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    Default School me on full soft doors.

    so ever since the first time I rode in a hmmwv, I've had a thing for these cool half/door half tent things that keep the weather/wind out.

    Can I get the same kind of doors on my jeep? I've seen full fabric doors online but they dont seem very popular. I like the idea of being able to throw them in the cargo area when the weather is good as opposed to hard doors which are heavy and awkward.

    how small do they get when you put them into storage? do they leak? etc

    wow- that's pretty pricey. Maybe I can find a set used.
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    Well, you have choices

    1-full soft door (full size door, all fabric and plastic windows)

    2-Two piece soft doors (all fabric, each door has a lower and upper portion, take them apart, and they take up very little room)

    3- Two piece doors, steel lowers, fabric uppers (uppers are easy to store, lowers are just like a full steel door, only cut in half)

    I have #3, and I don't mind it. If I want them off, I store the uppers between the soft top and rollcage, and the lowers in the back of the CJ. And they seal well.

    Lowers are kinda bulky, but even wheeling with them on isn't bad. They don't come up as high as the window on a full door, and they help keep some mud/tire spray out of the Jeep!

    I'll look for a decent pic of mine.

    If I ever have the chance, I'll be getting 2 piece soft doors. With the weather around here, it's nice to have them with ya


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    Wow, that is pricey!! Mine are similar (same 'cut-off' between upper and lower) but my lowers are steel.


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    i have full soft doors and i love the idea that i can toss em in the cargo area until the weather turns bad. especially down here in ga. you never know when you're gonna run into a thunderstorm. i got em used for like $225. pretty good shape and worth the money if you ask me. i wouldnt pay full new price though but im cheap. haha.
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    I have option 3 also... here is a pic of mine...



    And here is one with the uppers OFF...


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    4. Soft half doors- no window option.

    I have a set of full soft doors, but most of the time I only use the lowers and leave the uppers home. I was wheeling down in VA this past weekend with the halves on and the rain only came in during the horizontal flow.
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    I've had full soft doors and didn't like them. Bestop makes the 2 piece soft doors and mine started rusting within a few weeks. I could never get them to fit right and they always flapped around on the road. They were great for wheeling trips where I wasn't sure if it was going to rain, but that was about it.
    I sold those and bought the solid lower doors with the glass slider uppers. I love em. Pricey, but I traded my full hard doors for them. The glass sliding uppers don't flap around hardly at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillBillE View Post
    Well, you have choices

    1-full soft door (full size door, all fabric and plastic windows)

    2-Two piece soft doors (all fabric, each door has a lower and upper portion, take them apart, and they take up very little room)
    I really like the simplicity of the full door but saving space with the 2 piece may change my mind. I guess it depends on what I can find since I dont plan on getting a set new!


    Quote Originally Posted by afjeep View Post
    i have full soft doors and i love the idea that i can toss em in the cargo area until the weather turns bad.
    this is pretty much what I'm thinking. With all the lousy weather we've had lately, It would be ideal to have something I could put on or take off really fast.

    What do you guys do about mirrors? Mine are mounted on the doors! I should probably get some that mount next to the windshield, right?
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    I have the half upper / metal bottom. I want to go half/half fabric sinche I really dont use them in the summer and store the TJ in the winter. Would use less storage space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandbagger View Post
    What do you guys do about mirrors? Mine are mounted on the doors! I should probably get some that mount next to the windshield, right?
    Correct get a set of mirror relocation brackets.

    Down side for the passenger side is that the pillar blocks the view when the full steel doors are on, at least for mine but I just used stock mirrors.
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