- Why do you remove your Jeep Wrangler doors?
- How do you store Jeep Wrangler doors?
- Can you put Jeep doors in the trunk?
- Can you put Jeep doors on the ground?
- How to remove Jeep Wrangler doors?
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Every Jeep Wrangler owner knows that as soon as summer hits it’s time to drop your top and take off your doors. But how do you store those heavy, bulky doors once you’ve taken them off?
Keep reading to learn the best ways to store your doors without damaging them.
Why do you remove your Jeep Wrangler doors?
If you’re fortunate enough to live somewhere that only has a single season I’m sure your doors are sitting somewhere and building up a layer of dust. For most Jeep owners that have all 4 seasons, doors are crucial during those wet and cold times of the year.
Many Jeep owners have two sets of doors, one set of full doors for those colder times and half doors for once it warms up. In this instance you will always be struggling finding a place to secure your spare set of doors that are not in use.
For those who take their Jeep out on the trail its common to take the doors off just for the day. Jeep Wrangler doors are easily removed in just a few minutes and with the proper storage options it’s even easier.
How do you store Jeep Wrangler doors?
When it comes to storing your Jeep Wrangler doors there are quite a few options. You can use hangers to attach them to your wall, use a free standing holder that can be moved like a dolly, or your can improvise and build your own DIY rack. These options will keep your doors safe when not in use, check below for the best option to fit your needs.
Jeep Door Hangers
One of the most common methods for storing your jeep doors is mounting brackets on a wall in your garage. This is a great option that will free up floor space at the sacrifice of wall space. There are quite a few options for brackets that are designed to work with Jeep Wrangler doors and are relatively affordable. One downside to this method is that it requires you to remove your doors when at home and can’t be done spontaneously.
- Safe & Secure. Each bracket uses three screws whereas most only use two.
- Supports up to 60lbs per bracket and works for the following models: CJ, YJ, TJ, LJ, JK, JKU, JL, JLU, JT
- Can be easily installed within a few minutes.
Jeep Door Holders
Jeep door holders come in a few different forms. Some hold two doors, four doors, or all four and even your hard top. These tend to be a more expensive option but is great for those who do not want to mount anything on their wall. These are essentially a caddy for your Jeep doors that has caster wheel which allows you easily move them around.
One of the biggest drawbacks to this style of storage is the amount of space it will take up in your garage. If space is no problem this is the best way to keep your doors safe.
When using this method for storage its best to cover the doors with a sheet for added protection.
- Easily assembled with basic hand tools.
- Holds all four doors of the following models: Jk, JL, JT
- Features high-quality caster wheels that allow for easy movement of the rack.
DIY Door Rack
If your crafty and you’re looking for a weekend project building your own storage rack is another great option to store your Jeeps doors.
You can use either PVC or wood to build the frame. It’s best to add some foam on any contact point of the rack that will be touching the doors to prevent any damage.
Can you put Jeep doors in the trunk?
Unfortunately, no. Or at least not easily. The doors on your Jeep are expensive and you always want to store them in a place they will be secure. The trunk space in your Jeep is quite small and would not fit all 4 doors.
If you’re creative and have a roof rack this may be an option, but you run the risk of damaging them.
Can you put Jeep doors on the ground?
If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to pickup hangers, or a Jeep door caddy laying them on the ground is an option. If you decide to do this just make sure you lay down a thick moving blanket first and another one on top of them for more protection.
How to remove Jeep Wrangler doors?
Step 1: Locate the Jeep tool kit that comes with your Jeep JL and find the T50 & T40 Torx bit and ratchet.
Step 2: Remove the Torx bolt located underneath the hinge of each door. When loosening be carful not to scratch the door. You can use your hand as a barrier to prevent the wrench from striking the paint. There are two bolts on each door and there is a dedicated storage section in the back of the Jeep. It’s labeled for the bolts and if you have a 4-door you will have eight and if you have a 2-door you will have four bolts.
Step 3: Now we need to remove the door catch that prevents the door from swinging fully open. Each door will have one T40 bolt inside of the door frame that you must remove. Once the door is removed you can reinstall this bolt back into it’s place for safe keeping.
Step 4: Before the door can be removed you must disconnect the limiting strap and unplug the wiring. Locate the plastic panel that covers the limiting strap. To remove this panel, pull straight toward you. There are two pins that hold this in place and will unhook easily. The panel has it’s own strap that will keep the panel hanging once it’s disconnected.
Step 5: Locate the wiring harness connected to the wires coming from the door. There should be a red pushpin. Push this pin down to unlock the harness and push the white piece outwards and all the way up to full release the harness.
Step 6: With the wiring disconnected you can lift the limiting strap up and off the hook it rests on.
Step 8: Your front doors are now ready to be removed. Make sure you’ve setup your storage before removing them off the Jeep. Lift up carefully to remove them off the hinges. It helps to roll the window all the way down first and there is a lifting point under the arm rest inside the door that will help with carrying them.
Removing your doors is a great way to fully enjoy Jeep. This is one of the many features that have made Jeeps such an iconic and loved vehicle. If you follow the suggestions above you will be able to easily store your Jeep doors when not in use and keep them safe.