. I like the look of tube doors but to me they cut down on the open feel when running doorless. if I had small kids or dogs I would probably use tube doors to help keep them from leaning out.
Thank you
 

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At a minimum tube doors would limit the number of dirty looks and judgemental comments I get while driving around with my eight and four year old boys in the back seat with no doors on. I’ve tried to explain the four year old is probably the safest in the vehicle because he’s strapped into a four point Recaro safety seat prepped for a rocket trip to the moon lol.

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received my EAG doors today
I didn't really understand the benefits until this posting
have been running doorless
I read the feedback on safety, containing kids/dogs/contents, feeling more secure and cool looks..
in the end the cool looks convinced me; putting them on tomorrow
 

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Assembly is minimal so instruction not to big of a deal

If you have finish issues I know that the seller is very responsive, My straps on my fronts were too short, they shipped replacements within one day. Great customer service.

And the mirror thing, they ship with three rubber mirror gaskets two flat and one wedge, the wedge gasket fixes the drivers adjustability is in a separate package in the box, I can see where than my be over looked and the wedge gasket is not mentioned in the instructions, so many likely just install the flat gaskets hence the driver side adjustability issue.

If for what ever reason you do not receive the wedge gasket I an sure they can ship one ASAP.
Thank you for this. It should arrive Monday. I’ve learned so much from your thread and the other guys’ thread. I don’t even think I need the instructions. Lol.

So far, my experience with Vicious has been good.
 

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It's pretty easy to see the difference.
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do you have them. They are seriously some heavy doors.
Personally I like these doors and frankly I think the confederate flag issue is all about nothing except something for a few snow flakes to rage about. However those doors could draw some unwanted attention is some parts of the country
 

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Personally I like these doors and frankly I think the confederate flag issue is all about nothing except something for a few snow flakes to rage about. However those doors could draw some unwanted attention is some parts of the country
They are fine around here, all it is to me is a dukes of hazzard thing. The flag part doesn't really even stand out . if it was painted in the colors it would .
 

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^ what brand doors are they?
 

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