(approx) 2 Hours
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 Front and Rear Trail Doors in Textured Black, fitting your 2018 and newer Jeep Wrangler JL 4-door. This is for the unlimited owner who wants to feel like they're face-to-face with the trail but still wants a bit of protection as opposed to running completely doorless. These trail-style tube doors provide a safer open-air driving experience and increase your field of view. They feature a tubular steel construction with steel reinforcement plates and a nice textured black powder-coat finish. They also include door latches for seamless operation and a nice tight fit to your Jeep when your doors are closed as well as this netting for edit style as well as some protection. And they feature a mounting point for the addition of aftermarket mirrors and also work with most A-pillar mirror mounted options.So, as far as price goes, these doors come in at around $750 for the set of four, which is middle of the road price-wise when compared to other options. And for your money, you are getting a steel tubular door that features a nice textured black powder-coat finish and has a ton of extras like the latches, as well as the door netting that some other options do not. And as far as the install goes, I'm giving this one a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It does feature a direct bolt-up install that can be done within one hour. So, with that said, let's check out the install.For this install, we use an impact gun, but a ratchet will work just fine. You'll also need 13-millimeter socket, as well as T50 and T40 Torx sockets, a 13-millimeter wrench, and a pop clip removal tool. All right. So the first step in our uninstalled is by hand or with a trim panel removal tool, remove the plastic covering that's blocking the connector for the door. Using your tool or by hand, go ahead and pull this panel straight back towards you to release it. Put a little bit of slack in your door and slide this hook through the loop to release this connector. Next up, you're gonna find the connector, push back on the red tab. By hand or with your tool, lift up on the white tab and release this connector. Then we're gonna remove this bolt with a T40 Torx socket. Go ahead and get this out.Now, at this point, we can remove the bolts from the bottom of the hinges to release the door. With T50 Torx socket here, go ahead and get these bolts removed. Repeat that for the top one. Just be very careful of the paint as you're doing this because we are very close to the door itself. Now with all the bolts removed, we can now pick the door straight up to remove it off of the hinges. I'm gonna grab it by the bottom and the handle. Just go ahead and lift straight up. All right. Now we're gonna repeat all of those steps to remove our rear door. Start with this plastic piece, pop it out on the bottom here, and then pull down. Push it off to the side. Again, put some slack in your door, remove this loop off of the hook, and disconnect the connector. You can replace this for now or you can leave it as is. It's up to you.Now we're gonna grab our T40 Torx socket and go ahead and remove the bolt on the inside of the door. And now with your T50 Torx socket, remove the bolt on the bottom of your hinge. And repeat that for the bolt on the top hinge. And with both of the bolts removed from the hinges, we can now remove the door. Again, we're just lifting straight up and removing it. All right. Before we get our doors installed, we do need to prep them a bit. We're gonna install the hinges as well as the latch on the other side so we can get these bolted up. We're gonna start with our hinges. Now, there are two different ones. We're gonna line up the one that is straight with the top portion. Now, on this side, we're using the hex bolt with a flat washer, one in each of the openings. And on the other side, we're gonna install a flat washer, lock washer, and a nut. Let me give you a better look at the other side, the washer, lock washer, and nut that's going on. And there is some room for adjustment here. So, we're gonna tighten these down, but if you do need to adjust them, you do have that option later on. Now I'm using a 13-millimeter wrench and a 13-millimeter socket to tighten these down.Now we're lining up the bottom one. This one is curved down slightly, but it's gonna go on the same way. Three hex bolts with flat washers and a washer, lock washer, and nut on the other side. And again, it may be easier to leave these loose until it's fully installed. What we're gonna do is get it ballpark where it needs to be, tighten it down, and then make any adjustments later on if necessary. Now that we have the hinges on the door, what we're gonna do is line them up on the Jeep and slide them in place. Again, if you need to make any adjustments, you can do so by loosening them up and then tightening them back in the spot you want them. All right. Now, at this point, we can install the latch. We're gonna start with the bracket. I have a hex bolt on the far side, on the outside, and then on the inside, we're gonna do a washer, lock washer, and a nut. Repeat that for the bottom opening. Now I'm gonna leave these loose for now until the latch is fully installed and then we will tighten them down.Now we can install the latch itself. This one goes on the outside of the bracket. And then we're gonna install the hex bolts with a washer, lock washer, and nut on the far side. And repeat that for the lower mounting point. And again, I'm gonna have this snug but not tight so that we can adjust it as we close it. Now we can close the door so the latch engages. Check that it fits. Make any adjustments if needed and then open. And now, we can tighten it down. All right. I'm gonna start by tightening down the bolts that go from the bracket to your door. I have a 13-millimeter wrench on the outside and a 13-millimeter socket on the inside. And now I'm gonna tighten down the bracket to the latch. Same thing, 13-millimeter wrench and a 13-millimeter socket. Now we have the door closed and latched, and at this point, we're gonna attach the hardware to the bottom of your hinges. We're using one of the smaller washers and nut. Go ahead and tighten it down with your 13-millimeter socket. And repeat that for your top mounting point. Now with everything in place and bolted down, you can go ahead and shut your door, make any adjustments if necessary, and then we'll move on to the rear install.Now we can repeat that process with our rear door, starting with the hinges. Go ahead and line them up. They go in the same configuration as the front, straight up top, curved at the bottom, and install your hardware. And on the backside, we're installing a washer, lock washer, and a nut on each of these bolts. And at this point, I'm gonna line this hinge up as best I can with the proper location and we're gonna tighten them down. But as I said, with the front door, if you need to make any adjustments at a certain point, you can go ahead and do so. We're just loosening these back up. And we have a 13-millimeter socket, as well as a 13-millimeter wrench to tighten these down.Repeat that with the bottom mounting point. And go ahead and install your hardware on the backside as well. And tighten them down. Now, at this point, you can set them right in the openings for these hinges on your Jeep. Line up both the top and the bottom and slide it in place. And at this point, we're gonna install the hardware over the bottom of our hinge. We're using a small washer as well as a nut. And with our 13-millimeter socket, we're gonna tighten it down. And repeat that for your top hinge. All right. Now we can attach the bracket that holds on our latch. From the front of the door, we're gonna slide the hex hardware through, and then on the backside, we're gonna install a washer, lock washer, and nut. This might be a little bit hard to see because of the bracket does curve in. But the install is very similar to the front. Repeat that for the bottom mounting point. We're gonna leave these snug but not tight until we install our latch. Now, we can attach the latch itself. We're gonna slide the bolt through and on the far side, we're gonna install a washer, a lock washer, and a nut. Repeat that for the bottom mounting point. We're gonna get these snug but not tight until we check the fitment.And now that we have a good idea that everything lines up, we can tighten it down. And with your 13-millimeter socket and 13-millimeter wrench, go ahead and tighten them down. And repeat that for the latch itself. And now that we have both of our passenger side doors installed, we can check them out next to our factory doors. Now, as you can see, they're very different visually than one another. They do have latches similar to the factory doors, but that is where the similarities end. They feature a nice textured black powder-coat finish and these cargo nets to make sure that there's next to nothing between you and the trail for that open-air driving experience. So, with that said, you're gonna repeat all of those steps to install your passenger side doors.All right. Now that we have the driver's side doors installed, that's gonna do it for the review and install of these trail doors, and remember for all things Jeep, keep it at extremeterrain.com.
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