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post #1 of 8 Old 04-27-2010, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Fold up doors?

Curious if anyone makes fold up soft doors? Something you can take off, fold up and put behind the seat. If there isnt someone should make them... after all in a 2 door its all about the space and in Maine it can rain any minute...


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post #2 of 8 Old 04-27-2010, 03:34 PM
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I know some guys with the Best Top fabric doors. Not necessarily fold up, but easy enough to stow somewhere.

Bestop® Soft Doors - Quadratec
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post #3 of 8 Old 04-27-2010, 06:03 PM
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I'm one of the guys McKBrew knows who owns them.

I can tell you I LOVE these doors! They do their job keeping the elements out or even warm on cold mornings. And when you want to go half doors or no doors at all, simply toss them in the back. In my 2-Dr the uppers fit in the back behind the seats even with the soft top folded down(they get pushed against the back seat by the soft top when it's folded down). And then I am in half doors, then I throw the bottom halves into the backseats, and finally the door surrounds in the trunk area too. And I'm totally doorless.

These doors give the ultimate freedom in my opinion: top up with doors, topless with half doors, topless and no doors, or even top up with no doors. And you have everything with you should the weather change. I mean you can do anything.

Routinely on trails I will go doorless, come up to mud or a water crossing and throw on the lower halves in less than 15 seconds, go through the water or mud, then toss the lower halves in the back again to continue the trail doorless.

They are a great door. The only warning I'll say, is they were a pain in the *** to bend just right initially. However, once you get them set up right, they're good to go.

And for mirrors? I use Rugged Ridge Mirror Relocators, awesome. I added a "blind spot stickey mirror" to the top right corner of the passenger side mirror housing to help see better with the mirrors relocated, a good tip for the mirrors.

This summer is the third summer I've been using these doors for and I LOVE THEM! All summer long I run soft doors and then I switch back to my factory hard doors during the winter.

If you have any other questions, let me know.


-topless with half doors, the uppers and door surrounds are in the back.

-Brett
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post #4 of 8 Old 04-27-2010, 06:54 PM
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I'm one of the guys McKBrew knows who owns them.
Honestly I think you are the ONLY person I know with them, but I was just trying to make myself sound more important. Seriously though, I've seen Brett put these on and take them off pretty easily and I figured it might be the solution the OP was looking for.
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post #5 of 8 Old 04-27-2010, 08:07 PM
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I also have the bestop soft doors. They get the job done but the fitment isn't the best IMO. There's a decent gap at the lower front portion of the door and the upper portions don't fit great. The uppers pull out at the top of the door over 1" at highway speeds and make a ton of noise. Maybe i just need to mess with them some more to get them to seal better at 75 mph. That being said i love the versatility of them, they are very light weight and easy to stow away. They also door a pretty good job at keeping the elements out. I only run them during the summer and when i'm wheeling. BrettDez, what steps did you take to get the uppers to seal against the top better? I could definitely use some pointers...

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SlvrJK08,

I see you have a problem with the uppers bending away. I have had that issue pop up once or twice in the past 2.5 years. I always solved it quite easily with a quick "bend" or "pull" on the offending door.

I wish I had a video or something, but I grasp the top of the door(while on the hinges and in a full door setup) and I pull down and towards the inside of the door. With enough of a force to cause the door to bend a little bit, but not a huge amount of force(don't go crazy). The results of this cause the top half of the door to be more inclined against the vehicle, and when pulled shut hold at highway speeds with no bending out.

I hope my explanation was clear enough! If not, let me know and I'll try to explain better. I have had to do this twice. Both times this action fixed the problem.




EDIT: Oh and I almost forgot, make sure the spacer things for your upper halves are set right so the upper halves are lined up correctly before doing the above, I'm sure you've already done that though.

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That makes perfect sense, thanks!

To the OP, I didn't mean to hijack your thread. I hope you also find this information useful if you decide to purchase these doors as well.

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That makes perfect sense, thanks!

To the OP, I didn't mean to hijack your thread. I hope you also find this information useful if you decide to purchase these doors as well.
You'll have to let me know if it works for you!!

Just glad I can help.

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