Precision-crafted from top quality steel and welded for unmatched toughness, the SRC Tubular Doors offer full off road driving enjoyment. Easily installs using factory door hinges and latches.
I thought these seemed pretty cool and priced well, so I got them. First off - they are HEAVY. Secondly, I'm not sure why you have to add the hinges yourself, Jeeps have not really changed that much in the JK range, have they?? Third, the handles are not drilled properly, or the screws are stripped or something, they are quite awful and I will need to figure out what to do since I only received 3 so one of the rear doors doesn't have a knob. Fourth, the locking mechanism is pretty awful - they take some major slamming to get the latch to work and sometimes I can't open the rear ones... and not just because the knobs are terribly made and/or stripped or missing... Fifth, the strap to stop the door from swinging all the way out is not made to fit over the hook on the inside of the jeep. None fit so they were of no use. It cannot be that hard to sew the strap to accommodate another few millimeters. I did like that they have mirror relocation brackets for OEM mirrors. That was definitely a plus.
I bought these doors because when I take the doors off of my Jeep I fear for my son (5 years old) who sits in the back seat. I prefer having at least something between him and the road. And what is great about these doors is that they still give you that doors off feeling. The downside is that my wife struggles to open them and my son cannot. They are very hard to open and the bolt the handle screws onto bends making it even harder to open the doors. I added a plastic spacer (washer) between the handle and the door to prevent rubbing and this makes it a little easier to open. I still love these doors but I do wish they had taken more time during the design phase to work out a few of the kinks - namely the door latch issue. But I would still recommend them to a friend.
- Require some initial assembly (30 minutes or 1 beer per door) - Feel safer than no doors with son in the back seat. - Difficult to open. My 5 yr old son cannot open them. My wife struggles with them. - The doors are very heavy (15 lbs - 20 lbs per door). I expected them to be lighter. - The bolt the handle screws onto bends easily and will bend with the force needed to open the doors. - I bought plastic washers to fit between the handle and the inside of the door to prevent friction and bending. - No locking nuts on the door hinge bolts. I recommend this upgrade. 10mm locking nuts 1.5mm threading. - Yes, there are some sacrifices you will have to make to use these doors (as mentioned above) but still I think they're worth the upgrade. - I didn't give 5 stars because of some missing hardware and some upgrades I felt were necessary for me to use them (all mentioned above).
After 4 hours working on the passenger door to get it to latch, I dreaded moving to the drivers door, but it only required minor filing of the internal latch. I would look at other doors before buying these again, pictures of the hinges are wrong!! I am so not buying another Smittybilt product again!! They are heavy, I'll give them that, let's hope they don't give me any more problems, or you can pick them up along the road.
how many do ya get all 4 or two
Asked by jack from chicago on
Hi Jack, These Smittybilt SRC Front Tubular Doors in Textured Black come as a pair, you'll get 2 front doors. Thanks for your interest.
Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from chicago on
Hello, where do the mirrors bolt on to these doors? I can't tell by the picture.
Asked by Joe from Perth Amboy, NJ on
Hi Joe, These Smittybilt SRC Front Tubular Doors in Textured Black have the mirror mounts built in on the top front corner of the door so you can use your OEM mirrors. Great question, thanks for your inquiry.
Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from Perth Amboy, NJ on
1) MY TJ is 2003 soft top and I intend to remove the factory one piece doors and put this in. Will this fit straight in? 2)what about the wing mirrors? will the factory mirrors have to be removed and fixable to these ones? thanks gill
Asked by gill from australia on
Gill, the Smittybilt SRC Front Tubular Doors in Textured Black are made to drop right in for you. As for the mirrors you will need ones that mount to the windshield hinge. Hope this helps!
Answered by Zach O. ext 4939 from australia on
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