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Half door debate- Bestop soft doors vs element

Hi guys,

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Trying to decide between the Bestop soft doors and element doors with steel enclosures.

Soft doors are light and probably rattle less but the element doors look beefy

Thanks for your suggestions
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-10-2014, 04:06 PM
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neither one....Strike Force Zebra
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Strike force doesn't seem to have uppers available yet and the cost will probably be high
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I love my soft doors... but if you go over 50 mph the top of the door comes unseated from the door jam due to the wind and pressure in the cab.

This Spring, when I put them back on, I was thinking about adding some magnetic strips inside the rubber seal to help hold them closed. If not, I guess I'm not going over 50 cuz the doors are staying on. Well, unless they're in the back or the garage. But then there won't be any doors on it.

I think you know what I mean. LOL
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Soft doors.

They have their drawbacks but I like the minimalistic features. Light, easy to remove, run half of full

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I like the fact that I can keep the uppers in the back in case it rains yet not be stuck with full doors on the trails.

I also realized that without doors, all the mud flies in by my leg which means half doors would prevent that and still have good visibility.

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The soft doors are two piece. I would run just the lowers on the trails when the ground was wet or if I was intentionally going in mud while off-road.
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