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Unread 04-25-2013, 09:17 AM   #31
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Just cheap IMO. A lot like RC, now granted I run some RC parts but Im in the process of replacing it. Good to get you started but anything past that crap.
Uh, I would put the iron rock arms way ahead of rc. The arms and joints are much stronger than anything rc has out

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Unread 04-25-2013, 09:19 AM   #32
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Uh, I would put the iron rock arms way ahead of rc. The arms and joints are much stronger than anything rc has out
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Unread 04-25-2013, 09:32 AM   #33
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Just cheap IMO. A lot like RC, now granted I run some RC parts but Im in the process of replacing it. Good to get you started but anything past that crap.
Have you actually run anything IRO?
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Unread 04-25-2013, 09:34 AM   #34
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Have you actually run anything IRO?
No but know a few people who do.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 09:45 AM   #35
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No but know a few people who do.
And I'm sure they all hate it right?
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And I'm sure they all hate it right?
They are like me and RC. They don't hate it but it could be better.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 09:53 AM   #37
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Glad I don't have long arms. Good try, idiot.

Taking doors off a DD is stupid, even stupider considering it's a unibody.
The doors are not structural on an XJ. Only the hatch
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The doors are not structural on an XJ. Only the hatch
Re-read my comment. I said on a DD. If it's a trail rig who cares, but if it's a DD you have the possibility of getting into a far more serious accident, in which case the doors are important.
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Im confused. When you say drill out to 3/8: is this drilling out where the torx bolts thread into the door and using another bolt such as stainless? Or is this referring to drilling out the hinges themselves to fit in a bigger pin for reattaching them? Im sort of understanding, and i've read through some writeups but this is the part where im still questioning
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Im confused. When you say drill out to 3/8: is this drilling out where the torx bolts thread into the door and using another bolt such as stainless? Or is this referring to drilling out the hinges themselves to fit in a bigger pin for reattaching them? Im sort of understanding, and i've read through some writeups but this is the part where im still questioning
The second. The torx bolts should be left untouched so your door will always fit like it did from the factory (in theory)
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The second. The torx bolts should be left untouched so your door will always fit like it did from the factory (in theory)
Ok thank you, definitely not gonna be doorless for jeepbeach since im short of time and tools but will look into doing it in the summer
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One time I took my doors off my DD. My XJ taco'd, but not before murdering my family in the night. Never forget.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 11:42 AM   #43
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One time I took my doors off my DD. My XJ taco'd, but not before murdering my family in the night. Never forget.
I thought it was just me
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Unread 04-25-2013, 03:36 PM   #44
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I've converted my front doors to go doorless. My driver side door drops down maybe 1/8th of an inch when I open it but because the latch aligns itself when I go to close it, it don't bother me. My only issue with the whole "doorless mod" is the PITA it is to get them off, especially if they are full power doors like mine. Unplugging the harness and fighting it in and out of the hole in the A-piller is just not worth it most of the time. Now in the OP's case, yeah Id go through that hassle to take them off for an event like JeepBeach but any other nice day? Nah I'll just deal with my windows down or driving my dad's TJ if he ain't using it. I only did this mod because I was bored one day and figured what the heck!? But to answer your question I'd say go for it!
They come off just as easy if you "skip" that hole on the body and just go around the kick panel. All you do is weld the pins in place so when you take them off you pull and lift. Pretty simple if you ask me.
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So are snorkels and IRO critical path longarms.

Look for EricsXJ's build thread, he's got a good writeup on door removal. I think FitchVA has one too. I've posted many pics of my hinge mods in these threads, but I'm tired of doing it, so just do a quick search and you'll find them.

To the guys who just deal with the sag, I did that for a while until the door skin around the latch ripped and I couldn't open my door anymore.

Drill out the hinges, use 3/8" bolts for pins and it makes everything a ton easier. With one connector, I can take my rear doors off in 30 seconds. The fronts take a bit longer, but only because some of the plugs are a ***** to unplug.
I cut the tabs off so you just pull
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