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    Best half door and soft upper option?

    Iím looking to buy a set of half doors with full upper soft enclosures for summer wheeling. I will probably keep the factory one doors for the winter. Iíve looked at genright rugged ridge savvy and just saw the new bestop core doors. What is the best option for wheeling visibility, noise control and look? I will be painting them to match factory paint. Oem and bestop might me out due to cost unless Iím not seeing why they are worth nearly double? Please let me know, thanks!

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    Nothing beats OEM other than price. A lot of the metal doors look great from the outside and even in terms of their latches being level to each other but the inside of most look very unfinished. The other problem is the lack of uppers on a lot of them. I'm running Rugged Ridge doors and while they may not look at clean from the outside due to the latches being uneven, I do love that they look factory inside and out, are light weight, can be bought with soft uppers and are very light weight.

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    Thanks for the reply. Have you seen the best top core doors? Look pretty nice but similar in price to oem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gecko13 View Post
    Thanks for the reply. Have you seen the best top core doors? Look pretty nice but similar in price to oem.
    Yeah, they're cool if you're into all the extra detail but as you've noted, they're similar in price to OEM and that being the case, I would MUCH rather run OEM.

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    I bought a set of Core Doors and Bestop's uppers around this time last year. I used them a few days and never put them back on. Sold them a month later when I realized they just aren't what I wanted.

    The doors are well made and I think they did a great job overall. I enjoyed having half doors. However, not as much as not having doors at all and the locks are more of a bother than they are useful to detour someone from taking them. having to go around to each door and lock/unlock got old really quick. And I feel like they should have used a better lock that the key nicely slides in and out without issue and smoothly locks and unlocks. These don't, and while it's nice my order of Front&Rear doors came with all locks keyed alike... There's only a handful of different keys for them.

    The Bestop uppers were really nice. When I get around to buying some MOPAR half doors, I will definitely be getting a set of them again.

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    As Eddie mentioned, the metal doors look awesome from the outside but they donít seal around the edges and the upper options and fitment are a joke. I would love to have a set of OEM, but Iíd cringe taking them on a rock trail.


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    Iíve had bestop soft trail half doors. Iíve had rugged ridge half doors. They work well but I was never happy with them. The fitment of the rugged ridge is alright. Never purchased the uppers but having to add velcro to keep the uppers closed I didnít like. So I went OEM and I havenít had any issues at all. Biggest downfall of OEM is finding them since everybody wants a arm and a leg for them.
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    If you want OEM prepare yourself for a long wait. National backorder right now. Still waiting for mine since October.. I would choose 1st OEM then Rugged Ridge second. Core Doors you may as well go OEM.

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    OEM is the only way to go. The seal up as well as full doors and other than being loud on the highway when sealed up, they work great.

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    Iíve done numerous water crossings with water onto the doors and they have yet to leak. The non OEM doors would have.


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    Thanks for all the replies. I saw a local guy selling a set of oem half doors in good shape besides a ding on the drivers side. I would have to paint them as well. What are they worth? Also would the factory auto locks still work from the key fobs?

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