If you wanted your new Jeep Wrangler to have half-doors, you’re in luck!
Once the domain of aftermarket providers, Jeep now has factory-built half-doors available for the Jeep Wrangler JL. For those of you unfamiliar with half-doors; they are light weight doors that omit glass. Basically, they are easy to remove small doors with no frames or glass. Many serious off-road enthusiasts like these doors over tube doors as they can be buttoned up to seal out the weather, if necessary.
The option is available for two and four-door Wranglers, but there is no word on the availability for the Gladiator – yet. I’m pretty sure that, if there is enough demand, it will work its way to the Jeep Gladiator as well. Just about everything else has.
Available on all Wranglers
There are a few options available. If you equip a two-door Sport, it will run $2,350 (standalone) to $2,550 (as part of a package) with the “Base” uppers. On four-door models, that price is $3,995 as a standalone option. Uppers are the section that substitutes for glass. It appears that Jeep can give you the half-doors as a stand alone replacement for the doors, or a dual-door option. The price can jump to $4,395 for the dual-door option on the four-door with the “Premium” uppers, available as a package with power-heated mirrors and speed-sensitive power locks.
Aside from being lighter, easier to remove and store – the half-doors give you a more open, top down experience. If you remove the top half of the doors and drop the top, you no longer will see anything but roll-bar and sky. On top of that, it should still provide some driving comfort as tube-doors tend to let in a lot of wind on the highway.
It looks like this option comes with hard-tops as well. Just for fun, I optioned a 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara with the Sky one-touch power-top. While the top isn’t really removeable, you can add those doors to the package – which is kind of cool.
There is no word on exactly how much weight savings there is by using the half-doors, and only a few hard-core Jeep fanatics care about the overall curb weight. The big deal here is for folks who like to drive as open as possible. The Jeep Wrangler half-door option is available now.