post #1 of Old 06-26-2009, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Holding the Doors open

Hi all. Happy Friday. Question:
Anyone found a product that will hold the front doors open? I'm tired of having the doors close on me. Try hold a cup of coffee and a few things to put in the car and have the doors hitting your back. I've got a couple of ideas to try but wondered if anyone has seen anything in the market place.
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post #2 of Old 06-26-2009, 04:38 PM
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jam a water bottle or something in the door jam...

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take the doors off
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take the doors off
problem solved huh?

but like stated above just shove a water bottle or something equivalent into the door jam

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problem solved huh?

but like stated above just shove a water bottle or something equivalent into the door jam
i try to keep things simple
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i've also had this problem.. the worst is the rear gate... when your not on the right angle that thing wont stay open for S*** with the tire on the back
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i've also had this problem.. the worst is the rear gate... when your not on the right angle that thing wont stay open for S*** with the tire on the back
tennis ball stuck in the crack works for that.

But I bought this: http://www.jeepswag.com/#Jeep_JK_Tailgate_Holder_Kit It even works with my heavy 35" tire & carrier, even when I'm pointed on a slight downhill

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tennis ball stuck in the crack works for that.

But I bought this: http://www.jeepswag.com/#Jeep_JK_Tailgate_Holder_Kit It even works with my heavy 35" tire & carrier, even when I'm pointed on a slight downhill
I've been looking at both the door and hood shocks. you think they're worth it?
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i think from a use vs price standpoint the HoodLift Rear Tailgate Strut from quadratec is a very good mod. Honestly how often do you open up your hood and just hang out under there that you would get the most out of the money spent on the hood strut? I plan on getting the hood strut aswell as the tailgate one but I dont think I am gonna get the hood one for a while.
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Great answers, from low tech to high tech. Ok, no water bottle, no tennis ball. I engineered the gas strut on the tailgate and installed it before CoolTech came out with his. I've designed a curved curly spring in solidworks today. There is a spring mfg in Santa Clara Ca, that I'm going to visit next week. The idea is simple and effective. It will keep the door open, it will not hinder the closing of the door and will not be in the way like a gas strut would be.
Water bottle???? I drive a $32k Jeep and I gotta use a water bottle to hold the door open? Next thing is you'll want me to park on my grass and have a broken wash machine next to the house. No way. :-)

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I've been looking at both the door and hood shocks. you think they're worth it?
We picked up the rear door shock and it is great. How they made the jeep without it is beyond me. Night and day difference.
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i think from a use vs price standpoint the HoodLift Rear Tailgate Strut from quadratec is a very good mod. Honestly how often do you open up your hood and just hang out under there that you would get the most out of the money spent on the hood strut? I plan on getting the hood strut aswell as the tailgate one but I dont think I am gonna get the hood one for a while.
Can you not just flip the hood against the windshield frame like in a TJ?

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Can you not just flip the hood against the windshield frame like in a TJ?
You can. And the hood struts would prevent you from doing that. being able to flip the hood all the way back has been very useful for me. Dont think id put the struts there because of that.
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I've been looking at both the door and hood shocks. you think they're worth it?
I have both ... well worth it

badazzelanore is right. You'll get more use out of the tailgate strut, but Woods had a sweet sale going on both at the time, so I got both.

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I use a large can of corn that I left in the back of the jeep for keeping the rear door open. Fits in there pretty well and holds it every time.
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