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Old July 5th, 2019, 06:32 PM
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SP 4x4 Door conversion

looking to replace front doors on 92 ROW D90 and wondering if anyone has swapped out for the SP series conversion kit?
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Old July 5th, 2019, 06:35 PM
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Old July 5th, 2019, 06:39 PM
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Old July 5th, 2019, 07:05 PM
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yea they will work, i have the two piece doors and used SP to replace mine. That being said the roll down windows on the pushbutton doors give you so much more air


overall most would view it as a major downgrade, i think the one piece doors fit better too, less moving parts
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I would personally spend a bit more and get galvanized door bottoms especially if you want them for the long term.

As above roll down windows are nicer unless you plan to leave the tops off most of the time.
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Old July 5th, 2019, 07:52 PM
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looking to replace front doors on 92 ROW D90 and wondering if anyone has swapped out for the SP series conversion kit?
Please add your location to your profile. I presume youíre in the USA- if so, FYI SP-4x4 will not warranty their stuff for overseas travel, and I (& others here) have had stuff arrive thatís damaged in shipping.
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Old July 5th, 2019, 08:37 PM
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Please add your location to your profile. I presume youíre in the USA- if so, FYI SP-4x4 will not warranty their stuff for overseas travel, and I (& others here) have had stuff arrive thatís damaged in shipping.
Yep Iíve had one order be ok and one order not.
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Old July 5th, 2019, 10:31 PM
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I would personally spend a bit more and get galvanized door bottoms especially if you want them for the long term.

As above roll down windows are nicer unless you plan to leave the tops off most of the time.
Exmoor donít make the nice roll down material door tops any more, was wanting a set for summer wheelíin once my trucks back on the road. Might be a nice winter project to make some.
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Old July 5th, 2019, 11:08 PM
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Please add your location to your profile. I presume youíre in the USA- if so, FYI SP-4x4 will not warranty their stuff for overseas travel, and I (& others here) have had stuff arrive thatís damaged in shipping.
Yes sir, Arizona. That is very good to know... Thank you.
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Old July 5th, 2019, 11:10 PM
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FWIW British Defenders on ebay has that SP kit in stock. $750 shipped for everything.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/LAND-ROVER-...item1a7a82d9e7
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Old July 6th, 2019, 01:44 AM
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I have used their door tops and love them. I have not used or priced the bottoms yet.
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I have used their door tops and love them. I have not used or priced the bottoms yet.
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$750 for the whole kit feels like it could be a too good to be any good story. The bottoms are readily available but the tops I would want to be sure they are good working units that will hold up to daily use and fit properly.
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$750 for the whole kit feels like a too good to be any good story. The bottoms are readily available but the tops I would spend the $ on to get good working units that will last and not drive you nuts.
??? They are brand new series style door tops in the kits. They are made by SP4x4.

https://www.sp-4x4.com/category_s/119.htm
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??? They are brand new series style door tops in the kits. They are made by SP4x4.

https://www.sp-4x4.com/category_s/119.htm
SP 4x4 doesnt make anything. They are a re-seller-usually the one with the lowest margin.
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$750 for the whole kit feels like a too good to be any good story. The bottoms are readily available but the tops I would spend the $ on to get good working units that will last and not drive you nuts.
??? They are brand new series style door tops in the kits. They are made by SP4x4.

https://www.sp-4x4.com/category_s/119.htm
Yep, but a new item purchased over the internet from the UK doesn’t mean a thing to me anymore. I edited my original post to be more polite given I don’t know SP and shouldn’t pass judgment.
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Old July 6th, 2019, 08:23 AM
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SP 4x4 doesnt make anything. They are a re-seller-usually the one with the lowest margin.
Just repeating their own statements. Perhaps they are being fraudulent in their advertising.
https://www.sp-4x4.com/MTC5383G_p/mtc5383g-galv.htm
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Our Door Tops are the best fitting items are manufactured by us. We are not a middle man!
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Old July 6th, 2019, 08:41 AM
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I'd like to order from them,
Others tho have commented about the shipping damage keeps me from doing it,
Not sure yet,
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Old July 6th, 2019, 08:44 AM
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I think they are just reprinting the manufacturers description. In this case, the should have replaced “we” with “they”. They are pretty clear on who they are: https://www.sp-4x4.com/aboutus.asp
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Old July 6th, 2019, 08:51 AM
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It would be a very strange thing to put in the description as that would mean the manufacturer sells directly and that they are making fraudulent claim. I can't find any manufacturer selling these tops directly.
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