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Old October 5th, 2010, 09:17 AM
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SW doors on an ST

I finally figured out what I don't like about my ST and it's the doors/door tops/windows. What are the pros and cons of putting SW doors on an ST? I already have a set so cost is not an issue.

Anybody have any pictures?
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Old October 5th, 2010, 09:25 AM
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Tomaco1 and JPBrown both have them on their white STs. What don't you like about them? The rattle, seal, all of the above and then some?
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Old October 5th, 2010, 09:33 AM
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Best thing I've changed on a ST. Jgoss just changed his as well and is very happy. They seal better and the fact that you can roll down the window and actually get air makes a huge difference.

I recommend it.

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Old October 5th, 2010, 09:43 AM
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I had some SW doors on my ST for a while. I did like having the roll down window but this summer I wanted to go back to the ST doors. I needed some extra room and some funds for other projects so I ended up selling the SW doors.

The ST door lowers by themselves are great. But I agree the sliding window door top is not great. I saw these Exmoor tops in an advert but don't know much more: http://www.exmoortrim.co.uk/index.ph...oducts/44.html I would pony up for the Badger ones but there is no zip capabilities which kills them for me.
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I would pony up for the Badger ones but there is no zip capabilities which kills them for me.

I have the Badgers, and they zip just fine. They are also easily installed and removed if I want to run either. They're also built to lean in toward the seals, giving a better seal than stock.

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Old October 5th, 2010, 10:35 AM
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I have the Badgers, and they zip just fine. They are also easily installed and removed if I want to run either. They're also built to lean in toward the seals, giving a better seal than stock.

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I know what it was - I had emailed Chris @ Badger a couple years ago when I was interested in them. He responded that they shouldn't be used in the winter months and keep the windows zipped up save for ATM's and toll booths so they don't get scratched. It seemed like Badger designed them not as a replacement for the glass door tops but rather used in between like end of the day or if it starts to rain.

I can understand about them getting scratched and hence not for winter use but for me I would love to see another option to the sliding glass tops for the cold weather months - during the summer I just keep the door tops off. Maybe a hybrid option - half fixed glass and a zipable part that can roll sideways.
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Tomaco1 and JPBrown both have them on their white STs. What don't you like about them? The rattle, seal, all of the above and then some?
Mostly the rattling of the tops and the crazy sliding glass. The bottoms seem less substantial than the SW ones but that may just be my impression. I don't love the handles either.
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i think the best thing is to get a gutter kit and then add the wagon doors. without the gutter kit the tops of the doors have nothing to close against.

does that make any sense?
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i think the best thing is to get a gutter kit and then add the wagon doors. without the gutter kit the tops of the doors have nothing to close against.

does that make any sense?
The whole kit or just the upper pieces?
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i think the best thing is to get a gutter kit and then add the wagon doors. without the gutter kit the tops of the doors have nothing to close against.

does that make any sense?
Now that I think of it, that was one of the other reasons for the switch. The SW doors need a little better interface than what I had with a regular Rovers North top. The gutter kit should give a good seal.
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all the pieces. to make the "door jamb"
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