This week, we're taking a look at half doors by Body Armor and Bestop; you may have read the last blog post on Rugged Ridge half doors, and if you're in the market for a set, you might want to check out these products as well! Half doors are a nice compromise between the factory full-doors common on Jeep Wrangler JKs, and riding with no doors. The plus side is that the side-view mirrors remain in place when you remove the soft uppers, so mirror-relocation kits are not necessary, and the half-door provides some degree of protection from the elements.Body Armor offers a set of half-doors for the 2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK-Unlimited, known as the Gen 3 TrailDoors. These doors are tube-doors, but with a unique twist; they feature cargo nets! These TrailDoors are perfect for the JK owner wanting something with a little more open-air freedom than a standard half-door, but not as wide-open as a traditional tube-door. The Gen 3 TrailDoors also feature adjustable door pins, for that perfect fit on your JK, and a textured black powder coat.
Body Armor also offers a set of side-mirrors for the Gen 3 TrailDoors. These side-mirrors easily bolt to the TrailDoors, which come pre-drilled, and feature a black finish. These mirrors resemble the factory OEM mirrors from late-model YJs and the 1997-2002 Jeep Wrangler TJ. As such, the mirror arm and head are adjustable, so the mirrors can easily fold for storage in tight places.Bestop manufactures two types of half doors for the Jeep Wrangler JK and JKU. For those looking for soft doors, the Bestop Half Doors are a great choice. The doors feature a steel frame construction, durable fabric covering, and mount right into the factory door hinges. These half doors include paddle handles, and are available in front, rear, and combo (both front and rear) sets. These doors do not fit soft uppers.The Bestop 2-piece doors are for the JK owner looking to mount soft-uppers to a lower soft-door. These two-piece doors resemble the soft-doors that were popular on older CJ models, such as the CJ-5 and CJ-7. This option is great for spring and summer, when the full-doors can remain safe in storage; the soft-doors are light, so taking them on and off during the warmer months is a breeze. Since the 2-piece doors also feature zip up soft windows, these doors can protect the interior of the JK during on-road excursions or that unexpected summertime rain shower.So if you're looking for half doors strictly for the trail, or a set of half-doors for running in all-weather conditions with zip-up soft-uppers, we carry something for you! Give your Jeep Wrangler JK or JK-Unlimited that classic look, and order a set of half or soft doors today!