If you love the open air feeling in your Jeep Wrangler JK, having a good set of Jeep JK half doors allows you to do it safely. Not only do they provide your cab with airy comfort, a quality set of half doors provides a level of safety for driver and passengers while giving your Jeep a unique look. Our staff searched high and low for the best JK half doors to spruce up your rig.
We can’t help but say the Jeep Wrangler is one of the best vehicles to drive when the weather is perfect, with the ability to install a soft top or sunshade, and remove the doors, you can’t have any more of an open cockpit than that. By removing the doors, you’re opening yourself to some safety issues like items protruding into the cab or even items (and people) falling out. This is when having a quality set of Jeep Wrangler JK half doors installed comes in handy. Not only do they add a level of airy security, but they can also give your rig a custom look appreciated by those who are stuck in their enclosed sedans and trucks. We’ve put together a list of half doors for your Jeep Wrangler JK from some of the most reputable brands out there for you to shop from.
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Editor's Choice: Smittybuilt SRC Gen 2 Tube Doors
Another powerhouse in the aftermarket suppliers of top notch Jeep JK parts, the Smittybuilt SRC Gen 2 Tube half doors rank high with our staff as one of the best Jeep JK half doors. The 1.75-inch steel tube frame is strong, and the thickest of its kind on our list. The frame of these Jeep JK half doors are powdercoated black for years of durability and corrosion resistance, use a heavy duty latching system that’s compatible with the factory striker, and features a billet handle for easy opening. If you want your JK doors to have some storage, you can mount their supplied MOLLE door panels either inside or outside of the cab to secure your favorite trail accessories. Priced just over $300, these JK half doors offer plenty of bang for your buck.
Bestop Core Lower Half Doors
As a leading manufacture in aftermarket parts for the Jeep JK, the Bestop Core Lower Doors are the perfect accessory for your JK. Sold as a pair, these half doors are precision-molded cast aluminum for a precise fit, feature a no-tool removable center panel and integrated lockable remote latch-release for a sleek interior and added security. They’re the most expensive doors on our list of best Jeep JK half doors, but for the great quality and looks you get, they’re well worth the price.
Bestop HighRock 4x4 Element Doors
Bestop returns to our list of best Jeep JK half doors with their HighRock 4×4 Element doors. The 1.25-inch steel tube doors have a durable black powdercoat finish for a sharp look and years of corrosion resistance, paddle handle latch system and accepts OEM or Bestop replacement mirrors with no drilling required. The half doors are truly a minimalist design, but can be dressed up with Bestop’s pocketed storage bags or door enclosure kits for more storage and protection if desired.
EAG Matrix Tubular Door with Side View Mirror
EAG enters our list of best Jeep JK half doors with their Matrix Tubular doors. They, like many others, feature a 1.25-inch steel tube design along with 1/8-inch steel sheet that has been powdercoated with a black textured finish and has a built-in OE quality latch assembly. The Matrix doors also feature a removable webbing made from 1680 Denier nylon for weather resistant durability, easy cleaning and has excellent tear strength and abrasion resistance, and military grade side mirrors for excellent visibility on or off-road. A great value and look for just under $300.
Rugged Ridge Tube Doors w/ Arm Rest
Rounding out our list of best Jeep JK half doors, we had to include the Rugged Ridge tube doors. The 1.5-inch tubular steel frame is the only entry on our list that is E-coated and then powdercoated with a textured black long lasting finish that looks great as well. The durable and lockable paddle handles make opening handles ensure your doors stay locked when you want them to and the OE style hinge pins work with your factory door hinges for easy installation and operation. A feature we like on these JK half doors not found on others are a set of contoured arm rests that can be positioned for optimum ergos and comfort.
What is the benefit of installing half doors on my Jeep JK?
First and foremost is that you can get that open air Jeep experience that everyone loves. On the practical end, running a half door can make navigating off-road obstacles easier by giving you a better unobstructed view.
How difficult is it to install/uninstall a set of Jeep JK half doors?
Most half door kits are simple to remove and install with basic hand tools in a matter of minutes. When you narrow your search down to a door or doors you like, take time to look on YouTube or look up the installation manuals to see what is involved.
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