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post #1 of 7 Old 10-25-2005, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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Two Piece Soft Doors VS. Lower hard doors with soft upper halves

I am getting ready to put a soft top on my 1984 CJ7. I am trying to decide whether I should go with the two piece soft doors or buy a set of lower half hard doors and get the soft uppers. I am in Kansas and the temperature here varys greatly. I just want to get some input from yall before I go out and buy either of the door types. I know that I will have more money if I go with the lower hard doors but is it worth it? Thanks


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I am getting ready to put a soft top on my 1984 CJ7. I am trying to decide whether I should go with the two piece soft doors or buy a set of lower half hard doors and get the soft uppers. I am in Kansas and the temperature here varys greatly. I just want to get some input from yall before I go out and buy either of the door types. I know that I will have more money if I go with the lower hard doors but is it worth it? Thanks
Full soft doors offer more flexibility. I'd go with them myself. That's all I have for my 5.

I had full soft doors on my TJ and then a hard top and full hard doors. I did have 1/2 hard doors. Seems like they offer all the bad of the full soft doors and only 1/2 the good.

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I did have 1/2 hard doors. Seems like they offer all the bad of the full soft doors and only 1/2 the good.
What early said. I had half soft doors on my YJ, and I did not see any real advantage, except that there might be a bit more "protection". Half soft doors didn't hold any more heat, did not make it any quieter. Were a pain when the weather was not warm enough not to have em in, but too chilly not to have em on. My CJ has a soft top with full hard doors and the difference is significant. still a bit noisy, but holds heat, at least for the driver and passenger much better, and is more car like. In the summer, I switch to full soft doors. If I had to go with one all around, I'd go full soft doors (and save up for a set of full hard doors for the cold months).

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So you guys think I should go with the full soft doors? What about the two piece soft doors with soft lower halves and soft upper halves?

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So you guys think I should go with the full soft doors? What about the two piece soft doors with soft lower halves and soft upper halves?
Those are ideal IMO. Easier to stow in the back if nothing else.

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Ditto. Go for the full two piece soft doors.

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Exactly with the 2 piece soft doors, all four parts fit behind the rear seat. SO if you need to have it with you, you can have all of the top with you. lower half hard doors are heavy and more of a pain then anything else. And while I know a lot of people do it, they are a Wrangler invention and I'm too much of a CJ elitist to use them.

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