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Alright my buddy and I have been arguing for a couple days now about me going doorless on my (sasd)T100 when I go wheeling, my passanger window motors about dead and the trucks turning into just my toy faster than I thought. Any ways my buddy is a jeep guy.. He seems to think that even with a frame when I wheel and flex out my body still moves and will bend without doors on. He had it happen but he also has a jeep Cherokee.. I tell him it's because he doesn't have a real frame,

So is he right or wrong.?
 

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I've had mine all twisted up and the doors still opened and closed fine, so IMO if it does flex the cab it's not any issue
 

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I know the body twists some
in combination with frame twist...

easy way to see/know how much ?..
install a bumper with tight tolerances to the frame
and the bumper will likely hit parts of the body's panels (HL filler P.)
when the frame is flexed to its limit.

But the door openings are reinforced...
and so very little deformation occurs at those openings.
Unless of course you roll the junk :eek:

Door removal could be illegal in some states...
Or at least require some stipulations...
ie: could be a no no if there is not some device in place
that acts or controls keeping the contents inside the truck.

1/2 doors will make you and others safer
and still offer the advantages that one may seek.

Jeep tubs can legally run without doors...
because the tub's door sill sits higher then the sub-floor.
So nothing can roll out the door onto the roadway.

Only jeep meets this requirement by tub design.
Most other vehicles do not.
Therefore they could be illegal with doors removed
while traveling on any public road.
Technically... many state/Fed run trails fall under the same guidelines
as on the public road.

off road... I doubt one would be harassed for it.
Private property would only be a sin if it killed ya.
So it isn't likely a worry for most trail bunnies.
Except when ya bash on a rock...
and can't reinstall the doors. :(

It may also suck if yer camera slides out the door openings...
and that hits the dirt/rocks on the trail. :(

worse if it falls out on the hwy...
and some little old lady swerves to avoid it
and kills herself along with others sharing the roadway :(

better to be safe/smart... then sorry
 

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My .02cents....
If you roll your truck or go Baja jumping... your frame and cab will tweak.

If you rock crawl, dd, expo -- you will be fine.

As for driving on the road with no doors - - police do not care.
All you need are seat belts and ONE rear view mirror.
 

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Awesome thanks for the replies. Here in az I'm pretty sure there's no laws against going doorless. My buddy dd his buggy for awhile while his tow rig was having work done and he got pulled over once because he needed mudflaps. Backhalfed jeep on 40s
 
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