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Unread 03-12-2007, 09:04 PM   #1
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Unread 03-12-2007, 09:13 PM   #2
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Thanks for the pics. I have the same vehicle and you have now convinced me that I will never, ever take the doors off of mine. It just doesn't look right and based on the hassle you went through, I can't see how it makes sense. Also, I figured that the doors off went hand in hand with the top off. When it warms up and you get the top off, post some more pictures.

Congrats on getting it done. I hope that you enjoy it that way.

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Unread 03-12-2007, 09:26 PM   #3
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Try this again during the warmer months, you will like it much better then. It was nearly 80 here today, was next to a guy in a doorless and topless JK. Really made me miss my old Wrangler...
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Unread 03-12-2007, 09:27 PM   #4
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Some safari doors would look good.
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Unread 03-12-2007, 10:03 PM   #5
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Some safari doors would look good.
I agree. Something about a hard top still installed with the doors off just doesn't look righ. Either the safari doors or remove the top. Ok. Maybe wait for a temperature at least in the high 30's. We wouldn't want you to catch a cold.
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Unread 03-12-2007, 10:54 PM   #6
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Now I know why some of Jeepers3's comments are a little off.

BRAIN FREEZE

Wow I would be wearing 2 parkas and a snowmobile suit in that weather.

Kudos for the stamina

I think I will follow tx-Skydiver's plan and wait till it's in the 80s to pull the top and doors

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Unread 03-12-2007, 11:17 PM   #7
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that really looks...strange. maybe doors off/top on would look better with a soft top or on a 2dr model.
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Unread 03-12-2007, 11:34 PM   #8
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I've always liked the look of top on, doors off. Guess I'm a bit odd for thinking that. Oh well, to each his own.

I love having my doors off!! Of course I don't have to deal with a power harness on each door. When I drive with the doors off my Jeep feels narrower and I feel like I have more control of the vehicle.
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Unread 03-13-2007, 08:39 AM   #9
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I think it looks good, get some wings from the "farm" and meet me at the bush! i'm coming to alaska!!
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Unread 03-13-2007, 08:42 AM   #10
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29 deg?! That's a heatwave in AK isn't it?

How'd you get heated seats???
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Unread 03-13-2007, 09:22 AM   #11
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One simple thing that makes it easier to take-off/put-on the doors is to leave the torx bolts off after you remove them the first time. I have run my TJ without the nuts on the door hinges for about 4 years now, never had any problems. When it's time for them to come off, I just open the door and lift up.
I know the power option adds another step, but the more you disconnect/reconnect the plugs, they seem to loosen up a bit and it gets easier.
I like the look of top on/no doors. I always preffered taking the doors off vs. the top, even when running the soft top. Maybe I just hink it looks cool because it looks so different?
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Unread 03-13-2007, 02:49 PM   #12
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Even my Rubi without the power option has wiring runing to the doors. And I would have to agree that it was a pain to get the harness off when i didnt know how it worked. But once I figured it out (and it took me a bit) it was easy.

To release the wiring harness all you have to do is pull or push the red tab that is on the top of the harness. After that you simple squeeze the harness and it pulls right off.
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One simple thing that makes it easier to take-off/put-on the doors is to leave the torx bolts off after you remove them the first time. I have run my TJ without the nuts on the door hinges for about 4 years now, never had any problems. When it's time for them to come off, I just open the door and lift up.
I know the power option adds another step, but the more you disconnect/reconnect the plugs, they seem to loosen up a bit and it gets easier.
I like the look of top on/no doors. I always preffered taking the doors off vs. the top, even when running the soft top. Maybe I just hink it looks cool because it looks so different?
Serious? Anybody have any negative experiences with that? I just may have to try it. Removing 8 nuts doesn't sound like much, but it sure is a PIA. They seem to turn forever before they are on or off.
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Unread 03-13-2007, 08:18 PM   #14
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I've had no negative experiences with it. The original owner of my former TJ took the nuts off the first day he bought the Jeep in 98. I sold the Jeep to my friend, so I know for a fact there have been no issues in the 8.25 years driving around...my friend recently got into a pretty significant accident with the Jeep, and the doors didn't come off or anything.
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