(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, guys. It's Sara with extremeterrain.com and today, we have a review and install of the Beststop Lower Core Doors in Black, fitting '09 through '18 Jeep Wrangler JKs. These are perfect for the Jeep owner who wants one of the most versatile door options on the market for their Jeep. These core doors are constructed on Castle aluminum with a matte black finish. So, these half doors are unique, thanks to the removable center section here. You can remove this core for more open air driving or you can leave it in place for a more traditional half-door appearance. These doors also include locking latches which may seem unnecessary, but this is more for preventing the theft of the actual door than the contents inside your Jeep. This matters especially when you have a door as easily uninstalled or as these are. These locks will keep them closed and shut on your Jeep.These doors also include your door hinges, check straps, as well as a release strap and a door handle on the inside. They also can accommodate your factory mirrors with an install kit. So, I also wanna mention that these doors are sold in pairs, so the fronts and the rears are sold separately. This is especially helpful. If you have a two-door Wrangler you can purchase just the fronts.So, as far as price goes, these come in at just over $1,000 for the pair. So they put them on the higher end price wise and compared to other options. Now, keep in mind for your money, you are getting a full half-door that is packed full of features like the removable core and the locking latches and hinges, and it's coming from a trusted brand for Jeep. I'm giving this install one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It's a very easy install where you just lift off your door and install this right on your factory hinges. All in all it can be done within 30 minutes. So, with that said, let's jump to our install.For this install, we used an impact gun but you will be fine with a ratchet. You also need a T45 Torx socket, and you may want a trim panel removal tool.All right, so the first step in the uninstall of our doors is to grab a T45 Torx socket and we're gonna remove the bolts holding on the hinges. This should also come in your hardware kit if you have one of those. Let's grab our socket and let's get these off. Using your socket, pull off this threaded nut on the bottom of the hinge. All right, so the next step is to unplug this wiring harness here. Follow it from your door underneath. There should be a gray plug, press down on the tab and pull it out. Now, you can unhook this safety here, give your door a little bit of slack that should help out and unhook it.All right, at this point, we can grab our door and lift it off the hinges. For our rear door, we need to remove this panel section right here. You can either pop it off by hand or use the trim panel removal tool and it will either just hang right here or you can remove it completely. Now, you can see the wiring harness that has to come out. There's a smaller clip than the front's, just press down on the tab and remove. Put some slack in your door and you can lift this harness off of the hinge in here, same hook as the front. All right, now you can remove the two threaded nuts on the bottom here with your T45 Torx. All right, so once your hardware is removed from the hinges and your wiring harness is unplugged, you can grab and remove this door. I think it's a little bit easier with the window rolled down. All right, with your front and rear doors removed, you wanna repeat that process on the other side.All right, now that we have our aftermarket doors installed on the Jeep, we can check them out side by side with our factory doors. And, as you can see, it really does change up the look of our Jeep quite a bit, especially with the half-door style and the matte black finish, as well as the removable core that we saw earlier. You do, however, get to keep a lot of the features of your factory door. You can keep the mirror if you'd like. You just need an installation kit. You can actually add this top section as well if you'd like, which is available separately. They also feature a locking latch, which is nice to have, and that safety strap that prevents them from opening too far. So, with that said, let's finish up our install. All right, so the first step of our install is to grab our front door and line it up on the hinges. There are two posts similar to the factory and they just slide right into your factory hinges.All right, so while the door is open this far, you can check out the core. We'll show you how you remove this. It's very easy. You just grab these pins on the side here and just turn them all to the side. They can go either way. Just push them off to the side. And if there any snug, you can just press in on this panel and just slide it right out. All right, then if you wanna return the core back inside your door, line it up around the edges here. Make sure that it's sitting exactly where it's meant to sit and then you can start to install each of these tabs back where they were. Maybe helpful to skip around a little bit when you're installing them, just to make sure that the door is sitting evenly with all of them. And if these don't wanna slide over, just press in the door a little bit more so that these tabs can clear. Now, we can also see some of the other features of the door, like this strap for closing it. We also need to release the lock with this strap here. The door shifts with this lock closed. And in order to shut this door, we have to open it.So, grab this strap and pull. You should see this release. And now, we can close our door. All right, so the final step is to install the safety strap that controls how far the door will swing. It's very similar to your factory. Just slide it over the factory location right on the inside of your Jeep right here.With that complete, we can close our door. All right, so the first step of the install for our rear doors is to grab the door and install the pegs into these holes for your hinges. These install exactly the same as your factory. Line up your top hinge and then your bottom hinge. Slide them right in. All right, so the rear doors on the front doors have a lot of the same features. You can also remove this core by moving these tabs out of the way. Once you have all of these removed, just pull this core out. The door has no core in the center there. Slide this back in, just line it back up, make sure it's covering this evenly, and just reinstall each of these tabs.Now, it may help to skip around each tab to ensure the door is lined up evenly. All right, then we need to release the slacks the same as the front because it ships this way. Either pull on here or pull on the outside section and then we can close the door. Now, we can install the safety strap to your factory location. Line it up over the factory hook, make sure it's engaged and then we're gonna replace this plastic piece. All right, now, we can shut our door. The included keys can lock these doors. All right, so once you've finished the install of this side, make sure you repeat that process for your other side.And then that is gonna do it for the review and install of these core doors. And remember, for all things Jeep, keep it at extremeterrain.com.
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Innovative Door Design for All Weather. With the Bestop Rear Lower Core Doors in Black, you don’t have to buy multiple doors for conventional or open-air driving. These innovative Jeep Wrangler doors feature a center panel that can be removed when the weather is nice for open ventilation all around. You won’t need separate tube doors to give you the same feeling of freedom.
Moulded Aluminum Doors. These Bestop Rear Lower Core Doors are comparable to the quality of the OEM doors with their cast aluminum construction. In fact, each door is precision-molded to ensure a proper fit for your JK. What’s more, they feature leak-free gaskets to ensure a weatherproof protection when the weather turns nasty.
Quick and Easy Installation. Just like every other Bestop product, the Bestop Rear Lower Core Doors are easy to install. You only need a couple of hand tools to get the job done. If you wish to remove the center panel from the door, just unlock the fastenings that keep it secure. You won’t need tools for that part.
Backed by Bestop’s 1-Year Warranty. Bestop warrants the Bestop Rear Lower Core Doors in Black to be free from manufacturing damages for a year. To learn more about Bestop’s warranty terms, please go to their website.
Application. The Bestop Rear Lower Core Doors in Black fit 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 4-Door models.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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