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Unread 05-28-2010, 10:43 AM   #1
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Age for doorless

At what age are you letting your kids sit in the back seat doorless?

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Unread 05-28-2010, 10:48 AM   #2
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I would say 6 is OK, but that IS pushing it and risky. In reality, I wouldn't let a kid under 8 or even 10 sit in the back. If it's a 2dr, then you're fine but I assume you have a 4dr right?
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Unread 05-28-2010, 10:52 AM   #3
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4 door ?

Assuming your not on the trails catching air or on road driving at excessive speed I think it is more of a matter of height and weight as well as how well the seat belts work. your call. From an over protective father.
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Unread 05-28-2010, 10:58 AM   #4
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Yep - 4 door - Kids are 6 (twin boys) and dad is over protective.
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Unread 05-28-2010, 11:29 AM   #5
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I had my 2yo & 4yo nephew back there doorless. Both were in car seats and buckled in correctly. I don't see any problem with it. To me, it is pretty much the exact same thing as a convertible with the windows rolled down. Atleast the Jeep has a rollbar (if you really want to call it that), but it works (to a point).
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Unread 05-28-2010, 11:56 AM   #6
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I think the range in question is more a factor of maturity than strictly numeric age. At a younger age or actually a smaller size, kids in car seats cannot get themselves out of the seat so they are pretty safe without doors anyways. I mean, I've read news articles about absent-minded fathers leaving their infants in car seats on the roof of the car and taking off - and those kids survive IN SPITE of their airborne adventure.

At an older age, kids in seat belts who understand the reason for seat belts won't be inclined to unbuckle or stick limbs out of moving vehicles.

The ages to be concerned about:

A) children old enough or large enough to not be in car seats but not old enough to understand risk and the reasons for seat belts;

B) teenagers who are definitely old enough to know better and do stupid things anyways!
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Unread 05-28-2010, 12:21 PM   #7
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B) teenagers who are definitely old enough to know better and do stupid things anyways!
this is just evolutions last ditch effort to protect future generations.
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Unread 05-28-2010, 03:06 PM   #8
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this is just evolutions last ditch effort to protect future generations.
Im still basically a teenager... But I find that hilarious
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Unread 06-02-2010, 07:26 AM   #9
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Mine are 12 & 9, I put tube doors on the back

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Unread 06-02-2010, 07:38 AM   #10
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Mine are 8 & 6. I'll let them ride back there with tube doors if I'm going a mile down the road (30 mph speed limit) to the ice cream shop or something, but anything further than that, I slide the full doors back on (which takes all of 2 minutes).
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Unread 06-02-2010, 07:41 AM   #11
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I thought this was a going to be a thread about when is someone too OLD to ride around without top and doors....and with their shirt off.

If your man boobs are flapping at 50 mph, or you can feel the wind in your shoulder hair, you probably don't look as cool as you may feel. Definitely put either the doors and top or your shirt back on. Please.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 11:58 AM   #12
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My daughter is 6 1/2 and I would only take out the front doors...no sense taking any risk, she is having fun anyway withouth the roof
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Unread 06-02-2010, 03:03 PM   #13
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My kid was in the back with only the element doors (not really doors at all) at age 1 - but he was in the car seat with a 5 point harness and the car seat was in the middle of the bench. Now that I'm expecting another kid in October, I may not be able to go doorless next summer the same way...
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Unread 06-02-2010, 08:58 PM   #14
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I thought this was a going to be a thread about when is someone too OLD to ride around without top and doors....and with their shirt off.
i thought the same thing when I read the title. I was worried that 46 was too old for no doors. I do wear my shirt and my adult children remind me that I'm not cool. They do agree the jeep is cool.
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Unread 06-03-2010, 01:13 PM   #15
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I've got 3 kids (13, 11 and "almost" 9)... I'll let any two ride in the back w/out doors, but if I'm putting all three in back I want doors. I don't have them, but tube doors would count in that case.
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