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post #1 of 17 Old 04-11-2003, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Half-door / Full door dilema

Is there anyone else here that would get both full and half doors if the dealers offered it?

I'm all set to buy a '03 Rubicon, but the door question is killing me. I've read the opinions of people who like one over the other, but I want both. I'm in the NorthEast, so I want a hard top and full doors for the winter. But when summer comes around, I would want to take the top down and slap on the half doors. (I think everyone can agree Jeeps are killer that way).

I can order the doors seperate from the dealer for around 600 clams each, but it doesn't come painted or anything. (so then I have to worry about the paint matching when I get that done.)

Would anyone else of gotten both if it were available as an option?

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post #2 of 17 Old 04-11-2003, 04:02 PM
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I would say it is just a question of having the cost of all that rolled into your monthly payments. If this isn't a problem then get all of the options you want. I would say get them.
$600/ea. will be pretty expensive later (probably in a few months), plus painting.
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I've got both for my 97' sahara. I love it that way I. I use my hard top and full doors in the winter, my soft top and half doors in spring and fall, and in the summer I have the two piece soft doors with the bikini,windjammer, and duster cover. The two piece soft doors are great for the summer when those quick thunder storms come rolling in you can always carry them with you.

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Let me settle this right now....

If you are at ALL interested in the full doors.... GET EM NOW! After paint, interior panels and everything else to get them after the fact, it's between $1800-$2100. You can get half doors a LOT cheaper. Plus, you can get alternative half doors like full cloth halfs and diamond plate halfs and tubular halfs and (the list is long...)

If you think you want em... GET EM! Much cheaper strait up than after the fact. I wish I had em...

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I might have gotten both, but I went with full cause I like them more, and if I want half, they're cheaper.

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mine came with full doors......I woulda gladly paid for that option if it was available....

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post #7 of 17 Old 04-11-2003, 11:02 PM
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I have full doors, like it for the hard top.

I wish I also had a set of half's, for summertime (which is 3/4's of the year here )

get the full doors NOW, it will be cheaper in the long run, as others have stated

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post #8 of 17 Old 04-12-2003, 08:28 AM
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I agree to getting the full doors now. absolutely. It'll be much easier to buy a set of half's later......I'd get the soft lowers.

I first bought my Jeep with the half doors thinking I'd be satisfied with them.

But that only lasted until the first winter.
I just bought my full doors last year and they've been all that I thought they would and more. I justified the BIG expense by promising myself I'd sell the half's to offset costs....but now I'm having second thoughts about selling them.

I want to eat my cake too!

BTW, I bought my brand new set of unpainted full doors with panels for around $1000 from Jeepsareus.....halfs were like 7or800 I think.

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Who makes the best soft doors?
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post #10 of 17 Old 04-12-2003, 01:42 PM
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I'd get the full doors, no half doors. Buy a set of full soft doors for summer. Full hard doors are quieter on the interstate, and a must with a hard top. I couldn't justify the expense of extra half doors when I could accomplish the same thing at a fraction of the cost by ordering bestop full soft doors.
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post #11 of 17 Old 04-12-2003, 06:11 PM
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Buy with the full doors and then get the half doors for summer any way you can. I have both; to me the half doors are priceless. I may even sell my hard top this fall and run with full doors and sailcloth, but I would never get rid of the dual doors.
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post #12 of 17 Old 04-12-2003, 07:30 PM
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Actually, price it out with Mopar/DC or whatever and you'll find full doors are cheaper to buy down the road. For some reason they charge an arm and a leg for the halfdoors. There is a thread somewhere around here that talks about this... it was calculated out by someone.
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post #13 of 17 Old 04-12-2003, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Is it going to be a pain in the a$$ to get the half doors painted to match the car?

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post #14 of 17 Old 04-13-2003, 08:52 AM
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Mine came with the full doors. I love them. I have both tops and was lucky to find a set of half doors (white, my color ) and I love them. I had to replace the interior trim (wrong color) and I had to buy the soft uppers but it was worth it.

Summer Time, bikini, duster, windjammer and half doors

Winter Time, Hard Top, and full doors.
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post #15 of 17 Old 04-13-2003, 11:19 AM
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Diamond Plate Half Doors $249.00

Quadratec has a set of half doors in diamond plate black or bright, for $249. I'm going to get them in the summer, then add upper halfs.

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