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Jkrubcon
05-29-2012, 01:08 AM
Post here your favorite tube doors, pros, cons and brand names-lets hear it!

RDE2ROK
05-29-2012, 07:39 AM
I have the OR-FAB rock doors, I use them more than my full size doors. There great out wheelin as you can see thru them easily and they make a great arm rest. Just my :twocents:

Jkrubcon
05-29-2012, 12:37 PM
I have the OR-FAB rock doors, I use them more than my full size doors. There great out wheelin as you can see thru them easily and they make a great arm rest. Just my :twocents:

Would you buy them again or look around?

wayoflife
05-29-2012, 02:11 PM
i have both the rancho and or-fab tube doors. both are nice and look great but if i had to choose, i would go with the rancho as they accomodate your factory mirrors with ease and are easier to operate.

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=140577

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=140592

here's a shot of the or-fab doors. i didn't like the mirror option they had and so i tried fashioning my own - it worked just okay...

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=253175

Sharkey
05-29-2012, 06:45 PM
^^^I know you don't have Nemo anymore, but I was thinking it would be pretty easy to mount mirrors to the cage.

wayoflife
05-29-2012, 06:53 PM
^^^I know you don't have Nemo anymore, but I was thinking it would be pretty easy to mount mirrors to the cage.

you know, you probably could. still have the tube doors... maybe i'll have to give that a try once we get rubicat caged up.

Sharkey
05-29-2012, 09:31 PM
you know, you probably could. still have the tube doors... maybe i'll have to give that a try once we get rubicat caged up.

With a strong enough magnetized base, you could even just stick 'em to the metal panel part of the cage on the sides of the dash. Hell, you could probably even mount the stockers there if you got creative with the hardware.

RDE2ROK
05-30-2012, 06:23 AM
Would you buy them again or look around?

Yes I would buy them again. They now come with a bracket for your stock mirror. I will have to dig up a pic.

http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1227&d=1332039638
http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1230&d=1332039671

snopro
05-31-2012, 08:29 PM
I just purchased a set of beststop Element setup so I curious if they are rattley or pretty sound

DA RUNT
05-31-2012, 08:52 PM
I use the Smittybilt tube doors. Been real happy with them. No rattle, good looks and pretty rugged. Plus it has a bracket for the stock mirror.


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newtdog
06-01-2012, 10:57 AM
I just bought the Rugged Ridge tube doors and I'm happy with them. I chose these because I like the look of them and I got a killer deal on Ebay.

wayoflife
06-01-2012, 02:54 PM
I just purchased a set of beststop Element setup so I curious if they are rattley or pretty sound

they are sound and i actually like them alot. i especially like the fact that you can get skins for them making them into half doors.

snopro
06-02-2012, 11:05 AM
they are sound and i actually like them alot. i especially like the fact that you can get skins for them making them into half doors.

I found my doors are kinda rattlely. It appears the part of the latch mechanism travels to far upward that allows movement of doors.
Here I did a temporary fix using a few of the shipping parts that come with the doors and have a few ideas to improve it.

snopro
06-05-2012, 04:06 AM
My painted matched panels are in route , so I'm waiting until they arrive and then start modifying the latch mechanism

Sykkmon
06-06-2012, 03:26 AM
Racho rocks

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jcopel
06-06-2012, 12:42 PM
I use the Smittybilt tube doors. Been real happy with them. No rattle, good looks and pretty rugged. Plus it has a bracket for the stock mirror.

Thanks for starting this thread. I ordered the Olympic Safari doors, because they were cheap (around $320 shipped for 4), but just canceled the order because it had already been a month and I did not have them yet. I just came across these Smitybilts, and I think I'm going to go with them now. They told me mid-June before they ship and they are about $500 for 4 of them. Glad to see a positive review out here for them.
My doors have been off since the week before Memorial Day and I plan to leave it that way til Labor Day at least.

rtguy1
03-17-2013, 06:40 PM
Anyone added any padding to the ranchos for a better armrest?

snopro
03-17-2013, 06:55 PM
Anyone interested in a set of bestop element doors with painted skins and uppers I'd be willing to sell them. I'm not impressed with the fit and finish at all. Ran then a year now and want to go back to stock doors and carry a set of rugged ridge plastic halves with.

NOPULP13
03-19-2013, 12:50 PM
I just got my Body Armor 4x4 Front Trail Doors in the mail yesterday as the snow storm hit us here in NJ just opened the box didnt take them out yet but they are very heavy I went with these over the bestop doors because i had the bestop doors on my tj and loved them but the set for the jk didnt look right to me

@snowpro I had the rattle with my TJ as well with the bestop doors best way to fix it put a lil bit of electrical tape on the loop where the latch grabs the jeep quieted mine down lots the problem with the tj was if u slammed the door or someone didnt know would close them to hard the latch is weak and would bend not allowing the slider to engage big PITA thats also why i went with the body armors.

one last thing anyone running these body armors? Their mirror kit is like 130ish but it looks like a TJ mirror I can pick up a set of those new for 80 or used on craigs for 50 but want to know if they do in fact fit?

Wittys-JK
03-19-2013, 02:14 PM
I have been running the Smitty's for a while and my only regret is not having a skin or someway of covering them up (working on a home brew now). They are solid doors and I added my own aftermarket mirrors so I could keep my stockers on my doors.
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rtguy1
03-19-2013, 04:24 PM
I'm stuck between rancho and body armor. Like the look of the body armor but I have read countless posts regarding poor fitment and qc. Several buyers have had to exchange them for new due to the hinge pins being welded incorrectly etc. thinking about going rancho and adding my own straps or padding. Haven't heard of any fitment issues with the rancho doors.

elitecontrol
03-19-2013, 07:30 PM
I'm stuck between rancho and body armor. Like the look of the body armor but I have read countless posts regarding poor fitment and qc. Several buyers have had to exchange them for new due to the hinge pins being welded incorrectly etc. thinking about going rancho and adding my own straps or padding. Haven't heard of any fitment issues with the rancho doors.

I just picked up a set, i really like the look. I decided to buy them because i found them priced really low and had a vendor price match.
i had to return the first pair.. the hinge was bent... it almost look like they dropped the pkg and bent 1. I took it back for another set and they were fine. they look and work great. the doors fit great bolt up perfect. the only negative is no mirrors and my passenger side rattles a little between the latch. i might be able to adjust this tho.

i did like that i can go buy a pair of tj mirrors for $80 bucks and bolt em up. 20421

Hatewagon
03-19-2013, 10:22 PM
Rockin the or fab doors. Mainly bought them to keep the pooch from getting tossed on the trail.

rtguy1
03-20-2013, 12:29 AM
I just picked up a set, i really like the look. I decided to buy them because i found them priced really low and had a vendor price match.
i had to return the first pair.. the hinge was bent... it almost look like they dropped the pkg and bent 1. I took it back for another set and they were fine. they look and work great. the doors fit great bolt up perfect. the only negative is no mirrors and my passenger side rattles a little between the latch. i might be able to adjust this tho.

i did like that i can go buy a pair of tj mirrors for $80 bucks and bolt em up. 20421

Those look nice on your rig. So regular TJ mirrors fit them? Can anyone confirm this?