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Old February 25th, 2005, 01:32 PM
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I have asked this question in other threads, but never got an answer.

Do SW doors (full doors), flex at the top like ST doors do at highway speeds?

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Old February 25th, 2005, 01:37 PM
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No. They do not. I would imagine though if you put them on with an ST roof, they may not seal as well.
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Old February 25th, 2005, 01:38 PM
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Are you talking about two piece doors like the Series trucks or the newer one piece with wind up windows? I have the two piece and they flex a small amount when hit by high winds but aren't bad, they vibrate the same as the rest of the door.
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Old February 25th, 2005, 02:46 PM
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I have asked this question in other threads, but never got an answer.

Do SW doors (full doors), flex at the top like ST doors do at highway speeds?

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No flex at all.

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Old February 25th, 2005, 04:04 PM
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I've never understood the flex complaint at all actually - my ST doors stay perfectly in place and seal up pretty nicely.
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Old February 25th, 2005, 04:15 PM
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I've never understood the flex complaint at all actually - my ST doors stay perfectly in place and seal up pretty nicely.
I spose consider yourself lucky. Mine pull out at highway speed due to the pressure so I can see daylight. I was thinking of getting meself a set of full doors with rollup windows to combat this. Work the hinges so that they are easy to take off when needed for the trail.
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Old February 25th, 2005, 04:17 PM
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I've never understood the flex complaint at all actually - my ST doors stay perfectly in place and seal up pretty nicely.
What kind of top do you have? I thought with a badger aftermarket top, this was the case (and one reason they are worth the $). But the problem occurred with the Rover OEM top.
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Old February 25th, 2005, 04:37 PM
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I'm running an Old Bestop, and aside from the fact its got a couple tears and has shrunken up so much that i cant zip my back window, it seals great around the doors.

There is a rubber strip sandwiched between the door tops and bottoms that causes the tops to lean slightly inward - is this not a stock piece?

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I guess this thread is useless w/o pix I'll take some when I get a chance.
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Old February 26th, 2005, 07:34 AM
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Hi, I can confirm, that no flex at all...If you buy a new TD5 soft top in Europe, it comes with the one peice door.. I never thought I would say it, but electric windows are great! .tim
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Old February 26th, 2005, 11:36 AM
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Thanks for the info....my Best Top actually fits well, but the door tops pull out at high speed. This also happens with the fiberglass hard top. I am looking at putting in solid doors with roll up windows, and a gutter kit for a good seal.

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Old February 26th, 2005, 01:55 PM
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Mark,

I'd do your research and price this out. The doors run around 300 or so just for the door. No glass, window, handle, et al. It could get pricey quick unless you find a used take off for cheap. Also, check to see if the gutter kit will even fit a SW door.

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Old February 26th, 2005, 07:37 PM
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What kind of top do you have? I thought with a badger aftermarket top, this was the case (and one reason they are worth the $). But the problem occurred with the Rover OEM top.
The Badger top for me hasn't helped with that issue. Matter of fact, it's been a worse all-around choice when compared to the Bestop. I made the mistake of replacing my OE door weatherstripping with the replacements that came with the top and I get wetter now than before. The doors flex just as much and now I get pillowing as well.
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