Half door options are not available from the factory for most current generation Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited models. But, during the warmer months, and in warmer climates, many seasoned Wrangler owners prefer them. Half doors allow you the flexibility to detach the soft upper windows, leaving the metal door and side view mirror in place. Riders can still experience the open-air freedom, yet have some protection. In years past, the only option for full-door JK owners who wanted half doors was to order a complete set from MOPAR. As you can imagine, this was rather expensive. But thanks to companies like Body Armor, Rugged Ridge and Bestop, you can now add half doors to your JK for a fraction of the cost!
Body Armor TrailDoors
Body Armor offers a set of half-doors for the 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 ideal for the JK owner who wants prefers 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. Available in a textured black powder coat.
Rugged Ridge Half Doors or Tube Doors
Rugged Ridge offers two options for half doors. The true half door features a steel frame with an impact and UV resistant thermoplastic housing. If you're looking for OEM style, fit, and finish, you'll be happy with Rugged Ridge Half Doors with the steel frame and thermoplastic housing. You can paint the matte black thermoplastic to match your factory color. These doors also feature weather seals for protection against moisture and road noise. Soft upper door frames (not included) will install in a snap, and these half-doors work with either the OEM mirrors, or aftermarket mirrors by Rugged Ridge. The steel half doors also feature a locking mechanism and a storage area.The Rugged Ridge tube doors, however, take a more bare-bones approach to the half door market. Constructed from 1.5" mandrel bent steel and powdercoated in a flat, textured black finish, these doors are great for the Jeep owner who wants to maintain a full open-air experience. On the trail these tube doors increase the field of view from that of the standard full doors or solid half doors. The tube doors feature OEM style hinges and a locking mechanism, and they'll work with aftermarket Rugged Ridge or OEM side-view mirrors.
Bestop Half Doors
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 they 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 perfect for spring and summer, when your full doors are stored. 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 rain showers and highway excursions.
Which Half Door Option Is Right For You?
We've featured half doors on several of our builds, like Project: VANDAL, which can be seen here. Have a look around to find the half-door that's best for you. You can view all your half door options at Rubitrux.com. If you have any questions, just give us a call.