What happened to half doors?

  1. mwilk012

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    I never had full doors on my TJ, and never had half doors on my JK. How was the quality of the JK half doors?
     
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    It’s nice to see there are quite a few others that feel the same about half doors. It used to be so much more common... like having the options between tops. It just slowly dwindled. Also in my travels I noticed half doors where a lot more common in the mid west where the weather is usually nicer.

    The JK half doors are of really high quality... even after 11 years of use. They feel like real doors from inside and out, and you can quickly pop in the top half if it starts raining. I haven’t seen any aftermarket half doors that come even close in quality and build. I think it’s Bestop that recently came out with more stock looking half doors for JKs, but from what I’ve seen the interior is still not up to standard, but still the closest to the standard I got used to I’ve seen.

    I’ve seen the grey Gladiator with tube doors on 35s at the NYC car show. It looked really good. Drew a huge crowd.
     
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    That’s the only half doors I’ve seen on a JK, the bestop ones. The interior just doesn’t look good enough in my opinion. Even my TJ half doors looked and felt better.
     
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    I think your dealer was lying or inept. (Neither is surprising). Half doors were listed on the Jeep website (build your own page) for years. No cost option. My dealership never hesitated or blinked an eye, just ordered it.

    Hopefully, they will be added to the JL eventually.
     
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    Jk half doors were awesome. The uppers were solid plastic so they didn't move in the wind. Never had a leak either.
     
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    What the hell, they weren't canvas with a thin metal frame?
     
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    Nope, super solid plastic about as wide as the top of the half door.
     
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    Well, that’s weird. And with the same shitty zippered plastic windows?
     
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    Bestop just came out with a really solid option for the JK. It would be silly of them not to adapt it to the JL, but who knows how long that will take.

    https://www.bestop.com/core-door-mania/
     
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    They told me next year for the JL release when I asked them about it.
     
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    Yea, windows were zippers still. They look almost identical to the uppers of those core doors.
     
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    Note this is a Canadian order form:
    half doors.jpg
     
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    The JL half doors aren’t low enough to justify. They’re ¾ doors at best, unless for some reason they make them lower than the body line, which would be pretty dumb looking.

    Loved the half doors on my TJ and LJ.
     
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    But these half doors you're talking about don't even exist. Do you mean the body line is too high? I disagree, but I'm sure that has to do with driver height.
     
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    wonder if someone could get a hold of a dealer in Canada and order a sport with half doors to be delivered in USA? or maybe just order some half doors from the dealer?
     
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